Passing Thunderstorms Sparks Multiple Fires in National Forests

Battered by lightning strikes, the Modoc National Forest saw the ignition of several fires during the passage of thunderstorms over the weekend. The Forest Service reported the discovery of three fires commencing on Monday.Firstly, the Willow fire was spotted late Monday afternoon, but swift... Read More.

Former Plumas County Sheriff Passing Announced

The Plumas Sheriff's Office has announced the loss of one of its own. Retired Plumas County Sheriff Donald E. Stoy has passed away. Sheriff Stoy was called a true pillar of the community in the announcement on social media. Stoy had dedicated his life... Read More.

Portola to Name New Mayor After Passing of Mayor Cooley

Portola’s mayor has passed after a long battle with cancer, leaving a vacancy on the council. Today the city will meet to discuss filing the seat and appointing a new mayor and mayor pro tem, currently held by Bill Powers.The mayor passed on March... Read More.

Forest Services Mourns the passing of Two Employees

United States Department of Agriculture VALLEJO, Calif. — USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) mourns the passing of two of our agency’s “family members” and heroes in the firefighting community –Allen Johnson and Marcus Pacheco. Losing any member of our Forest Service family is a heartbreak... Read More.