February 2014

SACRAMENTO- In response to the state’s severe drought, Caltrans is launching a statewide educational campaign on the state’s highways, urging all Californians to conserve water. This week, California’s more than 700 electronic highway signs will display the following water conservation message:
 
“Caltrans has already taken action to sharply restrict water usage...

EUREKA- The City of Eurkea is in the process of gathering input from the community for the 2040 General Plan Update for land use.

About 50 people, including members of the community and city officials, attended the first of four Community Workshops for the General Plan Update Tuesday night.  People had the chance to visit different stations where they could share their thoughts on...

EUREKA- Three years ago, Humboldt Bay Fire created its own Water Rescue Team.  Officials say that program has been expanding ever since, and this week marks the latest round of Water Rescue Training. 

Humboldt Bay Fire Water Rescue Team members have already gone through 40 hours of training and even more hours of conditioning since the department increased their Water Rescue standards...

ARCATA- Arcata City Manager Randy Mendosa announced to the City Council that he will retire in July. Mendosa has been the city manager for the past five years after serving as the city's Police Chief.

On Wednesday, in a letter to the council, Mendosa said he would assist the council in finding his replacement. Mendosa said that his final day will be on July 7th, giving the city four...

ARCATA- The grass is overgrown, the playground equipment is rusting and the City of Arcata is planning to change all of that. By the end of the summer the city plans on remodeling Rotary Park that sits between south G and F street in Arcata.

Nearby resident, Paul Pitino has been asking city officials to fix the park for years. "This could be so much better, and there are so many people...

CUTTEN- The National Parent Teacher Association “Take Your Family to School Week” begins next week, but one Eureka City School is celebrating early. 

At Washington Elementary School, dozens of families attended “Family Education Night.”  A variety of agencies from the area gave presentations.  The Eureka Police Department conducted finger printing for children so their parents would be...

TRINIDAD- Trinidad City Council will review a draft ordinance that regulates the city's vacation rentals and their tenants on Wednesday. The ordinance is designed to create regulations that will insure guests do not disrupt the community.

The city has been working on the ordinance for years and have been working with the Coastal Commission staff on the most recent draft. The draft...

Letter from Randy Mendosa to the City of Arcata:
 
Please accept this as notice of my intention to retire, making Monday July 7, 2014 as my last day at work. I am ready and available to assist with the transition process to any extent your Council desires.
A typical first step would be for the Council to decide how to select a new city manager....

Law enforcement agencies throughout Humboldt County are looking for two suspects who allegedly have been on a crime spree.

Last night Monday afternoon, a couple who was threatened with pepper spray at the K-mart parking lot in McKinleyville.

Lance Borgner and Christina Higgins are wanted for chasing the two victims after they tried to get away. Borgner and Higgins allegedly...

EUREKA- A long time chief of the Eureka Fire Department passed away Monday at the age of 76.

Flags at the five Humboldt Bay Fire stations are at half staff Tuesday for Vern Cooney, who died after a five year battle with cancer.  He joined the Eureka Fire Department in 1961 and served as Chief from 1983 to 1994.  He was instrumental in bringing the 911 system to Eureka and for the...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Tuesday is National 211 day, but it is an even more special day for 211 Humboldt.

Today is the one year anniversary of 211 Humboldt, which is a free phone service operating under United Way of the Wine Country for people in Humboldt County. 211 Humboldt connects them to more than 2,800 basic needs agencies in the county. Officials with 211 Humboldt say the amount of...

TRINIDAD- The Trinidad Civic Club has helped to establish the public library, museum, city hall and the town's memorial lighthouse. The group celebrated their 100 year anniversary with the community Tuesday.

"It's about planning for the future. Not only as we grow older, but looking around our community and seeing what needs their are," said Vice President of the club, Donna Haddock....

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