Community Safety and Awareness Report for Thursday, August 25th, 2011

•Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Tyrone Kelley reminds forest visitors to be careful while recreating on forest lakes and rivers, especially on the Trinity River.  The Bureau of Reclamation is increasing releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River for Hoopa Tribal ceremonies purposes.  These increased flows will result in higher water levels, swifter currents, colder water, and submerged hazards. The Water Safety Coalition of Northwest California has more information on water safety at fs.usda.gov/srnf.

•The U.S. Postal Service is considering whether it will close thirty seven hundred rural post offices around the country, including eleven in Humboldt County.  These include post offices in Blocksburg, Zenia, Phillipsville, Weott, Redcrest, Honeydew, Korbell, Samoa, Kneeland, Forks of Salmon and Big Bar.  Meetings on the potential closures are happening in Weott this Monday, August 29th; in Phillipsville on Tuesday, August 30th; in Redcrest Wednesday, August 31st; and in Samoa on September 1st.  All meetings are at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the post offices.

•Tune in tonight at 5pm to The Homestead Radio Show as Long John interviews talented Singer-Songwriter and Cowboy Poet, Stephanie Davis.  There’s not that many women Cowboy Poets.  She’s a rancher in Montana and has a way of using her real life experiences as a basis for her songs and poetry. Tune in tonight at 5pm right here on KMUD-FM or online at: kmud.org.

•Then, tune in tonight at 7pm for The Rights Organization. That’s tonight, from 7 to 8pm, right here, on KMUD.

This concludes the Community Safety and Awareness Report, which can be read online at kmud.org and heard weekdays at 11am, 3 pm, and as needed here, on KMUD.


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