The LoCO Timeline


Staff Charge Del Norte Unified Admin With Lack of Communication, Training As Phase 2 Learning Transition Is Delayed
7:34 p.m.


National Forests in California Remain Closed Due to Fires; Closure Applies to Hunters, According to U.S. Forest Service
12:33 p.m.

New Incident Command Team Takes Over DN Portion of Slater Fire; Rain Predicted For The Area
11:29 a.m.

Progress Made on U.S. 199, But Highway Still Closed
5:38 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Solid Waste Authority, Recology Del Norte Seeks A Consultant To Help Renegotiate Garbage Rates
3:28 p.m.

Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Del Norte
2:25 p.m.

John Mayer Goes Outside — In Del Norte; Artist's Land Rover Promotion Example of 'Earned Media' Promoting Region
12:43 p.m.

SMOKE REPORT: Conditions Looking Good on the Coast; Relief Possibly Coming for Inland Areas With Chance of Rain Later in the Week
10:34 a.m.

Solid Waste Authority's Public Rep States Opposition To STAA 197/199 Project
5:53 p.m.

Local Wildfires Prompt County Emergency Declarations
5:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Crews Working to Clear Hazards on U.S. 199 From Slater Fire; Fire Is 10 Percent Contained, According to InciWeb
12:03 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14

Contour Will Continue to Fly From Del Norte to Oakland Under Federal Subsidy Program
4:30 p.m.

Hazardous Trees, Low Visibility Due to Slater Fire Hinder Efforts to Reopen U.S. 199; Evacuation Orders Eased for Gasquet, Big Flat Residents
12:29 p.m.

The Air Outside is Still Absolute Garbage
10:35 a.m.

Gasquet Evacuation Orders Downgraded to Level 1 Be Ready; Big Flat Level 1 Order Remains; Hiouchi Order Lifted
9:57 a.m.

Fire Crews Hope For Containment of Slater Fire Near Happy Camp Today; Higher Humidity, Rain Expected Wednesday
5:06 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Another Curry County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, Public Health Says
2:58 p.m.

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Del Norte County; Fire 'Hung Up' At Oregon Mountain Road And Backing Into Knopki Creek, According to Latest Update
11:49 a.m.

ANGELS and DESPERADOS: Hosts of Angels—In Memorium
7 a.m.

Evacuees Are Welcome at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds
6:13 p.m.

Crescent City Councilors Approve Proposed Fire Protection District Property Assessments For Hybrid Department
5:59 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

'There's Fire Right Down on the Edge of 199'; OES Officials Tour Slater Fire Sites in Del Norte
1:59 p.m.

Huffman, Colleagues, Call On Warren Buffett To Move Forward With Klamath River Dam Removal
11:40 a.m.

Today's Air Quality is Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy Across the North Coast
11:14 a.m.

Slater Fire Prompts Closure of Oregon Caves National Monument near Cave Junction
9:19 a.m.

Crescent City Council Gets Heated Over Beach Fires, Call For Revamping 40-Year-Old Ordinance
6:43 p.m.

Stop for Broken Tail Light Leads to Seizure of Heroin, Suboxone and Replica Guns; Suspect Fled Scene, CCPD Says
5:55 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

(Update) Incident Command Team Battling Slater, Devil Fires Set Up Info Hotline; Crews Focusing on Structure Protection in the Illinois Valley, Happy Camp areas
4:57 p.m.

Slater Fire Update: Remote DN Community Of Sun Star Evacuated; Though They Can Return Home, Gasquet Residents Should Be Ready to Leave Again
1:10 p.m.

BREAKING: Gasquet Residents Can Return Home; U.S. 199 Closed at Pioneer Road; Hiouchi, Big Flat Communities On Level 1 Evacuation Status
11:37 a.m.

Humboldt and Del Norte Post Offices in the Fire Zone are Closed; Here's How to Get Your Mail
10:44 a.m.

Slater Fire Grows to 120,000 Acres and is Zero Percent Contained; Gasquet Evacuation Orders Still In Effect
8:31 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

(UPDATED) Limited Resources and Multiple Blazes in Region Make Determining Slater Fire Boundaries Difficult
3:16 p.m.

Klamath Transfer Station Closed Due to Air Quality; Gasquet Transfer Station Will Likely Be Closed Tomorrow Due to Fire
1:42 p.m.

California Fires Force National Forest Service to Shutter All 18 Forests In Golden State
1:23 p.m.

(Updated) 199 Closed at South Fork Road; Big Flat, Hiouchi At Stand By for Evacuation
12:11 p.m.

Gasquet Residents Evacuate to Fairgrounds; DNOES Will Offer Live Updates at Noon on KCRE, KPOD
10:23 a.m.

(UPDATED) EMERGENCY: Residents of Gasquet and Surrounding Areas Ordered to Evacuate 'Now'; Highway 199 Closed to Through Traffic
7:08 a.m.

Gitlin, Howard, Hemmingsen Trade Words Over STAA 197/199 Project Resolution; Gitlin Urges Board to Table Issue, Seek More Info from Caltrans
6 p.m.

Smoke from Fires Near Happy Camp, In Oregon Contributing To Changed Air Quality in Del Norte
5:25 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Friends of Del Norte: STAA 197/199 Project 'Falls Short on Safety and Long on Trucks'
3:28 p.m.

Offshore Winds Blow Smoke From Happy Camp Area Fire Into Del Norte; Smokey Conditions Expected to Last Through Thursday
1:06 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Power Outage in Orick; 267 Customers Affected
10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

One New COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Curry County, Public Health Says
11:57 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 4

Dubious About Vote-by-Mail? 'Call or Ask,' Del Norte County Clerk Says
4:36 p.m.

Triple Digit Temps Expected for Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendo Interior Sunday Through Tuesday
10:34 a.m.

Del Norte Public Health Officer Gets a Deputy — Meet Dr. Palak Patel!
5:22 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Nonprofit Aiming to Breach Digital Divide Gives Chromebooks to Crescent Elk 6th-Graders; DNUSD to Measure Effect Owning A Device Has On Learning
4:46 p.m.

Fires, Campfires and Stove Fires Prohibited At Five Campgrounds in the Smith River NRA
11:39 a.m.

Harbor District Hopes Switching Operating Systems Will Prevent Missed RV Park, Slip Reservations
5:55 p.m.

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