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EUREKA - Two people are dead in separate incidents Wednesday in Eureka.

Just before 1 am, police were called to a hotel room at the 3500 block of Broadway for a report of a disturbance. When officers made entry, they found an unconscious female. Emergency personnel immediately began life saving efforts but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until next...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:28

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Park rangers are asking the public’s help in locating suspects after a poaching of Roosevelt Elk in Redwood National and State Park.

The incident took place last Wednesday off Bald Hills Road. Rangers followed a blood trail and drag marks to a brushy area and found the remains of a female elk.

It is illegal to hunt elk in Redwood National and State Park. In fact...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 22:24

FORTUNA - With the raids and subsequent arrests of two men by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force this past Monday, which involved Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a local Latino group is speaking out.

"I am blessed to be here in the United States. I am proud to be Mexican," said Stefani Cruz-Campos, a Latino woman speaking at a press conference for local group Centro del...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:01

EUREKA - On Wednesday, a technology expo was held at the Sequoia Conference Center. 

The event was the largest display of office machinery that Humboldt County has seen under one roof.

Some of the technology available included advanced software, printers and scanners, and interactive display boards. 

"There’s so many new technologies coming to the market, almost on a...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:27

RIO DELL - The City of Rio Dell approved their first reading of amendments to their construction codes within their commercial medical cannabis land use regulations at their meeting Tuesday night.

Staff recommended amending cultivation setback requirements from 50 feet in the industrial commercial zone, to zero feet.

They also added language to better explain what qualifies as...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:21

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - HSU and College of the Redwoods are working together to develop a new nursing program that will offer additional training for healthcare workers and may even increase the number of providers in the area.

The curriculum is commonly referred to as RN to BSN meaning Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing. It would be the only one of its kind offered in...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:11

EUREKA – Around 5:30 this morning smoke and flames were seen sprouting outside the roof and windows of the El Pueblo Supermarket in Eureka.

“It was a pretty deep-seated fire that has been burning for a while,” says Humboldt Bay Fire Battalion Chief, Sean Robertson.

A passerby deputy made the report that black smoke was billowing from the roof and escaping the door of the parking-...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:56

EUREKA - Wednesday the Humboldt County Board of Education appointed a new superintendent for the Humboldt County Office of Education. 

There were ten candidates and Chris Hartley was a finalist with Heidi Moore-Guynup. Out of the two finalists, the official selection was Chris Hartley.

Hartley won on a 3-2 vote by the board.

 “It was a very difficult decision because both...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:48