July 2014

ARCATA- An employee was assaulted by a man with a knife after asking him to leave the business early Thursday morning.

According to the Arcata Police Department, 52-year-old Arthur McFadden was asked to leave The Jambalaya for being two drunk. When he was asked to leave he allegedly pulled out a knife and assaulted an employee. The employee escaped without an injury, but his shirt was...

EUREKA- Hundreds are expected to pack into College of the Redwoods track field for this year's Relay For Life.

The event is a fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society. The event brings in both survivors and those affected by cancer.

Organizers said it is a year-long effort to organize, and is a chance to bring those impacted by cancer together. 

ORICK- preparations were underway on Friday for the Orick Rodeo. but it’s not just the fun activities that make this event so special, it is the community that stands behind it.

The Orick rodeo grounds were bustling with activity Friday as volunteers, big and small, worked to get things ready for the weekend’s festivities. The town of about 350 people, expects to nearly double its...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The hunt for Shane Miller is gaining national attention. He’s the former Humboldt County man wanted in the death of his wife and two young daughters in Shasta County. 
 
Miller will be featured on CNN’s premiere episode of “The Hunt With John Walsh.” After the murders in May of 2013, Miller was reportedly heading to Southern Humboldt where an...

HOOPA- A grass fire spread quickly through Hoopa consuming two structures and injuring one firefighter. Investigators suspect the cause of the fire is arson.

According to the Hoopa Valley Tribe's PIO, Kristan Korns, the fire burned a total of eight acres, destroying a garage and home within Squires Housing, between Marshall Lane and Highway 96. One Captain of the Hoopa Wildland Fire...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of four members of the United States Coast Guard being killed in a helicopter crash near Shelter Cove, while they were on a rescue mission. 

A ceremony was held on Friday at the Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Station in McKinleyville.

"The American people and the United States Coast Guard are forever indebted to these...

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is replacing a buoy that provides weather and wave information to boaters, .after its line was cut, causing it to drift away.

In May, another buoy, which monitors wave information off the coast of Cape Mendocino, drifted away as well.  That buoy was replaced two weeks ago.  But Buoy #22, located off the coast of Samoa, which monitors...

ORICK- Cal Fire officials believe arson is the cause of a trash fire in Orick.

Cal Fire received reports of flames around 8:30 am Friday at the Orick RV Park. When fire fighters arrived on scene, they found a large pile of debris on fire.

“It was pretty big,” said Charles Rylee, one of the first witnesses to the scene. “The flames were probably 10 feet high and the black smoke...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 07-10-2014, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a 46 year old woman who reported being assaulted. The victim told the investigating deputy she had been in a relationship with James Christopher Towne, 43 years old. She and Towne had been residing in the woods (The McKay...

Congressman Jarred Huffman’s 2nd Annual District Landscape Photography Competition opened today.

It’s a chance for photographers to submit their landscape photos of the 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Last year there were 207 entries and Congressman Huffman felt they were astounding.

Photographers...

RIO DELL- After the state ordered Rio Dell to stop water diversion from the Eel River, the city is rationing water use to 50 gallons a day per person.

On Friday, the city received a cease and desist letter from the State Water Board to stop diverting water from the Eel River to allow enough water for senior water rights holders. In response, the city said they would reduce water by up...

ARCATA- The empty lot along 9th Street on the Arcata Plaza will be filled after being empty for 50 years.

The Alibi, the owners of the space will start to build an extension to their building into the lot at the start of August. The owners estimate the building will be completed in nine months.

The previous building there, a restaurant, burnt down in the 1960s.

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