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CRESCENT CITY - Officials in Del Norte County are warning of another phony IRS scam. This one was actually recorded by a local citizen. The message went as follows:

 “Hi, this is the Tax Crime Investigation Unit of the IRS. The reason you are receiving this prerecorded message is to notify you that IRS has issued an arrest warrant against you. Right now you and your physical property...

Post date: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 00:12

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - A longtime and respected Humboldt County Superior Court Judge is retiring.

Arcata native, Judge Marilyn Miles has had a distinguished career on the North Coast. She received her juris doctorate from the UC Davis School of Law, a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State and a masters from HSU.

Early in her career, she was the Directing Attorney for the Eureka Office...

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 23:01

Humboldt County Supervisors are looking for relief in what is being called a ‘fishery disaster’.

The Board states that drought, poor ocean conditions, and federal water management policies have contributed to the decrease in salmon survival, which has ultimately caused closures of this year’s salmon season – a devastation for thousands of local business owners, tribe members and...

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:19

Del Norte County may turn to voters to consider limiting the terms for county supervisors.

Measure “A” would limit supervisors to three terms of two years each.

At their meeting Tuesday, County Counsel is advising the Del Norte Supervisors to approve this decision to be included for voters on the June 5th ballot of next year.

The term limits will apply to supervisors...

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18

A World War Two invasion flew into town today…

The Wings of Freedom Tour arrives at the Arcata Airport to the rumble of World War II propellers. 

A B-17 flying fortress, flew into the airport at 1 p.m., today. A B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, and P-51 Mustang flew in later.  The vintage aircraft are on tour to promote “living history” of World War II and the planes that helped...

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:26

A charter boat sinks at Woodley Island Marina.

 

This was the scene at around 8 Monday morning.

 

The boat had taken on water during the night but was still partially visible.

 

The owner declined an on-camera interview but did say that the craft is new and indicated that it is insured.

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:15

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - New technology may help save lives in the event of a biological terrorist attack.

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved $30,000 in grant funding to purchase this Zeiss Axio Microscope in January. Now that it's installed, it will provide redundancy in an emergency and be used for every day public health needs.

The older scope will still be used to train...

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 16:55

EUREKA - One local fire chief's hard work may help save lives across the country.

Firehouse Magazine published an article called "Fires at Indoor Marijuana Grows" written by Humboldt Bay Fire Battalion Chief Chris Jelinek.

This is the second article in which Jelinek has shared his first hand experience of the dangers firefighters face as a result of marijuana cultivation and...

Post date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 16:50