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February 2014

From the Fortuna Police Department: 
 
Fortuna, CA – On February 13, 2014 at approximately 8:07 am Officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to Dave’s 76 Service Station in the 1600 block of Main Street in Fortuna for a reported auto theft. Officers learned that on February 12, 2014 the owner of a silver 2012 Chrysler 200 dropped off his vehicle at the...

The Bureau of Land Management’s Arcata Field Office is inviting public comment on a draft grant application to the State of California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

Every year over 175-thousand visitors enjoy the Samoa Dunes area and the BLM is holding an open house Monday, February 24th from 6-7:30 pm at their Arcata field office located at 1695 Heindon...

Valentine’s Day is here and PG&E wants to warn the public that balloons can cause a lot of damage to the power grid.

Many people celebrate with helium-filled balloons. PG&E warns those balloons that contact overhead power lines can disrupt electric service for an entire neighborhood, cause significant property damage and potentially result in serious injuries.

Last year,...

CRESCENT CITY- The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors is drafting a measure for residents to vote on whether or not they would be in favor of separating from California to form a new state.

"Nothing we want to do through our legislature is going to be done because we're so overwhelmed by southern and central California. We just don't have the clout in Sacramento," said Aaron Funk,...

CRESCENT CITY- The Del Norte High School students who raised money to return the boat that washed ashore after the 2011 Japan Tsunami are about to meet the high school students who once used that boat.

Thursday was the last day of school until February 25th for the Del Norte High School students who got the Japanese boat back into shape.  They will be flying to Japan Friday to meet the...

EUREKA- A group of local students put their spelling skills to the test at the 2014 Eureka City Schools’ Elementary Regional Spelling Bee.
 
The event took place at Winship Middle School Thursday afternoon. The nine schools that participated include: Alice Birney, Freshwater, Garfield, Lafayette, South Bay, Washington, Winship, Grant, Zane, and Cutten Elementary...

EUREKA- The man accused of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old at a Trinidad RV Park will go to trial in April. Larry Clinton Morrow is the suspect in the case involving the death of Jessie Ruiz on January 10th at the Hidden Creek RV Park.

Morrow's trial date has been set for April 7th.  He allegedly stabbed Ruiz multiple times after a fight involving both men that started inside a trailer...

EUREKA- Valentine's Day is the busiest holiday for floral stores as florists prepare hundreds of bouquets for the holiday.

Customers came in non stop into one local floral stand in Eureka. The holiday is the busiest holiday with Mother's Day following.

Pocket of Peonies have prepared bouquets for the past week in preparation for the holiday. Manager, Kerri Walp said they expect...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council will have four months to search for a new City Manager. The current City Manager, Randy Mendosa, announced that he will retire on July 7th after holding the position for the past five years.

Mayor Mark Wheetley said the council will meet in closed session in early March to discuss how they will conduct the search. The city could recruit from within the...

From the Arcata Police Department: 
 
On 2/12/2014 at about 9:36pm, an officer from the Arcata Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 2575 Alliance Rd. 
 
During a probation search of the vehicle, numerous items of paraphernalia for the ingestion of controlled substances were located.  Officers further...

The Eureka Police and their Problem Oriented Policing Unit served a warrant and arrested seven people after numerous complaints from the public regarding possible narcotic traffic at the sixteen hundred block of 4th street in Eureka. The seven suspects were taken into custody for a variety of drug and stolen property related charges. Brian Adams, Terra Milligan, Misty Milligan, Lora...

MENDOCINO COUNTY- The city of Willits is getting over $250,000 to help battle the drought.
 
Many California communities are facing water shortages due to the drought. Cal Fire, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Department of Public Health are helping the city of Willits, in Mendocino County. These state facilities are...

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