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August 2013

The “Corral Complex” wildfires caused by lightning has now burned through Hoopa Valley Tribe ancestral territory. 
Smoking conditions filled the area this week. Officials from the Hoopa Valley Tribe tell us that the fire is only a mile away from the reservation border, and today the tribe has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to help contain the blaze. A...
Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:28
TRINITY COUNTY- A jury trial has been scheduled for J.R. Powell, he’s the Trinity County man accused of murdering his step-father.
A trial date has been set for September 10th. J.R. Powell pleaded not guilty to the murder of 68-year old Jonathon William Powell of Ruth Lake. It happened in January of 2012. Jonathon Powell’s wife, Janet Powell came home to find...
Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:13

Quilts and baked goods line the walls of Belotti Hall at the Humboldt County Fair where thousands of home arts are held.

"Baked goods, wood workings, fleece, yarn, wine, beer, Legos, crafts and all that," said Brenda Ontiveros, home arts superintendent.

For years before she ran the show, Ontiveros entered her baked goods into the fair.

"I remember the first time i brought...

Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:04

New nurses at Saint Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals got a lesson in tracheostomy and chest tube care today.

It’s part of an 18-week long orientation program called Versant. The nation-wide program ensures new nurses are completely knowledgeable with their new surroundings before beginning their careers.

There are 11 nurses in this year’s course. Each has graduated with...

Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:00

Members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe were outside the Westlands Water District in Fresno on Wednesday. The tribe is trying to convince the district to stop their lawsuit against the federal government which is preventing water from the Trinity River to be released into the Klamath.


Members of the Hoopa and Yurok tribe testified in federal court on Wednesday. Both tribes are...

Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 17:58

Hotels and motels in Eureka may be required to have an annual permit to make up for frequent calls for service.

"It classifies them based off how many emergency calls for service they receive as compared to the number of rooms in each facility," Brian Gerving said.

Gerving is the chief building official with the city and has been working with law enforcement and fire officials to...

Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 17:49

A Not Guilty plea was entered in court Wednesday for Ryan Tatara, a.k.a. Macdonald, to charges of arson, but not before deciding to represent himself.


Eureka Police arrested Macdonald Monday afternoon at the foot of Del Norte Street after witness allegedly saw him set fire to some vegetation, burning about a 100 by 300 foot area. It was the second fire Monday, the first...

Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 15:12
EUREKA- The baby red panda at the Sequoia Park Zoo has a name and it means "foggy" in Chinese. Mohu is her name and it was announced Wednesday by the contestant winner, Eureka's City Council Member Melinda Ciarabellini. Mohu was born on Father's Day and weighed just four ounces.
When the winner was announced last week there were certain naming guidelines set by...
Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 13:53

WEOTT- It’s been nearly one month since the town of Weott has been faced with a water crisis. The town has been running on a limited water source after thousands of gallons of water was stolen in July from one of their water tanks. In an effort to quickly replenish the stolen water, the pressure from one of the lines broke and caused a large amount of silt to flow into the Eel River. Last week...

Post date: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 13:36
Over $36 million dollars has been spent so far to help fight the wildfires burning in Northern and Eastern Humboldt. 
The Salmon Complex Fire burning near the community of Sawyers Bar has cost the U.S. Forest Service $18 million dollars to contain. As for the Butler Fire, the largest still burning, the U.S. Forest Service says they’ve poured $18.5 million...
Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 21:16

Arcata resident, Chris Lehman will run for California State Senate Second district for the November 2014 election. Lehman, a democrat, has worked in the State Senate for more than fifteen years and announced his candidacy after incumbent Senator Noreen Evans said she would not be running for re-election.


In Arcata, Tuesday, Lehman said education, health care and the environment...

Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 19:12

Arcata volunteer firefighter, Juan Macias, has put in more than a thousand hours of work in his one year with the Arcata Fire Protection District.


"I've been here for one month, but I feel like I've been here a lot more," said Macias who also goes to school full time.


Arcata volunteer firefighters need to spend six months with the station before they know if...

Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 18:59