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Fluoride is no longer in the Hoopa Valley Tribe's drinking water. The council voted unanimously to stop the addition over increase concern over the health risks associated with the chemical.

 

The tribe is following several other countries such as Sweden and Germany. The tribe said they adopted the change over increased concern over the effects to children and people with...

Choosing words wisely was today’s topic at Fortuna’s Monday Club meeting.  

"We’re here just to educate people and enlighten people about the use of ‘retard’ or ‘retarded’ as a slang word," Reaching For Independence Assistant Service Director Jeff Pockett said.

RFI is an organization in Fortuna. Its mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities find competitive...

CRESCENT CITY- The city of Crescent City has a new mayor. Rick Holley was appointed by the city council last week. Holley has been a council member since 2012, but before serving on the council he was the Director of Human Services for the Del Norte Unified School District. December 2nd will be Holley’s first council meeting as Mayor. As for former Mayor Rich Enea, he will continue to serve on...

The victim in Sunday’s fatal hit and run collision on Highway 101 has been identified as 29-year-old Blain Allen Kesselring of Eureka.

The California Highway Patrol said Gaurav Mehta was driving a 2011 Toyota Tundra northbound near Sunset Avenue when he struck the Kesselring. Officers said Mehta fled the scene in his vehicle, but stopped just after the SR-299 on-ramp because his car...

A 58-year-old Trinidad woman’s body was recovered over the weekend. Authorities believe Lori Jane Melendrez may have fallen off a cliff near Luffenholtz Beach on Saturday.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call just after 8 p.m. on Saturday that a woman had just fallen off a cliff. Law enforcement launched a search and rescue assisted by the US Coast Guard and Calfire, but...

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department added four new motorcycles to their inventory after being a year without them. The department upgraded to a newer BMW make equipped with police lights, sirens, and a PA system. In 2012 the department had three motorcycles and officers said the bidding process took about a year to complete before they were able to move forward. 
 
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NORTH COAST- The holidays are here and that means more shopping for people along the north coast. The Eureka Police department said shopping during the holiday season is a time when some can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime.
 
Officers said vehicle burglary tends to increase during the holiday months, and wants to warn shoppers to...

NORTH COAST- California’s rural fire prevention fee is set to increase starting next year. State law requires the fee to automatically adjust upward for inflation, even though about 26-million dollars already collected still remains unspent. The hike amounts to $2.33, netting the state an additional $1.7 million on top of the $72 million in current fees expected from mostly rural residents,...

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