Business

Trespass Marijuana Plantations Wreak Havoc in Trinity Alps Wilderness

Army, National Guard and other law enforcement officers prepare to load the helicopter with irrigation line, garbage and a few remnant marijuana plants./Photos by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers TribuneThe sites encompass habitat of the federally endangered coho salmon, federally threatened northern spotted owl and the Pacific fisher, which was recently proposed for listing as federally threatened. Scientific data conclusively proves how pollution from illegal marijuana cultivation has further degraded habitat quality for each species and how bioaccumulating rodenticides, common to illegal cultivation sites, continue to negatively affect the northern spotted owl and Pacific fisher. Read More →

Eel River Disposal and Tom’s Trash Compromise on Willow Creek Franchise

Local owned Tom’s Trash is amidst negotiations with Eel River Disposal to continue garbage services in the Willow Creek area. They have reached an agreement that is pending county legal review./TRT file photo. After various meetings with Eel River Disposal, Tom’s Trash owner Josh McKnight is confident that a compromised contract proposal will keep his 40-year-old business in business. Read More →

Q & A With the Next DA

The Two Rivers Tribune posed four questions to the four candidates for the Humboldt County District Attorney seat. The primary election will be held on June 3, 2014. Click here to read their responses. Read More →

Scientists, Tribes, Firefighters Trade Solutions

Carl Skinner was just one month from retirement last week, the final stretch in a long, productive career. It’s the month when many are tempted into short-timer minimalism, but instead he traveled to Orleans for three busy days of conferencing with fire managers, tribal practitioners, fire-aware locals and other scientist-researchers like himself. Read More →

Tribal 2014 Fall Salmon Quotas Set

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) released their official 2014 fall run Chinook harvest guidelines last week, with 27,300 adult fall Chinook slated for tribal harvest on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Read More →

Seven-Year-Old Girl Scout Sells Most Cookies in Northern California

Girl Scout Mina Sanchez, the Willow Creek seven-year-old that worked to become the top cookie seller in the region, is proof that businesspeople come in all sizes. Read More →

Fifth District Supervisor Candidates Talk Jobs, Marijuana and More

Incumbent Ryan Sundberg and challenger Sharon Latour each talked about their stances on everything from medical marijuana, to jobs and business creation, to the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA). Read More →

Three Arraigned, Charges Brought Four Months After Pot Bust

On Thursday, April 17 in Judge Marilyn Miles Courtroom 2, in addition to Marion Earl McCovey, Sr, two other defendants were arraigned. The co-defendants are Marion Earl McCovey, Jr and Romeo Blue McCovey. Read More →