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February 2014

California State Park officials are closing the Newton B. Drury Parkway to nighttime access beginning March 1st.

Park officials say the closure is due to an increase in wood poaching crimes occurring along the parkway. Much of the illegal poaching occurs at night. It usually involves cutting burl and bunion growths from both standing and fallen old-growth redwood trees. It is...

Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 22:11
EUREKA- Some wonder what it is like watching a movie as a blind person, but Eureka resident James Forbes and President of Humboldt Blind Council says he enjoys movies differently than the way sighted viewers do, in a different king of way using the film’s sound to tell the story, 
"I can't even put it into words really," he said.
Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:26
EUREKA- Relay For Life is a few months away but already a North Coast team is raising funds for the cause.
The stylist and workers at Elke’s in Eureka kicked off their fundraising efforts today called "Shear For A Cure." Baked goods lined the store and raffle tickets along with clothing were up for sale. The team says they hope to hold a "Shear For A Cure" event...
Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:25

EUREKA- The birthday of the beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss, is on Sunday.  On Friday, students at Washington Elementary School in Eureka took part in the National Education Association’s Reading Across America Day.

Students at Washington Elementary School enjoy a good book for a variety of reasons.

"I know that reading helps you spell better and it helps your brain," said...

Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:06

SCOTIA- The Scotia Community Services District will start taking over property and funds from the company town as the final process of transferring the company to the district begins.

"It won't be a company town any longer," said Town of Scotia President, Frank Shaw Bacik. The town is one of the last company towns in the nation, where a the individual company owned every piece of...

Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:04

EUREKA- If you have ever wanted to be a train engineer, you have the chance to learn how on Saturday in Eureka.

The Timber Heritage Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Humboldt County’s logging history, is holding a training session for people to learn how to operate two of the oldest operational locomotives in the country. 

People learning to be...

Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:04

EUREKA- Six local educators were awarded iPads and cash prizes to help teach autistic students in the classroom. Families Advocating Autism Now awarded the teachers Thursday night.

Fatima Naylor, the Director of FAAN said iPad's touch screen and color displays can help students with autism. Teachers said they can use different apps to teach students interactively in classrooms.


Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:01
EUREKA- The 21-year-old man accused of killing a Eureka man with a crossbow and injuring another in the Samoa dunes last Sept. will stand trial in July.
Police believe Phoenix King of Lake County killed James John James, 44, with a crossbow after a dispute over stolen items from their campsite. King and his alleged 16-year-old accomplice have both pled not...
Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 17:15
From the Eureka Police Department: 
Due to a recent increase in complaints regarding aggressive and/or suspicious door-to-door peddling and solicitation, the Eureka Police Department would like to offer the following safety tips:
1. Ask to see a City of Eureka business...
Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 14:30
UPDATE: Multiple people have been hospitalized after a DUI driver crashed into their vehicle on SR-36. The accident was reported around 11 a.m. near the Little Golden Gate Bridge. According to the California Highway Patrol, a woman from Rio Dell was driving her pick-up truck in the westbound lane near Bridgeville. At the same time, a Subaru was driving eastbound, when the pick-up truck...
Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:47


A beloved access road for hikers into Redwood National Park that had been closed is reopening on Friday.

The Tall Trees Access Road has been closed because of mandatory federal budget cutbacks since last spring. It re-opens Friday, February 28th. It will allow visitors access again to the Tall Trees Trail, Emerald Ridge Trail and during low water periods, backcountry...

Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 00:21

EUREKA- Fire Fighters were called to fight a fire right under the Ryan’s Slough Bridge next to Target.

Officials from Humboldt Bay Fire got the call just before 7:30 pm Thursday evening. Officials say the blaze had been started from a homeless encampment. Firefighters were able to put the fire out from atop the bridge. One man was taken to the hospital for injuries and authorities were...

Post date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 00:06