Trinity County, CA

Shots Fired Near the Humboldt / Trinity County Line

On the evening of Saturday, May 22nd, just after 6:30 p.m. emergency personnel were alerted to a traffic collision with shots fired on County Line Creek Road off of Highway 36 near the Humboldt / Trinity County line. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies responded to the call along with...
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Wildlife Viewing, OK, but close meeting with mountain lion?

Reading books about nature, dogs and horses and living in the forest was a favorite activity. Once my grandmother gave me a emphatic lecture about reading a book, “Bears, Bears, Bears!!”. “You’ll never see a bear in your life!! She proclaimed. Well, much as I loved Lana Hudson,...

Dog saves owner from mountain lion: report

This dog is certainly woman’s best friend. A pooch recently saved her owner from the claws of a mountain lion. The Sacramento Bee reports how Erin Wilson of Trinity County, Calif., was walking her two-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois, Eva, on Monday afternoon to relax after a stressful day near the Trinity River.

Mountain Lion Attacks Northern California Woman; Pet Dog Defends Owner

A Northern California woman was attacked by a mountain lion earlier this week. The woman's pet dog came to the rescue as it fought ferociously even being outmatched by the large cat. Both the owner and the dog survived the ordeal while sustaining severe injuries. The mountain lion attack already...

Mountain Lion Attacks Woman and Her Dog Along California Highway

On Monday, a simple stop to let her dog out turned into a nightmare scenario for one woman in California. The woman reportedly stopped alongside a highway in Trinity County to walk her dog when a mountain lion attacked both the owner and pet. The mountain lion took a swipe at the woman before attacking the dog as its owner attempted to fight it off.

Storm Tracker Forecast: Critical fire danger Friday & a major warming trend ahead

Hold onto your hat and use extra caution to avoid any activities that could generate sparks or start a fire today. Low pressure to our east and high pressure to our west are interacting to drive strong north winds, very dry conditions, and critical fire danger across northern California Friday. A Red Flag Warning for high fire danger is set to remain in effect through 8pm Friday in the valley and foothills due to the strong winds, low humidity, and dry fuels. A Wind Advisory is set to stay in effect through 5pm Friday in the valley and through 11am Friday in the foothills and northern Sierra. Sustained winds to 30mph out of the north are projected, and gusts up to 55mph will be possible in the valley early today. Gusts up to 60mph out of the northeast are possible in the foothills and Sierra early today. The strong winds will drive high fire danger, but power outages, travel impacts, and downed trees will also be possible with the gusty winds today. Winds will be strongest through mid morning, and will then become weaker in the afternoon. Skies are clear and temperatures are much cooler than they were Thursday morning. Most areas are starting out 10 to 20 degrees cooler than early Thursday for the start of your Friday. A Frost Advisory is set to stay in effect through 9am Friday in Trinity County. Valley areas are mostly starting out in the 50's, while foothill areas dipped into the 40's to 50's overnight, and mountain areas have mostly dipped into the upper 20's to upper 30's. High temperatures are also projected to be a little cooler than they were on Thursday. Valley areas will climb into the low to mid 80's, while foothill and mountain areas have high temperatures in the 60's to 70's.

NorCal woman bravely defended by her dog during mountain lion attack

A woman in Northern California says her dog came to her rescue when she was attacked by a mountain lion Monday afternoon. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the attack occurred at about 3 p.m. near a highway in the Big Bar area of Trinity County, about 65 miles west of Redding. The woman had pulled over near a picnic area with her dog, a Belgian Malinois, and gone for a walk down a path when the mountain lion swiped her shoulder, CDFW said in a news release. Her dog came to her defense...