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ORICK- Cal Fire officials believe arson is the cause of a trash fire in Orick.

Cal Fire received reports of flames around 8:30 am Friday at the Orick RV Park. When fire fighters arrived on scene, they found a large pile of debris on fire.

“It was pretty big,” said Charles Rylee, one of the first witnesses to the scene. “The flames were probably 10 feet high and the black smoke...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 07-10-2014, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a 46 year old woman who reported being assaulted. The victim told the investigating deputy she had been in a relationship with James Christopher Towne, 43 years old. She and Towne had been residing in the woods (The McKay...

Congressman Jarred Huffman’s 2nd Annual District Landscape Photography Competition opened today.

It’s a chance for photographers to submit their landscape photos of the 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Last year there were 207 entries and Congressman Huffman felt they were astounding.

Photographers...

RIO DELL- After the state ordered Rio Dell to stop water diversion from the Eel River, the city is rationing water use to 50 gallons a day per person.

On Friday, the city received a cease and desist letter from the State Water Board to stop diverting water from the Eel River to allow enough water for senior water rights holders. In response, the city said they would reduce water by up...

ARCATA- The empty lot along 9th Street on the Arcata Plaza will be filled after being empty for 50 years.

The Alibi, the owners of the space will start to build an extension to their building into the lot at the start of August. The owners estimate the building will be completed in nine months.

The previous building there, a restaurant, burnt down in the 1960s.

EUREKA- It’s a bill no one likes to pay.

“Typical homes often in the Humboldt county might be spending one, two hundred dollars energy bill per month,” said Matthew Marshall, Redwood Coast Energy Authority Executive Director.

But what if there was a way to cut that 200 dollar bill by almost 20%? You can with just a little effort by making energy saving a habit.

“There's a...

WILLITS- The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to lift the conditional suspension they put on permits for the Willits Bypass Project last month.

The announcement comes after Caltrans committed to accelerating work on mitigation for the Willits Bypass Project, as well as creating an additional mitigation plan that the Army Corps of Engineers requested. Caltrans was originally going to...

EUREKA- A project that has been thirteen years in the making by the Humboldt Bay Harbor District will take an important step forward on Thursday, according to harbor officials.

The Humboldt Bay Water Trails Project began in 2001 as a way to improve access to the bay for non-motorized transportation like kayaks and canoes.

The project includes plans to improve three local docks:...

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