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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - A local state of emergency has been declared by Humboldt County Sheriff, Mike Downey.

The recent storms that hit the North Coast February 6-8 have caused an estimated 5.4-million dollars in damages. That sum exceeds the county’s available funding for repairs. The proclamation will allow the county to apply for California Disaster Insurance funding. The most significant...

EUREKA- A man's body discovered near Eureka's Indian Island on Tuesday has been positively identified. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office is withholding his name until next to kin is notified. However, they do say the man is 57 years old.

The coroner was able to identify the man by running his finger prints through the sheriff's latent print system. With that they were able to find a...

FORTUNA- A project one and a half years in the making will come to a close next month, with the city of Fortuna becoming 73 acres larger.

The city recently completed it's pressure zone 3-5 project.  It combined two pressure zones by running an eight inch water main through the upper 9th Street area, creating better pressure and service ability for water customers. As part of that...

FORTUNA- One thousand marijuana plants, 50 pounds of processed marijuana and 14 grams of methamphetamine were discovered this morning inside an industrial complex in Fortuna.

The discovery is part of a two year investigation into commercial marijuana production within the city. Around 7:30 a.m. police served a search warrant on the 600 block of L Street. The grow operation spanned four...

FORTUNA- Updates are in the near future on Newburg Road, where traffic congestion could be putting school children at risk.

South Fortuna Elementary is plagued with traffic congestion problems, specifically in the morning and during afternoon dismissal. The school says the increased traffic and a sometimes confusing parking lot flow can be dangerous for pedestrians.

Two weeks ago...

Eureka - One driver and one passenger were injured after a collision sent a vehicle crashing into a garage.

Emergency personnel were called to the corner of California and West Henderson just before 2:30 this afternoon. A Ford Focus was traveling west on Henderson and a Nissan Frontier pickup traveling north on California.

Police say one of the vehicles failed to stop at the...

EUREKA- New Directions is an environmental maintenance business that's helping Humboldt County’s homeless as much as the environment.

New Directions has been monitoring and cleaning environmentally sensitive areas for various businesses and city agencies in Humboldt County since 2008. 

"The trash gets into our water streams, it goes back out into our bay, these are critical areas...

EUREKA- Officials with the Eureka Police Department are investigating two separate hit and run incidents that took place in the same night.

Just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a Chevy pickup truck rolled over on the corner of Broadway and 5th Street.  The vehicle struck a fire hydrant and Kristina’s Restaurant, causing structural damage.  Surveillance footage shows the driver...

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