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ARCATA-The Arcata Police Department could add a four-legged officer if funding is approved at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Council will consider allocating more than $18,000 to purchase a police K9 and pay for handler training. Their previous police dog, Bronko, retired last June after six years of service. The department has wanted to add a K9 since that time.

In addition...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:47

EUREKA - Eureka City Council adopted its 2016 capital improvement plan Tuesday night.

Developed by the Public Works Department; the plan ties together the city's general plan, strategic vision and project needs. High priorities in the plan include maintenance and upgrades to the city's aging wastewater treatment plant. Plus, improving storm drains and repairing damaged streets. Public...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:28

EUREKA - To show appreciation for Dr. Seuss on his birthday and for the love of reading, The Glen Paul School for students with special needs in Eureka participated in Read Across America Day.

It's Dr. Seuss' Birthday and what a better way to celebrate than by doing things the Dr. Seuss way. 

"The whimsy and the wonder and the magic of Dr.Seuss just enchants our...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:20

WEITCHPEC-The Humboldt County Sheriff's office located the stolen vehicle involved in an armed robbery that took place in Weitchpec. The robbery happened Sunday night on lower Cappell Road.

Suspects disguised as Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies carrying shotguns, tied up the victims with zip ties and stole cash. They fled in a 2014 white Toyota Tundra. Deputies located the vehicle...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:01

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- According to CHP, one lane of Northbound Highway 101 near Fields Landing was temporally closed after a solo vehicle collision.

The lane had to be closed as the fire department performed the "jaws of life" to save a man. At 7 Wednesday morning, 68-year-old David Sullivan was driving his Toyota Tacoma. He sustained an unknown health condition, lost control of his vehicle...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:58

CUTTEN- Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a woman for stealing a truck in Cutten.

Around 8:30 Tuesday night, deputies did a patrol check on the 2200 block of Magnolia Lane after receiving suspicious activity complaints. They located and approached 31-year-old Beth Fontaine who was siphoning gas from a Toyota pickup with a man, who later fled from officials. The truck was...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:53

RIO DELL- The City of Rio Dell is moving forward with a 1.2 million dollar project. This comes after last nights council meeting to improve the city's water system.

The project's called the metropolitan wells project, and it'll serve as emergency drought relief in case the eel river's too low for the city's equipment to operate. It will rehabilitate two existing wells. The funds for the...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:51

ARCATA- A troubled transient male is behind bars after law enforcement finds him sleeping after a week of breaking the law. Now he’s incarcerated with a $350,000 bail.

25-year old Justin Patrick was first arrested last Friday, for lewd conduct at the HSU library, Monday for petty theft of Ray’s Food Place in McKinleyville and Tuesday for an  alleged sexual assault where he reportedly...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:38