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FORTUNA- Fortuna’s rodeo week festivities began Tuesday with the annual Chili Cook-off organized by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. at the event, 20 vendors and local community members competed for several award titles including Fortuna’s Best Chili.

Competitor booths lined main street, where visitors were able to taste and vote for their favorite chili while listening to local music...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will consider what is being called a good neighbor policy on Tuesday. The policy, known as the Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ordinance would set limits on outdoor medical marijuana growth on residential properties.

The supervisors drafted the ordinance earlier this year in response to citizen complaints that the smells from outdoor medical...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- It’s been over a year since the hunt for Shane Miller first began. He’s the former Humboldt County man wanted in the death of his wife and two young daughters in Shasta County.
 
The search is now gaining national attention. On Sunday night, Miller was featured on CNN’s premiere episode of “The Hunt With John Walsh.” Following the episode Humboldt...

RIO DELL- In response to the water emergency in Rio Dell, the City Council is considering giving fines to residents who use excessive amounts of water.

Rio Dell was ordered to cease and desist water usage from the Eel River by the state, the city's only source of water. Residents have had to cut their water usage by as much as 50 percent, using 50 gallons of water per day per person....

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy that was shot while serving a civil eviction in Shelter Cove was honored Monday with a Purple Heart.

Deputy Bang Cao was given a Humboldt County Sheriff's Purple Heart by Sheriff Mike Downey. He was honored in front of fellow law enforcement, the Sheriff of Mendocino County, members of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and newly...

ARCATA- The new President of Humboldt State University, Dr. Lisa Rossbacher, spent her first day on the job on Monday. HSU's first female President spent her day settling into her new office and introducing herself to faculty and students.

Rossbacher comes to Arcata from Georgia, where she was President of Southern Polytechnic University. She replaces Rollin Richmond, the sixth...

EUREKA- Organizers of the weekend's Relay for Life raised $198,000 and expect more donations to come this week.

Gary Gundlach, the event chair, said they raised about $50,000 less than last year, but hope to make up for some of it with remaining fundraising.

Thousands of supporters were at the event this year, Gundlach estimates more than last. The money, he said, will help...

EUREKA- To enhance community policing, the Eureka Police Department will begin its restructuring process this week.

At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Police Chief Andrew Mills will make a presentation to the council. It will include a map that splits Eureka into two districts, one that is mainly residential and one that is predominantly commercial.  Chief Mills says this will allow the...

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