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Youth at Fortuna High are on a mission to help youth in need.

They've gotten together a group called YEP - which stands for Youth Engaged in Philanthropy - who gather twice a month to apply for grants that they plan to distribute to a nonprofit selection which benefits homeless youth around high school age. 

Students involved in YEP have learned a lot throughout the process....

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:54

Today all 190 high school seniors at Fortuna High got a chance to interview with companies from all around Humboldt County in fields they are interested in pursuing. 

19 different companies participated ranging from medical fields to cosmetology.  

It was a chance for students to practice their interview skills and prepare themselves for the real world.

"It’s definitely...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:51

Early Monday morning at around 2:30, a vehicle with two occupants drove up and around the gates at Rohner Park in Fortuna and tore through the park, deliberately spinning its wheels to cause damage to the grass.

This is not the first time this has happened at the park - last time the damage was estimated at a thousand dollars and authorities say this time around the damage is even worse...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:47

FORTUNA - A dog that was briefly in Humboldt County tested positive for rabies after an encounter with a skunk in Trinity County.

This is all according to DHHS.

The dog was in Humboldt County for a short amount of time because it was on its way to a vet in Fortuna, where it was euthanized.

This is the second time in eight months a dog has tested positive for rabies in the...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 15:43

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved almost all of staff’s recommendations on the use of left over Measure Z funding at their meeting Tuesday.

One of these such recommendations grants $55,000 in Measure Z funding to address and evaluate radio systems needs.

Undersheriff Honsal, as well as a representative from OES, Public Works, and Chief Probation Officer...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 15:30

TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council will again consider a noise ordinance after requesting changes at the January meeting.

The ordinance would impose quiet hours on residents and visitors from 10:00p.m. to 8:00a.m. Members requested clarification on enforcement as well as clearer guidelines for fishermen.

Staff changed language to allow reasonable construction noise and carved out...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 15:16

EUREKA - Just one week until Valentine’s Day, and if you’re still looking for something special for that special someone, our local zookeepers have just the thing.

Cupcakes for Conservation is back for a fifth year. This time the fundraiser benefits coral reef restoration and cotton top tamarins.

Members of Redwood Coast American Association of Zookeepers hand-sculpt fondant to...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 15:14

FORTUNA - A raid and the subsequent arrests of two men in Fortuna by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force is sparking outrage from the Latino community.

Authorities arrested 27-year-old Joaquin Talavera and 52-year-old Antonio Fernando Flores-Morales, on charges that range from possession of a controlled substance, to being armed during the commission of a felony.

The local...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 15:13