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From the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) are issuing an early warning this year to recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with algae.

Historically, algae warnings come out between late July and early August, but the low flows...

SALMON CREEK - A one-acre vegetation fire was contained in Southern Humboldt.

Crews from Cal Fire, Miranda, Salmon Creek and Briceland all responded. The fire was reported just before five Wednesday and was located in the Salmon Creek area. Crews were on scene for several hours for mop up duty. Tthe cause is under investigation.

ARCATA - It was a packed city council meeting tonight in Arcata and attendees discussed the Innovation Overlay Zone, the proposed fiscal budget and potential dog parks. 

The adopted budget has a slight decrease in its police and park and recreation departments but there will be no layoffs. Officials say, with several people retiring this year, they were able to dissolve city positions...

EUREKA - A kitchen fire got out of hand and caused around $10,000 of damage in Eureka.

Humboldt Bay Fire responded to the 3300 block of Ingley Road just before 4 this afternoon where smoke was showing from a house. All occupants had exited the building. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze that was limited to the kitchen. Officials say a resident was cooking in a frying pan and...

RIO DELL - A 41-year old man is dead after a traffic collision Tuesday in Rio Dell.

Just before 5:30 PM, Jamie Edwards of Rio Dell died after being hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Wildwood and Belleview Avenue near the Highway 101 off-ramp. Edwards was in a wheelchair and sustained major injuries. He was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital but later died. At this time...

BLUE LAKE- A 48-year old man was arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Eastern Humboldt.

Taken into custody was 48-year old James Dale Cox. Law enforcement says just after 1 pm Wednesday, a woman went swimming at Camp Kimtu and while she was in the water, Cox allegedly stole her vehicle and fled the area taking with him the victim’s purse and personal belongings.


EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department says they're seeing a rash of vehicle thefts throughout the city.

In the last 30 days there were 32 vehicles stolen within the city limits. Twenty-four of the vehicles have been recovered locally, while seven are still outstanding. The agency says the thefts are concentrated in the areas between Broadway and Union Streets, as well as Wabash and...

EUREKA- Would you like to see more shopping options in Humboldt County? Well now you can have your voice heard. The county, Eureka Chamber of Commerce, and Humboldt State University want your feedback.

The group has launched an online survey to analyze local residents' spending habits. The chamber says a lot of Humboldt County residents purchase goods outside of the North Coast, but...