Willow Creek

Sheriff Downey: Law Enforcement Coverage Comes With a Price Tag

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg were in Willow Creek on Thursday, March 27, to let residents know that law enforcement coverage won’t be increasing before 2017. Downey told the audience the economic downturn combined with an unexpectedly slow recovery had forced cuts in law enforcement coverage. 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 →

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 →

Still Styling in Willow Creek

“I’ve been doing hair here in town for 20 years – I worked with Carol Foster at Carol’s Country Curl for 19 years and then took the shop over and now I’ve been here a year as Still Styling,” Still said. Read More →

Redbud Theater Kicks Off 2014 Season

The Love List, a contemporary adult comedy by Norm Foster, opens the latest season for Redbud Theater in Willow Creek. In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman - the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for - especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster’s sparkling new comic hit. Given the adult nature of the play it is not recommended for children. 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 →

Willow Creek Kiwanis Welcomes New President

On January 27, 2014 the Willow Creek Kiwanis Club welcomed Mitchell O’Doniel as their new President. O’Doniel is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and brings a passion for service to his new role. Willow Creek Kiwanis serve the Trinity River community in a variety of ways including a college scholarship program for local youth and a free firewood program for those in need. Members are currently selling tickets for their annual ham raffle for Easter and are beginning plans for the annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast. Both events serve as fundraisers for the club’s programs and help to bring our community closer together. Read More →