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January 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.

“We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now...

Post date: Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:50

Humboldt State University will become the first campus in the California State University system to offer a complete general education program online.

The new online General Ed package will be able to accommodate different learning styles like those trying to fit in an education while working or seniors with outstanding GE requirements just shy of graduation.

There will be twenty...

Post date: Fri, 01/17/2014 - 00:34

Arcata Police have arrested an man for alleged possession of methamphetamine for sale.

Officers served a search warrant this afternoon after an extensive investigation. Upon entering a motor home at the 1700 block of Stewart Avenue in Arcata, authorities located over one once of methamphetamine and material associated with the sale of meth.

36-year old Robbie Simpson of Arcata...

Post date: Fri, 01/17/2014 - 00:06
***WARNING: Details of the crime scene described below are graphic, and may be disturbing to some readers.***
EUREKA- A preliminary hearing was held Thursday morning for the man accused of murdering a Eureka priest inside of his home New Year’s Day. Gary Bullock, 44 of Redway allegedly made forced entry through a side window into Freed’s home and killed him with...
Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:13

MCKINLEYVILLE- 95 portraits of McKinleyville High School students fill a colorful mural that represents the diverse student body on campus. Students from art classes have worked on the project over the past two months and plan on debuting the mural for the community at McKinleyville Arts Night on Friday.

Art Teacher, Justine Smith, said she wanted to show the wide range of diversity on...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:31

MCKINLEYVILLE- Travelers making their way through airports regularly can now pass through security faster at the Arcata/Eureka Airport. North Coast flyers can purchase a service called 'Trusted Traveler' or TSA Pre Check to pass through baggage check more quickly.

Pre-approved, low-risk travelers do not have to take off their shoes, open as many bags to check and can go through shorter...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:29

EUREKA- Attorney's for the trio arrested in connection to the stabbing death of a 50-year-old Arcata man have been granted more time to prepare for their preliminary hearing. On Thursday the three suspects were in court when attorney's asked the judge for more time to interview the suspects families.

The three suspects were arrested in December by the Arcata Police Department. Nicholas...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:27

FORTUNA- Members of the business community, non-profit organizations, Humboldt County and Fortuna city officials met for the fourth annual Fortuna State of the City Breakfast Thursday morning.

The meeting was at River Lodge and city departments had the chance to share the state of their departments. The collaboration of different agencies and programs in Fortuna was also a topic at the...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:27

EUREKA- People looking for work will have the chance to learn about career opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service at the 5th annual Six Rivers National Forest Job Fair on Friday.

The job fair will be held at the Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters in Eureka on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Temporary and permanent jobs with Six Rivers National Forest will be on display. Wildland...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:24

Tax season is upon us, and people looking for tax help can begin that process with just one call.

More than 30 volunteer IRS Certified Tax Specialists will be able to do your taxes for free beginning on January 26th.  People can start setting up appointments with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Friday at 8 a.m. by dialing 211.  There are 32 sites where...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:21

A Humboldt County institution had an anniversary yesterday. The College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the college at their monthly board meeting yesterday.

It was back on January 14th, in 1964, that voters of Humboldt County approved a ballot measure to create the Redwoods Community College District. A...

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 00:19

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- 'Coats for the Cold' has collected nearly 10,000 coats over the past six years to be donated to the homeless and children in need of warm outwear. This year the organization expects to hand out and collect 5,000 coats, jackets, and hoodies.

Founder, Robert Lohn, said he had the idea on a whim when he was at a department store and saw discounted winter jackets. "For 260...

Post date: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 19:15