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WASHINGTON D.C. - Representative Jared Huffman is coming out in support of a new bill that would strengthen community mental health services, and it just passed through the House last week.

The bill passed with a majority vote of 422-2.

Some of the things the bill focuses on are expanded Medicaid benefits for children in psychiatric care, grants for suicide prevention, and the...

Post date: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:18

A 75-year-old motorcyclist is injured in a training exercise at Redwood Acres. A man is in the hospital with a serious head injury after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 36 near Bridgeville. The 55th Orick Rodeo came to town this weekend. Annie and Mary Day brings lots of activities for families in Blue Lake. The annual Humboldt Folklife Festival kicks off this weekend. The North Coast...

Post date: Sun, 07/10/2016 - 18:33

A 75-year-old motorcyclist is injured in a training exercise at Redwood Acres. A man is in the hospital with a serious head injury after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 36 near Bridgeville. The 55th Orick Rodeo came to town this weekend. Annie and Mary Day brings lots of activities for families in Blue Lake. The annual Humboldt Folklife Festival kicks off this weekend. The North Coast...

Post date: Sun, 07/10/2016 - 18:33

California nurses vote yes to striking. Relay for Life kicks off at Albee Stadium this year. Rio Dell firefighters show up for bocce and barbecue to benefit one of their own. Community members turn out at Rohner Park Friday night to remember the lives lost in Dallas Thursday.

Post date: Sat, 07/09/2016 - 18:23

SISKIYOU COUNTY - An update on the Wilderness Fire burning in Siskiyou County in the Marble Mountains; you may recall it began on the afternoon of July 4th from an undermined cause. So far, 46-acres have been burned and Friday officials said the blaze has been contained.

A group effort by smoke jumpers, hand crews, air attack along with two engines was credited for...

Post date: Sat, 07/09/2016 - 00:12

EUREKA - Several county offices were without phone service Friday. No incoming or outgoing calls could be made due to an issue with the county’s last Legacy phone system. 

Offices impacted at the Clark Complex on Myrtle Avenue included: the Planning building, Office of Elections, the Coroner’s Office and Public Works.

Staff was working with an outside vendor and email was the...

Post date: Sat, 07/09/2016 - 00:06

FORTUNA - The fallen in Dallas, Texas were honored Friday night in a candlelight vigil held at Fortuna’s Rohner Park. Organized by Eel River Crime Stoppers, law enforcement and volunteers helped out as well.

About a hundred people braved the threat of rain to light a candle, listen to community leaders and pray. They conversed quietly, listened, and more than anything just communed with...

Post date: Fri, 07/08/2016 - 23:47

EUREKA - The city of Eureka’s dream to develop the waterfront continues to become a reality.

The Parks and Recreation Department just received a $125,000 housing related parks program grant. The money will go toward improvements and development at the Del Norte Street Pier Park; which includes a restroom and playground.

The area will serve as a trailhead and connect the city’s...

Post date: Fri, 07/08/2016 - 18:06