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 »

Insurers Warn Weed Homeowners of Scams

WEED, Ca. — As homeowners sift through their properties fro items left behind, state insurance officials are on the lookout for scammers. Most residents of Weed have seen nothing but support from their community. But, unfortunately, disasters like this can be an opportunity for some to take advantage of those most affected. State officials said … Continue reading »

Therapists Available At Boles Fire

WEED, Ca. — A group of psychologists are holding free group therapy session for Weed residents throughout the weekend. The group, which includes behavioral experts, child experts and social workers from around the area, will be holding these session at no charge. It will be an opportunity for those affected to share their experiences and … Continue reading »

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