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November 2013

People wanting to visit our national forests and grassland will soon have a new app available to make trip planning easier. The Forest Service is currently working on the first phase of a website redesign. It’s expected to debut early in 2014. The web site is a map-based tool for planning trips.Additionally, P-D-F Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc. will be available free from I-...

Post date: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 00:10

ARCATA- A Hula and Tahitian Dance workshop is coming to Humboldt County November 23 and 24, 2013. Kumu Hula Reynee Ipomoelana “Auntie Moe” Tanaka of Halau Keolaloa/Teoraroa ‘Ote’a from Hayward will teach a workshop on modern and traditional Hula and Tahitian dance. This award winning Kumu Hula will guide students through the steps and motions that set Hula apart as a unique expression of...

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 18:39
NORTH COAST- Humboldt County is looking to create a new website and is asking for the public’s help. County officials want the new site to be mobile friendly with more citizen engagement. They are encouraging the community to give feedback through their forum called Open Humboldt.
Right now the current website allows access to resources and services but they are...
Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 18:27

More than 200 students took the pledge today to avoid distractions while on the road.

"Not to text and walk across the street or go near cars while texting," Sixth grader Maryn Gossien said.

She was one student that took part in today’s assembly. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol visited Ferndale Elementary to talk about their newest campaign.

"It’s share the road...

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 18:01
EUREKA- A Eureka man suspected to be involved in a hit and run crash turned himself in according to the Eureka Police Department. On Wednesday officers said Jamie Christie, 36 of Eureka was driving his truck southbound on J Street when witnesses said he ran a stop sign at Buhne Street and collided with a VW Jetta driving eastbound. 
Officers say Christie fled...
Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 18:00

On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination a local art gallery pays tribute to the former President.


Chuck Bowden, a local collector, has been gathering memorabilia and newspapers on the President for the past 20 years. Bowden put the items on display for the community to enjoy and remember the day he was murdered.


"The shot rang out and I couldn...

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:51

People are coming from all over the world to Humboldt State University this week to celebrate international education week. The event is celebrated internationally and is designed to focus on the global community.


Humboldt State has been hosting events on topics around the world all week for students and the community to be a part of.


Part of the goal is to...

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:49

Schoolchildren at Ambrosini Elementary delivered blankets to the elderly who may not have family visiting them for the holidays. Teachers are trying to teach students the importance of giving back.


Third and fourth graders have been putting together the two layered fleece blankets for the past week. Friday they delivered the blankets to Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness...

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:47
EUREKA- A College of the Redwoods student was arrested Thursday for assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking his roommate with a guitar.
It happened just before noon at the residence hall on campus. Deputies said the two roommates got into an argument and the suspect Greg Bill, 36, struck the victim in the head with a guitar. According to deputies...
Post date: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 20:40
CRESCENT CITY- The city of Crescent City is moving forward with their plans for Beachfront Park. 
A dog park is scheduled to open but first the city is looking for the communities input. Recently the city got a $35,000 Community Development Block Grant to help develop Beachfront Park.
In regard to the dog park, the city is looking for...
Post date: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 19:54

Arcata City Council unanimously approved the reintroduced plastic bag ban and extended the date for business to charge for paper bags. 


Under the ordinance businesses would not have to charge customers ten cents for regular size plastic bags until August 2014, and not have to charge anything for small or decorative gift bags. The change will incorporate all retail stores into...

Post date: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 19:48

Arcata business owners said they are seeing a decrease in sales as a result of more illegal marijuana busts in Arcata by police.


"The growers are gone. The cash flow is gone. The economy is gone," said Shari Martinsen, an Arcata business owners.


Martin said customers would come in and drop large amounts of cash daily.


"These guys were dropping 11...

Post date: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 19:44