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EUREKA - Former local Boys and Girls Club Executive Director,  Elizabeth Smith has gone missing.

Authorities with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office were notified by one of Smith’s friends Monday that she was nowhere to be found. Friends are concerned for her welfare due to alleged statements that she possibly wanted to harm herself.

Smith is a black female, 39 years of age, 5’...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 19:14

Rio Dell City Council will vote Tuesday for their proposed commercial cannabis business tax to be put on ballots in November.

Under the ordinance, cannabis cultivation businesses will be taxed up to five dollars per square foot of plants.

In comparison, the county marijuana cultivation tax rate that Humboldt voters approved this past November is one to three dollars per square...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:48

Marijuana and proposed changes to enforcement procedures is on agenda for Tuesday’s Humboldt County Supervisors meeting.

During a recent meeting, the board pointed out how the process to abate illegal cannabis grows was too lengthy to be productive.

Suggested changes come from the Humboldt County Code Enforcement Unit – which includes implementing an expedited enforcement process...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:47

FORTUNA - Flags were flown at half-staff Monday at the Fortuna Police Department and around the county in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day.

Fortuna PD also raised the National Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Flag in memory of those who have been lost - including one of their own - Officer Raymond Mills - who in 1967 was hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop.

The station's...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:08

EUREKA - There's one more day to protest Eureka's water and sewer rate increase. If more than 50% oppose the increase, it cannot go forward. Officials say that some of the city’s sewer and water lines are nearly 100 years old and the increase is critical to maintain and upgrade vital infrastructure.

Looking at the numbers, an average residential customer would pay about 37% more while a...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:06

EUREKA - Eureka may be home to a few new, albeit small parks.

Currently designated as landscaped areas, staff is recommending the grassy areas at 4th and Q and at Broadway and Fairfield be turned in to pocket parks.

If approved by council, the city would name the space at 4th and Q "Kamisu" after Eureka's sister city and plant a few dozen cherry trees donated by the Japanese town...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 17:37

The body of a missing Southern Humboldt pilot was recovered near McCann.


Search crews located Rex Whitlow Sunday afternoon in the Eel River. His body was found not far from the crash site. Whitlow’s ultralight plane crashed back on May 4.


Along with the sheriff’s office, the Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue, Coast Guard, and family members all aided in...

Post date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:50

EUREKA – If you traveled past Humboldt Hill on Highway 101 between 11 and 3:30 PM you probably noticed the smoke and fire.

Humboldt Bay Fire hosted a Live Fire Training for Humboldt County Firefighters Saturday morning, with a burn permit approved by the North Coast Air Quality Management District.

Approximately 16 firefighters took to the scene from Humboldt Bay Fire and Loleta...

Post date: Sat, 05/13/2017 - 20:35