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TRINIDAD- Safety is the main topic of a public on Wednesday in Trinidad.

About a year and a half ago, the Trinidad City Council, community members, 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg and Sheriff's Office officials gathered to discuss safety concerns in and around Trinidad.  Residents shared that the main problems were burglaries and transient related issues.  After that meeting, a...

ARCATA - With wildfire season in full effect, fire prevention specialists are reminding homeowners how they can protect their property.

Homeowners can implement defensible space, which slows down an approaching fire and gives firefighters access to extinguish it.The Arcata Fire District has designed a defensible space model as an educational tool. One side shows a home with proper...

ARCATA - More firefighters are coming to the Arcata Fire District as part of a federal grant.

The Arcata Fire District currently serves 37,000 residents in Arcata, McKinleyville, Manila and surrounding areas. With the populations growing, the district says adequate staffing is crucial to community safety. They not only fight fires but they respond to various emergency situations and the...

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - The California Highway Patrol is advising motorists to be aware of hazardous road conditions due to the many wildfires.

With emergency personnel responding to the wildfires burning in Eastern and Southern Humboldt and Trinity Counties, The CHP wants the public to be aware that road conditions may change at a moment’s notice.

If for any reason you need to...

MCKINLEYVILLE- The Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville is overcrowded and needs the public’s help.

Officials say over the weekend, the shelter got up to 52 dogs. The animals need to be adopted or a euthanasia list will have to be established.

The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the shelter...

MAD RIVER - With evacuations in effect due to the Mad River Complex fires, the American Red Cross has established a shelter to help those needing aid.

With the Mad River Complex fires continuing to blaze some people are being forced from their homes, leaving property behind. However, residents express concern for all citizens affected by the surge of wildfires.

“Over in Trinity...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council and Community Members get to ask Humboldt County officials questions they may have about the Multiple Assistance Center at a special session open to the public.

In the beginning of July, the MAC reopened from housing single people and couples without children instead of families participating in CalORKS.  At the last Eureka City Council meeting, the...

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- California has mobilized additional resources to fight the current wildfires since the Governor declared a State of Emergency last week.  In the meantime, State Senator Mike McGuire, who visited Humboldt Bay on Monday for an aquaculture tour, has a message for local residents.

"In many of these fires, they're seeing unprecedented fire behavior, very aggressive and...