September 2013

The newly appointed Eureka police chief is visiting the North Coast. Andrew Mills came up from San Diego for Tuesday’s vote from Eureka City Council, which will officially make him the new chief.

 

“My vision is to come in and listen to people and to spend a great deal talking to people with community members, with police officers, with city council,” Mills said. “Learning with...

The following is a press release from Cal-Fire:

At 2:21 PM Cal Fire and Honeydew VFD were dispatched to a wildland fire in the Honeydew area.

At approximately 2:45 PM the Fortuna Interagency Command Center was notified of a traffic collision involving one of the engines responding to the fire.  The engine rolled over and ended up off the roadway.  The 3 personnel on the engine...

NORTH COAST- Californians who need health insurance will be able to enroll through the state’s health insurance exchange starting Tuesday. United Way Humboldt Del Norte Regional Director Gabrielle Parkison said, 
 
“In Humboldt county and Del Norte we have a tremendous amount of people who are uninsured, so this is an opportunity for them to look at how to receive...

ARCATA- The city of Arcata's 16 year project to restore habitat at McDaniels Slough is in the final stages. The city is working on creating trails that lead up to the recent levee that was breached that reconnects Humboldt Bay with McDaniels Slough.

 

The project serves three functions by restoring the local habitat, providing flood relief, and giving the community more access to...

ARCATA- The two Humboldt State University students who were stabbed are still in the hospital while police look for the suspect. Both were stabbed in a fight and had to undergo emergency surgery Sunday morning.

 

One of the victims is a Humboldt State football player and the other a former football player, both were at a party following the universities homecoming game.

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Arcata Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with two burglaries at Sunny Brae Middle School. Investigators said they used information from citizen tips to identify the three who allegedly took one iMac computer, and 11 laptop computers.

 

Police arrested the three boys, two 15 and one 13, Monday. Two were taken to juvenile hall, the other was released to his parents...

EUREKA, Calif.— A federal court has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to protect thousands of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions from U.S. Navy warfare training exercises along the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington.

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EUREKA- Bodhi Tree will be held to answer for the murder charges against him, that’s the findings from the judge after four days of preliminary hearings.

 

The hearings wrapped up Monday, after testimony from the man who drove Bodhi Tree from Arcata to Eureka and back the night Rhett August was shot on J Street. Some Arcata residents also testified; a tenant of the Eye Street...

A local man has been killed in another crash on Highway 36

 

California Highway Patrol Officers say the crash happened Sunday afternoon about six miles east of Highway 101 near Carlotta. They say the driver, 41-year-old Kevin McDonald of Alderpoint, was headed westbound in a 2000 Honda Accord when he crashed head on into a 1970 Kaiser dump truck.

 

Officers say...

A local coffee company is donating 100-percent of their proceeds from all sales to promote breast health awareness.  Tomorrow, in anticipation of National Breast Health Awareness Month, Dutch Bros Coffee Company is helping raise money for local breast cancer awareness. All proceeds Tuesday from every sale they make at both of their Eureka locations will go to the Community Breast Health...

A repair project will close part of Highway 254, the Avenue of the Giants beginning today.  Caltrans announced the repairs of a drainage pipe near the High Rock Conservation Camp, between Weott and Redcrest, would require a full road closure. Work is necessary to fix the pipe, which crosses both lanes of the highway. The closure is expected to last through 3:30...

The College of the Redwoods Board of Directors will voluntarily reduce their numbers. The Board authorized College President, Kathy Smith, to begin the process of cutting down from nine trustees to seven at their September meeting.

College of the Redwoods is the only community college district in California with nine. All of the other 71 districts have either five or seven trustees. The...

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