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ARCATA - Citizen scientists got to work documenting the highest of tides, known as king tides.

Humboldt Baykeeper organizes volunteers to photograph low-lying areas around the bay during these high tides. Those photos are compared to normal tide levels to help cities understand their vulnerabilities to sea level rise and climate change. Humboldt Baykeeper Director Jennifer Kalt says the...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 17:01

EUREKA - Eureka Rescue Mission was at maximum capacity during the storm.

More than 80 people slept in a warm bed and ate a hot meal at the mission’s new facility on 2nd street in Old Town. Executive Director Bryan Hall Senior says that’s nothing new. The mission has been at or near capacity since the summer. With that number of people utilizing their services, Hall says they...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 16:55

EUREKA - Eureka City Council will consider new locations for temporary sleeping areas at tomorrow’s meeting.

Now that the Blue Angel Village is located at Washington and Koster Streets, area businesses asked the city to reduce the number of nearby sleeping areas. Council will discuss adding the foot of T Street and removing one of the two remaining sites.

Members will also weigh...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 16:51

NIGER, Africa - Representative Jared Huffman is offering his thoughts and prayers for the McKinleyville man kidnapped from his home in the African country of Niger last Friday.

“My thoughts are with Jeff Woodke and his loved ones during this extremely trying time... it is devastating to see my constituent who has spent his life dedicated to humanitarian service be victimized in this way...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:27

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday to discuss possible costs, and effects of implementing Measure V in the county.

The ballot measure would create an ordinance to regulate mobile home park rent in the county.

Staff has assessed that rent has increased by $77 over the past three years, which does exceed the Consumer Price Index by about $40.

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Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:20

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Senator Mike McGuire is endorsing a Humboldt County ballot measure. 

That is Measure V, which started earlier this year when Humboldt Mobilehome Owners Coalition started a petition to stabilize rent for mobile home parks. It would apply to the unincorporated areas. The measure would limit rent increases to no more than once a year, without surpassing the Consumer Price...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 12:31

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

44-year-old Duane James Bowie Junior is wanted for parole violations, possession of ammunition, renting/leasing a space for unlawful sale or a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended license. He is described as 5'9 in height, and weighs around 200 pounds.

If...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:34

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Flooding and slides were seen on roads all across the North Coast from the storm.

Caltrans responded Monday morning to a rock slide on Highway 299,10 miles east of Blue Lake. One-way controlled traffic is in affect until they clear it around noon. Flooding was also spotted near Zane Middle School on West Avenue.

During these weather conditions, the California...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:21