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August 2013

The Humboldt Bay is open after being closed from a sewage spill in Arcata. The City of Arcata estimates the spill happened on Thursday, but they didn't respond until the next day.


Marc Andre, Director of Environmental Services, said crews were not able to respond because they didn't know the spill happened.


"The issue here is probably a duration of time where we...

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 18:05

FERNDALE- A Ferndale man has returned home to the North Coast after spending some time at the White House, but he was not just a visitor, he was a hired employee. 

"It was just a job of a lifetime and I was honored to go" said Phillip Ostler, owner of Ostler Decorators of Ferndale.
Two weeks ago he was at the White House and was hired to replace a faded...
Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 18:03

On 08-27-2013, approximately 10:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted Game Wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with two search warrants in the Dutyville area of Humboldt County. Fish and Wildlife Wardens had received complaints regarding...

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 17:41

New charges of attempted murder have been filed against Bodhi Tree, the suspect of a double murder in Arcata.


A court session Wednesday also revealed new details in the case. “We believe Mr. Tree was hiding out,” said prosecuting attorney Elan Firpo of the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. She said Tree was taking refuge at the Eye Street home in Arcata where the two...

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 16:47

The State Senate has approved a bill that would require drivers to stay at least three feet away from bicyclists when they are passing in the same direction, despite Governor Jerry Brown's previous vetoes of similar legislation. The bill aims to protect bicyclists from harassment by drivers who deliberately travel close to bikes in an effort to intimidate riders. The legislation would require...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 19:43
EUREKA- McKinleyville homicide suspect, Michael Youravish was in court for a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Youravish is the 21-year old Eureka man accused of murdering 33-year old Forrest Croft Lovejoy, who’s body was found stabbed to death in the “baldy area” near C Avenue in McKinleyville in June.
Youravish was arrested at his Eureka residence...
Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 19:36

The Red Cross has declared a Disaster Relief Operation in California due to the multiple wildfires burning across the state and potential for flash floods in the south.


Today, the Humboldt County chapter was making phone calls to volunteers and sitting in meetings in preparation of the wildfires burning near the eastern county.


Other chapters are also calling...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:23

City officials of Blue Lake are hoping the community will respond to a public safety survey that was mailed to everyone in the area paying for water. The survey is to help the city negotiate the contract with the Humboldt County Sheriffs office for law enforcement.


The survey needs to be returned by August 30th to the City Hall, at Stardoughs, or mailed to the City of Blue Lake...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:19
EUREKA- The issue of water diversion combined with low water flow in our rivers and streams was brought before the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. Several agencies came together to address the issue and figure out how both the county and the state could help solve the problem.
“We are having streams that are being de-watered and some...
Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:16

Former Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Campbell has been sentenced for the motorcycle accident that killed 30-year-old Cara Banducci.


“My life is shattered beyond reason,” said the victim’s mother Carol Banducci, during an emotional testimony in the...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:14

Arcata Fire Protection District will swear in their fire Chief and four Captains on Wednesday at the Downtown Fire Department in Arcata.


Fire Chief Desmond Cowan said this is part of the restructuring of the department after a grant helped them to put more career firefighters at the downtown location.


There are now nine captains on Arcata fire, which means a...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:12

Law enforcement’s most recent effort to reduce marijuana cultivation is an air attack.  


“What we were able to do is set up an over flight for him today to see the scope of what we’re dealing with in Humboldt County,” Sheriff Mike Downey said.


“He” being Congressman Jared Huffman, who is visiting the North Coast specifically to see the environmental impacts from...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:11