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May 2014

Post date: Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:00

The HSU Natural History Museum in Arcata is back open after several month of remodeling in their new building.

It opened its doors at 10 Saturday morning and if the early in the day buzz is any indication, it’s going to be a huge success for museum lovers on the north coast. The opening was helped by a great deal of support. Redwood Capital Bank partnered with the museum and along with...

Post date: Sat, 05/31/2014 - 19:41

Citizens from all walks of life convened at Carson Park in Eureka for a ceremony at the Wall of Remembrance.  It was to honor those who have lost their lives in terrorist events since the Beirut Bombing in 1983 through the Boston Marathon Bombing last year. It was about being a veteran and although a lot of veterans were there, some people also showed up because they knew family or friends who...

Post date: Sat, 05/31/2014 - 00:02

Kneeland- Residents in Kneeland will be asked to approve a supplemental tax measure that will go toward funding services for their volunteer fire department on Tuesday.

Measure L would tax residents $80 per year for each improved parcel to fund increased costs and update equipment. $60 would be charged for unimproved parcels with the district's board able to approve a 1% maximum...

Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:46

EUREKA- After two decades in the cell phone business, Corky Cornwell, the business owner of Redwood Coast Cellular is retiring on Sunday.

Cornwell is well known for his wacky commercials that have played over the years that have him dressing up as a clow, sitting in front of a lion and conducting a marching band.

"I realized that I wasn't afraid of a camera and we started writing...

Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:44

He’s your local grocery store clerk and he’s on the ballet for the 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives seat. His slogan: A Common Man to bring Common Sense Solutions to Congress.

“I'm not a politician, I am a statesman,” said Mensing. “As a statesman, I am a patriot and I'm striving for freedom and that is my primary goal.”

Mensing says he got the idea of...

Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:54

The Highway 101 Northbound exit ramp to Garberville reopened Friday afternoon for motorists visiting the Benbow Summer Arts and Music Festival.

The exit ramp was closed on May 22 due to culvert failure. The culvert is a pipe that runs underneath the roadway and allows water to drain from one side to another. CALTRANS officials say the culvert was collapsing out of the ends of the...

Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:52

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are 30,000 bears in California and declared May as “Be Bear Aware” month.   The highest number of bears are out in the spring and summer. 

The only bears in California are black bears, which can be blonde or brown as well.  They can sprint up to 35 miles per hour. They are strong swimmers and great tree climbers.  Redwood...

Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:24

Officials with Redwood National and State Parks continue to prepare for the worst, as they will hold a Tsunami Evacuation Drill on Monday.

Park officials say if a major earthquake occurred at the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is 40 miles offshore, a 60 to 80 feet tall tsunami would occur. That wave would then hit the Freshwater Spit, where the Visitor Center is located, in less than...

Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:20

ARCATA- An Arcata man is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, after crashing his vehicle off Highway 101 and fleeing the scene. It happened just before noon Friday near the G Street on-ramp in Arcata. Shortly after the accident 33-year-old Steven Nielsen surrendered to officers, and was taken into custody. 

Nielson was not injured and no other vehicles were involved...
Post date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:12

The Humboldt/Del Norte chapter of the Red Cross received a twenty five thousand dollar grant. Coast Central credit Union donated the funds as part of their Community Giving Grants.

Fifteen thousand dollars of the money went to acquiring a fully- staffed disaster trailer that can be a temporary shelter for emergencies in our area. The rest of the funds will go towards valuable training...

Post date: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 22:01

EUREKA- The three suspects in the fatal stabbing of a 50-year-old Arcata chef will be held to answer in court for the charges against them. A Humboldt County judge said Thursday that there was enough evidence in the case to hold the three to all charges.

Juan Ferrer, faces murder charges while using a dangerous and deadly weapon, the other two, Sophie Rocheleau and Nicholas Stoiber,...

Post date: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:20