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We’re heading up the road this week to get acquainted with bats at Pinnacles National Park, just south of the Bay Area—a place you’ll want to visit now and in to spring—and also in Yolo County quite close by, where summer is the time to go batty.

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Work on the storm damaged section of Keswick Dam Road in Redding should be complete in about two to four weeks. The emergency repair work may also be eligible for 100 percent reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Because of the emergency nature of the repairs the normal bidding process was waived and work began immediately after a council vote two weeks ago. Public Works Director Brian Crane says recent storms have completely closed Keswick Dam Road near Sulphur Creek.

The Mount Shasta Trail Association promotes hiking in the Mount Shasta region of northern California. The organization builds trails, advocates for more access to trails and trail protection, and works to conserve the natural beauty of the area. 

North State Weather Impacts Update

Feb 21, 2017

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The state of California missed one of its two annual Oroville Dam inspections last year. It has one field engineer for every 57 dams it must inspect. And there’s a potential conflict of interest in how the state inspects dams.

Yet despite those concerns, California’s dam safety inspection program – which is drawing increased scrutiny after last weekend’s Oroville Dam crisis – is considered the best in the nation.

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Residents are salvaging what they can and cleaning up after floodwaters receded from the Colusa County town of Maxwell.

Assistant Sheriff Jim Sasso said crews have been busy clearing debris from drainage channels,

“We’re actually in very good shape today,” he said.

That’s quite a difference from the weekend, when waters quickly rose, and images of the inundated town made national news.

A possible Norovirus outbreak has been confirmed at the Red Cross evacuation shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. Lisa Almaguer, communications manager of the Butte County Public Health Department, says six citizens are showing signs and symptoms of the virus, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and sometimes vomiting. Five Red Cross staff were also sick but went home upon getting ill. No lab tests have been taken to confirm the specific virus.

Today’s guest is a rising star here in the North State. Based out of Sacramento, Jessica Malone has performed multiple times at the annual Bottle Rock Music Festival in Napa Valley, and is currently on a solo tour that will bring her through our broadcast region later this week. Jessica’s songwriting is often influenced by jazz and the blues, but she’ll tell you that she most closely identifies with the genre of folk. Jessica Malone’s latest album Miles Left To Walk will be available later this week and she’s scheduled to perform live here in Chico this Friday night. 

North State Weather Impacts Update

Feb 20, 2017

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