Large Law Enforcement Action in Trinity Pines [UPDATE 125 Officers Involved]

UPDATE 9:16 A.M.: KMUD did an interview with a Trinity Pines’ resident last night. Interview starts about 22 minutes into the newscast. UPDATE 9 A.M.: Multiple agencies and 125 officers participated in yesterday’s raids! Trinity Co. Sheriff’s press release: On August 29, 2013 at approximately 7:00 am a Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force implemented search warrants on 23 parcels in the Trinity

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Federal Government ‘Defers’ Right to Challenge Washington and Colorado’s Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Justice Dept. Announcement: Federal Government Says It Is Going to Take a Wait and See Approach to Washington and Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Laws Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the

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Myers Flat Fire

UPDATE 11:10 P.M.: Marty Hobbs from Cal Fire says that the fire was contained before 2 P.M. (It was called in a little before 11 A.M.) Engines from Cal Fire and Myers Flat were able to pull up onto the east side of the Eel and lay hose across the river to fight the fire on the west side.  A

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CLMP Report: Helicopter Action in Southern Humboldt

UPDATE 12 Midnight: “It’s not the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office,” says Lt. Steve Knight.  He says his office has not been flying a helicopter in the area. UPDATE 11:24 P.M.: PG&E appears to be moving poles in the redway area which accounts for the third helicopter mentioned below. Original post below————– CLMP (Civil Liberties Monitoring Project) is reporting several different

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(UPDATED) Illegal Pumping Leads to Marijuana Bust–But Is It Too Late for the Fish?

UPDATE, 11:10 a.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office follows the original report, below. ### Yesterday, Bruce Wayne Turner was arrested for marijuana cultivation and booked into the Humboldt County jail a little after 4 p.m. Earlier, law enforcement — reportedly from the Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Task Force and the California Department of Fish and

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Highway 101 Closed at Big Lagoon; Overturned Semi Spills Big Boulders Everywhere

Above photos by Kim Sallaway. Aerial view of the accident provided by the CHP UPDATE 9:02 P.M.: CHP press release: On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at approximately 10:30 am, 52 year old Marc Joseph Leonard of McKinleyville was driving a Peterbilt semi-truck while pulling a trailer loaded of large boulders northbound on US-101, south of Orick.  The truck was in route to

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