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Good progress has been reported on the two fires that affected Trinity County in September, with full containment reached on the Kerlin fire west of Hyampom over the weekend and growing containment reported on the Delta fire which started in Shasta County and spilled into northeast Trinity County.

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Before the start of last week’s annual county budget hearing, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors affirmed the existence of a local emergency for the Kerlin and Delta fires that began burning in Trinity County on Sept. 4.

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Yi-Chen Pan was named Homecoming king and Trinity Pellegrini queen Friday night, Sept. 14, during Homecoming ceremonies on Mike Polka Field at Trinity High School.

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A Trinity County budget for the 2018/19 fiscal year was approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday totaling $118,083,850 that includes all enterprise, internal service, dependent districts and general funds with a contingency of $316,473 for any unforeseen expenses during the year that run…

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With the death of one Trinity County Sheriff’s K-9 and the anticipated retirement of a second who has been ill, a nonprofit organization is working to raise money for two new K-9s.

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The attempted murder conviction of a Douglas City man serving a 45-year term was reversed by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento.

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As Trinity County’s Director of Behavioral Health Services Director Noel O’Neill plans to retire from the job in November, the county Board of Supervisors has followed his advice to convert his soon-to-be-vacant department head position to a full-time job.

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Eric Jay Hames (E.J.) was born March 23, 1984, in Eureka, Cali…

Madeleen F. Miller of Hayfork died Sept. 6, 2018, of natural c…

Louise Martin, 88, a longtime resident of Weaverville, went pe…

Opinion

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Joseph Coomer’s interesting letter to the editor on the Sept. 12 Opinion page is correct, in that we need to find a better solution to fighting forest fires. As I drive around these recently burned-out areas with signs giving thanks to our hero firefighters, I have to bite my tongue and remi…

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As a reminder to the deer hunters out there again this year; to please keep an eye out for bodies in the woods. We still have two people missing here in Lewiston; both of them longtime residents who just “disappeared” from their homes going on two and three years now.

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Geraldine Gunn from San Diego wants to know why DFW Wardens are making drug stops on Highway 299. How wonderfully solicitous of Ms. Gunn to be concerned about law enforcement activity in a location as far removed from San Diego as Trinity County.

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At an open house in Weaverville on Thursday, sheriff’s candidate Tim Saxon announced that he will give up his sheriff’s pension if he is elected, saving Trinity County taxpayers $30,000 to $35,000 in annual pension contributions.