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ARCATA- The three elected members of the Arcata City Council were sworn in Tuesday.

Re-elected Mark Wheetley, and newly elected Paul Pitino and Sofia Pereira took their seat on the council. Serving as mayor this year will be Micheal Winkler and serving as Vice Mayor will be Paul Pitino, who has previously served on the city council before.

Both Wheetley and Pereira will serve...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Rows of presents are lining the room at Dow’s Prairie Grange waiting to be picked, wrapped, and given. It’s all for an annual event providing kids with the opportunity to give presents, instead of receive.

“We are going to get presents and have as much fun as we can because it's Christmas, almost,” one excited student said.

It is almost Christmas, and elementary...

ARCATA - A new study out ranks Mad River Community Hospital’s Birthing Center among the top 33 in the state.

The California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce conducted a study of every California hospital, looking at four measures of maternity care including C-section and breastfeeding rates. Mad River came in as high performing compared to the average for California.

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BIG LAGOON- A three-year-old boy was found dead in Big Lagoon on Monday in what authorities are calling a tragic accident. 

On Monday at about 3 p.m., a father and his three-year-old son were playing on the dock at Big Lagoon.

"It's my understanding that one of the parents was down at the dock with the child and there was a friend or neighbor that was accompanying them and they...

SAMOA- The upcoming storm could also delay a cargo ship departure which some say would boost our local economy.

The Crimson Polaris docked at the California Redwood Company Chip Dock on Friday. This 650’ long ship will deliver 50,000 tons of wood chips to a pulp mill in China. This is the second shipment to china this year, and company officials hope to make 3 more shipments next year....

Northern California - Six Rivers National Forest is planning several meetings to discuss a forest-wide Aquatic Restoration Program.The meetings will be held before any program is instituted.

Forest officials are considering several types of actions including: Adding large woody debris to provide cover for Coho salmon and developing side-channel areas for winter rearing to encourage...

FERNDALE - a 7-year old child was airlifted to an out of area hospital after a two vehicle collision near Ferndale.

Just before 4:30 this afternoon, CHP says Graciella Castaneda of Arcata was traveling westbound on Highway 211 with her two children. She was making a left hand turn onto Goble Lane when for unknown reasons a Dodge van, driven by Rodney Campbell of Rio Dell, allegedly ran...

BIG LAGOON - A 3-year-old boy was found dead in Big Lagoon this afternoon.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the child had gone missing from the Big Lagoon dock at around 3 pm.  A search and rescue operation was initiated, and the Coast Guard, C-H-P, Calfire and State Parks officials assisted.

Divers found the boy underwater near the dock at about 4 p-m...

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