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Wildfires continue to burn in and around Trinity County, with some edging closer to communities. The north end of the huge August Complex was pushing toward Highway 36 in Southern Trinity County. Read more

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According to Johns Hopkins University, these are the numbers of cases in counties around Trinity as of Sept. 14 compared to last week. Read more

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California Highway Patrol investigators have yet to release the name of a subject found dead inside a vehicle submerged in the Trinity River Sunday morning. According to CHP reports, a passing motorist flagged down a sheriff’s deputy after seeing fresh tire marks leading off Highway 299 near… Read more

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Frustrated over glitches with virtual public meetings of county agencies, members of the Trinity County Board of Supervisors are starting to grumble about the problem and seek a return to some sort of normal open public meetings that follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of C… Read more

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The Trinity County Planning Department is gaining staff after a lengthy shortage due to unfilled vacancies, including the senior planner position filled last week by a candidate with a wide range of experience. Read more

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The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received some welcome news on Sept. 11 that it has been awarded a Proposition 64, $1 million grant over the next three years to devote to cannabis law enforcement in county schools. Read more

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company has joined forces with local Fire Safe Councils and other nonprofit organizations across Northern and Central California to enhance the safety and preparedness of local communities in connection with the 2020 wildfire season. Read more

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A journey that would take its drivers through over 1,600 miles of smoke-shrouded Northern California roads happened to pass through Trinity County, to the delight of many gearheads along Highway 299. Read more

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Every day, California Highway Patrol officers respond to vehicle crashes involving children. Finding a child who is unharmed thanks to the proper use of a safety seat can be a bright spot in an otherwise grim situation. Read more

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As of Thursday afternoon, the north end of the August Complex appears to be one ridge, and just over a mile away from Highway 36. The National Wildfire Coordinating Group map shows new starts overnight in areas along Little Rattlesnake Creek. Read more

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As of Tuesday, the largest wildfire event in recorded California history, the August Complex, which has joined the Elkhorn and Hopkins fires, is edging its way toward Zenia. The fire has already burned a significant portion of the most remote areas of Southern Trinity County. Read more

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As costs escalate and revenues remain flat, multiple Trinity County department heads said during last week’s county budget hearing they will continue to squeak by in the 2020/21 fiscal year, but there will have to be staff cuts and reductions in services next year if tax measures on the Nov.… Read more

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The Weaverville Library was set to reopen Monday, Sept. 14. Library hours are 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The Trinity Center Branch Library will be open beginning today, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The Hayfork Branch Library … Read more

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A Weaverville tow truck driver died at the scene of a solo crash on Highway 299 Saturday morning, Sept. 12. According to a California Highway Patrol report, David Knight, 59, was driving eastbound near Corral Bottom Road at about 4:30 a.m., when, for unknown reasons, his 2016 Ford flatbed to… Read more

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Hit hard by the extra expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity County Ambulance Service officials say the service has been living off its reserves and has been on the brink of running out for some time. If two measures pass this November, TCLS says it will be able to maintain service a… Read more

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By now, most of the country has responded to the 2020 Census. Nationally, 84.9 percent of all housing units have either self-responded or been contacted by a census taker, and in California, the number is even higher – 88.9 percent. But with less than a month to go before the Sept. 30 deadli… Read more

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Through the gray smoke of wildfires around the state, flags could be seen lining Weaverville’s Main Street Friday, Sept. 11. Flags are kept in the Weaverville Lions Club shed and are put out on patriotic holidays. Patriot Day is observed every Sept. 11 to commemorate those who died in the 20… Read more

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American Red Cross volunteers are supporting the Northern California Regional Evacuation Shelter at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. in Ferndale. The shelter has opened to accommodate evacuees of the Hopkins fire and nearby wildfires in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Read more

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The Hopkins fire on the west side of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, south of Highway 36, has grown to 49,887 acres as of this morning with no containment. The fire is very active with significant growth toward the north and toward Ruth. Read more

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After having his conviction overturned for the 1991 death of Gary “Hop” Summar, and after spending 28 years in prison for a crime someone else confessed to, a Solano County Judge dismissed information that was used against Bob Fenenbock in the trial that convicted him. Read more

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After a week of fighting it from the ground and air, firefighters from around the region reached 90 percent containment of the Hobo fire, which burned 413 acres of steep wildland north of Helena. Read more

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While the Hobo fire near Helena was said to be 90 percent contained by Tuesday, another wildfire pushed its way farther into the South County Tuesday morning. Driven by high winds and low humidity under a red flag warning, the Hopkins fire, part of the August Complex, is burning about 30 mil… Read more

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A pair of subsequent consecutive outages Tuesday morning in Junction City were caused by two separate incidents of trees contacting power lines. A red flag warning was in effect Tuesday as humidities dropped and winds increased across the county. Read more

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Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwe… Read more

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First-day school enrollment numbers recorded over the past three weeks in Trinity County show a decline of 71 students overall for the 2020/21 school year, but the number is subject to change once it includes the Southern Trinity Joint Unified School District that didn’t start school until t… Read more

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A Eureka driver was arrested for suspected DUI at the hospital in Weaverville after crashing his truck on Canyon Creek Road Friday afternoon. According to CHP reports, Cameron Rodriguez, 19, was driving a 2004 Dodge truck southbound on Canyon Creek when he allowed it to cross the oncoming la… Read more

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Rilee Scheuerman and Adriana Seele recently raised funds so they could provide the homeless with a meal. They raised more than $100. The Food Bank gave them some emergency food boxes, plums, oranges and hand sanitizers to go with their spaghetti and broth lunches. “Their compassion and enthu… Read more

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Shasta College will offer spring 2021 courses primarily online, with registration commencing Nov. 14. Fall 2020 courses currently being taught in-person with safety protocols and social distancing such as Allied Health, Fire Academy, Nursing, some Career Education courses and supporting labs… Read more

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A majority of California Supreme Court justices determined that Jim and Norma Gund were engaged in “Active Law Enforcement Service,” when they were nearly murdered in 2011 while responding to a request for assistance from a Trinity County Sheriff’s corporal. While the majority opinion was th… Read more

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With the hope of preventing another virus surge, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new process Friday for reopening businesses that’s more gradual than the first attempt that eventually led him to close many businesses soon after they reopened. Read more

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A fire spotted early Tuesday morning in the mountains north of Helena quickly grew to 40 acres, bringing fire resources from around the area to fight it. Fire engines from Klamath, Six Rivers, Junction City, the U.S. Forest Service, helicopters and smokejumpers converged on areas near E. For… Read more

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The Trinity County Board of Supervisors has endorsed proposed cannabis marketing legislation introduced by California Sen. Mike McGuire and coauthored by Assembly member Jim Wood to protect appellations of origin often referred to as product branding. Read more