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FORTUNA - Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna kicked off a year-long celebration of providing service in the Eel River Valley.

What started as a  twenty-seven bed facility in 1957 funded by bake sales now offers maternity and surgical care.

Representatives say support from the city and residents has been vital to its success, helping to expand services and purchase much-needed...

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:21

ARCATA - It was an affordable housing project years in the making and Friday morning, Danco group and partners celebrated the opening of the Creamery Row Town Homes in Arcata.

City and county representatives cheered as the eighteen unit complex at 12th and O Streets officially opened.

And it wasn't easy according to Danco representatives. Contaminants including dioxin from a...

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:14

NORTH COAST - The California Department of Public Health now says it's safe to consume sport harvested shellfish but not razor clams.

Though no illnesses had been reported, the department issued its warning last month when tests indicated the presence of a potentially fatal toxin, PSP.

Since then, those toxins have decreased to safe or undetectable levels.

Public health...

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:04

FORTUNA - A routine traffic stop lands a Southern California man behind bars after officers find illegal weapons and drugs. 28-year old Jeffery Westley of Hemet was taken into custody.

Thursday around 2:30, Fortuna Police made a traffic stop of a vehicle on 12th Street near Dinsmore Drive. While talking with the driver they observed the partially concealed stock of a firearm...

Post date: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:50

FORTUNA - The California Highway Patrol is warning of an ongoing issue on Highway 101 near Fortuna.

Authorities say they are continuing to investigate suspicious circumstances of individuals shooting BB or pellet guns at passing vehicles.

Law enforcement is asking anyone who believes they may be a victim of these incidents to first, get off the freeway to a safe location, and...

Post date: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:35

CORRECTION: Our story on Thursday night's newscast incorrectly stated that low-cost wood vouchers are available now. Those vouchers will not be available until May 2. We regret the error.


EUREKA – Low-cost firewood vouchers will be available May 2nd for low to moderate income residents 55 or older.

Households may purchase two vouchers which can be redeemed for one cord...

Post date: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - From maintenance to tool delivery, Pacific Gas And Electric uses helicopters for a variety of jobs especially here on the north coast.

News Channel 3's Meriah Miracle saw it all from a bird's eye view and has this story.

Senior Manager of PG&E's Humboldt Division, Carl Schoenhofer said, "We utilize helicopters primarily because the terrain between the cities...

Post date: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:24

EUREKA - After surrendering her passport, a judge has granted Marcia Kitchen leave to attend a family function out of state.

Kitchen is accused of killing her daughter, Kiya, and Faith Tsarnas last July in a hit-and-run while the two teens were skateboarding on Eel River Drive.

In addition to turning over her passport, the courts ordered Kitchen to seek permission before leaving...

Post date: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:12