Northern California Communities Pitch In

WEED, Calif. — Northern California communities pitch in. More than a thousand homes were initially threatened by the Boles Fire. Now Northern California communities nearby Weed are banding together to help close to 150 families who have nothing left to return to. Some students say from the moment they heard the boles fire destroyed more … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Community Meeting

WEED, Calif. – CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 in conjunction with the cooperating agencies on the Boles Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Weed, CA. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions.The meeting will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the College … Continue reading »

Plans Set for Roseburg Mill Employees

WEED, Calif. — Employees at the Roseburg Lumber Mill are learning their fate today. This morning, the company held a team meeting for all of those affected by the fire. On Monday the 22nd, around 60 workers will head to Oregon temporarily. They’ll get compensated for whichever of the two jobs pays more. A few … Continue reading »

Donations to Weed are Overflowing

WEED, Calif. — There has been an out-pour of donations for victims of the Boles Fire, but now the amount of donated supplies is overflowing beyond the walls of the storage space available. Many community members are sending trucks full of clothes, food and other supplies to help out people who are displaced. Various buildings … Continue reading »

Firefighters Discuss Recovery

WEED, Calif. — Firefighters continue to scour the neighborhoods destroyed in the Boles Fire for signs of human life. Today search teams sent dogs through the wreckage trained in detecting human scent. The fire burned so hot that there isn’t even much rubble left, only ash. Despite that, canine teams have swept through each of … Continue reading »

Red Cross On Set With NewsWatch 12

MEDFORD, Ore. — There are organizations in place to not only help people cope with the immediate shock of devastations, but to make a plan for the future which can sometimes be hard to even think about at first. The Southern Oregon chapter of Red Cross is helping the family in Medford whose home burned … Continue reading »

College of the Siskiyous Back in Session

WEED, Calif. — While the Weed elementary and high schools are still closed for fire investigations, College of the Siskiyous is back in session for students today. Students at College of the Siskiyous are just being released from classes on the first day back since the fire. Representatives say students had to be evacuated from … Continue reading »

Insurance Tents for Boles Fire Victims

  WEED, Calif. — Insurance companies are set up to help the hundreds of homeowners in Weed with damaged or destroyed neighborhoods. Representatives from farmers insurance say the catastrophe relief tents are set up in situations where clients need may be unable to call or use the internet. Most of the homeowners already reported their … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: Can Rain Evaporate?

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Can rain evaporate before it hits the ground?” William, Mr. Ward’ 6th Grade Class St. Mary’s School Rain can certainly evaporate before reaching the ground and this is something we see quite often around here! This is very common during the summer months and right now, as we head into fall. … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall-like weather is here today and boy does it feel nice. Temperatures are going to be closer to seasonal norms, starting off mild due to the cloud cover but not warming much this afternoon. We’ll top out in the 70′s and 80′s across most inland locations. The rain has allowed air quality … Continue reading »

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