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July 2014

TRINIDAD- Construction has started on a multi-million dollar storm water project in Trinidad.
 
Part of Trinity Street is closed off to motorists as crews work to install a large pipe 16 feet below the ground. The purpose of the project is to reduce storm water run off into the Trinidad Bay. Part of the project is funded through a $2.5 million state grant. ...

EUREKA- The Humboldt Photography Exhibition is back again this year featuring photography from residents across Humboldt County.

This is the exhibition’s fifth year in Eureka. It is the largest photography exhibit in the county with nearly 150 photographs on display. The Redwood Art Association and the Redwood Camera Club put on the photography show.

Residents of all ages and...

From the Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau: 
 
SACRAMENTO, CA – The official Humboldt County display received a gold medal at the 2014 California State Fair, currently underway in Sacramento, the second year in a row it has earned such honors in the popular counties exhibition.
 
The booth, put together by the...

MANILA- Residents in Manila lost their home after a fire destroys the entire structure.

Arcata fire received multiple reports of a mobile home on fire on the 1800 block of Park Street just before 11 a.m. on Thursday. When crews arrived, a fire was developing on the front porch and worked its way into one of the bedrooms. Firefighters were able to control the blaze 20 minutes later, and...

Facebook has released a study on its popularity in the United States. 

The social media website reports there are almost 130 million Facebook users in the nation, or roughly 40 percent of the country’s population. Facebook’s new study reports the average American now spends 40 minutes a day on the website.  The study indicates that that is more time than most Americans spend caring for...

EUREKA- The man accused of assaulting a US Forest Service Officer on Highway 36 in March appeared in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

In May, Silverio Sanchez pled not guilty to charges in the case, which include attempted murder. On Thursday, the defense attorney for Sanchez requested the preliminary hearing be moved back to a later time. Two witness intimidation counts...

From the Arcata Fire Protection District: 
 
ARCATA, CA- (July 24, 2014)- This morning at 11:00 A.M. Arcata Fire Protection Districted responded to a single family mobile home fire on the 300 block of Lupin Drive in Manila.  The report came in as an unoccupied structure fire.  Upon arrival, the first arriving engine reported heavy fire coming from the living room...

Eureka - The Humboldt County Courthouse is getting restoration work on their murals. Today, crews began setting up scaffolding to begin to repair damage caused by past earthquakes. Both 4th and 5th street sides of the building will hold the scaffolding and some parking spots will be temporarily blocked to accommodate a large blue colored boom. The boom will also be in place to...

Samoa - A large brush fire broke out near the Samoa Bridge Wednesday night.

Just after 7 p.m., Arcata Fire along with Samoa and Humboldt Bay Fire Departments responded to a large blaze just east of the Samoa Bridge off of Highway 255. Several abandoned buildings are in the area.

Officials say dealing with the fire was a challenge because no fire hydrants were nearby. Humboldt Bay...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Fifty-seven year old Scott William Johnson of Alderpoint is the victim of a shooting homicide in Rancho Sequoia Monday evening.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into Johnson’s murder, assessing whether Monday’s homicide could be related to another homicide in the area last Friday.

According the sheriff’s office, Johnson and a...

southern humboldt- Matthew Aaron Brown was taken into custody Tuesday as the suspected shooter in the death of 49-year-old Alderpoint resident Neil Decker.

Brown was on the loose for three days after the shooting and was located by the Humboldt County SWAT team early Tuesday morning.

Looking into his history, Brown did not have a criminal record in Humboldt County prior to Friday...

EUREKA- The Sequoia Park Zoo celebrated National Zoo Keeper Week Wednesday by inviting visitors to create enrichment objects for the animals.

Enrichment objects are given to animals to keep them active and engaged. They can be made out of cardboard or paper, and contain food inside. According to zoo keepers, the objects help bring a change to the animals’ daily lives and promote well-...

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