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January 2014

Earlier this week we told you about the U-S-S Independence visiting Humboldt Bay and Eureka. The ship returned today to Schneider Dock and our cameras caught a glimpse. the Independence is a “littoral combat ship” with a trimaran design giving it exceptional speed and agility. It can swap out different systems to take on various missions, including finding and destroying mines, hunting...

NORTH COAST- The Humboldt Harmonaires are out to make loved ones enjoy their Valentine's Day. A local barbershop quartet will deliver what they call “Valengrams” with a long-stemmed red rose, a personalized card and will sing two love songs delivered in a traditional barbershop harmony.
 
They are offering their...
NORTH COAST- On Wednesday the North Coast had a taste of rain but according to experts that is minimal in comparison to what we need to get out of a drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Humboldt and Trinity Counties are among dozens who have been upgraded from severe to extreme drought conditions.
 
The updated...
SOUTHERN HUMBOLT- A coalition of environmental groups along the North Coast challenged a Caltrans widening project at Richardson Grove State Park. The challenge was to California’s Court of Appeals and on Thursday was ruled in favor of.
 
The project called for widening 1.1 miles of Highway 101 to allow standard-sized shipping trucks to pass through. According to...

BLUE LAKE- Students at Blue Lake Elementary were recognized for supporting two of their autistic classmates. The students were thanked by teachers for including the two 11-year-olds and the boys were honored for their special talents.

The Wilson brothers are triplets and two of them are autistic. Sean was recognized in front of the school for his work on the basketball team along with...

BLUE LAKE- Students at Blue Lake Elementary were recognized for supporting two of their autistic classmates. The students were thanked by teachers for including the two 11-year-olds and the boys were honored for their special talents.

The Wilson brothers are triplets and two of them are autistic. Sean was recognized in front of the school for his work on the basketball team along with...

EUREKA- Students at Eureka High School celebrated the Chinese New Year at lunch on Friday. The high school's multicultural center organized the event that educated students on the traditional Chinese holiday.

Students cooked egg rolls and tea for their classmates and played traditional Chinese games. Betty Chin visited the students and told them about the different traditions practiced...

ARCATA- Shoppers in Arcata will have to remember to bring their reusable bags into stores if they plan on going shopping. Arcata's ban on single use plastic bags goes into effect on Saturday.

Stores can still offer shoppers 40 percent post consumer paper bags at no cost until they are required to charge 10 cents for the bags in August. Plastic bags will still be available for meats,...

Several business leaders along the north coast were honored at the 124th annual Eureka Chamber of Commerce Dinner Thursday night.

Over 300 people came out to the sold out dinner to celebrate and recognize businesses who have made an impact on the local economy for the past year. A total of six businesses were given awards for meaningful contributions in 2013 to the best interests of the...

The California Court of Appeals today ordered Caltrans to re-evaluate the environmental impacts of the highway-widening project at Richardson’s Grove State Park.

The proposed project called for widening 1.1 miles of Highway 101 to allow standard sized shipping trucks to travel through the grove. The project would require excavation and paving within the root zone of nearby redwoods and...

With continuing low rainfall throughout the North Coast, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say they will recommend closing many sections of north coast rivers to fishing through April 30th. Some rivers are at the ends of their seasonal closures, which were set to end January 31st.

the CDFW wants to extend some of those closures, close some...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A five-year financial forecast of Humboldt County’s major funds show the county will have to make changes to avoid a negative general fund balance.
 
On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors met with county administrative to address one of their quarterly budget reports. Starting last year the five-year financial report was developed and included...

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