Explosion Evacuates California School

VALLEJO, Calif. – In Northern California, students were evacuated after a small explosion rocked a classroom at Vallejo High School. School officials say it may be related to the Napa area quake almost three months ago. Officials say the gas has been turned off since the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in August, so they … Continue reading »

One Dead After Spaceship Explosion

 CNN – Virgin Galactic’s “SpaceShipTwo” was destroyed after experiencing “an in-flight anomaly” during a test flight today. The company mae the announcement on Twitter. California Highway Patrol confirmed one person was killed in the crash and another was seriously hurt. Virgin Galactic has planned for years to use “SpaceShipTwo” to transport paying passengers to outer … Continue reading »

Disaster Loan Center Closes in Weed, CA.

WEED, Ca. — The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Weed is closing on Thursday. The Center was established to help victims of the Boles Fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners … Continue reading »

Montague Group Hands Out Water Kits

MONTAGUE, Calif. — Montague was extremely close to completely running out of water this year, but the residents banded together and saved 75% of the normal water usage. Residents didn’t water lawns or gardens, they reused sink and shower water for plants and some trucked in water.  Without the combined efforts of the residents, Montague would have … Continue reading »

Woman Dies After Boles Fire Evacuation

WEED, Calif. —  Investigations teams are working to sort out details Monday after a family claims a woman died as a result of her injuries sustained during evacuations of the Boles Fire. 85-year-old Meredith Neill fell and broke her leg while evacuating from her home in Carrick Addition, just outside Weed city limits. Paramedics were able … Continue reading »

Weed HS Returns for Emotional First Day

WEED, Calif. —  The students of Weed High School are finally returning to class this week, eight days after a fire ripped through their town. Many of the students are still dealing with the devastation of the Boles fire, but many said they were thankful to be back. Tuesday, students and administrators said, was a day of grief, … Continue reading »

Students Face Changes in Weed

WEED, Ca. — Students in Weed return to the classroom Tuesday morning after the Boles Fire ripped through the city. Last week, teachers were leading their kids to safety as the school evacuated. Six classrooms were damaged by heat, smoke and water. Nothing can be salvaged from those rooms. Teachers spent Monday clearing space for … Continue reading »

“Day of Giving” For Boles Fire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 has teamed up with Goodwill, The Red Cross and The United Way for a “Day of Giving” today, Monday, Sept. 22nd from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help the victims of the Boles Fire in Weed, Ca. People can drop off monetary donations at the NewsWatch 12 studios. We … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Clear Elementary School Path

WEED, Calif. — Elementary school students use a path every day to get up the hill, to and from school.  When the Boles Fire swept through last week, this path was right in its way and was damaged with debris and fallen trees coming right down onto it.  As school officials have their eye on … Continue reading »

Families Search for Lost Pets in Weed

WEED, Ca. — While families are coming back to what’s left of their homes in Angel Valley Friday, other survivors of the Boles fire are being found and rescued. The Siskiyou Humane Society is spending time out in the community discovering cats hiding inside culverts. The organization has already been successful in finding the ones … Continue reading »

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