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EUREKA - The proposed special permit for a cannabis manufacturing facility in McKinleyville, originally on the agenda for a public hearing with the planning commission Thursday night, will be continued until next month’s meeting.

The applicant looking to put the facility there requested the extension, and in the meantime will try to address neighborhood concerns.

There is a...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 19:59

EUREKA - Two male suspects wanted by police are still on the loose after an alleged home invasion and shooting early Thursday morning in Eureka.

The victim is still in the hospital and doctors are treating him for a gun shot wound to his leg.

The incident took place around 3 AM when the victim woke up to two unknown men stealing marijuana from his home on the 1400 block of...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 19:50

FORTUNA - Today a big decision in the city of Fortuna was announced - they have officially appointed a new city manager.

Their pick is Mark Wheetley - he has served on the Arcata city council for 4 terms and overall has 30 years of experience in state and local government.

Wheetley told us, "I’m going to get to know the community before I start making goals because I know there's...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:20

FORTUNA - This morning was Fortuna’s annual State of the City Breakfast put on by the Chamber of Commerce in which city leaders came together to discuss accomplishments of 2016 and goals for 2017.

From making the city a safer place to managing local cannabis laws, there was a lot to talk about.

Overall, Fortuna has seen and overcome a lot in the past year.

As Fortuna mayor...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:17

EUREKA – The Crisis Intervention Team derived from Memphis, Tennessee, which, in 1988 the Memphis Police Department and the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, established a safe approach to mental health dilemmas.

The event has since then extended, and in 2007 those various applications have been implemented in Humboldt County.

District Attorney’s Office, Investigator, Lynn Soderberg...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:43

EUREKA – With an update to an ongoing clash between Rockport Health Care and its three-nursing home facilities set for closure, the Pacific Rehabilitation & Wellness Center has officially closed.

Rockport Healthcare’s closure plan was approved by the state in September of last year. According to a statement from Rockport spokesman, Stefan Friedman. It reads: “As laid out in our...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:43

BLUE LAKE - Blue Lake held a public meeting to discuss cannabis regulations after banning cultivation last fall.

Council members and planning commissioners hosted an open forum with about forty residents. They listened to their ideas and concerns about cannabis related businesses operating in the city now that Proposition 64 is the law of the land.

City Manager Amanda Maeger said...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:40

EUREKA - The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office filed additional charges against Jon Goldberg, the man accused of killing Fortuna Fire Captain Tim Smith.

Thursday at the Humboldt County Courthouse, Goldberg pled not guilty to charges of felony assault with a firearm with a special allegation of using a revolver to commit the crime. He is also being charged with exhibiting a...

Post date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:31