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August 2013

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce hosted a special presentation Monday in an effort to raise awareness about the environmental impacts illegal pot growers have along the North Coast.
A few months ago the chamber said they were presented with overwhelming evidence of environmental damage caused by illegal growers throughout the county. The information led...
Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 18:33

California prison officials now have a federal court order to allow force-feeding hunger strike prisoners in a medical emergency.

The order will allow prison medical staff to revive a prisoner who becomes incompetent to make medical decisions. Nearly 130 inmates are still refusing their state meals in California prisons, but officials say they’re most concerned about a core group of...

Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 18:23

Eureka City Schools staff are gearing up for the upcoming school year.

About four hundred teachers, classified staff and administrators met Tuesday morning at Eureka High School to discuss their goals and Superintendent Dr. Fred Van Vleck’s message for this year “True Grit.”


Van Vleck says the year will include instructional site visits to each Eureka City Schools campus...

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

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a body found Monday evening; 60-year-old John Wayne Hill of Eureka.


A man walking his dog in a wooded area Monday evening near the intersection of Harris and Girard streets found Hill’s body. Investigators say he was about 100 yards off of a trail and that his body was badly decomposed.



Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 18:18
EUREKA- To avoid a fish kill in the lower Klamath River similar to the last one seen in 2002, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and the Hoopa Valley Tribe wrote a joint letter to the federal government urging them to reconsider the release of water into the river. 
On Tuesday morning the supervisors announced that they were on board with the idea and in...
Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 18:13


Responding to fires in the area known as “Greenbelt” has become a regular occurrence for Humboldt Bay Fire.


"We’re down there at least every couple of days," Assistant Chief Bill Gillespie said.


Gillespie said that the brush-filled area behind the Bayshore Mall is a popular destination for homeless.


"Just the human activity down there...

Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 17:49

A 25-year-old Eureka man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection to a fire Monday afternoon at the foot of Del Norte Street in Eureka.

Ryan Anthony MacDonald was taken into custody after witnesses said they saw him lighting fires in the area known as...

Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 16:27

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:

On 08-19-2013 at about 10:00 am the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a parcel...

Post date: Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:29

The Summer and Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 7 DUI deployments overnight in Humboldt County.


From 12:01 AM Friday August 16, 2013 through Midnight Sunday August 18, 2013 officers representing 7 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 16 individuals for...

Post date: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 20:43

 An important reminder is touring the golden state, making a stop at the Humboldt County Fair.

"The red table is here to help people practice the 5th step, which is drop cover and hold on when there's earthquake shaking," said College of the Redwoods Geology Associate Faculty member Jay Patton.

The table started its tour a year ago, but this is its first visit to Humboldt County...

Post date: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 20:41

Two crashes in Del Norte County have resulted in major injuries.

The first happened just before 4 p.m. on Highway 101 in Klamath.  Highway Patrol Officers say Timothy Dougan of Ardmore, Oklahoma was headed north across the Klamath River Bridge on his motorcycle. Officers say he was going too fast, couldn’t stop in time and rear-ended another vehicle.

Dougan was airlifted to Rogue...

Post date: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 20:38

The following is a press release from the Crescent City Police Department:

Saturday, August 17, 2013, at approximately 7:01 AM the Subway Sandwich Shop, located at 850 Hwy 101 North was the scene of an armed robbery and a press...

Post date: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 20:21