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August 2013

A McKinleyville man was airlifted to Redding Wednesday after a crash near Hoopa.


California Highway Patrol officers say if happened around 4:30 in the afternoon.

They say 49-year-old Kevin Antonsen was ejected from the water tender he was driving back from delivering water to a nearby wildfire.


Officers say he was coming down Big Hill Road when he took a...

Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 18:03
GARBERVILLE- There is a new place to cool off in southern Humboldt, and in an effort to draw tourism and local residents to Garberville's Benbow RV Park opened a new water park Thursday.
The splash park is the only water park in Humboldt County and is part of a larger renovation project costing $2 million. Within the next few months a new sport court and...
Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 18:02
MIRANDA- In 2001 Miranda Junior High School shut down, but now they have a new campus. The new buildings are currently being used by the high school students, but starting next school year it will become the new middle school and will house seventh and eighth grade students. South Fork High School Principal Lisa Gray said,
“It is just a little split up right now...
Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 18:02

A central Eureka intersection was shut down Thursday after a crash flipped one car onto its roof.


It happened at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and California Street. Traffic officers with Eureka Police say the driver at fault was in a silver Chevy Malibu. They say the driver was unlicensed when he failed to stop at the stop sign on California, and was broad-sided by the...

Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 18:00

Contractors for the City of Arcata were working on Valley East Boulevard Thursday to fix non ADA compliant sidewalk.


Construction will take place over the next six to eight weeks, during business hours on Valley East and West Boulevard.


The project will cost the city 1.2 million dollars. During sidewalk construction roads may be closed or open to one way traffic...

Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 17:58

If you pass through a stop sign while biking or skate boarding in Arcata you may face a fine. That is because Arcata and University police are cracking down on people not obeying traffic laws.


University police say they are stepping up enforcement on campus to help teach students the law.


"We are taking it very seriously with the bicycles and the skateboards,"...

Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 17:55

Arcata Police found a marijuana grow operation expanding over three homes in Arcata and Eureka. The operation allegedly used three bedrooms to process and grow marijuana. According to Arcata Police they found 35 growing marijuana plants, 10 pounds of processed marijuana bud, and 15 pounds of dried marijuana.


During the search officers found the residents were also renting two...

Post date: Thu, 08/29/2013 - 17:50
There are new plans for reducing prison inmates, Senate President Darrell Steinberg and his fellow senate democrats have unveiled their version today. However, they are breaking ranks with the governor and the rest of the legislature, who offered their own plan on Tuesday.
Both plans address the federal court order requiring the state to reduce its prison...
Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:02
The following is a Press Release from Eureka Police:
On 08.27.13, at about 4:00 a.m., a deputy with the Humboldt Count Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) contacted Jorge Ramirez-Mendez (age 24) and Teresa Graham (age 25) at a motel in the 800 block of Main Street in Fortuna. The HCSO deputy recognized Ramirez-Mendez and Graham as two subjects who were being investigated by...
Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 19:54

Power is back on at College of the Redwoods after the Eureka campus classes were closed this afternoon to fix a power outage. The outage happened Wednesday morning at 7:15AM and knocked out power to the bookstore, dining services, child development center, and the college's two new buildings.


Classes were canceled from 11:30AM till 2:00PM while crews worked to correct the...

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 18:10

NORTH COAST- Today marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream" speech. A half-century later nearly 20,000 people gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to pay tribute to the civil rights leader. President Barack Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter all made a speech in honor of King. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy asked all...

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 18:08

The Corral Complex fire continues to spread, growing to 11,777 and is seven percent contained. Crews expect fire activity to increase over the next couple of days. Weather has allowed crews to hit the fire directly. Crews will work on containment lines west of the fire.


The Salmon River complex fire is close to full containment, 95%, the fire has burned 14,720 acres. Crew will...

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 18:08