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RIO DELL - If a good farmer is said to have a green thumb, then this farmer’s thumb is orange.

"It weighs 440 pounds. It's the biggest one I’ve grown," Ken Swinnock of Rio Dell said.

Swinnock has only been growing pumpkins for two years and he’s already beating his own records. Last year, his pumpkin weighed in at 360-pounds. This year, 80 pounds more than that!


EUREKA- A vehicle strikes a man who is skateboarding in Eureka on Wednesday night, sending him to Saint Joseph Hospital with major injuries.

The incident occurred just before midnight at the intersection of Broadway and West Henderson Street.  Police say 41-year-old Eureka resident Russell Busch was riding a skateboard west on Henderson, down the steep hill, and couldn’t stop before...

ARCATA- A man is arrested in Arcata following a lengthy investigation by the Arcata Police Department.

APD officers arrested 38-year-old Isaias Romero-Gomez after serving a search warrant at a residence on the 4900 block of Valley East Boulevard on Wedensday morning.  Police found two ounces of cocaine, $3,000 in cash, scales and packaging materials.  Romero-Gomez was booked at the...

NORTH COAST- Some Eureka City Schools and Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District schools have received a federal grant which schools all over the nation competed for. The Eureka City Schools Superintendent, Fred Van Vleck, says that the extra funding will help student achievement. 

The grant was awarded last week and is designed to relate visual and performing art activities to...

ARCATA- Two Eureka residents are arrested in Arcata for allegedly possessing marijuana with the intent to sell.

At about 5 p.m. on Thursday, a resident on the 500 block of Ridge Road told officers with the Arcata Police Department that two unknown men were at the front door acting suspiciously and they had been loitering in the area earlier in the day.  An officer arrived on scene and...

EUREKA- A Eureka man is in the hospital after colliding with a construction tractor on Highway 101 near an area of roadwork.

80-year-old Charles Lawrence was traveling northbound near the fields landing off ramp at 8:40 Wednesday night when his ford f250 rear-ended the tractor.

The drivable backhoe owned by Mercer-Fraser was also traveling northbound at the time on the highway...

FORTUNA- Representatives from more than 70 Eel River Valley businesses met with Fortuna city officials Thursday to share ideas for improvement.

At the meeting, business owners had the chance to learn about major infrastructure and transportation projects within the city. The businesses were also able to share their own thoughts on how the city can help support local economy.


EUREKA- If you live in Eureka you may have seen them increase in number over years. There are now 700 street trees planted throughout the city and in two weeks, there will be 25 more.

Keep Eureka Beautiful is starting their Street Tree Campaign, offering residents the chance to plant trees in their front yards.

We plant street trees because we want eureka to be...