July 2014

EUREKA- It’s a bill no one likes to pay.

“Typical homes often in the Humboldt county might be spending one, two hundred dollars energy bill per month,” said Matthew Marshall, Redwood Coast Energy Authority Executive Director.

But what if there was a way to cut that 200 dollar bill by almost 20%? You can with just a little effort by making energy saving a habit.

“There's a...

WILLITS- The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to lift the conditional suspension they put on permits for the Willits Bypass Project last month.

The announcement comes after Caltrans committed to accelerating work on mitigation for the Willits Bypass Project, as well as creating an additional mitigation plan that the Army Corps of Engineers requested. Caltrans was originally going to...

EUREKA- A project that has been thirteen years in the making by the Humboldt Bay Harbor District will take an important step forward on Thursday, according to harbor officials.

The Humboldt Bay Water Trails Project began in 2001 as a way to improve access to the bay for non-motorized transportation like kayaks and canoes.

The project includes plans to improve three local docks:...

SAMOA- A group of local swimmers were in the bay Thursday getting ready for the first-ever Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl.

The non-competitive, four and a half mile swim in the bay will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 10 am. Nearly a dozen registered swimmers will start at the county beach in Samoa and end at Woodley Island for the swim, all while raising money for the North Coast Marine...

From Caltrans: 
 
After Caltrans committed to accelerate work on the extensive mitigation for the bypass project and develop a plan to add additional mitigation to compensate for delays in beginning the mitigation work, today the US Army Corps of Engineers lifted the permit suspension for the Willits Bypass Project. 
 
The Willits Bypass...

EUREKA- To improve emergency response time, the City of Eureka has installed a new traffic system that gives green lights to fire trucks during emergencies. 

Humboldt Bay Fire officials say they have often experienced delays when responding to emergencies.

“It would be pretty common for us to have red lights against us when we approach an intersection.  In order to safely pass...

SAMOA- Millions of gallons of hazardous materials are being removed from the Samoa Pulp Mill, and officials with the Environmental Protection Agency confirm they have reached the halfway point.

Federal officials say when the Evergreen Pulp Company left the mill in 2008, it left the hazardous materials behind. In March, the EPA began the process of removing pulping liquors and other...

DEL NORTE COUNTY- A Del Norte County man wanted for reportedly shooting and injuring another man back in June is arrested. Deputies with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office took 47 year old Briton Mode into custody Wednesday night, at a residence on Kings Valley Road. 
 
The shooting happened about a month ago, after an argument broke out at a home in Fort Dick...

Brookings - The city of Brookings wants the public's help in shaping a transportation system plan or TSP. Brookings residents are invited to an open house on July 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. and the Chetco Community Public Library. There the project will be introduced and a slide show along with interactive stations set up to allow input for the different components of the future...

Burr Valley - Two are arrested after police serve a search warrant off of Highway 36 in Burr Valley near Bridgeville.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 51 year old Jean Marie Gaddy and 53 year old Robert Blaine Gilcrease both of Washington. When searching the property, law enforcement found over 1500 growing marijuana plants, nearly $37,000 in cash, 23 pounds of marijuana, 3 ounces of...

RIO DELL- “You really don’t realize how much you lose in a fire until you start going through the ashes,” said Adam Dias, owner of Dias Artistries Gallery and Studio in Rio Dell.

Nearly three weeks ago, Dias began sorting through those ashes after flames engulfed his woodturning studio.

“Woodworkers use fire all of the time to rustify things and make them rustic looking, and an...

RIO DELL- Residents of Rio Dell were able to get fresh produce for free Wednesday as part of Food for People’s Mobile Produce Pantry program. The Mobile Produce Pantry provides low-income families across Humboldt County with free fruits and vegetables.

The program serves more than 1,300 households per year; nearly 100 of those families are in Rio Dell. On Wednesday the mobile pantry was...

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