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NORTH COAST - Coats for the Cold is up to 5,000 donated coats so far this year, but they say, the demand is high and community help is needed.

“We donated over 150 coats this morning,” said Tavarra, Saige and Frances, fifth graders from Arcata Elementary

It's the seventh year for Coats for the Cold and Wednesday at Rainbow Self Storage, volunteers dropped off coats they had...

HIGHWAY 299- Two people were injured after a bus veered off the road in Eastern Humboldt.

Just after 4 p.m., a Humboldt Transit Authority bus driven by 29-year old Branden Mace was traveling East of Blue Lake on Highway 299 with 13 passengers. For an unknown reason, Mace allowed the bus to veer off the roadway, up an embankment colliding with two trees.

Two people were...

FORTUNA- A massive early morning structure fire left the historic star hotel building in ashes Wednesday. 

"I want people to know that this fire department in the county is absolutely wonderful," Historic Star Hotel Building Owner Robert Johnson said. "These fire people are just phenomenal group of people and the outpouring of this community has been wonderful, I've got lots of offers...

FORTUNA- A nationwide broadband network designed just for first responders will be installed in the coming years.  On Wednesday, and for the first time in Humboldt County, officials with FirstNet shared details about the future network with local public safety agencies.

Representatives from the California Office of Emergency Services also attended the FirstNet in California Town Hall in...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Members of the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition are calculating the estimated homeless population of Humboldt County for the Point-In-Time Count.

The count must be conducted every two years in order for service providers to continue receiving Federal Housing and Urban Development funds.  The process began on Wednesday and runs through the rest of the week.  The...

FORTUNA- Local middle school students are developing their own sustainable transportation ideas as part of a national competition.

"The experience that there going to gain from just competing in a national competition just gives them confidence that they can take with them in job interviews, in college applications, in scholarship applications and just help them believe in themselves...

FERNDALE- A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has struck off the North Coast.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake shook at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday about 40 miles southwest of Eureka.
 
No injuries and minor damage was reported. Four aftershocks occurred shortly after.
 

Jennifer Raymond could have retired.  But she loves feral cats and is committed to their welfare.  People from throughout the area seek out Jennifer's agency to help them save the cats in their neighborhood. That is why she formed the Humboldt Spay and Neuter Network.  On Jacobs Avenue in Eureka, they spay or neuter feral cats free or at reduced rates.  They are trying control the feral cat...