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July 2014

Eureka - A local charitable organization has awarded thousands of dollars in grants to local youth.

Humboldt Sponsors, a local non-profit and charitable organization has been raising money for Humboldt County youth since 1972. This year, the organization awarded a record amount of funding to local youth and youth oriented programs. Over $101,000 dollars was distributed among 81 grants...

ARCATA- The Arcata Fire Protection District has stopped washing their fire engines to help conserve water during the state's sever drought.

When Governor Jerry Brown announced the drought as a state of emergency, the district stopped washing engines regularly and turned off sprinklers at their stations.

According to the Jenny Williamson, the fire district's Public Information...

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...

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