Burnt Ranch, CA

David Drake: Trickster, Military Policeman, Avid Horseman

This section includes announcements of important events in our lives–births, graduations, engagements, marriages, and deaths. If you want to share an event with your community, please send a photo and a written piece to [email protected]. David Hiram Drake was born on March 7, 1932 and crossed over to...
Picture for David Drake: Trickster, Military Policeman, Avid Horseman

Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injuries in Highway 299 Hit-and-Run; CHP Seeking Driver

On 5/24/2022, at approximately 1510 hours, the CHP Trinity River Area was advised of a vehicle vs. motorcycle crash on SR-299 in front of the Salyer Store in unincorporated Trinity County. CHP Willow Creek units were the first to arrive on scene and discovered the driver of the Toyota had fled the scene. The motorcycle rider was transported to a hospital in Humboldt County for suspected major injuries.
Picture for Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injuries in Highway 299 Hit-and-Run; CHP Seeking Driver

One of two men arrested after a burglary in Weaverville

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - One man was arrested after several days of investigation following a burglary on May 20 in the 500 block of Main Street in Weaverville, according to the Trinity county Sheriff’s Office. Two suspects entered a home through a crawl space on May 20 and stole a...

All four local NCS championship games set for Friday

By Ray Hamill — The dates and times for this weekend’s North Coast Section championship games in baseball and softball have been set, with four deciders taking place here in Humboldt County. The Eureka, Hoopa and McKinleyville girls will all play for a championship, as will the St....

OBITUARY: Delores Irene Sanderson Watson, 1953-2022

Delores was born on June 3, 1953 in Hoopa and left on May 13th 2022 three weeks shy of her 69th birthday. She went to sleep in her chair just the way she wanted, with her husband Darrel by her side. Delores spent her youth in Hoopa, McKinleyville and Fontana,...

SOTOLONGO TRIAL: Defense Presents Self-Defense Case, While Prosecution Points to the Accused’s History of Jailhouse Fights

It was Roger Yale who started the fight that ended with his death, alleged murderer Gearold Sotolongo testified when he took the stand Tuesday in his own defense. Sotolongo, 31, contradicted what other witnesses have said about the events of Feb. 13, 2016, when he stabbed Yale in the heart during an altercation at the Hoopa Mini-mart. Under questioning by defense attorney Zack Curtis, Sotolongo denied he and four other people were first arguing with Yale across the street from the mini-mart, then followed him while challenging him to fight.

Hoopa’s NCS championship game set for Friday

By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors will play for a little bit of history on their own field on Friday. After qualifying for the North Coast Section Division-5 softball championship game with a 3-0 win over Head-Royce on Tuesday afternoon, the Warriors received word later in the day that the game will be played on Friday at 5 p.m. at Hoopa High.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS — Defense key for Hoopa girls in NCS win

By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors won their North Coast Section playoff game with some strong defense on Tuesday. With pitcher Savannah Colegrove in control in the circle, the Hoopa defense backed her with numerous big plays against Head-Royce, as the Warriors ran out to a 3-0 win.

Comment Period Open: August Complex Restoration Project

Press release from Six Rivers National Forest Service:. The Six Rivers National Forest has opened the public comment period for the Mad River August Complex Restoration Project. The August Complex Restoration Project consists of post-fire fuels management, native plant and habitat restoration, economic recovery of dead timber and the installation...

SOTOLONGO TRIAL: Defense Witnesses Say Victim Had Threatened the Accused’s Life and Beaten His Uncle Into a Coma in the Weeks Before the Stabbing

As murder suspect Gearold Sotolongo’s attorney builds a case for self-defense, witnesses testified yesterday that victim Roger Yale had threatened to kill Sotolongo and had once beaten one witness into a coma. Witness Robert Blake, Sotolongo’s uncle, testified he woke up in the hospital, not knowing what happened, but...

Warriors shut out Head-Royce to remain on course for historic championship

By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors are showing no signs of letting up in their pursuit of an H-DNL record seventh North Coast Section softball championship. The Warriors turned in another composed businesslike performance in their Division-5 semifinal on Tuesday, scoring a pair of early runs and holding on for a 3-0 win over Head-Royce at Hoopa.