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EUREKA – Some of the crews battling one of the biggest fires currently burning in California are from right here in Humboldt County.

Two strike team leaders and two engine companies from Humboldt Bay Fire joined the effort to contain the Soberanes Fire three weeks ago. An unattended camp fire sparked the blaze that has burned nearly 75,000 acres since July 22nd. Fire agencies from...

Post date: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 16:42

The Clayton fire in Lake County causes 300 homes to be evacuated and the Red Cross to open a shelter in Clearlake. The last day of Wildwood Days kicked off with the annual softball tournament. The Scotia Band entertains people at the annual Wildwood Days firemen's barbecue. Arcata Police look to purchase a bullet-proof and stab-proof vest for their new K9 officer. Classic cars line Wildwood...

Post date: Sun, 08/14/2016 - 18:56

A suspect is on the loose after an armed robbery at Redwood Capital Bank in Fortuna. The Summit fire continues to burn in Redwood Valley, and is 20 percent contained. The 21st annual Woofstock sees over a thousand people and hundreds of dogs. The first ever Fervor Fest comes to Arcata's Creamery District to celebrate all things fermented. The Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay holds an open house...

Post date: Sat, 08/13/2016 - 18:45

EUREKA - After a four year closure, College of the Redwoods Child Development Center is reopening its spider room. 

The room offers care for children as young as 18 months. The state funded center originally had to close the room due to budget cuts, but funding has been restored. The center offers care at low-to-no cost for students and community members that are income eligible. The...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 19:36

EUREKA - A longtime family run business on the North Coast is changing hands.

Renner Petroleum has served the area for decades, now with four divisions and 60 employees. Larry Renner started distributing oil in Humboldt County in the 1940’s and founded Renner Petroleum in 1961. Renner’s son Michael and his wife MariLou bought the corporation in the early 90’s. Michael says they care...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 19:33

WILLOW CREEK- A man was airlifted to an out of area hospital for a shot wound, after he was robbed in Willow Creek.

Close to noon Friday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to Sabretooth Road. 2-3 men reportedly stole the victim's yellow pickup truck then shot him. The victim was flown to a medical facility.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with any information...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:47

RIO DELL-Fire crews are still working to contain the Stafford Fire, 7 miles south of Fortuna.

The blaze is currently 23 acres and 15% contained. Thursday afternoon, Rio Dell, Scotia, and CAL FIRE crews responded to the vegetation fire along HWY 101. One lane of that highway northbound is closed. Caltrans says if everything goes well it could re-open by the end of Friday. The cause is...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:45

EUREKA- One deadline has approached and another extended, for the two Eureka City Council seats in November. Friday, Chet Albin and Heidi Messner turned in their forms, as it was the last day to file for Ward 2. 

But later in the day, Albin decided not to run after all and Messner is the lone candidate. That was the same decision for Matt Owen who also turned in his papers earlier this...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:34