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August 2013

On 08-14-2013, approximately 10:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen who reported his sister as an overdue hiker. The citizen told the investigating deputy he dropped his sister Anna Maria Rodriquez off at a trailhead three miles out Slate Creek, Orleans. He said his sister...

Post date: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 18:13

A working butane hash lab and basement marijuana grow was raided Wednesday night in Ferndale.


Child Welfare Services was called to asses the situation of three kids living in the home.

It happened in the 1700 block of Market Street. Drug Task Force agents say it started after a traffic stop of 41-year-old Colin Town Wednesday afternoon by Ferndale police. They found Town...

Post date: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 18:10

First responders from various agencies practiced for an emergency at Humboldt State University on Wednesday. The scenario crews were preparing for was two housing buildings on fire with students trapped inside.


Every year various agencies from Humboldt Bay Fire to University Police practice before the Fall semester at Humboldt State begins.


"The whole intent is...

Post date: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 17:55

Humboldt Waste Management and Cal Recycle are making it possible for residents of Humboldt County to dispose their used tires. Residents can recycle up to nine tires for free on Saturday. The 'Free Tire Disposal' Day will be at Dock B at Marina Drive near the Warfinger Building in Eureka from 9:00AM to 2:00PM.


No tire rims, or tires greater than 32" in diameter will be accepted...

Post date: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 17:53

Crews have been able to make additional progress on the largest fires burning. The largest fire is the Butler Fire burning near Forks of Salmon. That fire has been burning since July 31st. The fire is 22 percent contained and has burned 13,965 acres. An evacuation advisory is in effect for residents near Forks of Salmon.


The Salmon Complex fire burning near Sawyers Bar has...

Post date: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 17:50
The following is a press release from the California Highway Patrol:
Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 19:26

A major search engine is showing the love for the North Coast Redwoods.


A foggy scene shot in Redwood National Park in Humboldt County could be seen on Bing’s homepage Wednesday. Representatives of the Microsoft search engine have added “hotspots” on the Redwoods image, allowing millions of users to click through to other images of Redwood National, to the “Return of the Jedi”...

Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 19:05

The following is a press release from the Humboldt...

Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 19:04

FERNDALE- Tuesday was opening day for the 117th Humboldt County Fair and hundreds of fair-goers showed up to have some fun. The fair will last until Sunday Aug. 25, and there will be free admission for everyone on Aug. 15, 19, 20, 22. 

Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 18:56
EUREKA- Local CVS Pharmacies are taking part in stopping meth manufacturing, they will now require identification when purchasing nail polish remover.
In a statement released by the company, CVS says this change is because acetone and iodine, two chemicals found in polish remover, are also used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine. 
Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 18:18
SACRAMENTO- The California Parks Department is getting some more help as it tries to bring the parks system back from years of neglect due to budget cuts, a recent financial scandal and outdated policies. The 280-park system already has a new leader, major general Anthony Jackson, who was named to the post less than a year ago following revelations that the parks department had hidden...
Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 18:08

Several fires are still burning, but crews are getting better control over them.


The Butler Fire still burns east of Sawyers Bar. The fire that started on July 31, 2013 has burned 11,883 acres and is 22 percent contained. Firefighters are continuing to protect structures near Butler Flat.


The Salmon Complex fire near Sawyers Bar has grown to 11,698 acres and...

Post date: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 18:08