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February 2014

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council will meet with every department in city hall over the next three weeks for the city's annual goal setting session. The council met with staff on Monday to discuss upcoming projects and possible projects for the future including a leash free area for dogs near the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mark Wheetley, the Mayor of Arcata, said unleashed dogs...

Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:55

EUREKA- The Clarke Historical Museum is planning to highlight 157 portraits of local World War II veterans at an upcoming art exhibit. The drawings will be displayed at the Arcata/Eureka Airport on Memorial Day if the museum is able to raise enough money for the project.

Community members can 'Adopt a Veteran' by donating $100 for each portrait as part of a fundraising campaign said...

Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:53
EUREKA- Nearly two months after the tragic death of a beloved Eureka priest, local clergy and police officers will hold a community forum Wednesday night to discuss the issue of late-night jail releases. 
The forum stems from the midnight release of Gary Bullock, alleged to have killed Father Eric Freed just a few hours after he was released from the Humboldt...
Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:28
EUREKA- A campaign finance cap was discussed at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning. Only 18 counties in the state currently have a finance cap on campaign donations and Humboldt is looking to do the same. Currently, the county has no cap for donations or monetary contributions made to a specific campaign. 
The board directed staff...
Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:28
EUREKA- The headwaters fund is a source that has been funding important economic development projects in Humboldt County, but due to low returns on investments, they are now forced to scale back on future grants.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting the board approved 5-0 to go along with staff's recommendation to cut back on grant fund allocations for...
Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:28

EUREKA- One man is in custody after a several hour standoff with police in Eureka.

The standoff started yesterday evening and ended early this morning.  Police responded to a building on the 200 block of C Street at around 9 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of a man shooting a gun outside an apartment window in Old Town.  Police surrounded the building and made phone contact with the...

Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:08

EUREKA- Average retail gasoline prices statewide have risen 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week.  Those figures are according to 

California gas prices on Sunday were recorded as more than 20 cents per gallon higher than one month ago.  However, the prices Sunday also were about 44 cents per gallon lower than last year at that time.  In Humboldt County, the average price...

Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:05
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 2-25-2014, at approximately 4:22 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary alarm at Lima’s Pharmacy on Harrison Avenue, Eureka. A deputy arrived at the Pharmacy within three minutes of the call. The deputy checked the main building which was secure; however the deputy saw wet tracks in...
Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:48

Eureka Police were involved in a standoff with a man who allegedly fired a gun outside an apartment window in Old Town.

Police responded to a building located on the 200 block of C Street at around nine p.m. Monday, after receiving calls of a gunshot fired.

After talking with law enforcement on the phone, the male suspect was taken into custody at 1:52 a.m.

Near-by streets...

Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:53

Sheriff’s Deputies investigating a trespassing complaint have arrested a McKinleyville man for multiple drug charges.

Just before 11 AM Monday morning, a property owner notified the Sheriff’s Department a cabin he owned on Spears Ave in Eureka was being entered and exited by a male and female associated with a 2001 Honda Civic. When authorities arrived on the scene, the Civic drove away...

Post date: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:14

The Humboldt Dog Obedience Group or HUMDOG is holding their 27th Annual Dog Expo March 9th from 10-4:00 pm at Redwood Ccres Fairgrounds in Eureka.

The free day of family fun will feature two buildings with 50-booths where the public can meet forty breeds of dogs, breeders and pet owners. In addition, dog rescue groups, service dog organizations, and vendor will be...

Post date: Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:57

US Coast Guard officials received a mayday call from a small plane late this afternoon near the California Oregon border.

Unfortunately, after they heard the call, officials lost contact with the plane. A search was conducted for several hours but suspended around 8 pm this evening. The plane was last reported around 3 miles south of the Chetco River area somewhere between Brookings and...

Post date: Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:28