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 Members of a new group seeking to improve Trinity County finances by taxing commercial cannabis operations in the county are collecting signatures this month to qualify their proposed cannabis tax initiative for the Nov. 3 ballot. Read more

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While one citizens’ group is collecting signatures to qualify its proposed commercial cannabis tax initiative for a spot on the Nov. 3 ballot in Trinity County, a rival tax effort led by a cannabis industry group suffered a setback yesterday in an attempt to make the ballot directly through … Read more

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Trinity County remains at two that have both resolved although the number of those quarantined due to potential exposure to the virus elsewhere is up to 19 since April, according to Trinity County Public Health Director Marci Jo Cudziol in an update T… Read more

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Trinity County Sheriff’s investigators have not confirmed or released the name of a male subject believed to have drowned in the Eel River in southwest Trinity County Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s Office release, Humboldt County and Trinity County deputies responded to the area, d… Read more

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The appointment of a new member to the Trinity County Planning Commission scheduled for the July 7 Trinity County Board of Supervisors’ meeting was continued without a vote to a special meeting set for this afternoon, July 8, at 4 p.m. Read more

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A wildland fire, still burning in steep vegetation, started June 30 when the driver of a classic truck lost control and crashed near Cedar Flat Creek. Read more

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It’s not known what caused a fire that destroyed a small home and threatened wildland north of Junction City on the afternoon of July 1.  At about 3:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a fully engulfed structure, eight miles up Canyon Creek Road from Highway 299. Firefighters and equipm… Read more

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Weaverville was alive with activity Thursday afternoon when several fire agencies responded to a structure fire near the water tower off Ransom Road. Smoke could be seen from anywhere in town as fire engines from Weaverville and Cal Fire, along with Sheriff’s vehicles and California Highway … Read more

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The year 2020 starting out with February being the driest month since the 1850s in California, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspe… Read more

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Two things might be obvious to most who have lived in Trinity County for the past year; that we didn’t get as much rain as usual and that Trinity Lake is lower than usual for this time of year. National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Dodd recalled the last 12 months of rainfall, starting… Read more

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New beams were lowered into place Monday night at the end of East Weaver Creek Road, that will soon become the new pedestrian bridge there. Trinity County Resource Conservation District Manager Kelly Sheen said the district has been working to replace the old pole bridge for about a year and… Read more

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University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting a day camp program for Trinity County youth. This one-week session will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 20-24, at the Young Family Ranch in Weaverville. Read more

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The Department of the Treasury and IRS have announced the new tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed again. Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15. Read more

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It took about half an hour for firefighters to snuff a fully involved structure off Ransom Road, on the southeast side of Weaverville, Thursday afternoon. The fire and smoke could be seen from all around town as fire equipment from several agencies raced to the scene. It’s not yet known what… Read more

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The Flat fire, started by a vehicle accident on Highway 299 near Cedar Point, Downriver, is said to be at 25 percent containment as of Thursday morning. According to Shasta Trinity National forest reports, the fire has reached about 70 acres in size. Read more

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While it will be marked on Humboldt County’s record, Trinity County has been hosting a third confirmed case of COVID-19 for up to two weeks. According to Trinity County Health and Human Services, the Public Health Branch was told on June 24 that a Humboldt County resident who’d been confirme… Read more

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Work has begun on the intersection of Highway 3 and Tom Bell Road in Weaverville, near the airport, and motorists heading into or out of town have no way to avoid it as there are no other connecting roads at the edge of town to circumvent the construction. Read more

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About 30 people enjoyed open swim at the Lowden Park Pool Monday. Parks and Recreation District Executive Administrator Veronica Kelley- Albiez said the pool closes hourly for its 10-minute breaks, during which time staff tests chlorine and PH levels and disinfects all pool equipment, handra… Read more

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While these young bicyclists watch, another catches air at the Lowden Park Pump track Monday afternoon. The track, park and pool are open, but some restrictions apply. Users of the pool are asked to register and complete a hold harmless agreement before entering the pool area. Read more

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Over the past few weeks, residents driving on Goose Ranch Road in Lewiston noticed a large pine tree near the rock quarry that was leaning further and further over the road. It also had a large crack at the base which looked ominous.   Read more

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Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? What's that? You say y… Read more

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Over the busy Fourth of July the U.S. Forest Service is asking everyone to help prevent wildfires by being extra careful with campfires, stoves and other ignition sources. Fire restrictions are in place to protect the health and safety of employees and communities. Outside of developed campg… Read more

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Banks, county, state and federal offices and post offices will be closed Saturday, July 4. According to the Secretary of State’s website, state offices will not be closed the Friday before or the Monday after Independence Day. Trinity County Superior Court will be closed on Friday, July 3. Read more

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The Trinity Journal will be closed Saturday, July 4, but will remain open with minimum staffing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 3, and as regular on Monday July 6. As always, any breaking news over this Independence Day holiday weekend can be found on our website, www.trinityjournal.com. Read more

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Irl Everest, left, and Don Jackson hang patriotic bunting at the Jake Jackson Museum in Weaverville in preparation for the Independence Day holiday weekend. The museum will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the weekend with many of its usual displays on exhibit. More on weekend events, page 13. Read more

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Using a variety of state and local transportation funds earmarked for future project planning, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the county’s transportation commission, approved an overall work program and budget in June totaling $436,000 for the 2020/21 fiscal year. Read more

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Commuters traveling out Highway 3 past the airport in Weaverville are about to see some changes, and of course, delays in the coming months as Caltrans starts work on an improved intersection at Tom Bell Road. Read more

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While it will be marked on Humboldt County’s record, Trinity County has been hosting a third confirmed case of COVID-19 for up to two weeks. According to Trinity County Health and Human Services, the Public Health Branch was told on June 24 that a Humboldt County resident who’d been confirme… Read more

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A logging truck driver from Weaverville was flown to Mercy Medical Center after flipping the 18-wheeler onto its side west of Junction City Thursday, June 18. According to a California Highway Patrol report, Antonio Demedeiros, 49, was driving eastbound on Highway 299 near East Fork Mountain… Read more

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As the fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a preliminary budget for the upcoming 2020/21 fiscal year as required by state law to continue to function until a final budget is adopted by Oct. 2. Read more

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The Redding Rancheria recently broke ground at a ceremony in the Industrial Park in east Weaverville, for a new clinic to replace the existing one. The groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday, June 16, at 81 Arbuckle Way and included blessings from tribal elders. Read more

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Learning that the Trinity County Fire Chiefs’ Association was struggling to come up with an annual $1,000 dues payment providing training opportunities to local volunteer firefighters, the Board of Supervisors last week authorized this year’s payment out of the county’s contingency fund. Read more

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The Trinity County Board of Supervisors last week appointed interim Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hamilton as the director of the department effective June 16, but with an anniversary date of March 3 when she was named as the interim director. Read more