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June 2014

McKinleyville - Two 18 year-old men from McKinleyville were arrested after one flicked a lighted cigarette at a passing Sheriff’s Deputy.

Jacques Kincaid Leroux and Riley Kia Clark Walkner were walking with friends near the 1400 block of Hiller road in McKinleyville when the deputy stopped and questioned Leroux who said flicking the cigarette was an accident. The deputy could tell...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 22:04

EUREKA- The City of Eureka 2014/2015 budget was approved at a special meeting at city hall on Tuesday night.When council presented the updated proposed budget to city departments about two weeks ago, there was 10 percent less funding than the original proposed budget for each department, including to the Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Fire. This is something community members who...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 21:50

EUREKA- Seniors in Eureka’s unincorporated areas will not see an immediate 20 percent increase in their solid waste collection fees.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors motioned on Tuesday to for the Public Works Department to re-work the fee proposal so that the increase will be phased-in over 3 years.

“Instead of a 2 dollar increase for the seniors, it's going to be less...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 18:09

KNEELAND- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department has arrested one parolee for allegedly growing hundreds of marijuana plants on someone else's land in Kneeland.

According to the department, caretakers of Carrington Ranch in Kneeland contacted law enforcement about the grow on their lands. On Monday, deputies hiked 40 minutes into the property and located 834 growing marijuana plants...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 18:08

FORTUNA- The city of Fortuna is giving out free compost this week.

Each year Fortuna’s wastewater treatment facility creates 600 dry metric tons of compost from processing solid human waste. Officials say that the result of various processes is an exceptional quality, class a compost that can be used to enrich soil.

“It's good stuff. It’s very good for plants and you can use it...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 18:03
DEL NORTE COUNTY- The newly elected Del Norte County District Attorney, Dale Trigg, was sworn-in Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Trigg requested that he be sworn-in as soon as possible and get started. Before he was elected on June 3rd, Trigg served as a public defender for Del Norte County. He will officially take over the District...
Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 18:02

BLUE LAKE- Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey has called a special meeting with the residents of Blue Lake to discuss police services in the town.

The Sheriff's Department has been providing services to the city for the past five years. The city signed a new contract at the beginning of the year. Residents told the city that they wanted additional services like a neighborhood watch...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:53

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council has chosen to appoint an interim city manager while they continue their search. The council has chosen the city's Director of Finance, Janet Luzzi, for the position while the council completes the interview process and hires someone permanently.

Mayor Mark Wheetley said the council will take official action on appointing Luzzi at their next council...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:49
CRESCENT CITY- To help save the Del Norte County Fair, the Board of Supervisors approved a 0.25-cent sales tax at Tuesdays meeting. 
After the state ended funding for fairs, the Del Norte Fair Board said they would lose $180,000 in funds. But before the tax ordinance is enacted, the voters in the November general election must approve the tax.
Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:43
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 06-22-2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputy was driving a marked patrol car in the 1400 block of Hiller Road, McKinleyville. As the deputy approached a group of four pedestrians walking on the side of the road, one of them threw a lit cigarette at the passing patrol car,...
Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:10
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 06-23-2014, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies drove to the Carrington Ranch, Kneeland in regards to a trespass marijuana growing operation. The caretakers of the ranch reported locating a large marijuana cultivation site on the property. 
Deputies drove to the vicinity of the grow...
Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:08

The northern California recreational red abalone-fishing season will be closing shortly.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says for the month of July the season will close down to give the abalone population a break from fishing pressure. The season will resume beginning August 1 and continue through November 30. New regulations for the year include an 8 a.m. earliest start time,...

Post date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:02