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April 2014

The City of Arcata, Eureka, the McKinleyville Community Services District and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District have been working together since January to improve water supply reliability in the major municipalities. 

Earthquakes are a reality on the North Coast.  Now, a new interconnection system is being installed so Humboldt Bay Water District municipalities do not have to...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:30

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council has approved the purchase of new equipment for the purpose of increasing the Eureka Police Department’s transparency,

The City of Eureka is purchasing 10 Watch Guard Digital In-Car Video Systems from Watch Guard Video. The total cost of the purchase is about $54,000, and will provide the cameras to the remaining EPD patrol units that don’t already have...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:24

EUREKA- Before Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council meeting, an item was pulled from the agenda. That item was the recommendation by the Public Works Department for the council to authorize contract negotiations for a company to work on a phase of the Martin Slough Interceptor Project.

The project is designed to increase Eureka’s Waste Water Treatment System’s efficiency. While one phase...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:23
KLAMATH- Human remains were found on Highway 169 in Del Norte County Wednesday morning. 
Yurok Tribal Officers located the unidentified remains of a body while investigating a found truck over the side of the road in Klamath. Detectives with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene to conduct an investigation. Authorities told us it’s...
Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:24

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the armed robbery which occurred on 04-15-2014 and has identified the driver of the vehicle.  She is identified as

Candice Keshan Swain, 25 years old who is a transient.  She is described as Native American, 5’ 4” tall, approximately 145 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:22
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 04-15-2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the 16000 block of State Highway 254, Weott in regards to an unwanted subject. While enroute to the call, the female caller told Sheriff’s Office Dispatch the unwanted subject was Juan Luis Ayala Jr., 20 years old from...
Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:45

Two women were robbed at knife point a little before noon in McKinleyville. Sheriffs deputies say two females had been gambling at Blue Lake Casino and asked for a ride to McKinleyville from an acquaintance and her friend On the way, the driver of the vehicle asked to stop in Trinidad where the friend got out and another woman got in the vehicle. As the car was going to McKinleyville, the...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:46

Tuesday night a fire broke out in a garage at the 5400 block of Pinecrest Avenue on Pine Hill in Eureka.

At this time fire officials don’t know how the fire started. They were able to confine it mainly to the garage. 3 fire units were dispatched and helped in making sure the fire did not spread to neighboring homes.

Herrick Ave was blocked off to traffic for about an hour as...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:38

EUREKA:  Two men are arrested after Sheriff’s Deputies make a routine traffic stop and find over four pounds of heroin.

On Friday, April 11th around 10 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a Chrysler sedan in Myrtletown for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver, 20-year old Mario Martinez from Perris, California was found to be driving on a suspended drivers license. Both...

Post date: Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:18

EUREKA- One year after the deadly attack at the Boston Marathon, an Arcata runner plans to run through the finish line again.

Armando Ibarra-Espinoza, an Arcata resident, finished the 26-mile run one hour before both pressure cooker bombs went off, killing three and injuring hundreds.

Ibarra-Espinoza said he and his friends were on the subway, on their way to a friends house,...

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:48

ARCATA- The City of Arcata will consider approving a measure that would allow residents and businesses to paint street murals with a permit from the city.

The council will consider the ordinance at their next city council meeting on Wednesday. The city will determine what types of guidelines will regulate the murals. The city will consider the mural's maintenance, impacts of paint...

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:46

SAMOA- Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency began the process to remove hazardous materials from the Samoa Pulp Mill last November.  They began the process after making an assessment and determining there were imminent threats to the environment and the public.

EPA officials say all of the acid has been removed from the site for disposal, after the last shipment of about 2...

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:45