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April 2014

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- With more inmates in local county jails, the Humboldt County Correctional facility has had to find a way to deal with more inmates and less space.


"I think one of the things that has happened with AB 109 is it forced us to look at alternatives and be more creative," said Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey.

Downey said the county has had to create new...

Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:08

HYDESVILLE- Two young children were living in the Hydesville home allegedly used to grow and cultivate marijuana. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office a two year old was found inside the master bedroom next to dried marijuana plants and an assault rifle.

When authorities arrived on scene they detained a 28 year old woman who was walking to the residents and said she had...

Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:46

EUREKA- The Green Diamond Resource Company announced Wednesday that it will stop manufacturing redwood lumber and begin transitioning their focus toward producing more Douglas Fur lumber. During the transition company officials said a total of 80 jobs will be cut.

The company has 430 employees in California. During the transition 50 people will loose their positions at the Eureka,...

Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44
From the California Highway Patrol: 
On Monday, April 28, 2014, at approximately 4:05 PM, 40 year old Whitethorn resident Franklin Wilson was driving a 2005 Nissan Titan southbound on Upper Pacific Drive, approaching Seafoam Road.  A 2006 Harley Davison motorcycle driven by 61 year old Shelter Cove resident Frank Basso was traveling northbound on Upper Pacific Drive...
Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:35

EUREKA- Wednesday was a warm spring day as record temperatures spread across the North Coast, and residents were out enjoying the sunshine and heat.

The average high temperature in Eureka for April 30th is 59 degrees.  But you might not believe that if you went outside on Wednesday.

"I wake up on days like this and just think, 'Yes.  Today's going to be a good day...

Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:29

EUREKA- More than 150 art items will be available at the Silent Art Auction for Sara’s Garden in Eureka.

Sara Goosby was a teacher and family advocate at Headstart all around the North Coast. Her friends say she loved flowers, and now friends of Goosby are raising money for Sara’s Garden, which will be installed in the Humboldt Botanical Garden in Eureka. At the auction, people will be...

Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:28

The following is a press release from the Green Diamond Resource Company:

Douglas Reed, president of Green Diamond Resource Company, today announced that its subsidiary, California Redwood Company (CRC), will transition out of the redwood lumber business. Over the next few months, CRC will continue to process remaining redwood log inventory and supply customers from existing redwood...

Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:22
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-29-2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a woman, who identified herself LaDonna Dee Dellera, 48 years old, from Ettersburg. Dellera told the Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher she shot at her 74 year father with a .357 magnum revolver and pistol whipped him....
Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:07
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-30-2014, at approximately 2: 57 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the clerk at the 76 Gas Station, located at 2698 Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The clerk reported he had just been robbed and the suspect had left on foot running southbound on Central Avenue. Deputies arrived at...
Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:43
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-29-2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call 
From Karuk Tribal members who reported they located a man trying to grow marijuana on their Ceremonial Dance grounds located off Camp Creek Road, Orleans. The tribal members were detaining the man waiting for...
Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 09:59
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-29-2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on a residence in the 3000 block of Johnson Road, Hydesville. The search warrant was obtained after the Sheriff’s Office received...
Post date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 09:32

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Three years after Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 109, the state's prison realignment, law enforcement officials said the reform has had a lasting impact on communities up and down the state.

The controversial legislation restructured the state's prison system after the Supreme Court ruled that overcrowding was a threat to inmates rights against cruel and...

Post date: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:05