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January 2017

CRESCENT CITY - New information on the Crescent City inmate who died after investigators say he was murdered in his cell. The victim, Neil Ramirez was due to be released in December after serving his time.

Just after 7 a.m. Monday, officials at Pelican Bay State Prison found the victim unresponsive. Prison and ambulance staff performed CPR, but he was later pronounced dead.

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Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:27

EUREKA - A pedestrian is transported to the hospital after a hit and run in Eureka.

Around 9 Tuesday evening, emergency personnel responded to the 700-block of Buhne Street. As the pedestrian was allegedly getting into their vehicle, they were struck by a Red Ford Astro Van which immediately fled the scene headed west on Williams.

It is unknown the extent of injuries to the...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:19

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is moving closer to finding a District 3 Commissioner.

The seat was vacated by Humboldt County Supervisor Mike Wilson. There are three candidates in the running to fill it- Stephen Kullman, Natural Resources Director for the Wiyot Tribe, Casey Allen, member of the Humboldt Harbor Safety Committee and Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:56

MCKINLEYVILLE - The Humboldt County Planning Commission will hear public comment on a special permit for a possible commercial cannabis manufacturing plant located in McKinleyville this Thursday.

The permit would be for manufacturing edible cannabis products, as well as solvent-based products which includes, but is not limited to, butane extraction.

The shop would utilize space...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:52

EUREKA - Maxx Robison, the man accused of killing a 19-year-old in June of last year, has rejected a plea deal.

The District Attorney’s Office offered Robison 37 years to life.

Attorneys asked for a continuance after the 20-year-old man decided not to take the deal. The preliminary hearing was rescheduled for February 21st with a motion to compel discovery on the 9...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:43

EUREKA - Community members honored eight remarkable students at the “Every Student Succeeding” awards ceremony Tuesday morning. 

Staff nominated one student from each Eureka City School campus then shared stories of their personal and educational journeys over breakfast at the Ingomar Club. 

Nominees overcame health challenges, the loss of family members or learning disabilities...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:40

MCKINLEYVILLE - The McKinleyville Community Services District says that 86 percent of businesses along Central Avenue in McKinleyville voted to reassess themselves over the next five years, so that the Community Services District can continue to maintain the open space maintenance zone.

Every five years the district reassesses their maintenance costs to be sure that they are not...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:38

ARCATA - City of Arcata’s goal is to contribute zero waste to landfills. The city council hosted a special study session to further develop a strategy for achieving that goal.

The target has shifted over the years, with state mandated benchmarks of 25%, 50% and now 75% of waste diverted by 2020.  Consultants, residents and representatives from Zero Waste Humboldt discussed how the city...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:37

EUREKA - It's the Year of the Rooster and Eureka High's Multicultural Club decided to commemorate the holiday with their peers by holding a Chinese New Year celebration.

They decorated the halls, gave an informative speech about the century old customs and traditions, and even cooked up traditional egg rolls for their classmates.

In Chinese culture older generations give younger...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:32

LOLETA- He ran from police across a busy highway and now he is behind bars, after a burglary in Loleta.

Just before 8 a.m. Monday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to a business on the 1000 block of Wiyot Drive. A Wiyot Tribe owned vehicle and $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen. A witness saw 41 year old Aaron Waggoner get into a vehicle and speed down Quinn Road...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:40

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Applications for the Northern California Tribal Court Coalition's Tribal Youth Food Sovereignty Camp is now open. 

Those from the Yurok, Karuk, and Hoopa Valley Tribes, as well as Tolowa Nation and Bear River Rancheria are welcome to attend. The event will be held in Klamath, Arcata, and Orleans next month.There will be presentations by the youth, hands-on...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:18

EUREKA- Alcoholic Beverage Control, also known as ABC, has suspended the license of a Eureka bar for 20 days following an incident that happened in November.

Around 2 a.m. on November 12, Eureka police responded to Shooters Off Broadway, where a person at the bar was stabbed by an unknown man. Although the bartender had nothing to do with the incident, officers found out he was too...

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:00