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On Thursday, April 29, California Sen. Alex Padilla introduced a bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, to protect local wildlands, boost local economies, expand recreational opportunities, improve fire management, and enhance water quality and wildlife protections in Northwest Califor… Read more

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Following the August Complex fires that destroyed hundreds of structures in Southern Trinity, Sup. Dan Frasier is renewing his efforts to reduce costs for persons building their own homes. Read more

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With most of California now in the Orange, or Moderate Category of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Trinity County continues its push to administer vaccines to eligible county residents. On Friday, May 7, and Friday, May 14, County Public Health will hold Point of Distribution (POD… Read more

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Spring is here and with it brings warm weather and hot, dry conditions in many areas of California. Human encounters with snakes are more likely as these elusive animals become more active this time of year. Most native snakes are harmless. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reco… Read more

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A Weaverville driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after hitting another car, an embankment and then a third car Monday on Highway 299 east of Weaverville. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas Ranger said personnel from several agencies responded to a 4 p.m. re… Read more

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Drillers were onsite at the Trinity County Fairgrounds last week creating a complimentary water well. Fair CEO Carrie Bayley said the well is a game changer for the Fairgrounds as it will now have the ability to improve its irrigation and reduce the costs associated with keeping the grounds green. Read more

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A hiker crosses a bridge over Hayfork Creek, a proposed Wild & Scenic River. Read more

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Whether you drive on a scenic highway or a congested freeway, motorcycles are all around. As such, motorcycle-involved crashes in California continue to be a major concern for the California Highway Patrol. From January through December 2019, provisional statistical data revealed there were … Read more

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Trinity County Health and Human Services announced that it will resume administering Johnson and Johnson’s Jannsen vaccine on May 7, following an investigation and Food and Drug Administration approval. Read more

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Victims of a home invasion robbery April 19 told investigators that the people who tied them up and robbed them were impersonating police. Sheriff Tim Saxon said Monday that the robbery took place at about 5:40 a.m. at an address off Summit Creek Road, north of Hayfork. Saxon said it took th… Read more

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This is Brownie, a 3-year-old unaltered male. He came in a few months ago with his sister Princess. He took more time to come around than his sister, only recently he has started showing significant improvement in trusting people. Although he comes off fearful toward new people, once he warm… Read more

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The 12th annual Plant and Seed Exchange was held on Saturday, April 17, at the Young Family Ranch in Weaverville. More than 65 community members of all ages attended to share plants, seeds and cuttings with others free of charge. The event was held with modifications to ensure public safety.… Read more

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A quick scan down the California Department of Water Resources website news page shows consistent headlines around the state that the current snowpack won’t be enough to make up for a dry fall and spring. Read more

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The Bureau of Reclamation will begin stepping down its spring releases today, from 1,300 cfs to 500 cfs. Flows will increase to 1,500 cfs on Friday, April 23, fluctuating until reaching a peak spring flow of 3,550 by Wednesday, April 28. Read more

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After having a murder conviction overturned and evidence against him later dismissed last fall, Bob Fenenbock was ruled entirely innocent of the 1991 killing of Gary “Hop” Summar in Hawkins Bar in 1991. While that may sound like a string of great news for Fenenbock, one has to remember that … Read more

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An April 19 release from Trinity County Health and Human Services said the county will provide financial incentives for those in rural areas which will offset travel costs and reach underserved areas. Read more

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Debris removal operations continue in areas of Southern Trinity impacted by the August Complex. To facilitate removal of hazardous fire debris, CalOES and CalRecycle contractors have established a temporary site at the Ruth Airport to expedite the debris hauling process and recovery from the… Read more

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Trinity County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.6 percent in February to 7.4 percent in March, lower than a year ago when the March rate was 8.2 percent, according to preliminary data issued last week by the Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division. Read more

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The Trinity County Fire Safe Council is excited to announce Saturday, May 1, as Wildfire Preparedness Day and May as Wildfire Preparedness Month. The Trinity County Fire Safe Council encourages residents to take actions on May 1 to prepare their properties for the 2021 Wildfire Season. Read more

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State contractors have cleared eligible fire debris from more than 750 properties in Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity counties affected by last year’s wildfires whose owners are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Under the state program, administered by the … Read more

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California Highway Patrol officers pay tribute to one of their own Wednesday morning, April 14, with a procession from his Junction City home to the Trinity River CHP station in Weaverville. Retired Officer Doug Morrison, who spent 29 years with the CHP, passed away on April 13, 2021, Read more

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In a 4-0 vote Thursday night, April 8, the Trinity County Planning Commission voted to revoke the conditional use permit for Trinity Sand and Gravel, forcing owner Judd Buick to start the permitting process over. The action does not prohibit Buick from applying for a new conditional use perm… Read more

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Trinity County supervisors voted 4-1 last week to deny a settlement agreement with the Trinity Action Association on the advice of the county’s attorney, who said TAA basically did not exist due to suspension of its corporate status by the California Secretary of State’s Office. Read more

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Not much information is being released about the suspected cause of an early morning fire that destroyed Round Table Pizza in Weaverville Tuesday, April 6. It was reported just before 2 a.m., sending firefighters from Weaverville, Cal Fire, Junction City and Douglas City to the scene. Firefi… Read more

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Following a vaccination POD (Point of Distribution) Friday, April 9, that delivered 129 doses, Trinity County Public Health says about 40 percent of the county population has been vaccinated. Friday’s POD was also the first to welcome walk-in vaccinations without an appointment. According to… Read more

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The Trinity County District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges in a case that resulted in two people being stabbed in Hayfork. According to Sheriff’s Office the incident was reported on April 3, at about 11:28 p.m., sending deputies, fire department and medical personnel to an undisc… Read more

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Investigators say it’s yet undetermined why the driver of a Jeep went off Highway 299 into the Trinity River early Saturday morning, April 10, before being found deceased by Downriver Fire Department. Sheriff’s officials said the driver was identified as Ed Moreno, 52, of Big Bar and his nex… Read more

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The completion and opening of Trinity County’s new detention facility has been pushed back from late summer to possibly mid-fall. Undersheriff Bryan Ward said the major construction will be done by the end of May, but subcontractors will remain on site for some time. Read more

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Sunday, April 18, marks the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week which is dedicated to promoting awareness of the rights and services available to victims and witnesses of crime. This year’s theme focuses on support, trust, and community engagement. Read more

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Early in 2020 an application was initiated for a $10,000 grant toward the renovation of the kitchen at the Douglas City Fire House; in March the Douglas City Community Service District and the Fire Belles were disappointed to hear that the foundation had denied the request. Read more

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Fire officials are still investigating the cause of an early morning fire Tuesday that destroyed Round Table Pizza in Weaverville, less than two days after a truck punched a hole in its southeast wall. Just before 2 a.m., firefighters from Weaverville, Junction City, Douglas City and Cal Fir… Read more

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The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that this year’s restoration flow schedule for the Trinity River will begin on April 16. Each year, the Trinity Management Council advances a flow schedule based on the expected amount of water available to support salmon restoration efforts on the T… Read more

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Only three California counties remain in the most restrictive Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. San Joaquin, Merced and Inyo County remain in Widespread status, while Sierra and Alpine counties are still in the Yellow, minimal tier. While still surrounded by Red, Trin… Read more

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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest has begun prescribed fire activities within the Weaverville Community Forest on National Forest System lands in Weaverville. The WCF Phase 1 project includes a target of approximately 150 acres of prescribed fire underburn operations planned for this spring… Read more

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Caltrans said a worker who was injured by a falling tree March 17 sustained only minor injuries. According to a statement from Caltrans, the worker, whose name was not released, was in the process of removing a tree in the area of Fawn Lodge Road along Highway 299. Read more