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Tortoise Acres recovery | Monkeypox symptoms | Winding Fire update

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, July 20.

Most evacuation orders lifted for Winding Fire

Most evacuation orders and all warnings were lifted in Yuba County Tuesday for the Winding Fire burning in Dobbins. Cal Fire said Tuesday the fire was holding at 82 acres and was 40% contained. Yuba County officials said one area remained under an evacuation order Wednesday morning. The area includes Winding Way, Westwood Trail, and Regent Way south of Vega Way.

— Andre Byik, NSPR 

Tortoise Acres begins recovery after Peter Fire

Last week, the Peter Fire near Anderson burned the Tortoise Acres Rescue and Sanctuary. It’s the third largest sanctuary of its kind in the country and is home to several hundred giant tortoises, as well as turtles. Ken Hoffman, the sanctuary’s co-founder, says the nonprofit was able to get about 50 of the giant creatures to safety during the fire, but others were sprayed with fire retardant.

Kelly Frost, NSPR  

Butte, Shasta low risk for monkeypox but residents should be aware

Butte County has detected a probable case of monkeypox. It comes as at least 356 cases of the virus have been reported throughout the state. Public health officials say risk of transmission of the virus is low in both Butte and Shasta counties, but even so, they say residents should be aware of how the virus spreads.

Sarah Bohannon, NSPR

Inflation hits low-wage employees at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a major destination for vacationers during the summer. The season brings with it not just pressures from the past two years, but the onset of inflation as well. Service industry advocates say inflation is adding extra pressure for many low-wage employees.

CapRadio Staff 

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Sarah has worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Director of Operations. She’s responsible for the sound of the station and works to create the richest public radio experience possible for NSPR listeners.
A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.