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October 2013

Three unrelated logging incidents claimed the lives of three North Coast men over the weekend. The first occurred in Garberville sometime before 4 p.m. The Humboldt Country Coroner’s Office said 66-year-old Thomas Alan Rea was struck by a log while cutting firewood on his own property and died of blunt force trauma. Garberville Ambulance and Cal Fire responded, but he was dead when they...

Post date: Mon, 10/21/2013 - 13:30

The suspicious device found in the 1700 block of I street in Eureka has been detonated. Eureka Police and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department were out with bomb squad/robot this afternoon after receiving a report of a suspicious device. The device was black with fuse, about 6 inches long, home owner picked it up, then called law enforcement. The device was shot by bomb robot and left a...

Post date: Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:54

The Bureau of Land Management extends the comment period for the King Range Business Plan. Plus, a flag pole that has stood in a North Coast cemetery for more than 80 years gets a make over. 

Post date: Sun, 10/20/2013 - 18:26

A Hoopa physician is named "Doctor of the Year" by the California Medical Association. Plus, Oktoberfest hits the friendly city for a day of food, games and of course, beer. 

Post date: Sat, 10/19/2013 - 19:09

A logging incident claimed the life of a man this morning about 10 miles east of the Elk River Road and Wigley Road intersection.

Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Ken Woods said it appears that a tree fell on him when he was actively logging, but the cause is under investigation. A Cal Fire helicopter was requested in, but the victim died on scene.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office and...

Post date: Sat, 10/19/2013 - 15:28

The death sentence hearing for the two northwest killing spree suspects has been delayed.


It was a request by Holly Grigsby’s lawyer. Now she and David Pedersen will have to wait until December 9th to hear if they will face capital punishment. It will give their attorney’s an extra month to build their presentations.


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder...

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 18:06

Volunteers were putting out headstones and spider webs in preparations for Sequoia Park Zoo's Boo at the Zoo event next weekend.


"It's a massive effort," said Hilary Lebow, marketing and events coordinator for the Sequoia Park Zoo.


Lebow coordinates volunteers to help with set up a week in advance for the event. The entire zoo is decorated for the annual...

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 17:56

Blue Lake's community, businesses and local artists will come together under the full moon Friday night and Saturday for this year's Harvest Days. Every year the City of Blue Lake holds different events for the change in season, but this is the first year they have all been held on the same weekend.


Dell'Arte International Executive Director, Stephanie Thompson said this...

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 17:54

Blue Lake's Public Safety Commission met this week to discuss the city's contract with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. The committee is in the final phases of drafting their proposal before they give it to the city council.


Over the past few months the Commission has gathered information from the community and are planning to ask for more night patrols, increase the...

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 17:52

Fortuna Middle School will soon have an outdoor classroom.

The school received a $9,000 grant from the Department of Fish and Wildlife to purchase native plants that will surround the area in front of the gymnasium. On Saturday, dozens of volunteers will come out to help with the construction of it. Volunteers will spread dirt around in preparation for adding the plants and benches....

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 17:46

After a week of planning and designing, the John Campbell Memorial Greenway is starting to take shape. Today, Fortuna city staff unveiled the preliminary design of the proposed trail.

The City hosted daily events to get input from the public. It started off on Monday with a tour of the proposed path and concluded Friday night with a presentation of the preliminary design. The trail is...

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 17:35
NORTH COAST- National parks along the north coast re-opened for the first time Thursday after the partial government shutdown. The redwood national park re-opened and the Six Rivers National Forest following the 16-day federal government shutdown due to lapse in appropriations.
The last government shutdown happened in 1995 and the most recent shutdown scare came...
Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 17:26