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This Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors officially appointed David Marcus as the new county public defender.

There were a number of applicants for the position but ultimately Marcus’ qualifications made him best suited for the job.

Marcus has served as the Lassen county public defender for seven years, and has 13 years of experience as the deputy public defender...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:47

EUREKA - A state organization is recognizing a local investigator with the District Attorney’s office as their Investigator of the Year.

The California Sexual Assault Investigators Association is awarding Kyla Baxley for her work on the Child Abuse Services Team.

The association called her a, “go-to person in the field of sexual and physical assault investigations.” They also...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:39

EUREKA - As the storm continues to rage on the North Coast, Humboldt County roads continue to get the brunt of things.

Some roads are showing signs of partial or complete deterioration from the number of storms the county has seen in the past month or so.

Some such roads are Eel River Drive in Loleta, and Briceland Road at Huckleberry Hill, where they’ve placed an emergency...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:33

EUREKA - The investigation continues into the fire that destroyed El Pueblo Market in South Eureka.

The fire broke out Wednesday morning around 5:30. No injuries were reported. The building was a total loss.

Fire officials chose to demolish part of the structure out of concern that what remained would be knocked over by high winds, but that doesn't stop the process of determining...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:28

EUREKA - As anyone who travelled in South Eureka on Wednesday knows traffic was snarled for hours. Caltrans and California Highway Patrol responded to provide protection for fire personnel and drivers.

Early on, cars were detoured to Herrick Avenue, but a crash near the golf course meant most vehicles headed for Broadway.

Caltrans reduced the road to one lane in each direction to...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:16

TRINIDAD - City Council of Trinidad asks for the public's help on a proposed noise ordinance.

The city received an abundance of public comment in advance of Wednesday’s meeting. Residents expressed general support for the ordinance. They also asked to reconsider the quiet hours which are currently set from 10:00p.m. to 8:00a.m. Additionally, members received requests to take another...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:09

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - He’s served the sheriff’s department honorably for over 31 years and Thursday he announced he will retire. Humboldt County Sheriff, Mike Downey will be stepping down effective  May 5.

In an open announcement to the citizens of Humboldt County, Downey said the decision was one of the most difficult he has had to make his entire career. He added: “He is humbled and...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:09