July 2014

FORTUNA- A K-9 is being thanked for his help finding a domestic violence suspect.

Around 5:30 pm Sunday Fortuna Police officers responded to a call on the 4000 block of Mill Street where a man had allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend. 37-year-old Robert Zamora fled the house when officers arrived but was located by police K-9 “Nordy”. Zamora was lying in thick brush 200 yards from...

GARBERVILLE- A Georgia man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the foot after being reportedly shot in the hills near Garberville while camping. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department is currently searching for the shooter.

According to the Sheriff's Office the 21-year-old victim had been camping in the hills for three weeks. The victim told deputies he was camping with a friend...

KLAMATH- Multiple federal, state and local agencies have wrapped up a multi-day marijuana raid in Yurok Tribal Land. Several thousands of marijuana plants were found and excessive environmental damage is reported.

 

12,898 marijuana plants, over 300 pounds of processed marijuana and seven firearms were found. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office the team located...

RIO DELL- During the City of Rio Dell's water emergency, the council is considering fining residents up to $500 for using too much water.

The council will consider adopting a three tier penalty system at Tuesday's meeting. Under the proposal, residents who exceed the daily allowance would first receive a warning, then a $250 fine and after the third time receive a $500 fine.

The...

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

On Saturday, at approximately 9:51 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received multiple (at least 17) 911 calls regarding loud explosions coming from the area of Nancy Court, Eureka. The explosions were loud enough that the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center in Eureka, approximately three miles away heard the explosions.

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

On Friday, at approximately 9:30 p.m. a Deputy assigned to the City of Blue Lake, stopped a 1992 Red Chevy Pickup truck for speeding on Greenwood Road, Blue Lake. The truck yielded to the deputy at Blue Lake Casino Play Station. When the deputy contacted the driver, he identified himself as John Walter Wilson, 56 years old from...

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

On Saturday, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Gerald Phelps Community Hospital regarding a gunshot victim being treated in the emergency room. When the investigating deputy arrived he met with the 21 year old male victim, who was from Bremen, Georgia. The victim told the...

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

From July 21st to July 24th, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs, California Department of Justice, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, Yurok Police Department and Eureka Police Department in eradicating...

NORTH COAST- Firefighters respond to five dumpster fires in Eureka over the weekend, and police take a man into custody.  It was also the 61st anniversary of the Korean War cease-fire, and veterans participated in a ceremony on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda.  The Tractor Pull was held for the last day of the Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo, and it was the 55th annual Westhaven Wild...

NORTH COAST- Crews make progress on the Sugarbowl fire burning near Hoopa as Highway 96 reopens to one way traffic. In Fortuna, classic cars line the streets for Fortuna Redwood Auto Expo. And across the Eureka events are held for the city's first Get Out and Play Day. 

Fortuna - Car aficionados are rejoicing. The 24th annual Fortuna Redwood Auto Expo got started Friday in the friendly city.

It’s Fortuna’s largest and best-attended public event of the year and has something for everyone. The restored and antique cars come from all over and are something to behold. There also will be vintage rock and roll, antique farm equipment, great food,...

FORTUNA- Construction is underway at East High School in Fortuna where the school district is building a brand new facility for students.

East High is a continuation campus for students who have fallen behind on credits. Nearly 100 students attend classes at the school. The previous portable building that had classrooms for the students was torn down at the beginning of the summer to...

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