January 2014

ORICK- Administrators, teachers and residents met with the Orick School Board Tuesday to discuss the fate of the elementary school that has seen shrinking enrollment numbers. Humboldt County Office of Education Superintendent Garry Eagles was there to explain the process involved with closing Orick School.

The County Committee on School District Organization will make the final decision...

BLUE LAKE- Blue Lake City Council and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office have signed a new three-year contract to provide law enforcement services to residents. The Sheriff's Department and the city council have been negotiating the terms of the agreement since the end of December.

Deputies were at the Blue Lake substation Wednesday, the day after the contract was signed. While the...

ARCATA- Humboldt State University President, Rollin Richmond, welcomed students, faculty and staff at the university's 'Spring Welcome' ceremony. A dozen staff member that work on campus were recognized by Richmond for their support.

At the ceremony, the premier of the University's Centennial Documentary, produced and directed by a Humboldt State Alumni, was shown to audience members....

NORTH COAST- The Logger Bar is hosting a Lost and Found Fashion Show on Thursday Jan. 16. starting at 8:30 p.m. Any clothing left behind at the bar will be modeled down the runway for a chance to either purchase or reclaim. All remaining clothing will be donated to a local North Coast charity.

For more information you can visit their Facebook page at ...

SCOTIA- A Scotia family is left to pick up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home early Tuesday morning. 

The Fire Chief of the Scotia Volunteer Fire Department says the last fire to displace a family in Scotia was in 2006.  The time before that was in the 1990’s.  He says the Gaines family is very lucky no one was injured in that fire.

Just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday,...

NORTH COAST- Health officials are confirming the first flu-related death has hit the north coast and it is the H1N1 strain. The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services said a man in his 60's died Monday from influenza related complications. This death is the first for the county since 2009, when county officials confirmed two deaths from the same strain. 
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FERNBRIDGE- A Fortuna man was arrested Tuesday night after leading deputies on a vehicle pursuit that ended on the river bar at Fernbridge. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Cory Weatherman, 18 allegedly brandished a knife at a casino security guard and lead deputies on a vehicle pursuit.
 
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office...

Detectives have arrested a woman suspected of robbing two businesses in Old Town Eureka.

Judy Lynn Long of Eureka was taken into custody at the one thousand block of Fourth Street without incident.

She is suspected of committing two robberies - one at Belle Starr clothing store and the other at Many Hands Gallery both on 2nd Street. In each robbery, Long was allegedly...

EUREKA- The Trinidad man accused of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old at an RV park plead not guilty to two accounts in court on Tuesday. Larry Clinton Morrow is accused of stabbing and killing Jesse Ruiz at the Greenview RV Park.

Morrow is facing one count of voluntary manslaughter with a special allegation of stabbing and a second count of assault with a deadly weapon. Morrow's bail has...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council is considering funding a parking study that could address parking issues within the city. On Wednesday's council meeting the Chief of Police will present options to the city to address the parking needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

"There have been parking issues for many years in the city," said Vice Mayor Michael Winkler.

The city has...

EUREKA- The Trinidad man accused of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old at an RV park plead not guilty to two accounts in court on Tuesday. Larry Clinton Morrow is accused of stabbing and killing Jesse Ruiz at the Greenview RV Park.

Morrow is facing one count of voluntary manslaughter with a special allegation of stabbing and a second count of assault with a deadly weapon. Morrow's bail has...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Transportation for health care needs can be a challenge for some senior citizens.  The Area 1 Agency on Aging is trying to change that, but first, they need your help.

Ruby Dollar, who lives in Eureka, suffered a stroke in 2012.  She used to have to catch multiple buses in order to see her doctor in Fortuna. 

"It wasn't any fun, I'll tell you. It was terrible. I...

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