February 2014

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is one step closer to constructing a 6.5 mile coastal trail from Herrick Avenue to Tydd Street. 
 

People enjoy the Hikshari’ Trail for different reasons.

"It's beautiful and I like to take my dog for a walk here," said Scottie Bacon, who lives in Eureka.

"The birds and the tranquility," said Linda Leffers, who lives in Eureka and uses the...

CRESCENT CITY- The Crescent City Harbor District has been in the process of looking for a new Harbormaster and CEO. As of Wednesday, the search is down to 3 candidates.
 
Richard Young is the current Harbormaster and CEO of the Harbor District, and is set to retire from the position on March 15th.
Harbor District President Wes White said the board...
NORTH COAST- A national television series is set to come to Humboldt for the second time in hopes of finding Bigfoot. Animal Planet's reality TV show called "Finding Bigfoot" is casting for individuals who have had encounters with the legend. It is the second time the show has been in Humboldt County but this time they are looking for individuals who believe they have seen sasquatch. There...
EUREKA- The City of Eureka is saying goodbye and happy retirement to one of its longest-serving police officers, Murl Harpham. For more than half a century, Harpham spent his years working for the Eureka Police Department. Before the 56-year Eureka police vet joined the force, he was a reporter for the local newspaper,
 
"I was a reporter for the Humboldt times, I...
EUREKA- The Redway man who allegedly murdered a Saint Bernard priest in Eureka New Year’s Day will go to trial in August.
 
Wednesday afternoon Gary Lee Bullock, 44, appeared in a Humboldt County courtroom with his defense attorney, Conflict Counsel Kaleb Cockrum and waived his right to a speedy trial. Bullock’s trial is set for the summer. He is the man who...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 02-04-2014 at about 4:15 pm a Humboldt County Sheriff Deputy responded to a home located in the 1700 block of Letz Lane, McKinleyville, regarding a burglary that was just discovered by the resident/ victim. The victim told the Deputy that they left their home today at about 8:30 am and when they returned at about 4:...

With drought conditions as bad as they’ve ever been on record, Congressman Jared Huffman believes we can operate our reservoirs in a much more efficient manner. The bill called, The Forecast Act, would change the way reservoirs are managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Huffman said, quote:

“2013 was California’s driest year since we started keeping records in 1849;...

EUREKA- Dwindling enrollment numbers and a tight budget is forcing College of the Redwoods to consider closing two of their instructional sites for the 2014-15 school year. The college's Board of Trustees met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the potential closure.

College of the Redwoods President and Superintendent Kathy Smith made a recommendation to the board that the school suspend...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council will consider a different location for the downtown public restroom at Wednesday's Council meeting. The council will consider a second location, on the 700 block of 8th Street, east of the plaza, on an alley way across from Bank of America.

Council member Susan Ornelas requested that the item be reintroduced after listening to business owners concerns...

ARCATA- Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research is in their second year at the university and begins their speaker series on the topic Tuesday night. Three different speakers plan to come to the university to discuss different issues and research related to marijuana.

The Institute works to study the economic, social, environmental and health effects of marijuana on...

EUREKA- The search for a new Eureka City Manager is down to three.

Six candidates for the position were interviewed by Eureka City Council members Monday at City Hall.  A government panel including City Managers from the area and county officials and a community panel will interview the three remaining candidates at the end of February and make their recommendations to the Eureka City...

Tuesday is World Cancer Day and we turn our attention to a local college student who needs your help in her battle against cancer.

Taylor Lyon was diagnosed with parotid gland cancer in April of 2013.  She is a twenty-year-old HSU junior from Fortuna.  Lyon has had one surgery so far, but needs help with future medical expenses and travel costs to get to Stanford University Medical...

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