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April 2014

ARCATA- The longest student run festival in the world, the Humboldt International Film Festival, begins Wednesday at HSU.

The annual festival is in its 47th year. Thirty-four independent short films, including two made by HSU students and three that were made internationally, will be shown Wednesday through Friday.  Viewings start at 7 p.m. at the Van Duzer Theatre at HSU on...

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:40
From the County of Humboldt: 
On April 15, 2014, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to accept funds that will allow the County to purchase 1,000 acres of forestland southeast of Eureka to establish a community forest. The community forest will be managed in collaboration with the City of Eureka for multiple purposes including public...
Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:38

April 15th is tax day, which brings with it the annual scramble to file returns in time.

We caught up with people on the North Coast who were at the post office for some last minute tax filing. The people we talked to say waiting till the last minute isn’t always a bad thing. 

"Procrastination.  Everything is done but I just had to fill out the boxes.  Everything was...

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:32

Photo of the Lunar Eclipse courtesy of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:29

ARCATA- Students were evacuated from a Humboldt State University building late Monday morning after reports of an electrical fire inside the building. Arcata Fire responded on scene and did not locate a fire or proof of one.

Students were evacuated from the building before fire crews were on scene. Students reported smelling burning plastic said Justin McDonald, Assistant Fire Chief....

Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:02

MCKINLEYVILLE- After almost a year of negotiations, McKinleyville teachers and the school district have given their final offers before the mediation process between both parties comes to an end. If a deal is not reached the mediator will begin fact finding, before making a recommendation to the school board.

The McKinleyville Teachers Association has submitted two final offers. A one-...

Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:59

ARCATA- Four firefighters were honored by their colleges at the 75th Awards Dinner for the Arcata Fire District. The men where honored for Rookie of the Year, Career Firefighter of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Fire Officer of the Year.

The event is held annually and the winners are chosen by winners from the previous year and the Fire Chief.

The men where honored in front...

Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:56
EUREKA- The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has hired two new deputies. In front of friends and family, Sheriff Mike Downey swore-in the new recruits Monday morning.
Ben Filipinni and Marcus Walker, both 21 years old, took an oath to serve and protect the residents of Humboldt in a Eureka conference room.
Both local boys, Deputy...
Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:03

FORTUNA- To help fight against poor nutrition among seniors citizens, the largest assisted living company in the nation is delivering more than 10,000 meals to seniors across the country in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month. 

Emeritus at Sequoia Springs has an outreach program where they conduct home visits to find out the needs of seniors in the area. 

"As we've...

Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:15

EUREKA- At Tuesday’s Eureka City Council meeting, Public Works staff will recommend that council members authorize contract negotiations with a company to begin the completion of a phase of the Martin Slough Interceptor Project.

The project is designed to modernize and increase efficiency for the City of Eureka’s Waste Water Treatment System. While one phase of the project has been...

Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:14

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Gas prices in Humboldt County continue to rise.  The average price per gallon is 25 cents more than it was just over a month ago.

According to , the average price of gas per gallon in Humboldt County is $4.27/gallon.The rest of California is seeing slightly lower prices at $4.16/gallon. The price of gas...

Post date: Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:12

SUNDAY NEWS- A memorial service was held in Fortuna for fallen Briceland Fire Chief Tim Olson. Plus, over 500 PG&E customers were without power Sunday morning after a vehicle struck a power pole in McKinleyville. Also, students visiting Humboldt State University for the Spring Preview Program have left campus early. School officials sent the teens back to Southern California in wake of the...

Post date: Sun, 04/13/2014 - 18:59