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November 2013

Measure I, Arcata's high energy use tax is in effect and the city is expected to see the tax coming into the city in December. The tax is designed to keep people from using excessive amounts of electricity, especially those using high amounts to grow marijuana indoors. '


Det. Sgt. Todd Dokweiler of the Arcata Police Department said even the smaller illegal grows that police...

Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:41

For one day the American Cancer Society wants people to give up tobacco as part of the Great American Smokeout. The event is held annually and encourages people to quit smoking for good or prepare for quitting.


This years focus is on the tobacco industry and the new technology and push behind electronic cigarettes. The American Cancer Society said e-cigarettes are just as...

Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:29

A Burnt Ranch man is in jail tonight after holding off law enforcement for two hours after allegedly threatening a man with a bow and arrow.


Officers arrived at a Burnt Ranch home after reports of a man threatening someone outside his home with a bow and arrow. Daniel James Hamel was found on scene and allegeldy went into his home after officers arrived.



Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:27

The Arcata City Council will reintroduce the city's plastic bag ban at Wednesday's city council meeting. The changes come after businesses voiced their concern over parts of the ordinance that charged customers for paper bags.


Under the proposed changes businesses would not have to charge customers ten cents for regular size plastic bags until 2015 and not have to charge...

Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:24
NORTH COAST- Following the recent discussions about Obamacare, many North Coast seniors are left confused and worried about the impacts it will have on their current Medicare health coverage. The Area 1 Agency on Aging said the Affordable Care Act has no impact on the current open enrollment process for Medicare Part D, prescription drug plans. They said with the upcoming enrollment period...
Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:41
FIELDS LANDING- In an effort to boost economic development in Fields Landing and in Shelter Cove, the Humboldt Bay Harbor District is stepping in and looking to bring more jobs and tourism to the two unincorporated areas.
Monday night the district held one of several community forums to address the possibility of expanding the Fields Landing boat yard. The...
Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:39

Redwood Pals Rescue received a check for $7,000 from an annual fundraiser.

Humboldt Bay Fire puts on ‘Bark in the Park’ each year as a way to raise money for local shelters.

This year Humboldt Bay Fire decided to donate the money to Redwood Pals Rescue in McKinleyville. Last year, the organization donated the money to the Humboldt Spay Neuter Network.

The fundraiser occurs...

Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:06

The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District is asking most North Coast residents to conserve water on Wednesday.

"We’re going to be replacing two critical isolation valves tomorrow,” General Manager Carol Rische said. “It's not an emergency situation, but they're valves that need to be replaced."

Rische said the current valves are more than 50 years old. The project is slated to...

Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:54

Three people have applied for the vacant Ward 5 Eureka City Council seat. Lance Madsen resigned his position in October citing health reasons.

Chet Albin, Leslie Lollich and Barry Smith are the three contenders for the seat. All three are registered voters and live in the boundaries of Ward 5. That area covers the south part of the bay from Elk River Road to Humboldt Street and reaches...

Post date: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 09:30
Tomorrow start's News Channel 3's Lashay Wesley's series on illegal indoor marijuana grows. Part One, airing Tuesday, will take a look at Measure I, Arcata's high energy usage tax. How will the new tax impact residents and will growers be forced out into...
Post date: Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:02
EUREKA- The Sequoia Park Zoo is calling all North Coast artists with a fondness for fish to help them in creating a salmon sculptor for their newest exhibit.
The Watershed Heroes project is slated to open next summer and will feature salmon, River otters, and Bald eagles. In an effort to bring local art to the display, the zoo is inviting all professional...
Post date: Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:20
EUREKA- The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a missing Eureka teen was found and is in good health. Katie Helberg, 16, was reported missing by her family on Nov. 10 and was considered a high-risk runaway due to medical conditions. Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. Eureka Police officers said Katie was found. It is unknown where she found or why she ran away.
Post date: Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:18