October 2013

The public will be able to access free public wifi at the Arcata Public Library. The City of Arcata worked with the Arcata library to make access to the internet easier. Guests will be able to access the internet on wifi capable devices.

 

City Hall, the Arcata Plaza and the Community Center all have free wifi available to the community.

 

“The wifi helps a lot of...

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On 10-27-2013, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Humboldt Sheriff’s Office received a 911 transfer from Cal-Fire dispatch regarding altercation at the Mateel Community Center in Redway.  Deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene.  While deputies were enroute they were told the male suspect had a knife...

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist who died in a head-on crash with a truck on Highway 36 as 71-year-old William Alden Shockley of Bridgeville.

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Local educators from the Eureka Teachers Association were out picketing Thursday night over contract terms.

Negotiations are on the table and the teachers presented their core demands.

“It is to get a 3-percent raise on the salary schedule, to get our plan c benefits covered and to add steps 24, 27 and 30 to the salary schedule.” said Paul Bressoud from the Eureka Teachers.

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A local non-profit steps in after a woman crashes her truck on Highway 36. Plus, a wood plant in Crescent City is down to its frame after a fire rips through the building.

The following is a press release from the California Highway Patrol:
 
On October 26, 2013, at approximately 4:20 PM, a 1993 Toyota towing a horse trailer driven by Tracy O'Connell of Rio Dell was driving westbound on State Route 36 in the vicinity of milepost 36-HUM-25.79.  The 1993 Toyota also contained a dog and the horse trailer contained multiple...

Cal Fire puts on a fundraiser for a cause. Plus, Halloween is several days away, but festivities are already underway on the North Coast.

Zombies are set to take over the historic Blue Ox Millworks for a haunted house tour put on by the North Coast Repertory Theater. Volunteers have been working to transform the 1900s building and surrounding yard to be a haunted meat packing plant.

 

Tour Coordinator, David Hamilton, said transforming the area was easy.

 

"Just seemed like a perfect marriage of...

The search for the new President of Humboldt State University will begin as the California State University Board of Trustees hold their first meeting on Monday. The committee to select the president will host an open forum at Humboldt State to receive input from the community on the process.

 

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. till noon Monday at the Van Duzer Theatre on...

Arcata Police found butane while conducting a warrant search on a believed indoor marijuana grow on the 4500 block of Valley West Boulevard. Police conducted the search after receiving complaints from neighbors.

 

When police entered into the home they allegedly found 40 growing marijuana plants, 40 harvested plants, eight pounds of processed marijuana, butane and two firearms....

The California Highway Patrol says a Humboldt county man was killed in a crash on Highway 36 near Bridgeville.

 

It happened just before two o’clock Friday afternoon about 20 miles from the Highway 101 interchange. Officers say the victim is believed to be in his 70’s, and was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Investigators say he was going through a right curve headed...

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified the victim in Thursday's fatal semi-truck crash as 62-year-old Mark C. Churchill of Santa Rosa.

The California Highway Patrol said Churchill was traveling north in a semi-truck pulling a trailer on Highway 101 near the Dyerville Loop Bridge around 5 a.m. when he drifted off the road. CHP said he hit a guardrail, crashed down a hill and...

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