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Fortuna City Council is aiming to alleviate flooding problems in the friendly city.

At their upcoming meeting, council is set to authorize a major flood control and habitat restoration project.

Work would be done off of 12th street where chronic flooding has been a problem due to the configuration of the creek.

The funding would come from the Fisheries Restoration Grant...

Post date: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:26

EUREKA – You think to call 911 when an emergency strikes; it is the lifeline, it ensures that police, fire, and medical personnel respond to emergencies.

Often time’s 911 operators go unnoticed. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Dispatchers highlight the critical roles played during an emergency call.

One 5-year Sherriff’s Office Dispatcher says that the job is rewarding and...

Post date: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:10

EUREKA – A truck hauling lumber took an awful spill this afternoon south of Eureka on Highway 101.

The California Highway Patrol said just after 12, the driver was traveling southbound when the trailer started to wobble due to the weight of the amount of wood.

He pulled over to the right lane near the shoulder when the right wheel struck the dirt shoulder causing the trailer to...

Post date: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:08

FORTUNA - A wanted felon is still on the loose after a multi-agency response in Fortuna.

Around 8:30 Friday morning, Fortuna Police officers observed a stolen Honda Civic with multiple passengers being driven by 18-year-old Trystan Lewis. Lewis is known to law enforcement and wanted on two felony warrants. The officers caught up to the vehicle at a residence on the 2800 block of Kenmar...

Post date: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:07

EUREKA - A jury has convicted a Fortuna man of felony sexual abuse of a child.

22-year-old Brandon Bemis will serve a maximum of eight years for abusing a five-year-old girl in his Fortuna home. The now six-year-old victim testified to what happened while her father stood beside her in court. Evidence presented at trial revealed a history of sexual misconduct including a collection of...

Post date: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 16:56

EUREKA - Dozens of local students put their literary knowledge to the test at Humboldt County Office of Education's Battle of the Books.

Seventy-six 3rd to 12th graders from eleven schools across the county have been reading a pre-selected list of books throughout the year. Teams competed in game show style activities like Family Feud to answer questions about book characters and...

Post date: Fri, 04/14/2017 - 16:52
FORTUNA – Cyber bullying is a trend that is getting more attention in the classroom and lives of local teenagers, ultimately leading to depression and even suicide.
 
Over the last several months, over a dozen parents have pulled...
Post date: Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:55
ARCATA – It’s been almost a month since previous Arcata City Council member Mark Wheetley accepted the postilion of Fortuna City Manager. Out of 6 candidates the Arcata City Council has appointed Brett Watson as the newest ...
Post date: Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:54