On Friday, August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. there will be training scenarios taking place near Commercial and 4th streets in Eureka. The scenarios are part of the College of the Redwoods Crime Scene Investigators Course:    

August 2013

Humboldt County’s “Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force” is joining in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high visibility campaign. It runs through September 2nd.

 

Local law enforcement say in 2011, there were over 9,800 highway fatalities in which drunk drivers or motorcycle riders were involved. That works out to 31 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities for the year...

The 51st Salmon Festival kicks of on Saturday in Klamath. This years theme is celebrating the tribe's 20th anniversary of their constitution. This years festivities will take place at the Klamath Old Town site.

 

Events this year include a game of stick ball, traditional card game tournament, and live music. Car enthusiasts can take part in the classic car show. The popular...

Crews are putting the final touches on the two new academic buildings at College of the Redwoods. After two years of construction on the buildings the new facilities will be open to students for the fall semester starting on August 24th.

 

College of the Redwoods President and Superintendent, Kathy Smith, took her first tour of the new buildings today.

 

"I'm just...

Arcata Police made two arrests last night from a prostitution sting in the Valley West area of Arcata. After getting requests to crack down on prostitution, police contacted prostitutes advertising on the internet, after plans to meet were arranged and believed prostitutes solicited police arrests were made.

 

Prostitution has brought increased criminal activity in to the area...

EUREKA- Three local Girl Scouts from Humboldt County are finalists in the first-ever council-wide cookie shopping bag contest held throughout northern California.
 
To gear up for their cookie season next February the organization is already getting a head start. The Girl Scouts of Northern California held a contest looking for original hand-drawn artwork to...
EUREKA- A free produce market was rescheduled Thursday after the truck driver delivering the fresh produce failed to show up A truck full of produce was supposed to arrive at Food for People’s monthly free produce market in Eureka. The organization said their partner in Sacramento had an issue with their truck scheduling. 
 
Food for People provides low-income...

GARBERVILLE- Bus riders in Southern Humboldt County have something to look forward to Monday, a new local bus line. Starting Monday the Humboldt Transit Authority will bring the southern Humboldt route to the Garberville senior apartments on Cedar Street. HTA said they decided to add the new line because of popular demand, but in order for the new route to remain, the buses have to earn a...

EUREKA- A downed power line in Eureka sparked a small vegetation fire Thursday night. Humboldt Bay Fire crews said a power line fell across Fairway Drive next to the Eureka Municipal Golf Course. Pacific Gas and Electric officials said it happened just after 11 p.m. and left nearly 2,000 people without power. PG&E said equipment failure is to blame for the outage. Fire officials said when...

Retired North Coast State Senator Pat Wiggins has passed away today at age seventy-three after a long illness.  
 
A native Californian, Wiggins started her political career on the Santa Rosa City Council in the 90’s, and was elected 4-years later to the State Assembly where she served 3-terms. Years later she was elected to the State Senate where she represented...
The following is a Press Release from Eureka Police:
 
On 08.14.13 detectives from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) served a search warrant at the 1400 block of East Avenue, in Eureka. The search warrant was obtained as the result of an unrelated neighborhood complaint, which led detectives to a possible indoor marijuana grow at...
ARCATA- It was a historic day for the state of California Monday. A first of its kind bill was signed by Governor Brown that will protect transgender students from kindergarten to the twelfth grade. 
 
"It is going to help them feel like somebody is listening and somebody is caring” said Arcata resident Jess Miguel.
 
The new law will...

FERNDALE- A Ferndale woman was chosen as America’s Farmers Mom of the Year. Mary Ann Bansen is one of five regional winners nationwide and was selected based on an essay submitted by her daughter. Bansen and her husband own and operate a pasture-based dairy farm that has been in their family for almost 100 years. She is the leader of the local 4H Community Pride Group and has also helped...

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