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Smith River - The State of Oregon has stepped up to add more protection for the wild and scenic Smith River.

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission designated the North Fork of the Smith as the first outstanding resource water. This designation will ensure there is no degradation of its water quality in the future.

Citizen petitions that started in 2016 were the impetus for...

Post date: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:57

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - A Eureka man is arrested after law enforcement finds him with nearly 3 pounds of heroin. 23-year old James Boatsman was taken into custody.

Around 6 pm this past Saturday, special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force observed Boatsman driving his vehicle on Highway 101 near Richardson’s Grove State Park. A traffic stop was conducted and with a search...

Post date: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:36

By Braly Whisler

EUREKA - Humboldt Bay Fire and Arcata Fire District joined together today to get some hands on training.

The two teams received some hands on experience ON Monday using the Jaws of Life.

About once a month emergency responders will need to use extraction tools to rescue victims. Today three platoons from Humboldt Bay Fire as well as Arcata Fire District...

Post date: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:22

BRICELAND - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating two men suspected of multiple thefts on Elk Ridge Road in Briceland.

The first theft took place last month.

The Briceland resident reported $12,500 worth of property stolen – including water tanks, fifteen solar panels, a power inverter and more.

Ten days ago, the same victim reported another...

Post date: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:06

SOMES BAR – Firefighters are making progress on the Marble Fire, which is now 90% contained.

As of Monday, Nor Cal Team 2 is transferring command to the Six Rivers National Forest.

Latest information indicates 282 personnel are still on scene with the blaze at 316 acres.

The wildfire started Wednesday at about 2 in the afternoon.

The cause is still under...

Post date: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:55