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EUREKA- Experts say a devastating series of earthquakes similar to that in Nepal is possible on the North Coast.

Bob McPherson, a geology research associate at HSU, says we are in a unique situation. Humboldt County is situated over the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a megathrust fault that is known to produce 9.0 or greater earthquakes. Although this happens every 300 to 500 years, experts...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Fire Chiefs Association released it's annual report for 2014. This year's analysis pointing to the need for measure z funding.

The association consists of 41 fire agencies. Of those, 35 are all or mostly all volunteer staff. This past year nearly 800 fire volunteers clocked more than 117,000 hours, with over half of responses being medical aid.

The...

EUREKA- An ordinance to lower speed limits in school zones is moving forward.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance that would decrease speed limits in residential school zones with two lanes of traffic. The ordinance would expand school zones to 1000 feet. Stretches of road within 500 feet of a school would be lowered to 15 miles per hour and from 500 to 1000...

ARCATA- Arcata residents could see a new fire tax in their future.

Fire district directors will consider an ordinance establishing a new special tax that would increase staffing and improve emergency response.

If approved by voters, single family residences would see a tax increase of $96 per year. The funds would be used to hire firefighters and would allow three firefighters...

HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES- More than 8,000 students in Humboldt and Del Norte schools got to enjoy a nutritious and locally farmed meal Tuesday for the 3rd Annual Taco Tuesday.

The Humboldt County Office of Education and Community Alliance with Family Farmers partnered with local farmers to bring local, grass fed beef to local schools. Organizers say Taco Tuesday is a big hit for...

BLUE LAKE - Blue Lake Power Plant is temporarily closing at the end of the month.

Blue Lake Power LLC and San Diego Gas and Electric are voiding their current contract. The power plant has notified 16 employees that they will be laid off after two weeks of maintenance. Blue Lake Power says, they’re actively working on a new contract, but until then, they have to close. 

The plant...

ARCATA - The HSU Police Department is urging the community and students to be cautious of an individual that could be dangerous. 

24-year-old, Jonathan Marcus Werdal, who is the subject of a restraining order to an HSU student, has been attempting to contact this protected female through various means. The Arcata Police Department and University Police have had numerous calls and...

EUREKA - The Juan Joseph Ferrer murder trial is nearing an end. 

Ferrer is being charged with the murder of an Arcata chef in 2013. After defense rested it’s case Monday, Judge Feeney canceled Tuesday's trial to meet with council and decide on jury instructions. Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. both the prosecution and the defense will deliver their closing arguments, summarizing the case...