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February 2017

ARCATA - The City of Arcata will be moving forward with construction of the Humboldt Bay Trail North starting in the May.

The project will allow residents and visitors alike to access new views of the bay and have an alternate route separated from Highway 101 from the Arcata Marsh.

Last week, Conservation Corps crews removed brush from Samoa Boulevard to the Arcata Marsh along...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 21:19

ARCATA - Humboldt State University can put another feather in its cap after a high ranking among medium sized universities producing the top Peace Corps volunteers.

The university is ranked 5th. It is the 10th year in a row HSU has been ranked one of the top volunteer-producing schools.

Many college graduates view the Peace Corps as a launching pad for their...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 21:05

EUREKA - Humboldt Area Center For Harm Reduction urges everyone to carry Naloxone after they say two people fatally overdosed on the opiod Fentanyl. 

The Centers for Disease Control describes the prescription painkiller as being 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and having a high risk of addiction and dependence.

A DHHS report published in January lists alcohol and drug...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:41

EUREKA - City Councilmembers and Transportation Safety Commissioners discussed a long-term vision for parking in Eureka. 

Building standards in place for more than 50 years require new or expanding businesses to provide on site parking for customers. This has led to developments along areas like Broadway with large, sometimes half-empty, parking lots. 

Councilmembers and...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:34

EUREKA - There has been much confusion and frustration as new interdistrict transfer policies are being discussed, but if a student already goes to a school outside of the district, they will not be affected.

A few weeks ago the topic of adopting a new policy for interdistrict transfers came up and sparked a heated discussion at the Eureka school board meeting.

The policy...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:14

EUREKA - Students and teachers at Eureka High School are almost finished going through the Prevention Project, a course about human, or sex trafficking.

"If somebody told me to come with them, and go on a vacation with them, I would know to say no, and where I could go to get help," said freshman student Amia Green.

Student Patricia Burns explained that she didn't realize at...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 16:07

EUREKA - This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week and a representative from California State Parks spoke to News Channel Three about how and why it is important to remove these types of plants.

The goal of the week is to promote awareness of how invasive species impact our natural resources.

Here locally, California State Parks remove English Ivy once a month....

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 15:54

ARCATA - The Arcata Minor Theater will host the International Latino Film Festival beginning tonight and ending on Thursday.

This is the 19th annual film festival and the first under the Minor's new ownership.

One film will be shown each night. Each will get into the topics of immigration and the Latino immigrant experience in different ways.

The festival is a...

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 15:50

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Don’t look now but those gas prices are heading back up. In fact they’ve risen four cents in the past week.

Monday, Gas Buddy officials said the average price currently is 2.94 a gallon. That price reflected a survey of over 10-thousand gas outlets in the state.

Costco had the least expensive price at 2.79 a gallon in our area. The most expensive was 3.09 a...

Post date: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 23:53

EUREKA - The public will have a chance to meet a finalist for College of the Redwoods President at a forum Friday, March 3.

Dr. Kieth Snow-Flamer has served as interim since past president, Kathy Smith retired in 2015. The CR Board of Trustees and several constituent groups will interview Snow-Flamer. From 11 am to noon, community members are invited to the boardroom on the 2nd...

Post date: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 23:47

EUREKA - Daytime construction will ramp up again as part of the Mad River Pipeline Project’s final phase in Eureka.

Crews will be out from 7 am to 6 pm Tuesday on Harrison Avenue from Wilson Street to Cherry Court, Wilson to Walford Avenue and then to Harrison, and from Timber Ridge Lane to Wilson.

The work will require traffic control with lane closures and detours at times....

Post date: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 23:24

EUREKA - You see them often, coming to the rescue during the worst day of someone’s life.

But when a firefighter dies, whether in the line of duty or long after retirement, the Humboldt Bay Honor Guard recognizes their service with a special ceremony. News Channel 3 spoke to members of the Guard to learn more.

Call Humboldt Bay Fire Station 1 at 441-4000 to learn how you can...

Post date: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 17:34