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July 2014

Orleans - Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department is asking your help in locating a missing high-risk 15-year-old female from Orleans:  Yaa-Mitch Stormy Friday Erickson.

At around 8:30 this morning, the mother of the missing teen called Sheriff’s deputies that she hadn’t seen her daughter since the previous night at 7 p.m. A note, left behind by her daughter, indicated she might be...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 22:39

EUREKA- It’s an easy and affordable way to light your house without using energy and it was invented nearly 20 years ago.

“A traditional skylight is a 2 ft wide 4 ft high. They let in a lot of light, but you also have to build the well, frame it in, insulate it, sheet rock it, tape it, texture it, paint it, all these arduous tasks and then, keep it clean. These are things that you can...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:20

CRESCENT CITY- “It's a bittersweet goodbye,” said Crescent City Police Chief Douglas Plack.

Thursday marked the chief's last day on the force after 11 years as the head of the police department. Chief Plack celebrated his 40th year in law enforcement on June 14. Thursday, he bid goodbye to his badge and embarked upon a new journey: retirement.

While serving as the chief of police...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:19

DEL NORTE- One Del Norte County neighborhood is taking law enforcement into its own hands. A group of citizens from the county's birch track area met with the sheriff this week in hopes of creating a neighborhood watch.

The group of nearly 150 residents began the process of creating a neighborhood watch after noticing an increase of suspicious activity and nighttime traffic in the area...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:18

EUREKA- Long time Eureka resident, Kim Bergel, has announced her candidacy for Eureka City Council, 3rd Ward.

Bergel, is the current Chair of the Eureka Transportation Safety Commission and is a founder of Redwood Coast Montessori School.

In her speech, she said she would focus on safety in the city and try to reduce the number of traffic collisions and make streets safer for...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:15

CRESCENT CITY- The Del Norte County Fair opened its gates to the public Thursday and with the fun came one plea: save our fair.

Nearly 25,000 people are expected to come out to the fair this weekend. This year the fair features many new events including: an alligator exhibit, an extreme dog show and a concert by country superstar John Michael Montgomery.

But fair officials say...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:15

Eastern Humboldt- The Bureau of Reclamation has decided not to release any additional water into the Trinity river at this time. Despite local tribe's and stakeholders requests, the bureau said they will wait until they release more water.

In a statement the Bureau released the following statement:

This decision was made in response to proposals and recommendations from tribes,...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:11

 TRINIDAD- A Eureka woman and her husband come across a small shark during a kayaking tour, and captured the action on a camera. 

On Tuesday, for Jenna Kilby’s husband’s birthday, they both thought a kayaking tour in Trinidad would be fun.  The Pacific Outfitters Adventures tour they went on starts off with technique and safety instructions.

"Jenna, like most clients do, asked me...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:40

TRINIDAD- The Trinidad City Council is in the process of looking for a new city manager, as the current one is set to retire.

Karen Suiker has been the city manager since 2011.  The list for the next city manager started with 20 candidates, half of which are local, and half are from out of the area.  Now, city officials have narrowed that list and will interview their top choices on...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:39

A head-on collision occurred on US 101 on Thursday in the safety corridor.  An elderly woman was sent to the hospital after driving the wrong way on US 101 near Arcata.

Just before noon on Thursday, 88-year-old Eureka resident Frances Lambert was driving her car the wrong way down the northbound lanes of US 101, north of Bayside Cutoff.  After several vehicles were able to avoid the...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:37

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:45

Eureka - the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office is warning the public about a new fraud scam.

Authorities say a citizen was attempting to sell tires on Craig’s List and thought he’d made a sale at the agreed to price. The buyer agreed to make payment via personal check but overpaid. The alleged scammer advised the seller to cash the check and refund the overpayment upon transfer...

Post date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:23