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Caltrans and contractor Tullis Inc., of Redding, will re-open Highway 3 north of Weaverville by 7 a.m. Thursday, May 26. Motorists will travel on an unpaved surface and traffic control will be in place around the clock, seven days a week until construction is complete. All vehicles will be allowed. Once traffic is back on Highway 3, Caltrans will not maintain the alternate route at Trinity Dam and Slate Creek. Construction on Highway 3 is expected to be completed by early this summer.

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The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received the following calls from May 16 to 22:

May 16

A Weaverville man reports a man with a pit bull assaulted a woman, knocking her back about four feet. Officer checks the area but subjects are gone on arrival.

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The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and members of the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant in the Douglas City area May 10, cutting down approximately 700 marijuana plants and seizing $130,000 in cash.

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Wednesday, May 25

Weaverville CSD Board, 5:15 p.m., district office board room, 716 Main St.

Mountain Communities Healthcare District Board, 6 p.m. at the Trinity County Library in Weaverville

Junction City Fire Protection District, 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall, Dutch Creek Road

Sports

Trinity High School’s Ben Harper last week was named the CIF State Northern Section Male Athlete of the Year.

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The seventh annual No One Should Go Hungry Benefit Concert and Street Fair is Saturday, May 28, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m., at the Douglas City Fire Hall parking lot. Admission is non-perishable food or a cash donation.

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Trinity Theatre in Weaverville is set to reopen this Friday, and grand opening festivities are planned for Saturday.

The theater opens both days with “X-Men: Apocalypse” starting at 7 p.m. and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Obituaries

Donna May (Gibbons) Morrissey, 70, of Weaverville, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Arroyo Grande, Calif., after complications from ALS.

Lone Bear passed on from this life, at his Hayfork home, on May 16, 2016. He was 70 years old.

He was born in Kitchner, Ontario, Canada, on Jan. 18, 1946, the youngest of four children of Vernice and Florence Smith. Before he was a year old, his family moved to South Dakota as Christian missionaries to the United States.

Emil (Ozzie) Harold Austad of Junction City died May 22, 2016,…

James R. Taft of Hayfork died May 21, 2016, of natural causes …

Rees Bybee of Kettenpom died May 22, 2016, of natural causes a…

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Two respected local attorneys are seeking the position of Trinity County Superior Court judge in the June 7 Primary Election — appointed incumbent Judge Michael Harper, and local attorney James “Jim” Underwood.

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I have been participating in county meetings since last August when the new laws regarding commercial medical cannabis were passed. I attended the meeting in October when legislative advocate Paul Smith gave a presentation to our BOS and PC after the governor signed those laws. At that meeti…

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In talking with growers, some have compared what we’ve been facing in the marijuana controversy to Prohibition. If you take the time to look at “Prohibition,” you will see many similarities to the MJ issues we are and have been facing. For example, Prohibition also allowed for medicinal alco…

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