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November 2013

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are facilitating a meeting between various stakeholders and residents in the Elk River area. Residents came to the supervisors last spring about their concerns over flooding in the community.


Community members said they see flooding in the area that results in property damage, worsening water quality, and loss of Coho spawning habitat....

Post date: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 19:17

Arcata Main Street is working with a local consulting firm to help them restructure the organization after firing the non-profit's Director. The organization is working with Greenway Partners to run their daily administration and plan upcoming events.


The group is working on earning back local business' trust after the controversy surrounding the fence and admission charge for...

Post date: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 19:15

Parents rallied out in front of Eureka High School this afternoon after a student shot a pellet gun at a group of students last week, injuring two.

“I really think that it's so important that there should have been a lockdown,” Kim Mullins said.” “They should have let every single child in this school know what happened."

Mullins is the mother of one of the students who was shot...

Post date: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:04

At 10:20 am this morning, police responded to a shots fired call at a building near Cash & Carry north of Eureka. A man who reportedly had a rifle was taken into custody.  There is no motive and police are on scene interviewing two victims. People in the area were evacuated and there were no reported injuries. 

Post date: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:05

Two Humboldt county residents are charged for violating the clean water act.  The civil complaint was for violations for illegal mining of sensitive wetlands in the Bridgeville area off of highway 36.

The alleged violations by Daniel Vojcik and Robert Wotherspoon concern large scale surface mining of peat over a period of more than a decade. The Humboldt County District Attorney’s...

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 23:55

The federal government added Humboldt County to the list of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) in the country. The announcement came today from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and will aid the county with federal dollars to help combat drug trafficking along the North Coast.

"I’ve been told we’ll receive $90,000 to help with the new HIDTA initiative here in...

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:27

NORTH COAST- Part three of News Channel Three's Robyn Ridpath's series Night Shift. We discover what it is like to work at night in the Emergency Room at St. Joseph Hospital and what types of calls they receive during the late hours.

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:07

The former Fortuna Pastor who turned himself in for lewd and lascivious acts with a child plead guilty in a tense courtroom Thursday. 90-year-old Donald Vincent Fregeau Senior plead guilty to all charges filed against him.


Murder suspect, Sean Hawk, was brought down by bailiffs after he attempted  to attack Fregeau in the courtroom. Hawk, who is the suspect in an Orleans hit...

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:49

Former Yurok Forestry Director accused of embezzling a million dollars from the Yurok tribe will face sentencing Friday. Ronald Raymond plead guilty to taking federal funds from the tribe in a previous hearing. Raymond faces a maximum of 37 months in jail in federal prison.


Raymond's sentencing was postponed after the tribe requested time to collect victim statements.

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:28

Over 250 community members came together to create a plan for making Central Avenue safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. The action meeting was held Wednesday night with community organizers and residents telling county and elected officials their concerns.


Tom Mattson, Director of the County Department of Public Works, Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, of the Humboldt Board of...

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:25

Eureka Police have arrested an 18-year-old Eureka High Student they believe is responsible for shooting two other students with a pellet gun last week.

Christian John Kay was arrested around 3:30 Thursday afternoon. Kay is accused of shooting at a group of students during lunchtime Thursday, November 7 near L and Del Norte Street.

Police said one student was hit in the chest and...

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 17:48

A 16-year-old Eureka girl has been reported missing and is considered high-risk.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Katie Helberg to come forward.

She was last seen at her home in Eureka on Saturday morning and was reported missing on Sunday night. Katie’s family said that she has health issues and needs medication.

Post date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 13:02