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You’ve enjoyed your Christmas tree through the season and now it is time to dispose of it. Save yourself the time and hassle and call your local Cub and Boy Scouts....

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:37

FORTUNA- The city of Fortuna is on the hunt for a finance director and is ready to pay a competitive rate. 

The council approved a salary increase for a finance director of up to about $100,000 a year. The city has been without a full-time finance director for an extended period due to difficulties recruiting a qualified candidate.  They say a finance director is much needed to run the...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:32

RIO DELL- After a decade of his service, the warm-hearted city of Rio Dell thanked councilmember Jack Thompson as he retires from the council.


Thompson, who joined the council in 2003 and spent four years of that as mayor, was acknowledged on Tuesday with a proclamation for his extraordinary service to the citizens of Rio Dell. Thompson said he now plans to spend more time...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:28

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Humboldt County Planning and Building Department has more than eleven times their usual number of applications to process now that the deadline to apply for a cannabis business permit has passed.

The county received 2,338 applications to run a cannabis-related business. 315 of those were turned in Friday alone. The department typically sees 150 to 200 applications for...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:04

ORICK - The town of Orick has a new resident deputy, thanks to Measure Z funding.

Ten-year Sheriff's Office veteran, Joe Conlin, will fill the vacancy. Conlin was born and raised in Arcata before serving fifteen years in the Army. A graduate of the College Of The Redwoods Police Academy, Conlin brings a wide variety of experience to the assignment.

The Sheriff's Office says...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:58

EUREKA - Eureka Police recovered assault rifles and counterfeit money from a stolen vehicle.

Officers responded to a motel on the 1900 block of Broadway around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon where a truck reportedly stolen out of Arcata was located.

Inside police found two AR-15’s, one of which was stolen and the other’s serial numbers had been removed. Halloween masks, watches,...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:55

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the cannabis track and trace pilot program.

The board heard reports from the Agricultural Commissioner as well as users of the system. They said that the chosen company, SICPA, made a good impression on all involved.

There were some kinks to work out. Users preferred the batch model of monitoring over...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:52

EUREKA - Demolition crews got to work today dismantling the former Eureka Ice and Cold Storage building that was partially destroyed by fire.

The blaze ripped through the vacant building just before midnight on Friday, December 30. Half of the structure was destroyed and it took several agencies hours to extinguish. 

Humboldt Bay Fire dealt with multiple flare-ups caused by wind...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:49