June 2014

Blue Lake - A special meeting with Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey was held this evening at the Mad River Grange to discuss law enforcement services in Blue Lake. It’s been six months since the city has signed a new contract with the Sheriff's Department and this was an opportunity for citizens and the Sheriff to discuss the issues.

Residents were concerned about the number of...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council approved the budget at a special meeting Tuesday night.

When council was presented with the proposed budget by the city manager and city departments about two weeks ago, there was 10 percent less funding than the original proposed budget for each department, including to police and fire.  After the police chief and fire chief shared with council last week...

EUREKA- A West Virginia man is arrested after trying to walk off with more than $1,000 worth of goods at Walmart.

Officials with the Eureka Police Department responded to the Walmart at Bayshore Mall after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, after Walmart employees called and told the EPD they had a shoplifter in custody. Police say the male suspect attempted to leave the store with over $1,000 worth of...

EUREKA- At Tuesday night’s special Eureka City Council meeting, members filed a motion to add an argument in favor of Measure Q on the November ballot.

Measure Q would extend Measure O, which is currently set to expire in June of 2016, another 5 years to 2021. Under Measure O, ½ of a percent of a sale is added to the sales tax. That extra money then goes to emergency services, street...

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Back in April of 2014, human remains were found off Highway 169 in Klamath. On Monday, the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office identified the remains as belonging to 26-year-old Romeo Glaze. 
 
The Sheriff’s Office had to send the remains to the California Department of Justice labs to determine the identification, which is why it took nearly two...

EUREKA- Food for People kicked off their summer lunch program Wednesday with a party in Eureka’s Cooper Gulch Park. While at the park more than 30 children received free lunches and were able to participate in musical activities.

Each year the summer program provides free sack lunches to children across Humboldt County that usually receive free or reduced price meals at school....

SAMOA- A representative from U.S. Customs and Border Protection spoke to the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group about the Department of Homeland Security’s role in harbor activities at a meeting on Wednesday.

“When the ships come in, they always have to come through Customs and Border Protection,” said John Prince, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director. “We are the first...

MIRANDA- The Southern Humboldt Unified School District will try again to pass a $10 million bond measure this November.

Measure N failed to pass in this June’s primary election by less than one percent. That measure would have allowed the school district to sell up to $10 million dollars in bonds. The money would go towards completing current modernization projects at South Fork High...

From Aligning Forces Humboldt: 
 
A  FREE health workshop called "Our Pathways to Health” has upcoming start dates in June and July, which will be held in Eureka, Arcata, Willow Creek and Crescent City. These workshops are designed to help individuals with long term health conditions gain tools to manage their symptoms, learn to partner with their provider, and...
DEL NORTE COUNTY- The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Daniel Gomez of Crescent City drowned in the Smith River Tuesday afternoon, near Ruby Van Deventer County Park on North Bank Road. Authorities say early reports suggested Gomez drowned while attempting to help a juvenile in distress, but deputies say they have not confirmed exactly how the drowning occurred. 
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From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 06-24-2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on a residence in the 42000 block of Highway 36, Dinsmore. When deputies arrived they located and detained four people. They were...

Eureka – Police are reporting a rash of dumpster fires have hit downtown Eureka.

Humboldt Bay Fire was called to the 600 block of 6th Street in Eureka for two adjacent dumpster fires.  They were extinguished quickly and there were no injuries or damage done to nearby buildings. The area was checked but no witness or suspects were located.

Eureka Police says that since...

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