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FERNDALE - Ferndale City Council will take up the proposed half-cent transportation sales tax at tonight’s meeting.

Ferndale is the final member of the Humboldt County Association of Governments to vote on the countywide tax. HCAOG already has the majority of cities needed to take the measure before the Board of Supervisors but the group is seeking unanimous support.

Council will...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:00

ARCATA - You may have seen them walking around town, heads down, tapping on their phones. Today Pokémon Go players met on the Arcata Plaza for a special PokeStop event.

Event Organizer Lucas Hylton said, "Everyone knows your name on the street and in the town and we don’t have that. Times have changed but this game is helping bridge that and helping people find new ways to talk to each...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:58

EUREKA - Law enforcement is searching for a man who robbed a Henderson Center bank Wednesday afternoon.
 
Just before 3:00, the Eureka Police Department responded to the Umpqua Bank located on the 2800 of E Street for a reported robbery in progress.
 
The suspect had a black handgun in his waistband, and was reported to be around 35 years old, 6’ tall, medium build,...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 15:28

RIO DELL- The medical marijuana Land Use Ordinance was back on the agenda for Rio Dell. 

At Tuesday night's meeting, Council voted 4-1 to reconsider an ordinance for cannabis activity in the former Eel River Sawmill area. The Council will hold a special meeting on July 26 to consider that an advisory measure on commercial medical cannabis is placed on the November 8 ballot. On August 16...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:56

EUREKA- The vehicle that was stolen during a Eureka robbery has been recovered.

Tuesday night, a caller reported that a silver Dodge Magnum had been sitting on Hawthorne and A Streets all day. It was the same vehicle taken earlier that morning from an armed robbery on the 1200 block of Bayshore Way. A Eureka man was returning back from shopping, when he was handcuffed and forced to open...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:12

LAYTONVILLE- A McKinleyville man was arrested for alleged marijuana cultivation in Laytonville.

Around 10:30 a.m. Monday, several officials that include Fish and Wildlife, the BLM, and Mendocino Sheriff Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Cahto Peak Road. Over 1400 marijuana plants and 400 pounds of processed marijuana was located. 5 people were arrested that included 36-year-old...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:10

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Over 40 law enforcement officers participated in an operation to eradicate illegal marijuana grows.

It's called Operation Yurok and it started Monday. The team included those from the Yurok Public Safety Department along with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. The purpose is to protect the environment, people, and natural resources. The operation began 4 years ago,...

Post date: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:11

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - A coalition of mobile home owners are going to be celebrating after getting the required number of signatures to hopefully get an ordinance approved by the Humboldt County Supervisors.

The Humboldt Mobile Home Owners Coalition was notified by the Elections Office their signatures were verified. They needed 3,700 and produced over 5,100 signatures

The ordinance...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 23:46