February 2014

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council has directed staff to apply for a $100,000 grant from the state to help fund the development of an industrial park. The money will go toward converting 20 acres of logging land into a parceled industrial park.

The property is located off West End Road and will be turned into a business condominium similar to the Aldergrove Industrial Park that is the home...

EUREKA- The Eureka man accused of molesting a teenage male over the course of three years has plead not guilty in court. John Andrew Wiesendanger, 53, plead not guilty at an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

On December 13 a male victim came forward to the Arcata Police Department and reported being sexually assaulted over the period of three years. The Department launched an investigation...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Corporal Rich Schlesiger with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been serving the community for over 20 years. He is a Humboldt County native and proud father of three children Chaz, Cade, and Callee. But recently, he and his family found out some shocking news. After years of fighting crime, Corporal Schlesiger is now fighting a different battle. 
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From the Fortuna Police Department: 
 
On February 19, 2014 at about 08:23 am the Fortuna Police Department received a missing persons report of an “At Risk” missing person, Danielle Nicole Brooks (AKA: Danielle Nicole Bertolini), age 23. Danielle was reportedly last seen in Fortuna in the Campton Heights area approximately eleven days ago and the reporting family...

A Cash Mob event will be held Friday in Eureka.

Friday at 5:30 p.m., people will gather at the gazebo in Old Town Eureka and walk to a local business to buy its products…products that are made in Humboldt County. The store the Cash Mob will visit is going to not going to be revealed until everyone is gathered together.

"We have lots of entrepreneurs here, probably more per capita...

EUREKA- Two members of Humboldt Bay Fire received promotions at a ceremony at Thursday night’s Humboldt Bay Fire board meeting.

Stefan Rheinschmidt has been with the department since 2009 and competed with three other firefighters to be promoted to engineer.  Brooks Conner has been with the department since 2002, when he started as a volunteer.  He was an engineer and promoted to...

The Fortuna Police Department told News Channel 3, 54 year old Terry Turley was found Thursday morning in Crescent City. Police said she is safe and in good health. Family is on their way to Crescent City to pick her up. The dog has since been reunited with family. 
 
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From the Fortuna Police Department: 
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The Humboldt Arts council has announced a first round of grant funding for emerging artists residing in Humboldt County.

The Faben Artist Fund provides support for deserving emerging artists to show their work in established venues.

Applicants must be scheduled for a solo exhibition in a well-recognized non-profit art museum or art gallery, must have been a resident in Humboldt...

BLUE LAKE- Scientists are back to spawning steelhead salmon at Mad River Hatchery after a six week court-order halted operations. The hatchery began allowing wild and hatchery origin steelhead to enter the facility on Feb. 4th after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife agreed to conditions set by a judge.

The hatchery agreed to collect, trap and spawn wild origin steelhead for...

ARCATA- A father is recovering in the hospital after running off the road into a grove of trees in Arcata with his daughter in the car. The driver suffered major head injuries and was transported to the hospital, the six-year-old received minor injuries and was secure inside her booster seat.

According to CHP the driver, 30-year-old Patrick Rex was driving southbound under the Sunset...

EUREKA- The ‘Livestock and Range Health’ Seminar for local cattle ranches took place Wednesday morning, at the Humboldt County Agriculture Center on Humboldt Hill. 
 
The meeting was organized for livestock producers in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Some of the topics covered include heard and range health, live stock grazing, the new Farm Bill, and of course...

ARCATA- A Eureka man allegedly driving under the influence was the reason for three accidents along highway 101 on Tuesday night. The alleged driver side swiped a car in Arcata before crashing into a telephone pole that knocked down power lines, causing another accident.

Eureka driver, Allan Tyson Kaimana Lemi, was found by CHP hiding in bushes after the accident around 9 p.m. Tuesday...

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