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February 2014

FORTUNA- Being at the right place at the right time earned eighteen individuals honors Friday for their selfless actions, courage and compassion.
"We honor people who have been nominated by the community for doing something heroic," said Executive Director for the Humboldt Del-Norte American Red Cross Chapter Barbara Caldwell.
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:25
FORTUNA- The Fortuna Police Department’s K-9 program has been saved, thanks to generous donations from community members. 
Fortuna Police Sergeant Jason Kadle said, “It is a huge asset to the department, not just to use as a tool for law enforcement but as a bride to use for the schools and the kids in the community.”
The program...
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:25

ARCATA- Coast Guard crews used a helicopter to rescue a distressed woman on the beach early Friday morning. The woman was taken from Mad River Beach to the Arcata/Eureka Airport without any injuries.

Sector Humboldt Bay received a call at 3:58 a.m. that residents had heard the woman yelling on the beach from their home nearby. Crews choose to use a helicopter because of the woman's...

Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:23

EUREKA- The community will come together with Wiyot tribal members to stand together in candle light for one last time. The tribe will hold their last vigil to remember the Indian Island Massacre in 1860 as they prepare to move on to their World Renewal Ceremony.

The tribe has been holding the vigil since 1990 as a way to remember and mourn the loss of their people more than a hundred...

Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:21

MCKINLEYVILLE- The Arcata/Eureka airport is finished testing newly replaced landing equipment and flights are back on schedule. Final tests were completed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday.

Crews were aware that the glide slope had been experiencing outages and needed to be replaced on Feb. 7th. The equipment helps guide planes into the runway vertically. "Essentially it...

Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:17
DEL NORTE COUNTY- The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about a new scam.
According to deputies, several residents have reported receiving calls from a person claiming to be from PG&E. The person on the phone proceeds to tell the resident their power will be shut off, unless they pay up. However the interesting part about all this is...
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:37

EUREKA- The Department of Health and Human Services General Relief Program has been providing more assistance to its clients since it implemented a new system in 2008. 

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services say a multidisciplinary team, including staff from Mental Health, Public Health and Social Services has increased the General Relief Program’s ability to help...

Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:28

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- This year, Humboldt County has been experiencing a low crab catch compared to recent years.

Fish and Wildlife officials say the last few years saw high amounts of crab being caught in the area.  Last year, nearly 6 million pounds of crab were caught in Humboldt County.  However, this year, only up to 2.5 million pounds of crabs are expected to be caught.  The crab...

Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:25

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is searching for a man they say assaulted a security guard at Walmart.

EPD officials say it happened Thursday night around 6 p.m., when a security guard caught a man attempting to shoplift a diaper bag.  According to police, when the security guard tried to detain the suspect, the man assaulted him, and fled into the nearby green belt area.  Police...

Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:23
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 2-20-2014,  at approximately 9:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant authorizing a search for marijuana at a residence in the 2800 block of Hall Avenue, Eureka.  When deputies served the search...
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:35

The nation’s largest teachers union is calling for the Common Core Academic Standards in schools to be changed.

When adopted by California and a dozen other states back in 2010, the Common Core Standards were meant to instill more rigorous language, arts, and math instruction in public schools. As new lessons have rolled into classrooms nationwide, public outrage has flared often driven...

Post date: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:52

ARCATA- A handful of Plaza Point residents claim that they have been threatened and harassed by property management. Tenants fear they will be evicted unfairly for minor infractions OR going against the company, AWI.

Plaza point, an affordable housing complex for seniors, was built by DANCO and completed in June 2012. AWI, a property management company based in Auburn, Calif. is...

Post date: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:54