Gusty winds, 100-degree temperatures: Fire danger on the rise again throughout California

Jessica Skropanic   | Redding Record Searchlight Show Caption Hide Caption Cal Fire tips on preventing wildfires According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, about 95 percent of California wildfires are human-caused. Much of California will be at greater-than-usual risk from fire this week, and into mid-fall. Fire weather watches are in effectContinue reading “Gusty winds, 100-degree temperatures: Fire danger on the rise again throughout California”

Shasta County reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 8 new cases

David Benda   | Redding Record Searchlight Show Caption Hide Caption White House coronavirus task force coordinator talks pandemic effect on children White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx addresses the latest pandemic questions on children’s vulnerability to COVID-19. Two more Shasta County residents have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deathsContinue reading “Shasta County reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 8 new cases”

Shasta County rescinds flu shot order for all health-care workers

David Benda   | Redding Record Searchlight Facing backlash from opponents, including some nurses, Shasta County has rescinded its order that all health-care workers get a flu shot this season. Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom announced her decision Thursday morning in a news release. “The Board of Supervisors and I appreciate, Dr. Ramstrom’s commitment to helpingContinue reading “Shasta County rescinds flu shot order for all health-care workers”

100 firefighters from Mexico will help battle the SQF Complex and California’s historic wildfires

Joshua Yeager Visalia Times-Delta Published 8:45 PM EDT Sep 23, 2020 The Mexican government is sending 100 firefighters to help in the battle against the SQF Complex Fire that has scorched 144,000 acres in the Sequoia National Forest and forced many residents to evacuate the southern Sierra Nevada. The Mexican fire crews arrived at the SanContinue reading “100 firefighters from Mexico will help battle the SQF Complex and California’s historic wildfires”

What these Shasta County students, teachers are saying about distance learning

Nada Atieh Redding Record Searchlight Published 9:00 PM EDT Sep 23, 2020 On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 17-year-old Justin and 16-year-old Jason Butcher, junior and senior at Enterprise High School, wake up at 8 a.m. to get ready to go to school in their living room.  Enterprise High, part of the Shasta Union High SchoolContinue reading “What these Shasta County students, teachers are saying about distance learning”

Officials: Shasta County nursing home COVID-19 outbreak mainly due to healthcare workers

Matt Brannon Redding Record Searchlight Published 5:52 PM EDT Sep 23, 2020 A coronavirus outbreak at a skilled nursing facility is primarily coming from its own healthcare workers, Shasta County Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom said Wednesday.  County officials didn’t name the facility directly but directed reporters to a California Department of Public Health database, which shows WindsorContinue reading “Officials: Shasta County nursing home COVID-19 outbreak mainly due to healthcare workers”