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January 2014

Power was restored to all customers just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday. According to PG&E officials, the outage was caused by a fuse that went out.
On Monday just before 2 p.m. PG&E reported a power outage in the McKinleyville area. Officials estimate about 232 customers to be...
Post date: Mon, 01/27/2014 - 14:46
The large vessel docked at Humboldt Bay is a military ship called the Independence. 
Post date: Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:57
From the Fortuna Police Department: 
Fortuna, CA – On January 25, 2014 at approximately 7:50 p.m, a Sergeant with the Fortuna Police Department responded to North Fortuna Boulevard at Smith Lane regarding a theft that had just occurred. The Sergeant contacted a 49 year old female victim who reported that Christopher Crowl (35) of Fortuna had struck her in the...
Post date: Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:23

Five people were arrested after a drug bust at a Fortuna motel. Plus, U.S. postage prices went up today. Also, volunteers spent the day planting nearly one thousand trees in Loleta. 

Post date: Sun, 01/26/2014 - 18:46
From the Fortuna Police Department: 
Fortuna, CA – On January 25, 2014 at approximately 0035 hours, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to the National Nine Motel regarding the report of possible narcotic trafficking within one of the rooms.
Upon the officers arrival they attempted contact with occupants of the room...
Post date: Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:32
Post date: Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:32

It’s something you don’t see everyday. a crane that can reach 50-feet high being stuffed into an historical church.

But that’s what happened this morning as construction workers delicately fit the crane through the front door of St. Bernard's church. Church authorities said it was a sprinkler system that will be installed over the next couple of months. Getting something that big and...

Post date: Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:28

A local man from McKinleyville has given a gift that can keep on giving… he’s given his blood.

Barbershop owner and long time apheresis blood donor, Leroy Murrell, has donated 80 gallons of blood and blood components. He’s been donating for over 25 years now and is able to donate as many as 24-times a year. Donors can give platelets weekly, as compared to whole blood donors who can only...

Post date: Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:28

The annual mussel quarantine has been lifted for Northern Humboldt County. The California Department of Public Health said recent testing has showed toxins have declined to a safe level. The only area of California still under the health advisory is Los Angeles County from Cabrillo Point to the Orange County line. 

Paralytic shellfish poisoning or P-S-P is quite dangerous. It can create...

Post date: Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:36

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Redwood Coast Energy Authority is working to increase the amount of electric vehicle charging stations. The energy authority is applying for funding that will double the amount of plug-in stations from Garberville up to Trinidad.

"The goal of having the stations is to really support the people who are using [electric cars]," said Matthew Marshall, Executive Director of...

Post date: Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:01

EUREKA- To prepare for the upcoming 2014 fire season the U.S. Forest Service and CALFIRE is partnering up with College of the Redwoods to educate private sector vendors on fire line safety. College of the Redwoods is offering several courses in Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte County.


The classes are for bulldozer operators, water tenders and other drivers and mechanics that...

Post date: Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:59
HUMBOLDT COUNTY- To preserve local wetlands, the California State Coastal Conservancy has been awarded a $1 million grant. The grant comes from the National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grant Project, and will be used to restore the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
The money will help raise the elevation of former tidelands and provide more salt marsh in...
Post date: Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:57