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The forestwide closure on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remains in effect through tonight, Sept. 17. The forest reopens Saturday, Sept. 18, except in areas with fire-specific closures (McFarland, Monument, River Complex, Salt, Lava, Antelope). Read more

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Effective today, Sept. 16, there will be continuous traffic control nightly (7 days a week) from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. via a pilot car on Highway 299 in Trinity County through areas affected by the Monument fire. Read more

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Wildfires continue to burn throughout Trinity County — many of them originating or burning through wilderness under the management of the U.S. Forest Service. Read more

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As of Monday, the Monument fire had picked up speed again after being slowed somewhat by rain last week. The question on most people’s minds Friday morning was likely, “did the rain make a difference on the fires?” Speaking tactically, it may have been a little hard to tell because fire offi… Read more

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When it was started by lightning July 30 in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, the three fires of the River Complex were far from any structures, but by Sept. 13, the 185,951-acre fire was being fought at the back doors of Coffee Creek in Trinity County and Callahan in neighboring Siskiyou County.… Read more

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In discussing fires with residents around Trinity County, it’s usually just a moment or two before the subject of backburning or firing comes up. While some may find it a necessary part of wildland firefighting, others may criticize the process, each for a variety of reasons. Read more

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While motorists still need to stop, look both ways, yield to the right and proceed through the intersection at Lance Gulch Road and Highway 299, it would be hard to miss the fact that there are stoplights now hanging over head. County Roads Senior Engineer Andy Pence said he expects the ligh… Read more

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Weaverville Fire Department participated in a Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Monument fire morning briefing last Saturday. Pictured, left to right, Capt. Larry Brown, Engineer Cameron Cox, firefighter Joel Cox and Explorer firefighters Nick Hodges and Laurel Brown. Read more

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During a short but aggressive thunderstorm on July 30, a bolt of lightning struck in the back hills near Big Bar, starting a fire. It’s impossible to say how large it was seconds after the strike, but it’s safe to say it grew. From one blade of grass to the next, from one bush to another and… Read more

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About 50 members of the Coffee Creek and Trinity Center community came out Monday night to the Trinity Center School to hear the latest update on the River Complex fires and area evacuation statuses from California Incident Management Team 13, in charge of the River Complex. With spot fires,… Read more

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Without a drop of rain in their favor, firefighters achieved 98 percent containment on the McFarland fire last week and are closing in on full containment of the Knob fire near Willow Creek. Read more

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Trinity County residents impacted by the Monument fire will be able to access services and resources at a Local Assistance Center from Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 9-11, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 109 Memorial Drive, Weaverville. Services available include document replacement (drive… Read more

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Staff at the Chagdud Gonpa in Junction City expressed gratitude, a little remorse and some hopefulness that rebuilding will bring improvements to the water system and surrounding forestland. Read more

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The primary topic for the September District 2 Town Hall meeting 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, will be the Secure Rural Schools Resource Act Advisory Committee. The RAC provides recommendations to the Forest Service on the development and implementation of special projects on federal lands a… Read more

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Trinity County Environmental Health has requested California Department of Toxic Substances Control to assist the county and property owners impacted by the Monument fire. This help will consist of two phases; phase one is removal of household hazardous waste or HHW from the properties affec… Read more

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California Department of Social Services is responding to wildfires in the area. Those who are experiencing food loss due to evacuations or power outages are encouraged to apply for Disaster CalFresh. Read more

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Fire officials said Monday that the Monument fire, which has kept most of Trinity County in a blanket of smoke and evacuation warnings for the month of August, is now 29 percent contained. However, a lifting of smoke on some areas gave the fire a chance to spread, bringing it to an estimated… Read more

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The three fires that make up the River Complex, burning high in the Trinity National Forest, continue to grow and U.S. Forest Service officials say they are focused on the areas closest to Coffee Creek as of Monday. Read more

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The McFarland fire continues to remain within the existing containment lines and has held at 122,653 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. Containment is currently at 95%. Firefighters patrolled the fire area Monday night, and saw containment lines hold up against… Read more

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Like other counties in Northern California and the region, Trinity County has shown an increasing number of COVID-19 infections, with the Delta variant being the dominant strain. Read more

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Judge Brad Boekman issued a verbal order on Friday, Aug. 27, prohibiting the county from extending its cannabis Urgency Ordinance 1355 until a transition plan is released that ensures complete compliance with California Environmental Quality Act guidelines. Read more

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Remote Accessible Vote by Mail is an accessible and secure web-based system that enables voters to access, mark and print ballot materials to assist in their voting experience. Read more