Commercial Cannabis Program releases draft environmental report

Trinity County Commercial Cannabis Program announces the availability of its draft Environmental Impact Report. Public comment on this document is invited for a 45-day period from through July 12.

Public meetings will be held the week of June 17th in each supervisorial district. Additionally, a single hard copy for public review will be made available at locations around the county. Please refer to the Notice of Availability and look for meeting time updates at the Trinity County Department of Transportation and Planning Department webpages.

Note that only written comments to the Draft Environmental Impact Report will be received to assure that they can be included in the Final Environmental Impact Report. Provide comments to:

Trinity County Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 2490

31301 Highway 3

Weaverville, CA 96093

Attn: David Colbeck

Environmental Compliance Specialist

Redwood Roots launches cannabis community revival road show

Southern Humboldt’s locally owned and operated cannabis distributor Redwood Roots is embarking on five-week, seven-stop farmer outreach road show, geared as a grassroots, potluck, family style, get-together where ideas and solutions for what has and has not been working in the new regulated cannabis industry can be exchanged in a low pressure casual environment. Two events have already occurred.

The stops are located throughout the Emerald Triangle and its various appellations to be logistically convenient for licensed cultivators to attend. Starting in Willow Creek on Memorial Day weekend and ending at the Benbow State Park across the 101 from the Redwood Roots facility on June 22. The gatherings will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The local cannabis community may attend their local revival and meet the Redwood Roots Family that will work as a farmer-facing, community-driven distributor building bridges that ensure commerce and prosperity to a tight knit group of ganja warriors.

June 8: Heartwood Institute

June 9: Hayfork Fairgrounds

June 15: Mattole Valley Community Center

June 16: Laytonville Harwood Hall

June 22: Benbow State Park BBQ

For more information call 923-1236, email, or better yet, just show up with something to share, food, drink, knowledge or good vibes.

April unemployment drops in Trinity

Trinity County’s unemployment rate dropped a full two points in April down to 6.1 percent from 8.1 percent in March and 7.8 percent in February. It is also lower than last year’s rate in April of 6.5 percent, according to data released last month by the Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division.

The total labor force also shrank from 4,660 in March with 380 unemployed down to 4,510 in April with 280 unemployed. A year ago, the labor force numbered 4,570 with 300 unemployed.

The county’s unemployment rate drop mirrored similar, but smaller drops at the state and national level. California’s rate in April was 3.9 percent, down from 4.6 percent in March and 4.0 percent in April 2018. The U.S. rate in April was 3.3 percent, down from 3.9 percent in March and 3.7 percent a year ago.

Among all 58 California counties, Trinity ranked 41st from the top in April. In the top spot was San Mateo County with unemployment at just 1.9 percent; Imperial County was 58th with unemployment at 16.2 percent.

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