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UPDATE: The fire department is now accepting volunteers starting at 18 years of age. 

RIO DELL- As fire resources across the state are spread thin because of wildfires, crews at home are looking for an extra hand.

The Rio Dell Fire Department says they are currently looking for more volunteer firefighters. The department has the capacity for 30 firefighters but is currently...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office is in the spotlight after accusing the Humboldt County officials of not making public safety a priority.

The claims stem from a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office document that compares percentage ratios of public defenders to district attorneys in county offices across the state. According to that document, Humboldt County...

The following is from the City of Rio Dell:

One month after issuing a notice that the City of Rio Dell no longer has legal rights to draw water out of the Eel River, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has issued a rescission of its June 30, 2014 curtailment notice. The curtailment notice resulted in an unprecedented 50 gallons of water per person, per day ceiling the City...

FORTUNA- Fortuna City Council members met Monday to take action on state water conservation orders and place limitations on water usage within the city.

The actions come after the State Water Resources Control Board passed regulations against outdoor over watering. In those regulations, restrictions on hosing down driveways and sidewalks, over watering lawns causing excess runoff and...

EUREKA- City staff in Eureka will recommend the council award a bid for the final phase of the Martin Slough Interceptor Project at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

The project is designed to improve Eureka’s wastewater collection system.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the council could award the remaining $2 million contract to Mercer-Fraser.  That phase will connect existing wastewater...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka will implement the state’s water shortage emergency provisions within Eureka’s city limits, pending the council’s acceptance of a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting.

The regulations mandate that people cannot water their sidewalks or driveways, people watering their lawns must avoid runoff, people can only wash their cars with hoses equipped with shut-off valves...

EUREKA- The California Highway Patrol is looking for the suspect in a hit and run in Eureka on Monday morning, which damaged private property and a vehicle.

The crash took place before 8:30 a.m. at the 2300 block of Hemlock Street.  Authorities confirm a red 2001 Dodge Durango was traveling southbound on Dolbeer street, when it failed to turn right with the curve in the road.  Police...

EUREKA- Northbound traffic on the Highway 101 Eureka-Arcata Safety Corridor was backed up on Monday after a vehicle rolled over in the median.

Officers with the Eureka Police Department confirm that after 2 p.m., a Chevy Avalanche SUV traveling southbound lost control and drove into the median, where it rolled over.  Officers say a logging truck was involved, but they could not clarify...

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