Training fires next week in Weaverville

The Weaverville Volunteer Fire Department will burn down some cabins in town next week in a training exercise.

Seven old cabins at 1019 Main St. have been donated for the training by owner Dana Ryan.

The trainings are to be held in the evening Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 18 and 19, and during the day on Saturday, Dec. 21.

“It’s a great opportunity for us,” said Weaverville Fire Capt. Scott Alvord. “We have a lot of new folks.”

“These young people will be able to see how much fire you can put out with a little hose in the right spot,” he said.

Alvord said other departments have been invited.

TPUD fire plan hearing Thursday

The Trinity Public Utilities District board will hold a public hearing this Thursday, Dec. 12, on its proposed Wildfire Mitigation Plan, a document mandated by the state following a series of devastating wildfires caused by utilities.

The hearing to gather input is to be held as part of the TPUD board’s regular meeting, set to begin at 2 p.m. at the TPUD community room, 26 Ponderosa Lane, Weaverville.  

The TPUD’s draft plan was developed by Brown & Kysar Incorporated. With the passage of Senate Bill 901, all publicly owned utilities are required to develop operational policies and practices to prevent, prepare for, and respond to wildfire events, and to adopt a Wildfire Mitigation Plan no later than Jan. 1, 2020. Investor-owned utilities such as PG&E were also required to submit plans.

The TPUD draft Wildfire Mitigation Plan is available for public review on the TPUD website at trinitypud.com under the fire preparedness tab.

Special cannabis EIR BOS meeting today

A special meeting of the Trinity County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for today, Dec. 11, to continue a public workshop on the draft Environmental Impact Report for the Trinity County Commercial Cannabis Program.

The meeting is tentatively set for 2 p.m. at the Trinity County library conference room in Weaverville as a continuation of a previous special session held on Nov. 19 with the Trinity County Planning Commission in the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center.

Emergency salmon regs extended

A notice of proposed 90-day extension of emergency regulations concerning a special order regarding take of chinook salmon in anadromous waters of the Klamath River Basin downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston dams has been posted to the state Fish & Game Commission’s website.

The notice and associated documents can be accessed at https://fgc.ca.gov/Regulations/2019-New-and-Proposed#kt_2084_2. Please refer to the notice for additional information.

Economic development meeting Thursday

The Trinity County Chamber of Commerce will hold on open meeting on “Economic Development beyond Tourism and Marijuana” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the County Office of Education conference room.

Among the topics:

► What are the barriers to an improved economy in Trinity County?

► Can those barriers be minimized?

► What do you, as a business owner, need to keep your business sustainable?

► What are realistic new ideas to stabilize and improve the business environment in our county?

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