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October 2013

The American Cancer Society is looking for residents along the North Coast to be part of a nationwide cancer study. The organization is looking for men and women between the ages of 30 to 65 to volunteer to be part of a 20 year study that will look into the persons medical history to.


The study will look at a persons health history over time and see what the people who get...

Post date: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 17:49

At 10:17 thousands of North Coast residents dropped, covered, and held on for this years California Shakeout. The event is a statewide earthquake drill designed to prepare people for when an earthquake hits.


35,000 residents in Humboldt County were registered to participate in Thursday's drill. Schools, businesses and government employees all participated in the event.

Post date: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 17:47

NORTH COAST- The senate has announced a deal to end the government shutdown. It was the first time in seventeen years that the government partially shut down and hundreds of employees in both Humboldt and Del Norte counties were told to stay home.

The Redwood National Parks were shut down and the Bureau of Land Management closed its doors as well. If the shutdown had continued county...

Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 19:13
EUREKA- Thursday is the last day for Food For People’s free produce market in eureka. Coordinators said they have provided thousands of pounds of food this season to people in Humboldt County through the program.
The seasonal market runs from May until October. This year they have partnered with Fortuna Community Services to host a market in Fortuna as well. The...
Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 19:05
MCKINLEYVILLE- Press Release: The McKinleyville Extreme Weather Shelter Planning Team has announced that they are prepared to provide overnight shelter during extreme weather for the 2013-2014 winter season. 
“McKinleyville continues to see homeless individuals who face the risk of dying in Humboldt’s extreme winter weather without shelter,” noted McKinleyville...
Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:34

Fortuna City Councilmember Sue Long has been awarded the “Woman of Distinction” title by Fortuna Kiwanis.

Today was the 16th annual “Woman in Business” luncheon. It’s a fundraiser to provide girls in the community with scholarships to go to college. The Kiwanis Club has handed out $12,000 dollars in scholarships since the fundraiser first started. The event is centered on...

Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:14

Over 30,000 people along the North Coast are expected to participate in the California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill, on Thursday. The event is organized every year in order to prepare the public for an earthquake.


Over nine million Californians are registered to participate in the drill. Organizers encourage people to 'drop, cover and hold on' at 10:17 a.m.


Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:12

Student's in Susan House's first grade class received 120 brand new books from Chevron's Fuel Your School Program. The company donated the non-fiction groups to the class as part of it's program that gives back to local schools.


House wrote the grant application and said the books will help get her students excited about reading. "They just really light up and you can really...

Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:03

A Eureka City Councilmember is resigning his position to address health issues. We spoke to Lance Madsen this morning while he was at Stanford Medical Center and he said it isn’t fair to the community to try and split time. Mayor Frank Jäger said he knew the announcement was coming.

”I've been talking to Lance over the last couple of months and his health has been deteriorating so I...

Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:31

Double murder suspect Bodhi Tree will face a jury for the charges against him.


He pleaded not guilty again Wednesday in an arraignment hearing, after hearing testimony from witnesses and victims during the preliminary hearing for the case back in September.


Tree is the suspect in the shooting deaths of Christina Schwarz and Alan Marcet at a north Arcata home in...

Post date: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:40
SACRAMENTO- Governor Brown signed 11 gun control bills into law and he vetoed 7 bills. Many pro gun advocates view the signing of the gun control bills as an infringement on their right to bear and keep arms.
2013 has been a year riddled with gun violence across the nation. It spurred dozens of gun control bills in California.  
One bill signed into...
Post date: Tue, 10/15/2013 - 22:11
SAMOA- A new aquaponics pilot project along Humboldt Bay has just received its first batch of fish. It is the county’s first-ever aquaponics greenhouse and it combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics. On Sunday the greenhouse received 75 white Sturgeon fish about six inches in size. 
The idea behind the greenhouse is to farm fish and plants in a mutually beneficial...
Post date: Tue, 10/15/2013 - 19:10