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NORTH COAST  - The end of summer DUI campaign continues and the number of arrests so far have come down.

Avoid the 8 officials say from Friday, August 21 through midnight August 30,  28 individuals were arrested compared to 38 in 2014. In 2013, there were 41. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all drivers to help make the community safer by calling 911 and reporting all drunk drivers.

DUI patrols and arrest data will continue through the end of Labor Day Weekend.

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Voluntary evacuations for the Lassic Fire in Eastern Humboldt have been lifted.

Officials say the fire, part of the Mad River Complex, is about 90% contained and posing no threat to the Swayback Ridge areas previously under the advisory. Rain over the weekend helped firefighters significantly.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and incident management teams...

EASTERN HUMBOLDT – A Hoopa man is dead after a crash in Eastern Humboldt. 

82-year old Christopher Colgrove died Monday morning from his injuries. Just before 11:30 am Sunday, Colgrove failed to negotiate a left turn traveling east on Highway 299 near the East Fork Bridge.

The California Highway Patrol says he lost control of his 2004 Lexis on a damp roadway and struck a 2000...

ARCATA - It’s a big issue in Humboldt County and on the rise in Arcata, it’s graffiti; but one elected official is striving to remove it.

Arcata’s Mayor Michael Winkler is fed up with the amount graffiti happening in the city, especially to historic murals. So fed up, he’s cleaning it himself. But he's not the only one bothered by the illegal artwork. An Arcata Plaza business manager...

EUREKA - Protestors are prepared to speak out as the voice of the homeless Tuesday night before the Eureka City Council Meeting.

The City Manager will introduce an Open Space Property Management Plan at the meeting; which is intended to improve safety and quality of the city’s public resources along waterfront property. However, planning challenges arise due to the amount of homeless...

FORTUNA- The Eel River Valley is one step closer to a new healthcare option thanks to a federal grant.

Open Door Community Health Centers has been awarded just over $900,000 to go towards the new Fortuna Community Health Center. The new center is still in it's planning stages with architect designs expected to be completed early next year. While the total project will cost $12 million...

FORTUNA- Almost nine months after falling under new leadership official's with Fortuna's Multi Generational Center say they are rapidly expanding programming for the eel river valley.

Interim Executive Directer Dawn Watkins took over the job in January and today shared an update on her progress with the city's chamber of commerce. The MGC was started in 2011 as a place old and young can...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are standing up to Airbnb demanding the company comply with the county's Transient Occupancy Tax.

The San Francisco company provides an online platform for local residents to advertise open rooms to short term renters. For as low as $12 you can find a place to stay overnight in Eureka. Rather than staying in a hotel, the website helps you...

EUREKA- Community members are donating blood to show their support for a local girl battling cancer.

4-year-old Eleanor Esh of Eureka was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She’s currently undergoing chemo at a hospital in Oakland. Monday, beauty queens from the Miss Humboldt County Pageant rolled up their sleeves and donated blood at the Northern California Community...

MCKINLEYVILLE- For many kids in Humboldt County, summer break has come to a close and it's time to hit the books.

Students at McKinleyville Union School District boarded the bus Monday morning, eager to get back in the swing of things.

"I’m very excited because it’s kind of fun to meet new friends," said Kyla Schuchard. 

"I’m kind of scared," said Winter Bruce.

"I...

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