July 2014

EUREKA- Voters throughout Humboldt county will see a new sales tax measure on the ballot this November. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday for a .05 percent sales tax.

The tax would be incorporated throughout the county and if passed, is predicted to generate six million dollars of revenue. That money will go towards the general fund with an emphasis on public safety...

FERNDALE- Ranchers and local business owners, who were told to stop diverting water from the Eel River are speaking out about the potentially devastating effects those orders could have on the communities of the eel river valley.

Gary Belli is a rancher in Ferndale, and one of more than 100 people who received a letter from the state Water Resources Control Board. Inside that letter,...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- They are called the “eyes and ears” of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, but the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol program (S.C.O.P.) is in need of more members. 

S.C.O.P., which is made up of citizen volunteers, recorded more than 35,000 miles last year in patrols throughout Humboldt County.  The program began in 1996, and officials say it’s a great...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council recently approved the update to the city’s housing element.  Monday, that update was certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Updating a city’s housing element is a state-mandated process required every five years. A housing element must identify and analyze housing needs, both now and projected. Also, the city must...

Redcrest - A pickup truck driving north on highway 101 near Redcrest lost control and crashed 40 feet down an embankment.

Officials with the California Highway Patrol say just after 2 this afternoon, a Toyota pickup driven by Heidi Schubert with one male passenger, for reasons still under investigation ran off the east shoulder of northbound highway 101. The vehicle struck a tree head...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 07-05-2014, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the grandmother of Morgan Martin, 14 years old. The grandmother reported that she is the guardian of Martin. On July 4, 2014, they were on Parkwood Boulevard, Eureka watching fireworks together at approximately 8:30 p.m...
From the Eureka Police Department: 
 
On 07/02/14 at approximately 9:21 p.m. officers were dispatched to a report of an apparent battered person in a parking lot near the 3300 block of Broadway.  A male subject was located and transported to a local hospital for treatment for what appeared to be serious injuries consistent with a beating (i.e. not a stabbing or...

EEL RIVER VALLEY- An equipment malfunction at the Eel River substation left 9,400 PG&E customers without power. The outage was reported just after 7 p.m. Monday night in the Eel River Valley area. Customers in Ferndale, Fortuna, and Loleta were most affected by the outage.

PG&E officials tell us all power was restored by 3 a.m. Tuesday.

From the City of Fortuna: 
 
With a community opinion survey showing that virtually two-thirds of Fortuna voters would support a simple majority requirement one cent sales tax measure to fund local public safety needs and support small businesses and economic development, the Fortuna City Council acted unanimously at its July 7th meeting to place the Fortuna...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Citizens On Patrol S.C.O.P. was established in 1996. The S.C.O.P Program allows citizens to voluntarily serve with the Sheriffs Office. They have been known as the “Eyes and Ears” of the Sheriffs Office. They perform a variety of functions in the sheriff’s office, including, but not...

There is new information on the southern California man missing since June 21st.

Jeff Joseph was traveling to northern California in late June. It is believed he made a cell phone call around 8:30 am June 21st from Redding. No one has seen or heard from him since that time.

Family members have arrived in Weaverville and are putting together a search party of...

Two bottle bombs are found in McKinleyville over the weekend.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies located two plastic bottles wrapped in black tape Saturday night near the football field’s south bleachers. They recognized the items as bottle bombs and contacted an explosive ordinance disposal deputy who rendered the bombs safe. The Sheriff’s Department says these types of devices can...

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