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EUREKA - Don’t look now but gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in  four years.

Energy officials say the change is due to slower demand and dramatic growth in production and supply here in the US and Canada. The average price has dropped a dollar since last May. The lowest price in a recent survey was Albuquerque, New Mexico at $2.38 a gallon. California still leads the lower 48...

EUREKA- A strong winter storm is forecasted to hit the North Coast Wednesday bringing with it chances for mud and rockslides, downed power lines and flooding.

The storm is expected to bring up to six inches of rain across the region with wind gusts reaching up to fifty...

ARCATA- Within hours of posting their Most Wanted Poster Monday the Arcata Police Department received several calls about one of the suspects, and were able to make an arrest that night. 

Arcata Police's poster was put up on Facebook at 8 a.m. Following the tips, police arrested 30-year-old Lance Lorenzen before midnight for possession of marijuana for sales.

Police with help...

ARCATA- The city's new public restroom has arrived and is in service. To celebrate the new restroom the city held a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Portland Loo held at the corner of F and 8th Street was purchased from the City of Portland.

The council decided on a location this year, after several years of debate.

ARCATA- The three elected members of the Arcata City Council were sworn in Tuesday.

Re-elected Mark Wheetley, and newly elected Paul Pitino and Sofia Pereira took their seat on the council. Serving as mayor this year will be Micheal Winkler and serving as Vice Mayor will be Paul Pitino, who has previously served on the city council before.

Both Wheetley and Pereira will serve...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Rows of presents are lining the room at Dow’s Prairie Grange waiting to be picked, wrapped, and given. It’s all for an annual event providing kids with the opportunity to give presents, instead of receive.

“We are going to get presents and have as much fun as we can because it's Christmas, almost,” one excited student said.

It is almost Christmas, and elementary...

ARCATA - A new study out ranks Mad River Community Hospital’s Birthing Center among the top 33 in the state.

The California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce conducted a study of every California hospital, looking at four measures of maternity care including C-section and breastfeeding rates. Mad River came in as high performing compared to the average for California.

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BIG LAGOON- A three-year-old boy was found dead in Big Lagoon on Monday in what authorities are calling a tragic accident. 

On Monday at about 3 p.m., a father and his three-year-old son were playing on the dock at Big Lagoon.

"It's my understanding that one of the parents was down at the dock with the child and there was a friend or neighbor that was accompanying them and they...

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