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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 →

Humboldt County Cuts Patrols During Willow Creek Crime Wave

Residents said the small Eastern Humboldt County town is in the midst of a crime wave, citing at least two armed home invasions, several armed robberies, and at least one major burglary. The County is cutting back on law enforcement despite the increased levels of crime in the area. A single Sheriff’s Deputy will be on duty from 6 am to 6 pm. 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 →

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 →

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 →

Hoopa Tribe Funds Regional Emergency Services

K’ima:w Medical Center’s ambulance service is the only lifeline for a lot of people in an area where the nearest hospital can be more than an hour or two away. Andy Kinniman, an emergency medical technician (EMT), said they handle everything from over-the-bank and white water rescues to delivering babies. Read More →