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EUREKA -- Two women and their pet dog had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Monday evening after their canoe sank in the waist-deep mud off Indian Island in Humboldt Bay.

Around 6:40, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay received a call that two women and a dog were stuck in the mud.

A helicopter crew was launched and a rescue swimmer was able to get all on board the aircraft....

Post date: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:09

RIO Dell -- The Planning Commission will make a final review of the medical marijuana land use ordinance at a meeting planned for April 12.

The commission will meet in the council chambers to discuss testing laboratories and dispensaries. The meeting is the fifth in a series that looked in depth at the Medical Marijuana and Safety Act passed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

It is expected...

Post date: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:07

KLAMATH -- Redwood National and State Park rangers conducted a bird bioblitz for the public Tuesday.

Participants met at the Lagoon Creek picnic area off U.S. Highway 101 north of Klamath, as part of a quest to discover and identify as many living species as possible within the area.

Biologists and the public took rapid surveys and were able to take a snapshot of all the...

Post date: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:06

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Your morning cup of joe could help Arcata become the home of the North Voast's first fully-inclusive park.

Eureka Natural Foods and Humboldt Bay Coffee Company have teamed up to create and distribute Greenview Park French Roast. The coffee is produced at cost, and the store is donating 100% of the proceeds to what’s called the Greenview Playground Project.

The...

Post date: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 16:37

EUREKA- Closing arguments in the Gary Bullock murder trial wrapped up Tuesday morning and the jury began deliberations. Bullock is accused of murdering Father Eric Freed in the St. Bernard church rectory in Eureka, New Year's Day 2014. 

The jury has since adjourned for the day without handing down a verdict. They will reconvene Wednesday morning.

During closing arguments both...

Post date: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 14:51

EUREKA - Two suspects are still at large after a high speed chase Saturday night in Eureka.

Law enforcement is on the lookout for 27-year old William Combs who is wanted for multiple felony warrants. Authorities also seek an unknown female suspect.

Just before 11 pm, patrolling sheriff’s deputies on Pennsylvania Avenue recognized a stolen Nissan truck missing out of McKinleyville...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 22:28

EUREKA - The Redwood Coast Music Festival wrapped up over the weekend in Eureka and was a resounding success.

Last year the organization changed the name from jazz festival to music festival. Officials wanted to appeal to a broader audience and reflect the fact the 3-day event showcases many different types of music and so much more.

The event is multi-generational in its appeal...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 22:17

EUREKA – Homeless people living in the Palco Marsh in Eureka have less than one month to vacate the premises. This timeframe was determined by city officials because trail construction is set to begin in the area mid-May. Tuesday night city council will look at options to aid homeless in the marsh during the transition. 

Staff is recommending that council approve a modified shelter...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 18:05