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February 2014

EUREKA- A sawed-off firearm and a stolen vehicle are found after police contact a possible DUI driver on early Monday morning in Eureka.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol arrived at the Safeway on Harris Street shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday when they saw 40-year-old Eureka woman Tasha Jantz behind the wheel of a white Toyota pickup truck, with 31-year old Waymond Kelly in the...

ARCATA- To celebrate the City of Arcata’s plastic bag ordinance, Scrap Humboldt is searching for the best looking bag in Humboldt. The director for the reusable center told us this contest is a fun way to see how people make their own reusable bags. 
To enter, email a picture of the bag you created to education@scraphumboldt.org...
KLAMATH- The Yurok Tribe is holding a special election, due to the passing of one of its council members. The tribe is looking to fill the open South District seat. You can pick up nomination papers now at the Yurok Tribal Office in Klamath. There is a $25.00 filing fee when you pick up the nomination forms.
 
If interested, you must be at least 25 years old as of...

FORTUNA- With record dry conditions local ranchers are the hardest hit by the drought that has left little food for livestock and ranchers with few choices. Cattlemen have been forced to purchase feed and are having to sell cattle sooner and at lower prices.

In Fortuna, Lou Mora, President of Humboldt/Del Norte Cattleman's Association, said this year is the worst he has seen. "We're...

EUREKA-College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees will considering closing two instructional sites for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. President Kathy Smith is recommending that the instructional sites in Garberville and Fort Bragg close to cut on costs.

In a recommendation prepared by Smith she suggest closing the sites due to the decreased enrollment and dwindling budget. "As...

RIO DELL- The Rio Dell City Council will review and address public transportation needs within city limits at Tuesday's council meeting. The council will use the information from the meeting to update and change routing for public transportation if needed.

The council reviews public transit needs in the city on a yearly basis. The Humboldt Transportation Authority offers bus services at...

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Residents in Del Norte County will be holding a community forum to talk about California’s new Local Control Funding Formula.
 
It’s a new law that was passed in July, and is expected to increase funding over the next eight years for local schools. In addition, the law aims to expand local control over education. According to officials...
TRINITY COUNTY- The Trinity County man accused of murdering his stepfather was sentenced 40 years to life in state prison. 
 
J.R. Powell, 26 years old was handed a life sentence in a Trinity County courtroom on Monday afternoon. Powell pleaded not guilty to the September 10th murder of his stepfather, 68-year-old Jonathon William Powell of Ruth Lake. The murder...

RED BLUFF- Two Humboldt County residents were arrested in the Northstate after officers found over 100 pounds of processed marijuana. The Red Bluff Police Department says Ryan Michael Tullai, 27 and Sage Chari Vallot, 22, were pulled over Saturday early morning in Red Bluff at the intersection of Antelope Boulevard and Rio Street for a traffic stop. During the stop officers found over 100...

NORTH COAST- A fire ripped through a law office building in Eureka late Friday night. The cause is still unknown but tenants of the building believe someone could have set it intentionally. Also, a 22-year-old man was sent to the hospital Friday night after he was stabbed at a local rap concert in Arcata. Plus, a grassroots movement called "Coats For The Cold" has collected a record number of...

The California Highway Patrol will be on heightened alert for speeding drivers in the area this weekend.

The Garberville and Ukiah CHP offices began their Maximum Enforcement Period Friday. It is called RADIATES, and is in Southern Humboldt County and Northern Mendocino County. Extra police units will be along highway 101 until Sunday night and will mainly be focusing on speeding...

EUREKA- City officials in Eureka have narrowed the search for the city’s next city manager.

City council members will interview six applicants for the position at a closed session on Monday. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall and is expected to last all day. A selection could be made at the soonest on Monday.  An additional closed session could be called as well. Michael...

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