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FERNDALE- A beloved Ferndale business owner, Trudy Williams, also known as the “Wonderful Candy Lady,” passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving.  

Trudy Williams moved to Ferndale in 1973.  In 1975, she took over her son’s candy business, and she named it Trudy’s Sweets and Treats.

"As she told me on more than one occasion, 'I sell candy, but my real business is being a grandmother...


EUREKA- Starting January 1st, the merger between the Eureka Fire Department and Humboldt Number 1 Fire Protection District will be complete.

Firefighters with Humboldt Bay Fire have technically stayed city or district employees. The department has been negotiating with the state to complete the consolidation, but until November, CalPERS would only allow the transfer if employees...

KORBEL- The California Redwood Company announced Thursday that they will close down their Korbel sawmill in February. 106 workers will lose their jobs said Senior Vice President Neal Ewald.

Officials said they will offer employment counseling and other services for employees for the next 60 days. Jobs that will be lost are positions that run the mill, such as millwrights, electricians,...


REDWAY- Nearly 1,500 people were without power today in Southern Humboldt after a fallen tree took down power lines. Redwood Drive near dean creek road is expected to be closed until 2 a.m. Friday. Just after 9 Thursday morning a tree fell into the roadway, bringing down live power lines.

Humboldt County Roads, PG&E, as well as Redway Fire worked all day to reset the power lines and...


EUREKA- Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services has given out more than 1,000 flu shots this year. But those vaccines may not be as effective as originally thought.

This week the CDC issued a health advisory warning that recent flu sampling shows one strain of the flu has mutated. According to the agency, 50 percent of the H3N2 strains tested have mutated, meaning the...


EUREKA- Humboldt's very first smartphone app is now in it’s final stages of design. County residents were able to test out the app for the past month and leave feedback for the developers. Yesterday ended the public comment stage. The app is called My Humboldt and will work on both androids and iPhones. From the app you can make online payments, report potholes, access county agendas and more...

ARCATA- There will be no 8 1/2 Street connecting N and O streets in the Creamery District. The City Council reversed a previous decision they made in September and have directed staff to look at other options.

Several residents urged the council to reconsider there decision to connect both streets between 8th and 9th street at Wednesday's meeting. They said the road, mid block, would...

ARCATA- A Humboldt State University graduate and native to Arcata has been named the Manager of the Bureau of Land Management's Arcata Field office.

Molly Brown is expected to begin in late January or early February. She will replace Lynda Roush, who retired last summer after spending 23 years as Arcata's Field Manager.

Brown currently works in Oregon under the same position. In...