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As the nation contemplates the news that it has surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 related deaths and the state of California nears 50,000 deaths, county public health personnel and volunteers from around the county continue to administer vaccines as they are delivered. Winter storms have been an is… Read more

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A House wilderness bill affecting parts of Trinity County was introduced this month and later referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. The bill, titled H.R. 878, The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act, says it will provide for restoration, econom… Read more

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A Chico man was lucky to walk away from a crash Friday morning near Hayfork that literally ripped his Subaru wagon in half. According to CHP reports, Abdelrauf Yasin, 21, was driving his 2013 Subaru Outback southbound on Highway 3 at about 7:20 a.m., when he reportedly fell asleep. Read more

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Within an hour and about 10 miles of each other California Highway Patrol officers dealt with two car crashes Sunday, Feb. 21, near Junction City. Read more

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Trinity County Child Abuse Prevention Council is now accepting applications from local education, government and nonprofit agencies for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention grant funds. Grant awards of varying amounts will be made based upon available funds and on a competitive basis. All … Read more

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This juvenile bald eagle was seen perched on a snag atop Oregon Mountain this week. Near as we can determine, it’s about a year old and seems to stay within a couple miles of the summit. Bald eagles don’t start to develop the white head feathers until about 2.5 years, according to avianreport.com. Read more

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A Chico man was lucky to walk away from a crash Friday morning near Hayfork that literally ripped his Subaru wagon in half. According to CHP reports, Abdelrauf Yasin, 21, was driving his 2013 Subaru Outback southbound on Highway 3 at about 7:20 a.m., when he reportedly fell asleep. Read more

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The Trinity County Building, Planning, Environmental Health Departments and Cannabis Division will be closed through Sunday, Feb. 28, due to COVID-19 protocols. Staff will not be present in the office during this time to respond to emails or telephone calls. Read more

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Practitioners at the Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling in Junction City raised an array of 201 colorful new prayer flags next to the eight great stupas in honor of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Flags were raised Thursday, followed by ceremonial prayers, and then ceremonial song Friday morning. Read more

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Wildlife biologists recently completed the midwinter bald eagle surveys at Lewiston and Trinity lakes. They counted 90 eagles on Trinity and 17 at Lewiston. Both counts are on the high side, above average. Read more

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Middle school cross-country runners from Trinity and Fall River break through a ceremonial banner at the Trinity Alps Golf Course on Friday afternoon, Feb. 12, to celebrate the restarting of school sports competitions. For more photos and race results, see the sports section of this website. Read more

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An allotment of about $180,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funding put a welcome amount of food on local tables and some money back into the local economy. Jeff England, director of the Trinity County Food Bank, said the funding came from the state and totaled about $180,000 after expenses. He sai… Read more

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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest has finished the planning effort for Phase 1 of the Weaverville Community Forest Fuels and Recreation Project. The project was designed with the Trinity County Resource Conservation District, the Watershed Research and Training Center, the Weaverville Commu… Read more

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Recently, the August Complex ravaged through southern Trinity County, rendering many residents homeless. Before the county will issue a letter of occupancy, exterior items such as water systems, electrical power systems, and septic systems damaged by the fire must be replaced. These items ar… Read more

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Though it’s taken about a year to swallow, one of the truths that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that with the internet, most meetings can be attended from home. Now, a state Assembly bill may keep that option open for all citizens even after the pandemic subsides. Read more

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On the same week Trinity County dropped into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Public Health staff and volunteers administered COVID vaccines to 542 county residents in the first priority groups, those over age 65 and with particular health conditions. Read more

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If you’re reading this, you’re aware that I’m a reporter and photographer for this paper, but you may not know I’m also a volunteer with Junction City Fire Department. That meant I was able to get the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 this year. Read more

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California Highway Patrol officers are still investigating a single vehicle crash near Douglas City that left two county residents with major injuries and where the driver walked away and has not been located. According to a CHP report, two people, Jennifer Brock, 29, of Lewiston and William… Read more

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On a clear day from along Lance Gulch Road, drivers can catch a passing glimpse of the mountains reflected in the mill pond at the Trinity River Lumber Company sawmill in Weaverville. Read more

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The California Department of Transportation is seeking public input on its active transportation planning process survey to identify locations for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the state highway system. By participating in this localized map-based survey, the public plays a critical… Read more

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County, state and federal offices will be closed Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15. Trinity Alps Unified School District students have the week off while employees have Monday and Tuesday off. Read more

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As predicted by most regional weather services, snow started falling in Trinity County last Tuesday at about noon, causing outages, traffic jams, closures and the cancellation of a COVID vaccine clinic. Read more

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In an online town hall Jan. 26, state Sen. Mike McGuire called the current rollout of vaccines to Californians frustrating and disappointing, as well as “unacceptable,” and that we need to “pick up the pace” when it comes to vaccine distribution. McGuire has held previous town halls to hear … Read more

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The vaccinations of as many as 320 people who pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Weaverville were delayed to the following weekend due to snow and weather concerns. Read more

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Burnt Ranch Elementary, Douglas City Elementary, Junction City Elementary and Trinity High School were recently recognized as 2019-2020 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll Schools for high achievement in student success. The ERP Honor Roll program, sponsored by the Campaign for Busine… Read more

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California lawmakers on Thursday, Jan. 28, agreed to use $2.6 billion in federal stimulus money to pay off up to 80 percent of some tenants’ unpaid rent — but only if landlords agree to forgive the rest of their debt. Read more

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A man was arrested on suspicion of homicide by Trinity Sheriff’s detectives after checking into the hospital with gunshot wounds. According to a TCSO release, dispatch was notified that a subject was in the hospital with several gunshot wounds at about 9:20 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1. Read more

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After being dry for most of 2020, the little bridge next to the Highland Art Center in Weaverville has water flowing underneath it. Read more

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. On Feb. 9 the Human Response Network invites the Trinity County community to observe TDVAPM by wearing orange and supporting programs and activities that promote healthy teen relationships and raise awareness about teen dating … Read more

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As of Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28, PG&E has about 78,000 Northern California customers out on storm-caused outages. Of those, about 68,000 were impacted by the storm that hit Tuesday through Wednesday evening and the remaining are without power due to storm impacts from Wednesday evening… Read more

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Some Trinity County residents who planned to sign up online for COVID-19 vaccinations have found registration is closed because all slots are full. Trinity County Health and Human Services made online registration available last Friday, but those who logged onto the website Monday were met w… Read more

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Fire officials were seeking a person of interest after a fire destroyed a travel trailer Friday morning in Weaverville. According to WVFD Fire Chief Todd Corbett, Weaverville Fire and Cal Fire responded to Glenn Road to find a fully involved, 27-foot fifth-wheel trailer. The fire also damage… Read more

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At its annual board meeting Thursday, Jan. 21, the Trinity County Fair Board of Directors received a unique and amazing gift. Former Director Billie Miller phoned into the virtual meeting to announce that the Miller family wanted to give the fair a professionally restored 1952 John Deere tra… Read more

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As property owners begin the process of recovering after last year’s Northern California wildfires, there are programs and resources available to help get them back on track. One of those is the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program led by the Office of Emergency Services, CalRecycle a… Read more