July 2014

ORICK- An East Coast man is riding his bike across the county to spread awareness for a rare genetic disorder.

Kevin Payne’s older brother, Jacob Payne, has Williams Syndrome.  The Williams Syndrome Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for people and families living with Williams Syndrome, confirm the genetic disorder affects about 20,000 in the United...

From the County Of Humboldt: 
 
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to place a temporary revenue measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot to maintain and improve essential County services, including public safety. The Board’s action followed input from residents regarding the need for improved sheriff’s services and the results of a...

WILLITS- Caltrans officials confirm soil needs to start being moved for a portion of the Willits Bypass Project, or it could delay the entire project another year.

Now that the Army Corps of Engineers’ modified Caltrans’ permits,  Caltrans officials say the next step is to start constructing the Northern Interchange of the bypass.  Caltrans’s contractor must receive a permit from CAL...

EUREKA- Community members are being asked to give their input for the renovation of Jefferson Park.

One third of the park, in the area where the basketball courts are, is going to be renovated by volunteers with the Westside Community Improvement Association at the end of August. Bocce ball courts, a mural, picnic tables, and planters will be installed. The chain link fence along A...

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

On Monday, at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a resident in the Rancho Sequoia area of Humboldt County who reported there had been a shooting and someone was shot. Two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were in the Rancho Sequoia area at the time, looking for...

RANCHO SEQUOIA- The suspect in last Friday’s shooting in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt has been taken into custody. Matthew Brown is the suspect in the death of Neil Decker. 
 
Monday night just before 10 p.m. deputies responded to another shooting in that same area of Rancho Sequoia. 
 
Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt...

Eureka  - A tip from a local citizen nets Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies two of three suspects wanted in a burglary and forgery case. Authorities have arrested 51-year old Elizabeth Cruz and 45-year old Philip Ashley Wormington after photos of the suspects were released to the public. A third suspect, 34-year old Nicholas Paul Boswell is still at-large.

All three allegedly committed...

The Humboldt County Sheriff's department responded to a reported shooting just before 10 Monday night in the Rancho Sequoia area near Alderpoint. 

Update 12:11 am: One victim was found dead according to scanner traffic. 

 

There are two possible victims. 

 

This is the same area where there was a fatal shooting last Friday. 

 

According...

Eureka - A three-car pileup in Eureka sends one woman to the hospital with unknown injuries. Just after 8 Monday evening, a car traveling down I street collided with two other vehicles flipping one over. The accident is under investigation.

ALDERPOINT- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has named the suspect of Friday's homicide in Alderpoint as 30-year-old Matthew Aaron Brown.

Brown is described as armed and dangerous, he is a white, male adult, 5’-11” in height, weight 200 pounds, with a shaved head and blue eyes. Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said it is believed he is still in the Alderpoint...

ARCATA- An 86-year-old is dead after a fire broke out inside his on West End road home. According to Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris, Jack P. Wilson, died in the fire most likely due to smoke inhalation he said.

The fire started in a car parked inside the home's garage. According to Arcata Fire Protection's Public Information Officer, Jenny Williamson, the exact cause will not be...

SAMOA- The Crimson Polaris arrived Monday to the Humboldt Bay chip dock to be loaded with woodchips.

The ship will be taking the chips to China as part of the first international trade out of Humboldt Bay in years. The facility is owned by the Green Diamond Resource Company and was closed in 2012 for upgrades.

Officials say that loading the ship with woodchips will take up to...

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