Economy

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 →

Reclamation Releases More Water to Combat Fish Kill Parasite

After touring the Trinity and Klamath Rivers in early August, Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director, David Murillo (left), at the urging of scientists, tribes and activists, chose to allow more water to flow from the Trinity to prevent a catastrophic fish kill in the Klamath River. /Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune“This documented presence of ich before the flows arrived does fit the understanding that ich is basically just lurking there at undetectable levels until the right conditions come about and encourage it to spread and grow,” Strange said. “Things were definitely set up for another fish kill and the flows interrupted it, but not at the level that has completely prevented the parasite from getting a foothold and it appears to be on the rise as those flows are ending. Unfortunately, our full preventive flow recommendations were never met and the preseason run size forecast appears to have significantly under estimated the number of salmon coming back to the river this fall.” 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 →