November 2013

McKinelyville residents are bringing together community leaders to help make Central Avenue safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Organizers will meet with local elected officials and county workers Wednesday to start formulating a plan.

 

The meeting will be held at the Church of the Joyful Healer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in McKinleyville. Members of the McKinleyville...

Permits for those who want to cut their own Christmas trees are available Wednesday through the Six Rivers National Forrest. Permits are available Nov.13 through Dec. 23 and can be purchased for $10 at local forest offices or through the mail.

 

Six Rivers gave out more than a thousand permits to the public last year. Individuals must be 18 years or older to purchase a permit....

Eureka Mayor Frank Jager said it’s all a big misunderstanding—

"I never had any outside discussion,” Jager said.

Eureka resident Dale Preston alleges that the council violated the Ralph M. Brown act by taking part in serial meetings without public notice. It stems from the appointment and rescission of Arcata Councilwoman Alex Stillman from the North Coast Railroad Authority...

Eureka...The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has a reminder for all disabled veterans on this special day. They say service related injuries need not keep them from enjoying wildlife and the great outdoors. America’s disabled vets get a break on the price of licenses for fishing and hunting. the cost is only 6-dollars and 95-cents when purchased at California Fish and Wildlife...

CRESCENT CITY- Water rates are set to increase in Crescent City.
A special meeting is being held tomorrow to approve the 60% increase. 
 
According to the staff report monthly water rates would increase by $3.79 in 2014, and continue to increase until 2017. City officials say the increase is necessary in order to maintain operation costs. However, for...
FERNDALE- The long awaited honor-wall was unveiled in Ferndale Monday morning. Ferndale's Kenneth Rasmussen Post No. 6353 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars said it took six months to plan and organize the event. The wall is meant to recognize the sacrifices and services of local veterans both living and deceased.
Family and friends gathered around for the unveiling and people...

It was a packed house this morning at the Adorni Center with people from every branch of service, all in attendance for the same reason. It was the Annual Veteran’s Day Program put on by the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka.

“This is the biggest crowd I think we’ve ever had,” Master of Ceremonies John Moore said.

This year’s keynote speaker was Jack Alderson. He was a Lieutenant...

Six River National Forrest will close forest roads to motorists to prevent the spread of root disease. The closure goes into effect on a yearly basis at the start of the rainy season.

 

Six Rivers officials said the closures help stop a non-native pathogen that causes Port-Orford-cedar (POC) root disease. The spores, according to Six Rivers, live in water and wet soil and are...

An Arcata Main Street Board Member steps down in response to the board voting to fire the organizations director. Arcata Main Street voted to lay off, Jennifer Koopman, at a board meeting held at the start of November said Arcata Main Street President David Neyra.

 

According to Neyra the board voted 3 to 1 to let Koopman go as a result of the boards decision to restructure the...

Several Coast Guards stationed at Sector Humboldt Bay honored a dozen local veterans for their service at a ceremony on Monday. The Coast Guard has been celebrating veterans services at the Adult Day Health Care of Mad River for the past six years.

 

A dozen local veterans were given pens with American flags for their services. Veterans from various different branches of the...

It’s been in the works for two years, and today local veterans finally got to see the end result.

Artist and North Coast Honor Flight co-founder Kathrin Burleson has been drawing portraits of more than 150 World War II veterans in Humboldt County. Today, her collection was debuted at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Clarke Historical Museum.

One veteran at Monday’s...

A consumer alert for a baby food product, why the company is issuing a voluntary recall. Plus, the California Highway Patrol gets a new fleet of vehicles.

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