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SAMOA- A wood pellet manufacturing operation could begin at the Samoa Pulp Mill by 2018. Last night the Humboldt Bay Harbor District granted an exclusive right to negotiate to Samoa Pellets LLC.

The company plans to conduct operations in the pulp mill's old machine room and is already working to get permits. Construction of the new business will cost nearly $35 million. The company...

Dan Dill will serve as the Mad River District Ranger. The district is located near Dinsmore and Ruth. For Dill, it's a homecoming. He was born in Fortuna and went to college at HSU. Dill began his career at the U.S. Forest Service in 2008 as a wildlife biologist.

He was named deputy district ranger for the Six Rivers Lower Trinity, Orleans, Ukonom District in 2012. Dill says he's...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke Friday at a public forum on marijuana policy, looking ahead to the possible legalization of recreational marijuana.

"We haven't been able to get our arm around medical marijuana since 1996, and here we are leap frogging in many ways and looking forward to a ballot initiative next November to tax and regulate for adult use of...

MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville is inviting the community to it’s 47th Annual Pony Express Days. Festivities kick off Saturday at noon with Farm Fest at A & L Feed.

"It's a big benefit for FFA and the 4-H groups locally," said Courtney Kine of the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce. "We’re going to have lots of kids with their animals and their projects. We’ll have a petting...

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Jedediah Smith State Park will be closing a vehicle access road for almost two weeks beginning next week.

Howland Hill Road will close June 1st to all vehicle traffic on week days only for annual maintenance. Work should be complete on or before June 12th.

The road will be open on weekends. During the week, visitors may still use the...

EUREKA- This summer air travel is expected to reach it's highest level ever with 222 million passengers expected to fly on U.S. Airlines from June 1 to August 31. Of those, 31 million people will travel internationally. But the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services warns there are a few things you need do before getting on that flight.

If you're traveling...

MANILA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the man wanted for carjacking and robbing a local pizza delivery driver Tuesday night in Manila.

The sheriff's office says Charles Albert Kesselring, 29,  is one of two suspects accused of robbing the driver at the manila community center. Kesselring and another suspect allegedly ordered a pizza and when the 22 year old driver...

LOLETA- Two men were arrested in Loleta Wednesday morning after a deputy discovered marijuana and methamphetamine in their vehicle.

 

A Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy stopped Robert Ellis, 24, on Cannibal Island Road around 9:45 p.m. Ellis was driving a vehicle on a suspended license and was on probation with a search and seizure clause.

During the traffic stop the...