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SOMES BAR - More than 200 firefighters continue to try and bring the Marble Fire in Six Rivers National Forest under control.

The fire started Thursday afternoon and has grown to over 280 acres and is 35 percent contained. Structures are also still threatened. 

Officials say steep and heavy terrain; along with damaged trees from this past winter will present challenges. There are voluntary evacuation in some areas of Patterson Ranch and the Marble Mountain Ranch areas.

Six Rivers National Forest remains under fire restrictions. Travelers are urged to avoid Highway 96 in the fire area due to emergency vehicles using the roadway.

Post date Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 00:02

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - More good news regarding our roads. Caltrans will get a jumpstart on the newly passed SB-1 Road Repair and Accountability Act.

Construction will get started in the coming months and will include: 13-pavement projects across the state with an additional 50 projects scheduled for this next fiscal year. Crews will repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways to...

Post date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:35

SOMES BAR - Firefighters have more of a handle on the Marble Fire burning near Somes Bar. The blaze was started from an unknown cause this past Thursday afternoon. Currently it has burned 316 acres and is 60-percent contained.

Crews have moved into mop-up mode and the Nor Cal Team 2 will be transferring command of the fire back to Six Rivers National Forest Officials Monday. Fire...

Post date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 12:36

The Arcata Police Department is calling on the community to help locate a wanted suspect in an Arcata shooting.

19-year-old Fortuna resident Elijah Williams is suspected of attempting to kill a 17-year-old last Sunday.

That morning at 2:45 Arcata Police responded to 12th and C Streets and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his thigh.

The wounded teenager was taken to...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 18:53

Three small fires broke out near each other in Fortuna Saturday, causing more stress within the Friendly City.

At 12:45PM, Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department responded to the railroad track behind Loni Drive, near a group of apartment buildings.

Three small blazes had broken out, the largest one at 50 by 100 feet.

Several neighbors were using hoses on the flames before...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 18:47

The Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo is in full gear.

Saturday was all about cars, cars and more cars.

Hundreds of classic models took over Main Street - some for sale and some for show.

Vehicles and spectators come from near and far for the event – some from all the way across the country.

The first ever car gathering in Fortuna is thought to have taken place around 1904 in...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 18:46

BAYSIDE - A Bayside homeowner trying to clear tree limbs for fire prevention actually starts a small fire.

Just after 4:00 this afternoon, the Arcata Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Graham Road. A man was cutting tree limbs when a limb fell on a power line igniting a fire.  It took fire crews around 15 minutes to bring under control.

Cal Fire also responded to the...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 18:13

By Braly Whisler

EUREKA - Christmas came early this year. Humboldt Grange held a holiday themed charity fundraiser today during their weekly Saturday breakfast.

The money raised from the fundraiser went to Santa’s Workshop, a community project between the Humboldt Grange, Eureka Lions Club, and Pine Hill South Bay PTSA. This December Kindergarteners from Pine Hill Elementary will...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 18:10

EUREKA - The colors are brilliant and the crystals glowing at this weekend’s gem show. The fourth Annual Gem Faire is taking place Redwood acres in Eureka.

Hundreds of people were wandering the halls looking at the wares from around the world. Precious and semi-precious gemstones were in abundance and thousands of strings of beads were there to buy.

Many say they were drawn to...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 17:58

By Braly Whisler

ARCATA - The Humboldt Wildlife Care Center has recently seen a 15% increase in orphaned mammals.

The care centers mission is to rescue injured or orphaned wild animals and return them to the wild. They usually have about 75% birds and 25% mammals and now that has moved to 60% birds and 40% mammals. They say one reason for the increase is they have recently...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 17:56
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