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March 2014

NORTH COAST- Living on the North Coast one of the many emergencies residents should be prepared for at all times is a tsunami, and on Wednesday a test of the tsunami warning system will take place in both Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

The test will be conducted by the National Weather Service and is meant to test the tsunami warning system to ensure it works properly during a...
Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:35

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- This week is National Boys and Girls Club Week, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods is joining in the celebration. 

Officials with the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods say about 50 percent of the members, who are students from ages six through 18, come from single parent households.  They say ten percent of the members are homeless. 

"It's great for...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:30

EUREKA- Mother Nature could not stop firefighters with Humboldt Bay Fire from participating in specialized training.

Humboldt Bay Fire will be conducting its annual Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations training, or LARRO, until Friday.  All 50 firefighters in the department are completing two hours of the training.  They are being taught on how to safely descend an incline and rescue...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:25

FERNDALE- The people of Ferndale will have the chance to determine if they want to start voting for the positions of city clerk and treasurer, or if they would rather continue letting the city council appoint them.

The City of Ferndale used elections to determine the City Clerk and City Treasurer until 1972.  For the last 42 years, those jobs have been appointed positions.  Now, city...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:22

NORTH COAST- The U.S. Navy has extended the period for public comment on training and testing that will be conducted off the North Coast. The timeframe has been extended to April 15th.

The Navy plans to conduct tests and training of the Pacific Northwest that uses sonar and explosives.

Public input is for Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:31

FORTUNA- To keep old batteries from polluting their community, Fortuna city officials have set up a recycling center inside City Hall.

The town has collected hundreds of batteries that residents have brought in. Batteries that are not disposed properly can leak chemicals into groundwater and pollute drinking water, creeks, rivers and streams said Mike Johnson, General Services...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:29

Six Rivers National Forest is looking for some volunteer campground hosts in their four ranger districts in Northern California. Officials say volunteer hosts perform a variety of duties from Memorial Day through Labor Day in some of the most beautiful settings in the county. Some of those duties include greeting visitors, assisting registration, answering questions, and reporting law...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:39

EUREKA:  The City of Eureka will be handing out an annual Community Service Award of Merit.

Mayor Frank Yager announced the award will be presented to individuals or organizations each year in February or March and will recognize people in the community who have done outstanding work to make Eureka a better place to live.

A perpetual plaque will be placed in City Hall where names...

Post date: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:09
HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Last fall Arcata voters passed Measure I, a high use energy tax targeted at those growing illegal marijuana grows and using excessive amounts of energy, and now Humboldt County is looking to do the same. 
“Like many Arcata residents, those living in unincorporated areas of Humboldt have simply become fed up with high-volume indoor growing...
Post date: Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:56

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Department of Health and Human Services Division of Environmental Health officials confirm illegal dumping is becoming a growing problem in Humboldt County.

The DHHS Division of Environmental Health received a complaint in late February of hazardous materials being dumped next to Eel River in Ferndale.  A storm was coming the following night, so DHHS officials had to...

Post date: Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:23

EUREKA- Crews are busy testing the over 700 fire hydrants within Eureka.

Humboldt Bay Fire is currently in its annual fire hydrant testing phase.  Crews are making sure fire hydrants in Eureka are operational and have the proper flow.  There are 775 fire hydrants in the city, and more than 200 have not been tested yet.  Running water could become discolored when Humboldt Bay Fire is...

Post date: Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:20

CRESCENT CITY- A California Sea Lion was found entangled in Crescent City on Sunday.

The North Coast Marine Mammal Center says that this sea lion is the fourth one to be found caught in something over the last three months.  Marine officials do not know exactly what the sea lions are getting caught in, and have not been able to break any of them free from their entanglements. 


Post date: Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:19