July 2014

The governor signed a new law this week that would allow incarcerated veterans better access to physical, mental health or substance abuse services.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assesses every inmate prior to release and determines whether or not an inmate needs additional services upon getting out.

The new law would require the department to...

HOOPA- Highway 96 is now open as the Sugarbowl fire near Hoopa burned ten acres.

The fire is burning right above the highway, along a steep and rugged mountainside, in a rural area with no structures threatened. The fire was reported at 3:50 a.m. Friday.

Vehicles were backed up along the highway as they reached the road closure, from mile marker 6.5 to 7.6, as helicopters...

Trinidad Elementary School is in the process of modernizing its campus, and officials say when it’s done, students will have a safer and more beautiful learning environment.

Officials with the Trinidad Union School District say more state funding used to be available to help schools do general maintenance and upkeep.

"Since we've been experiencing more budget challenges in the...

EUREKA- Officers with the California Highway Patrol say 90 percent of the car seats they see in vehicles are not properly installed. 

On Friday, the CHP held an event in Eureka to teach people how to properly buckle up their kids. The Car Seat Checkup event was held at the DMV in Eureka. Officers set up a booth to show people how to properly install car seats, provide replacement car...

From the Arcata Police:

On June 4th 2014 at approximately 8:30am, a burglary occurred in the 900 block of Buttermilk Ln of Arcata wherein several credit cards were stolen and used at various locations.  A female suspect was captured by surveillance cameras using one of the stolen credit cards at a local market.  She is described as a white female adult with the word "GRIT"...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On 07-25-14 at about 0245 hours a Humboldt County Sheriff Office deputy conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on US 101 near Murray Rd, Mckinleyville . While talking to the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Pae Vang  age 40 from Stockton, California, Vang  told the deputy he had over a hundred crabs in the vehicle.  The deputy could...

HOOPA- According to Peggi Lawrence, Public Information Office for Six Rivers National Forrest, the Sugar Bowl fire has burned between 25 to 30 acres since its start at around 4 a.m. Friday morning. 
 
The fire is burning near Highway 96 mile marker 7.47 between Willow Creek and Hoopa. There is a helicopter, six engines, three crews and two water tenders. A request...

Ferndale - The Humboldt County Fair is right around the corner and authorities have announced the horse racing schedule.

The 2014 Humboldt County Fair will run August 14th through the 24th. New this year because of restrictions by the state board, racing will be limited to two consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedules; August 15-17th and August 22nd - 24...

Tulare County - A Central Valley packing company has issued a voluntary recall of some of its fresh fruit due to possible Listeria contamination.  The recall affects peaches, plums, pluots and nectarines sold at a number of California grocery chains including Costco, Raley's and Trader Joes.  Although no illnesses have been reported, the company issued a recall of fruit packaged and shipped...

McKinleyville - Humboldt County’s 5th District Supervisor, Ryan Sundberg has appointed an new planning commission member. Ben Shepherd of McKinleyville was selected by Sundberg and he’ll replace Steve Paine who was temporarily appointed to the position after it was vacated by Susan Masten last June.

Sundberg said, ” McKinleyville is our largest unincorporated community and...

EUREKA- The man accused of fatally shooting an Alderpoint resident last Friday was in court today.

Matthew brown of San Bernardino County is accused of killing 49 year-old Neil Decker with a shotgun in the rancho sequoia area of Alderpoint. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the two had gotten into a verbal argument over personal property. That argument resulted in brown...

ARCATA- Joyce Plath welcomes strangers into her home each night.

“I’ve owned it since 1979. It was my family house for a very long time,” Plath said.

Last year Plath and a group of friends turned the 100-year-old Arcata house into Humboldt County’s first ever eco-hostel.

“An eco-hostel, or a guest house, is basically a place for people to stay but it uses environmentally...

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