Burnt Ranch

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 →

Lower Trinity Deputy District Ranger Hired

Forest Supervisor Tyrone Kelley announces that Dan Dill has been named Deputy District Ranger for the Lower Trinity Ranger District. The Lower Trinity Ranger District is now managed with the Orleans and Ukonom Districts as one unit under District Ranger Nolan Colegrove. Read More →

K’ima:w Ambulance Facing $470,000 budget Shortfall

K’ima:w Medical Center provides ambulance service to rural communities and hundreds of miles of national forest in eastern Humboldt County and western Trinity County and is facing a budget shortfall of $470,000 this year. Read More →