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CRESCENT CITY- “It's a bittersweet goodbye,” said Crescent City Police Chief Douglas Plack.

Thursday marked the chief's last day on the force after 11 years as the head of the police department. Chief Plack celebrated his 40th year in law enforcement on June 14. Thursday, he bid goodbye to his badge and embarked upon a new journey: retirement.

While serving as the chief of police...

DEL NORTE- One Del Norte County neighborhood is taking law enforcement into its own hands. A group of citizens from the county's birch track area met with the sheriff this week in hopes of creating a neighborhood watch.

The group of nearly 150 residents began the process of creating a neighborhood watch after noticing an increase of suspicious activity and nighttime traffic in the area...

EUREKA- Long time Eureka resident, Kim Bergel, has announced her candidacy for Eureka City Council, 3rd Ward.

Bergel, is the current Chair of the Eureka Transportation Safety Commission and is a founder of Redwood Coast Montessori School.

In her speech, she said she would focus on safety in the city and try to reduce the number of traffic collisions and make streets safer for...

CRESCENT CITY- The Del Norte County Fair opened its gates to the public Thursday and with the fun came one plea: save our fair.

Nearly 25,000 people are expected to come out to the fair this weekend. This year the fair features many new events including: an alligator exhibit, an extreme dog show and a concert by country superstar John Michael Montgomery.

But fair officials say...

Eastern Humboldt- The Bureau of Reclamation has decided not to release any additional water into the Trinity river at this time. Despite local tribe's and stakeholders requests, the bureau said they will wait until they release more water.

In a statement the Bureau released the following statement:

This decision was made in response to proposals and recommendations from tribes,...

 TRINIDAD- A Eureka woman and her husband come across a small shark during a kayaking tour, and captured the action on a camera. 

On Tuesday, for Jenna Kilby’s husband’s birthday, they both thought a kayaking tour in Trinidad would be fun.  The Pacific Outfitters Adventures tour they went on starts off with technique and safety instructions.

"Jenna, like most clients do, asked me...

TRINIDAD- The Trinidad City Council is in the process of looking for a new city manager, as the current one is set to retire.

Karen Suiker has been the city manager since 2011.  The list for the next city manager started with 20 candidates, half of which are local, and half are from out of the area.  Now, city officials have narrowed that list and will interview their top choices on...

A head-on collision occurred on US 101 on Thursday in the safety corridor.  An elderly woman was sent to the hospital after driving the wrong way on US 101 near Arcata.

Just before noon on Thursday, 88-year-old Eureka resident Frances Lambert was driving her car the wrong way down the northbound lanes of US 101, north of Bayside Cutoff.  After several vehicles were able to avoid the...

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