Burnt Ranch

Bear Activity on the Rise

The Black Bear population is Humboldt County has been determined to be stable, not increasing nor decreasing. Wildlife Biologist Dave Lancaster said, currently there are approximately four migrating bears per square mile./Photo courtesy of Pamela Mattz “He comes everyday at this point.” Mattz said. “And he plows through everything. He cleans everything, and he will stand there and stare at me. I watch for as long as I can before he freaks me out. I don’t know if he was going to attack or what he might do. Although he seems really mellow, he still is a wild animal.” 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 →

Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Trinity County

Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has been confirmed in Trinity County according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen known to cause SOD, was first found by UC Cooperative Extension, Humboldt and Del Norte County personnel less than 600 yards over the Humboldt County line into Trinity County on an 80-acre Bureau of Land Management parcel adjacent to the Six Rivers National Forest. The nearest known infestation is 0.4 miles west in Humboldt County. Read More →

Huebsch Sentenced to Time Served

On Wednesday, February 26, traveling judge, Richard Scheuler sentenced Burnt Ranch resident, Donna Huebsch to time served for the killing of 39-year-old Adrian Rael in August of 2012. Read More →

Hoopa Talks Drugs and Tough Topics at Crowded Community Meeting

“We need to look at ways to get to the root of the problem. What’s putting our people in the system? The system is broken,” Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairwoman, Danielle Vigil-Masten said in her introductory remarks. “…It has become the norm to think it’s okay to break the law. But in our culture, there was no part for it. It never existed. There is no place in our basket for it. It all comes down to choices. For every choice there is a consequence.” Read More →

Huebsch Released Pending Sentencing for Burnt Ranch Homicide

After more than a year of holding a not guilty plea for the murder of Willow Creek resident Adrian Rael, Donna Huebsch claimed self-defense and accepted a plea deal on January 8 offered by the Trinity County District Attorney for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. Read More →

Humboldt County Moves to Supplement Hoopa Ambulance with $200,000

Faced with the imminent closure of one of K’ima:w Medical Center’s two ambulance bases, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed to provide $200,000 to help keep two fully-staffed ambulances operating in Eastern Humboldt. Read More →

Pizza Gets Fired Up

Get fired up every Friday with gourmet pizza and a glass of wine or bottle of ice-cold beer at Strawhouse Café in Big Flat. Let owners Don and Julia Ellis serve up one—or two—of their fresh and oh-so-tasty wood-fired pizzas for you. Read More →