North Pass Fire Near Covelo Engulfs over 20,000 Acres–Still Growing

Over a 1000 personnel struggle to contain the North Pass Fire east of Covelo.  The blaze, started by a lightning strike last Saturday has rampaged across the rugged terrain in eastern Mendocino County for nearly the last week.  Overnight the fire has now reached 20,775 acres.  It has now consumed two outbuildings as well as injured three people. Calfire is

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How Will the Four Bridges Project Affect the Avenue

To the left, Ohman Creek Bridge, one of the four bridges Caltrans proposes to upgrade.  To the right, The Chimney Tree Grill, whose owner is concerned about her business. Because of the community’s concerns about the Richardson Grove project, this afternoon’s meeting about Caltrans’ proposal for the Avenue of the Giants Four Bridges project promises to be lively.  Already letters

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Restoring the Sponge on the North Coast –A Whole Systems Approach

Remaining old-growth forest preserves such as Gilham Butte provide late season flows to both the Mattole and Salmon Creek watersheds. Photo: Kyle Keegan The following piece is a guest article by Kyle Keegan.  It was first printed in the Trees Foundation Newsletter. It is reprinted here with their kind permission. In a society that sees the effects of diminishing streams and

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$1000 Reward for Information about Tire Vandals

Fortuna Press Release: On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in the early morning hours officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to the area of Campton Heights Drive regarding the report of numerous vandalized vehicle tires. Upon arrival, officers immediately observed more vehicles with vandalized tires. In total about 15 vehicles had had their tires vandalized. “Many victims expressed their frustration,

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Man Wielding Damage Dealing Sledgehammer Chased by Citizens

Hulk smash? Humboldt CO. Sheriff’s Press Release: On 08-21-2012, approximately 1:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a call regarding a man smashing car windows in the 2000 block of Fern Street, Eureka. When deputies arrived in the area they saw the suspect, who was carrying a large sledge hammer, being chased by several citizens. Deputies joined the foot

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