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EUREKA - A longtime health professional is leaving the area. President of St. Joseph Health, David O’Brien will be relocating to the Evergreen State.

In a letter to staff yesterday, O’Brien said he would be moving to Tacoma, Washington and joining Multicare, a non-profit healthcare organization.

O’Brien started his professional medical career in 1988 right here in Eureka as a...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 19:47

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - Law enforcement searching for stolen property in Southern Humboldt stumble upon a large un-permitted marijuana grow.

Tuesday, Humboldt County Drug Enforcement team members, Fish and Wildlife, along with Environmental Health personnel assisted the CHP in serving a search warrant in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint.

Officers were trying to find stolen heavy...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 19:38

During the West Coast power crisis in the early 2000's streets and homes across California experienced dangerous brown outs.

"The state made an attempt to deregulate electric markets. It was sort of done in a half way fashion that resulted in a lot of chaos and actual big increases in energy prices,” said Richard Engels, Director of Power Resources of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:34

FORTUNA - Wheels were turning Wednesday in Fortuna as students and teachers of Toddy Thomas Middle School celebrated Bike to School Day.

Leading up to the event the school held assemblies on pedestrian and bike safety as part of the Safe Routes to School – a program funded by a grant the City of Fortuna received which will also fund safety improvements to nearby sidewalks and...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:12

One man is riding a bike from Canada to Mexico carrying a life size rhino to spread awareness about poaching and its environmental impacts.

Wednesday he made his way through Humboldt County.

Matt Meyer is from South Africa and on April 17th he started his mission to cycle 2,000 miles in nine weeks - all the while pulling 350 pound 'Luna' behind him to raise funds and awareness...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:11

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has come to an agreement on penalties for cannabis cultivation permit violators.

At their meeting Tuesday, Planning and Building Director John Ford brought to the Supervisors attention the upsurge in violations of the county’s Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance.

Many of these violators are those who have applied for a permit...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:08

Judge John Feeney ruled Wednesday afternoon, there is enough evidence to try Marci Kitchen in the deaths of her daughter Kiya and her daughter’s friend Faith Taarnas.
 
 
Kitchen is charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing death a well as special allegations that she fled the scene. 
 
 
A pre-trial arraignment is scheduled...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:27

DHHS PRESS RELEASE May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 Low-cost rabies vaccines available The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring lowcost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May, June and July.

During the clinics, dog vaccinations are $10 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be available. The cost of these vaccines will vary...

Post date: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:38