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January 2014

SMITH RIVER- Smith River Elementary School is reaching out to the community to help save its music program. Like many schools in California, Smith River Elementary is scaling back due to budget cuts; and its music program is feeling the pain. Band Teacher Marshall Jones said, "When the economy went south we had to make changes and one of those changes we had to eliminate was the K-4...

Nearly fifty films will be shown at the 11th annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival this year.  One of them will feature a north coast production company’s documentary about a Eureka man who was bitten by a shark while surfing. 

The first time filmmakers of the Jete-Miro Production Company were excited to receive the acceptance letter to the San Francisco...

EUREKA- If you have been to Humboldt County Superior Court today or yesterday, you may have noticed a change in the court calendar system on the walls.

The Orange County Superior Court gave $70,000 worth of all-in-one computers to the Humboldt County Superior Court after updating their equipment.  The more than 20 computers are now on walls throughout the Humboldt County Superior Court...

EUREKA- In Eureka an accident involving three vehicles sends one to the hospital.

Police say a Ford Taurus rear-ended a Chevy Suburban at the intersection of 4th Street and W Street.  The accident happened at about 11:26 a.m.  After the collision, the Chevy Suburban, which police say was rear-ended, moved forward and hit a BMW sitting in front of it.  One of the people in the...

CRESCENT CITY- Construction crews demolished an old blighted building in Crescent City on Tuesday morning. Once an apartment complex, city officials said the building located in the 800 Block of G Street had become a hangout for transients. Working to clean up the neighborhood, the city tried to get the property owner to fix up the place for the last two years. After efforts proved...

State Senator Noreen Evans has announced she will be endorsing candidate Mike McGuire to take her place in the California Senate. Senator Evans currently represents District 2. Evans said, “Mike McGuire is a champion for women, children and families… from expanding access to healthcare, fighting for good jobs that benefit working families and rebuilding schools for our neediest kids.” 

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ARCATA- The City of Arcata has been awarded a $86,000 to prepare for sea level rise. The California Coastal Commission awarded the grant which will help to build fringe salt water marshes or 'living shorelines' along Humboldt Bay.

The project will protect the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and Wastewater Treatment Plant which border Humboldt Bay. The city plans to build a 20 acre...

BLUE LAKE- Business owners, city officials and residents are working to develop the Blue Lake industrial park to attract more artists and businesses into the area. The different groups are working on funding that will fill the industrial park and create economic development in the area.

Executive Director of Humboldt Made, Angeline Schwab, said Blue Lake is an ideal location for...

FORTUNA- A local group is collecting signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot that will ban Genetically Modified Organisms from being grown or raised in Humboldt County. GMO Free Humboldt has collected 2,000 signatures, half of what is needed to make the November Ballot.

The proposed initiative would ban GMOs from being grown or raised in Humboldt County. GMO products...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Power is back on after a large outage in McKinleyville left over 200 customers in the dark. 

Just before 2 p.m. on Monday, Pacific Gas And Electric reported that 232 customers were without power in parts of McKinleyville.  Crews were assigned to the scene and power was restored before 3:30 p.m.  According to Pacific Gas And Electric, the outage was caused after a fuse...

EUREKA- The College of the Redwoods Basic Law Enforcement Academy is currently training its 113th class of cadets.  However, this is the first year the Eureka Police Department has offered scholarships to those in the Redwood Public Safety Academy.

The EPD is offering two scholarships, one for $2,500 and one for $1,500 to two cadets in this semester’s class.   The scholarship...

FORTUNA- A Fortuna man is in custody after allegedly attacking a woman and stealing her laptop in Fortuna.

Thirty-five year old Christopher Crowl allegedly demanded a laptop from a 48-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk at the corner of Fortuna Boulevard and Smith Lane on Saturday just before 8 p.m.  Police say when the woman told him “no,” he hit her over the head, which...

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