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A controlled burn in the Sierra set for tomorrow has been postponed.

 

 

Forecasts of low humidity and breezy conditions necessitated the change. 

 

“Right now with the winds that are predicted, we would get into a situation where we would have too aggressive fire behavior and that’s why we’re postponing it.” Fire Management Officer for Lassen National Forest’s Almanor District Nicolaus Bunch said.

From Alderpoint to Yuba City, hundreds of thousands of PG&E customers are managing without electricity across Northern California today as the company conducts a pre-emptive blackout aimed at preventing its equipment from sparking another wildfire.

The company began turning off the electricity to half a million households shortly after midnight due to high winds.

Customers of Redding’s Municipal Utility and other systems are not generally affected.

NSPR Outages Spurred By PG&E Power Cuts

Oct 9, 2019
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Planned PG&E power outages across northern California Wednesday and Thursday will have sporadic effects on NSPR service. As of Wednesday morning, because of cuts to power on Shasta Bally in Redding, NSPR's transmitters in Redding, Burney, and Dunsmuir are off the air. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Late night drivers using Northbound Interstate 5 in southern Shasta County should expect significant disruption to their normal routines next week. 

 

All northbound lanes will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from midnight until 5 a.m. as highway widening work continues.

 

Workers replacing a railroad overpass will be lifting 150 foot long, 164,000 pound girders into place using cranes and other heavy equipment. Traffic will be detoured near Anderson for about three miles.

 

It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to aid Camp Fire survivors. Earlier today we welcomed Butte County spokeswoman Casey Hatcher and Paradise spokeswoman Colette Curtis into our studios, and also heard from Justin Jacobs with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Mickey Rich of the Paradise Irrigation District.

Today, Colette Curtis opens our roundtable with word about the upcoming Census, which uses population figures to determine federal and state funding. 

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A local non-profit developer received a bit more than half a million dollars in grants earlier this week to speed affordable housing production in the region in the Camp Fire’s wake.

Community Housing Improvement Program or CHIP, which is building or about to break ground on affordable subdivisions in Cottonwood, Corning, Orland, Biggs and Williams, received $560,000 from the North Valley Community Foundation’s Butte Strong Fund. 

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Two families of toxic industrial chemicals have shown up in the sources of water local utilities deliver to area households, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington DC-based organization.

 

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President Trump is holding a press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. The remarks come amid an open impeachment inquiry into the U.S. president. Tune in at 11 a.m.

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Opened for service when Ford’s Model T was considered a technical marvel, Caltrans is prepping a replacement for a century-old bridge still carrying traffic on what’s now State Route 99. 

“Originally constructed in 1918, it was widened sometime after that. It’s just met its useful life at this point, and time to be replaced.” Caltrans Project Manager Michael Webb said.

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The 1200 existing solar customers in the City of Redding and anyone who installs solar before the end of the year will be able to access a 30 year net-metering deal with the city.

 

Solar customers reach what is known as net-metering when they have generated more electricity than they use and begin to send it back into the grid.

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