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March 2014

The Humboldt School of Woodworking in collaboration with Redwood Acres is starting new easy make and take classes on Sundays at the fairgrounds in Eureka.

The program is a Friends of Redwood Acres Project sponsored by Humboldt Hardware. Classes in woodworking, wood turning and jewelry making will be available.

Future amenities will be a professional shop share space, home repair...

Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:29

ARCATA- Arcata residents can expect to see their parking officers step out of a brand new Smart car. The Arcata Police Department saved $18,000 by purchasing the new vehicle.

Chief Tom Chapman said the car is greener and safer than the previous three wheeled carts. The car has been customized for the department and has LED lights and mobile police radio. The department is considering...

Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:42

ARCATA- Public Intoxication arrests are the most frequent issue the Arcata Police Department deals with. Several drunk arrests are made every single day and eachcosts the department hundreds of dollars.

"It's a major draw on our resources," said Sgt. Det. Todd Dokweiler of the Arcata Police Department. He said every arrest varies, but estimates that each arrest costs the department, on...

Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:38

WARNING- Images in the video for this story are graphic.

A 17-year-old girl is recovering from a pit bull attack following an incident on Tuesday in Fortuna. 

Family members say a 17-year-old high school student was going to talk to an acquaintance to settle an ongoing argument at the 3400 block of School Street in Fortuna.  The father says the argument was over one girl making...

Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:39

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- California Highway Patrol officials say more collisions involving seniors will occur as the population of the elderly continues to rise. 

A free class next Friday is designed to help keep seniors driving safe on the roads.  The CHP and the Humboldt Senior Resource Center are partnering up to provide the KEYS Class, which stands for “Keeping Everyone Safe”.  It will be...

Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:36

EUREKA- Carolyn Crnich has been serving as the County Clerk, Recorder, and Registrar of Voters since 1991, but will be stepping down this next year.  The first person to announce their candidacy will make that formal announcement on Thursday.

Kelly Sanders, the Assistant County Registrar of Voters and Election Manager will announce her candidacy at the Carter Hotel in Eureka at 12:15 p....

Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:29
GASQUET- The Del Norte County Coroner’s Office has identified the man’s body that was found on a hiking trial near Gasquet. The man has been identified as 52-year-old Robert Essex of Sacramento. 
The body was found on Saturday on top of a sleeping bag by two hikers off French Hill Road. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday. Deputies with the Del Norte County...
Post date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 14:35

Yesterday we told you about three candidates vying for the Eureka City Manager position. That number has now been pared down to one.

The finalist is from out of the area and the city is still awaiting a background check. An official announcement could be made as soon as tomorrow. The search began after former city manager Bill Panos resigned in October to take a job with the Wyoming...

Post date: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 21:20

TRINIDAD- Tucked under the tall trees at Patrick's Point State Park is a 50-year-old garden that features native plants from the area. State Park employees and volunteers have been working over the winter months to put up signs and descriptions of the more than 60 different, indigenous plants.

Environmental Scientist Michelle Forys, who works for the park, said it will help to answer...

Post date: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:26

FORTUNA- Stakeholders were educated on the most recent information regarding Klamath River fish health. Scientists, government employees, university professors, tribes and private companys all attended the meeting hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon State University.

The fish health workshop has been held over the past 10 years to help educate and discuss the issues...

Post date: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:22

EUREKA- College of the Redwood's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to have Mendocino College take over instruction at the Mendocino site in Fort Bragg.

The Board approved a plan that will have the closer community college start offering classes at the Fort Bragg location for the upcoming 2013-14 school year and to take over instruction for the long term. Mendocino Lake Community...

Post date: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:19
CRESCENT CITY- The former Crescent Elk Middle School Assistant Principal charged in the fatal crash that took the life of a Klamath man, has been sentenced to three years in state prison. 
Back in December of 2012, Coulter Mann was driving on Highway 101 south of Smith River when he smashed into a truck driven by 67-year-old Kenneth Jones of Klamath. Jones later...
Post date: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:48