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April 2017

GARBERVILLE – 46-year-old Robert William Stepp arrested after an attempted homicide as he reportedly beat another man in the head with a hammer on the 700 block of Cedar Street in Garberville.

Early Saturday morning around 1:30, CHP arrived on scene to Stepp fleeing into a wooded area.

The victim was transported to Gerald Phelps hospital in Garberville for injuries to the...

Post date: Sun, 04/30/2017 - 11:16

GARBERVILLE – 46-year-old Robert William Stepp Jr. is wanted after an attempted homicide as he reportedly beat another man in the head with a hammer at the 700 block of Cedar Street in Garberville.

Early Saturday morning around 1:30, CHP arrived on scene to Stepp fleeing into a...

Post date: Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:35

McKINLEYVILLE – Human trafficking does happen in far-suburban counties, even behind the redwood curtain, and with being a tough topic to deliberate, awareness is brought to Humboldt.

At McKinleyville High School, survivors give speeches and testimonies on taking a stand against human trafficking.

A self-defense demonstration also featured at the event.

Human trafficking is...

Post date: Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:33

EUREKA – A spectacular parade took place in Eureka and all those in the city invited to attend.

The Rhododendron Parade happens once a year and this is a time where local businesses, organizations, and community members can get involved by decking out rides and floats in honor of the rhododendron.

Cars coated in flowers, floats, and even candy is tossed from the rides to the kids...

Post date: Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:29

MCKINLEYVILLE - Multiple agencies were getting proactive with training in an emergency sheltering drill in McKinleyville Friday. The American Red Cross hosted the event which ran until 10 pm.

Public health, social services and McKinleyville Community Service board members were also be in attendance. Participants joined the agencies for hands on training with volunteers and other...

Post date: Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:12

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Residents in Crescent City are breathing a little easier after a wanted Santa Cruz man is captured. The wanted sex offender was apprehended after a joint operation by the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and Butte County Officials.

41-year old Joseph Anthony Lopez is now in custody. He was wanted for multiple unlawful sexual acts with a minor, false imprisonment,...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 21:58

Fortuna is making headway in its efforts to provide flood control for the Friendly City.

At their meeting on Monday, city council members plan to approve sending an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

If accepted, it would provide funding for flood control and habitat improvements on hillside creek.

They also plan to make...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:35

Ahoy! Two replicas of historic ships, including one that is a bit of a movie star, have dropped anchor here in Humboldt for the next week and a half.

Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chiefton are here for public educational tours - you can hop aboard and even set sail with the crews.

Donations for tours are appreciated.

For a full list of sailing times check their website...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:34

On Friday community members capped off Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month by holding a flag raising ceremony to memorialize those children who have been lost to violence.

Put on by Humboldt's Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council, the event took place at the Boys & Girls Club Center and featured a number of speakers, as well as a performance about healthy relationships by...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:29

Hundreds of Humboldt and Northern California county probation officers will soon receive top notch training from experts at the University of Cincinnati.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has approved $80,000 in grant funding for these trainings.

Officers from 14 northern counties, including Del Norte, Mendocino and Shasta, will benefit.

During these training...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:26

It's the time of year when local homeowners perform controlled fires in their yards to prevent dangerous vegetation fires from breaking out.

However, if you're planning on conducting a fire this year, you'll need to obtain permits first.

Starting May 1st, you'll be required to obtain a Cal Fire permit in addition to the regular North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:25

LEGGETT -- Highway 101 near Leggett has re-opened to one-way controlled traffic.

The good news comes after great progress had been made on the slide until last Tuesday night, when tons of rock and dirt came crashing down on the highway. Caltrans personnel were back on Wednesday removing the debris but had to cancel operations last night due to an unstable hillside.

Now a path has...

Post date: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:01