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Internet Access
The community of Trinity Center has the option of wireless access from Velocity Communications, DSL or dial-up from TDS Telecom, cellular Internet from Verizon Wireless, or satellite.

Other communities have access to dial-up, satellite, and, in some locations, cellular.

Various satellite vendors, not a complete list:



Cell phones
Verizon and Sprint 4G cell coverage is very good in the immediate Trinity Center area. Coverage in other areas and on the lake varies. There is essentially no coverage in Coffee Creek.

AT&T and T-Mobile service currently is not available in the North Lake area.

Fire and Medical Services

  • Whom do I call in an emergency?
    Call 911
  • Where is the nearest hospital?
  • Do I have local fire coverage?

    In the North Lake Area, you are likely a resident of the Trinity Center Community Services District or the Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire District.

Trinity Center Volunteer Fire Department
The Trinity Center Volunteer Fire Department is a volunteer organization that provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the residents of the Trinity Center Community Services District.

Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire District
The Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire District is a volunteer organization that provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the residents of the Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire District.

Trinity Hospital
Located in Weaverville, Trinity Hospital, operated by the Mountain Communities Healthcare District, is our local hospital and offers skilled staff to handle most emergency and medical needs. It provides 24-hour emergency room services with a physician on duty at all times.

In November 2011, a ballot measure passed renewing the Mountain Communities Healthcare District annual $118-per-parcel property fee to fund the Hospital District for five years.

Trinity Health Clinic
Co-located with the Trinity Hospital is the Trinity Health Clinic. The clinic offers walk-in service, and is your best choice for non-emergency health services. See their website for hours.

Ambulance Service
Ambulance service is provided by the Coffee Creek and Trinity Center VFDs. When service is required to transport a patient outside our area, the patient is transported via Air Ambulance, TCLS, or our own ambulance services depending on the situation. TCLS, the Trinity County Life Support service, is based in Weaverville and will respond to our area to assist our own ambulance services when needed. Our ambulances will occasionally transfer a patient to a TCLS ambulance for transport to Weaverville Hospital.

Ambulance services are typically very expensive and many insurance plans do not cover the cost of the ambulance service. The Coffee Creek and Trinity Center VFDs do not charge for emergency transport. TCLS, however, does charge to cover the cost of running a larger service with paid medical staff. TCLS offers their low-cost LSA (Life Support Association) program to provide members with assurance that tranport costs will be covered. See the TCLS website for membership information.

Air Ambulance
A substantial number of medical emergency patients are air lifted from Trinity Center airport to Redding. Two air ambulance companies serve the north Trinity Lake area: PHI Air Medical and REACH. Both services offer membership that will greatly reduce the cost of an emergency flight. PHI and REACH rotate their coverage of our area. If you spend time in our area throughout the year, it is highly recommended that you join both services.

Club and other organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous - Northern Lights Group
When: Mondays at 6:00 pm
Where: Old Fire Hall on Scott Road, next to the IOOF Hall
Contact: 266-3302

North Trinity Lake Improvement Association
(manages the IOOF Hall)
PO Box 205
Trinity Center, CA 96091
Contact: Betty Jenner
NTLIA webpage

Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance
PO Box 128, Trinity Center, CA 96091
Contact: Kelli Gant

Trinity Center VFD Auxiliary
PO Box 191, Trinity Center, CA 96091
Contact: Sue Chatterton
Website

Red Hat Society, Robin Renten Chapter
Contact: Sue Chatterton
International webpage

Trinity Center Garden Club
Contact: Charlotte Scott
Usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
See the NTL Calendar for meeting dates and details.

Trinity Center Library, Book Lovers Club
Contact: Virginia Allin
More information...

Trinity County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 530-623-6101
Website

Trinity County Pilots Association
Website

Trinity Lake Houseboat Owners Association
Facebook page

Trinity Lake Lions Club
PO Box 95, Trinity Center, CA 96091
Contact: Brian Bogdanich
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 pm, IOOF Hall
More information...

Transportation

Trinity Transit Bus

Trinity Transit has suspended service to Trinity Center.

Utilities

Garbage and Recycling, see Solid Waste and Recycling

Propane delivery

  • Amerigas, 530-623-2356
  • Campora, 530-623-2372
  • ER Energy, 530-623-9300

Electricity, see Community Power

Water, see Community Water

Churches

Coffee Creek Community Church
Coffee Creek Road, Coffee Creek
Sunday School, all ages 10:00am
Worship services 10:00am
Men's/Women's Fellowship Tues 7:00pm
530-266-3880

Mountain Faith Christian Fellowship
530-266-3785

Trinity Center Community Church
Airport Road and Mary Rd, Trinity Center
Sunday Service: 10:00am
530-266-3415

Schools

See our Education webpage

Local government services

Special Districts

 

Trinity County Library - Trinity Center Branch

  • Airport Road, Trinity Center - 530-266-3242
  • Open Wednesdays only, 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Public Internet Access and copy service
  • Connected to County Computer System- T1 line
  • Some library history...

U.S. Post Office - Trinity Center - 96091

  • 271 Mary Ave, Trinity Center - (530) 266-3455
  • Hours: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday
  • Counter is closed Saturday but there is Saturday mail delivery. Closed Sunday.
  • Weekday mail dispatch to Redding is 1:20pm.
  • A bit of Post Office history.

USFS - Coffee Creek Fire Station

Coffee Creek Fire Station has reduced visitor services that require personnel for processing, such as map sales and one-on-one visitor information services.

Trinity Alps Wilderness permits and California Campfire permits will continue to be available at the station's self-service box located outside the main station door.

County Government

We are in Trinity County Supervisor District One.
Our supervisor is Keith Groves
Phone: 530-623-1217
Fax: 530-623-8365

Trinity County Board of Supervisors

Other county government information:

  • Trinity County Census Data
  • California Local Government Finance Almanac website - includes historic and current budgeting issues, information about how property tax is allocated, and current State budget
  • What is the structure and power of a county and the Board of Supervisors? CSAC webpage
  • Regional Council of Rural Counties website
  • About County Government Overview
  • Atlas of Historic County Boundaries website tool (In 1850, Trinity County was big. It included Humboldt, Del Norte, and half of Siskiyou)

State Government

Search State bills - Database search

Our California
State Representatives are:

Assembly (Dist. 2)

Jim Wood (Dem)

Capitol Address
State Capitol
PO Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0002
Phone: 916-319-2002
Fax: 916-319-2102

District Address
710 E Street, Suite 150
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707-445-7014
Fax: 707-445-6607

Senate (Dist. 2)

Mike McGuire (Dem)

Capitol Address
State Capitol
1303 10th Street, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-4002
Fax: 916-651-4902

District Address
710 E Street, Suite 150
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707-445-6508
Fax: 707-445-6511

Federal Government

Our Federal Representatives are:

House of Representatives (California District 2)

Jared Huffman (Dem)

Capitol Address
Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

242 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3076
Fax: 202-226-0852

District Address
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM PST

Senate

Barbara Boxer (Dem)

112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-3553
Fax:

Dianne Feinstein (Dem)

331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-3841
Fax: 202-228-3954

US Forest Service

California makes up Region 5 - Pacific Southwest - of the USFS. See their website.

Much of our area is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The immediate area around Trinity Lake comprises the Trinity Unit of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.

The Trinity Unit is managed by Acting District Ranger Stew Richter.

The Shasta-Trinity Forest is managed by Forest supervisor Dave Myers.

Region 5 contact:

Randy Moore
Regional Forester
USDA Forest Service Region 5
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
or phone 707-562-8737.


Trinity Center VFD
Emergency: 911
Firehouse: 530-266-3420
Info: 530-598-8956

Coffee Creek VFD
Emergency: 911
Firehouse: 530-266-3955
Info: 530-266-3410

Mountain Community Medical Services (Trinity Hospital)
Weaverville
Emergency: 911
Tel: 530-623-5541

Trinity County Sheriff
Emergency: 911
Tel: 530-623-8127

Trinity Center Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3350

Trinity Knolls Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3504

Coffee Creek Acres Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3255

Seymour Water District
Tel: 530-266-3805

Treasure Creek Woods Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3286

Covington Mill Mutual Water Company
Division A (Covington Mill)
Tel: 530-286-2624

Covington Mill Mutual Water Company
Division B (Lake Forest)
Tel: 530-286-2232 or
707-839-4527

Trinity Public Utility District
Tel: 800-968-7783

Trinity County Solid Waste
Tel: 530-623-1326 x108
Snow line x199

TDS Telecom
Tel: 800-358-3648

Trinity Center CSD
Tel: 530-266-3569

Trinity Center Post Office
Tel: 530-266-3455

Trinity Center Library
Tel: 530-266-3242

North Trinity Lake Improvement Association
Tel: 530-266-3807


Scott Museum
When: Summer 2013 season: June 15 to Sept, Tuesday thru Saturday, noon to 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Where: Airport Road
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