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October 2013

Humboldt State University has the highest number of new students coming onto campus this year than ever before. Incoming freshman and transfer students combine to a total of 2,339 students, 971 of them being transfer students.


Peg Blake, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, said the numbers show there is a need for higher education.



Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:08

Phone lines were jammed and the website slowed by heavy traffic, but the state’s new health insurance exchange, Covered California, is open for business.


It started enrolling people at its call centers and on its website at 8:00 Tuesday morning. 
The Covered California executive director and other state officials kicked off the first of six events around the state with a...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:05

The new Mad River Union is fresh of the press and on local news stands. The paper is the combined publication of the McKinleyville Press and the Arcate Eye.


"We're joining forces. We've got the best of both papers," said Jack Durham, Editor of the new paper and former editor of the McKinleyville Press.


Durham said the idea of combining the two became a reality...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:05

Humboldt State University Athletics is responding after a current and former football player were stabbed homecoming weekend.


“Anytime you hear student athletes involved in a situation that’s not healthy it always concerns the department and our coaching staff,” said University Athletic Director Dan Collen.


“I know that our thoughts and prayers go out to JJ and...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:03

A local law enforcement veteran is hanging up his badge after more than three decades of service.


“The job changes you,” said Humboldt County Undersheriff Michael Thomas, “Like I said it has become a lifestyle.”


The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors honored Thomas for his work after announcing his retirement from the sheriff’s office after 34 years.

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:01

Arcata City Council will discuss purchasing public restrooms and choosing the location for them at Wednesday's City Council meeting. The staff report recommends approving the purchase of a Portland Loo Toilet from the City of Portland and choosing a location for the restrooms downtown.


The staff report recommends three locations for the restrooms: East side of G Street 75'...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:00

At 12:01 AM this morning the US Government Officially shut down. 800-thousand Federal Employees were told to stay home. Although we’re geographically far from the epicenter, the shut down is impacting the North Coast.

If you went to the Samoa Dunes National Recreation Area today, you were met with the gate closed and a sign saying the park was too…due to the Federal shut down. There...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:43

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...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:19

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...

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:01