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January 2014

A Red Flag Warning is still in effect along the North Coast. Cal Fire has issued some safety tips to help prevent wildfires.

From the Department of Health and Human Services: 
 
New numbers from the Humboldt County Department of the Health and Human Services (DHHS) show that the department’s Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) has helped nearly 1,500 people get on the road to new opportunities over the last seven years.
 
Launched in November 2006, TAP...
DEL NORTE COUNTY- In order to improve the safety for its staff, Del Norte County Sheriff’s deputies are driving around in brand new rides. All together the sheriff’s office received five new patrol cars, each costing about $40,000 dollars. 
 
Funding for the new fleet came from the county and the Smith River Rancheria, which secured funding for two of the five...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The North Coast is still dry. At Ruth Lake, the location of a major water supply, officials say levels are below normal.

Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District uses Ruth Lake and Mad River to serve its seven municipalities.  They are Eureka, Arcata, Blue Lake, Glendale, Fieldbrook, McKinleyville, and the greater Humboldt area.  At this time, Ruth Lake is 35 percent less...

Some local schools will be getting over one hundred thousand dollars, thanks to the “North Coast Fuel Your School Program,” A collaboration by national and local oil companies. During the month of October, if gas customers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel, one dollar of their total bill was donated to public schools in Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino Counties. Over one hundred fifty...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- While many California cities are experiencing high pollution levels, here on the North Coast the air quality is all clear. According to the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties are experiencing stable air quality. Officials say that rainfall helps to clean out pollution. However if we don’t get rain soon, the summer...
DEL NORTE COUNTY- A motorcyclist is taken to the hospital after sliding across Highway 199 on Tuesday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol the driver of the motorcycle is 71-year-old Arthur Guilsoil from Grants Pass Oregon. Guilsoil was driving near Gasquet in the southbound lane, when he lost control due to the icy road conditions. No other vehicles were involved.
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EUREKA- Community members are inviting other residents in Humboldt county to a forum to discuss the issues related to methamphetamine abuse. The forum will be held on Thursday at the Redwood Acres Turf Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Two weeks ago various members of the community have come together to form the Humboldt Meth Abuse Project. The group started the discussion on Facebook and...

EUREKA- A Eureka wire sculptor's artwork is the centerpiece for an international advertisement. Local artist, Elizabeth Barrien's silver wires come together to take the shape of a car in a recent Hyundai Genesis commercial.

Barrien got an email from a South Korea advertising agency in September who said they were interested in featuring her work in a television ad. Barrien specializes...

Educators say school district “Ag” departments across the North Coast are in jeopardy because of budget cuts. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms the Golden State is the number one producer of agriculture in the country.  But the budget proposed by Governor Brown puts an end to the Agriculture Incentive Grant for the 20-4 school year.  Agriculture educators say programs across...

NORTH COAST- The North Coast still isn’t seeing much rainfall, and recently Governor Brown asked Californians to voluntarily cut their water usage by 20 percent because of the drought. 

Now Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District officials are echoing that request.  Ruth Reservoir and the Mad River provide the drinking water to the seven municipalities served by Humboldt Bay Municipal...

EUREKA- Over $100,000 has been awarded to the Eureka Police Department.  Tuesday night, the Eureka City Council accepted two grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The first grant is for $20,000 and will be used to fund overtime pay, and for equipment to run DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints.  The second grant is for almost $100,000 and it will fund special patrol...

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