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Eureka - The Humboldt County Courthouse is getting restoration work on their murals. Today, crews began setting up scaffolding to begin to repair damage caused by past earthquakes. Both 4th and 5th street sides of the building will hold the scaffolding and some parking spots will be temporarily blocked to accommodate a large blue colored boom. The boom will also be in place to elevate workers during the restoration process.

The scaffolding is estimated to be up for about three months.

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Samoa - A large brush fire broke out near the Samoa Bridge Wednesday night.

Just after 7 p.m., Arcata Fire along with Samoa and Humboldt Bay Fire Departments responded to a large blaze just east of the Samoa Bridge off of Highway 255. Several abandoned buildings are in the area.

Officials say dealing with the fire was a challenge because no fire hydrants were nearby. Humboldt Bay...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Fifty-seven year old Scott William Johnson of Alderpoint is the victim of a shooting homicide in Rancho Sequoia Monday evening.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into Johnson’s murder, assessing whether Monday’s homicide could be related to another homicide in the area last Friday.

According the sheriff’s office, Johnson and a...

southern humboldt- Matthew Aaron Brown was taken into custody Tuesday as the suspected shooter in the death of 49-year-old Alderpoint resident Neil Decker.

Brown was on the loose for three days after the shooting and was located by the Humboldt County SWAT team early Tuesday morning.

Looking into his history, Brown did not have a criminal record prior to Friday’s shooting....

EUREKA- The Sequoia Park Zoo celebrated National Zoo Keeper Week Wednesday by inviting visitors to create enrichment objects for the animals.

Enrichment objects are given to animals to keep them active and engaged. They can be made out of cardboard or paper, and contain food inside. According to zoo keepers, the objects help bring a change to the animals’ daily lives and promote well-...

RIO DELL- Rio Dell city officials voted Tuesday night in favor of a penalty structure for charging citizens who use more than the city allotted amount of water. Because of the drought situation in the city, residents have been restricted to 50 gallons of water use per person, per day.

City council members worked late into the night to draft the new penalty structure. Instead of one flat...