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June 2014

Governor Brown signed the 2014/2015 budget on Friday, which includes keeping a school agriculture grant that was left out of the original proposed budget.

The Agriculture Incentive Grant will continue to fund agriculture departments in California schools for at least the next school year. The grant provides more than $4 million to school Agriculture Departments. Educators say without...

Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:12

Seventeen young adults, ages 15-19, have completed a week-long program, described by some as a “mini boot camp,” which teaches what it takes to have a career in law enforcement.

"It was pretty intense for them.  They did scenarios, force option simulator, they were drilled by Marine drill instructors, they did a lot of physical training.  We really try to help them excel and go beyond...

Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:10
MCKINLEYVILLE- Flames and heavy smoke were seen coming from a house in McKinleyville Thursday night. The call came in around 6:30 p.m., of a reported structure fire in the 1800 block of Columbus Avenue.
The home was 20 percent involved when fire fighters with the Arcata Fire Protection District first arrived on scene. The living room area was on fire, and flames...
Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 14:27

From the Eureka Police Department: 

On 06/20/14 at approximately 5:03 a.m., officers responded to a possible stabbing at an apartment building on the 2900 block of California Street.  Upon arrival, officers found a male and a female with stab wounds outside the apartment building. Both victims were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and are in stable condition.  
Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:24

Fortuna - Burn permits in Humboldt, Del Norte and parts of Siskiyou and Trinity counties are to be suspended.

The ban will begin June 22nd at midnight and continue until formally canceled by Cal Fire. It’s very early in the fire season and already Cal Fire has responded to almost 2300 wildfires across the state. That is nearly double what is normal for this time of year....

Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:37

Arcata - Police are on the lookout for two individuals after shutting down an alleged grow operation near an elementary school.

On Wednesday, just before 2 pm, Arcata police served a search warrant on the 2200 block of Baldwin Street in Arcata near an Arcata Elementary School. Officers discovered a commercial indoor marijuana grow with evidence of sales along with 501 plants and 5...

Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

Arcata - Police have arrested one man after a cannabis processing operation is discovered in Arcata.

APD officers responded to the 500 block of H Street to investigate a disturbance and found instead a concentrated cannabis processing operation inside the apartment. Arrested was 35-year old Michael Robert Johnson who was already wanted for a felony warrant in another county for...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 23:47

EUREKA- Thursday marked the first day of the 77th annual Redwood Acres, The Best of Humboldt Fair in Eureka.  Organizers expect 30,000 people to attend the four-day fair, which features games, rides and animal attractions.  But organizers say the fair is about much more.

"It's awesome!" said Devin Alexy, a child attending the fair.

"When I was a teacher, I liked this...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:25

ARCATA- Arcata City Council member Shane Brinton will be stepping down from the position by the end of the week. Brinton made the announcement on Wednesday at the start of the council meeting.

Brinton said he was leaving the position to spend time carrying for his mother, who's illness is becoming more serious.

He was elected to the city council back in 2008 when he was 21-years-...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:49

RIO DELL- The Rio Dell City Council is closing in on their search for the next city manager. The council has a preferred candidate and is the process of researching the person's background before hiring them.

Last week, the council conducted interviews and spoke to several people interested in the position.

The current city manager, Jim Stretch, came out of retirement to fill the...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:48

EUREKA- Eighty middle school students visited News Channel 3 on Thursday to see what it takes to be in the news industry.

The tour was part of the ideas at work career camp hosted by college of the redwoods. It’s a week long camp for Humboldt County 7th and 8th grade students where they learn about technical trades, digital media, product development and other...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:35

EUREKA- More traffic collisions with wildlife occur in this area than any other place in California, according the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials are warning drivers to take caution when traveling throughout the county, after a collision on Highway 36 Wednesday that left a motorcycle driver with serious injuries.

According to the CHP, drivers on Highway 36, Highway 299...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:33