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EUREKA - On Wednesday, a technology expo was held at the Sequoia Conference Center. 

The event was the largest display of office machinery that Humboldt County has seen under one roof.

Some of the technology available included advanced software, printers and scanners, and interactive display boards. 

"There’s so many new technologies coming to the market, almost on a...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:27

RIO DELL - The City of Rio Dell approved their first reading of amendments to their construction codes within their commercial medical cannabis land use regulations at their meeting Tuesday night.

Staff recommended amending cultivation setback requirements from 50 feet in the industrial commercial zone, to zero feet.

They also added language to better explain what qualifies as...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:21

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - HSU and College of the Redwoods are working together to develop a new nursing program that will offer additional training for healthcare workers and may even increase the number of providers in the area.

The curriculum is commonly referred to as RN to BSN meaning Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing. It would be the only one of its kind offered in...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:11

EUREKA – Around 5:30 this morning smoke and flames were seen sprouting outside the roof and windows of the El Pueblo Supermarket in Eureka.

“It was a pretty deep-seated fire that has been burning for a while,” says Humboldt Bay Fire Battalion Chief, Sean Robertson.

A passerby deputy made the report that black smoke was billowing from the roof and escaping the door of the parking-...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:56

EUREKA - Wednesday the Humboldt County Board of Education appointed a new superintendent for the Humboldt County Office of Education. 

There were ten candidates and Chris Hartley was a finalist with Heidi Moore-Guynup. Out of the two finalists, the official selection was Chris Hartley.

Hartley won on a 3-2 vote by the board.

 “It was a very difficult decision because both...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:48

A fire destroyed the El Pueblo Market in Eureka on Wednesday morning. The blaze was reported just after 5. Humboldt Bay Fire crews were on scene along with other local fire departments.
 
Traffic was backed up on northbound Highway 101 near College of the Redwoods.
 
Witnesses said they heard several large explosions before the fire started.
 
The cause is...

Post date: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 08:24

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Although the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services was warning that the Eel and Van Duzen Rivers were projected to exceed flood stage, that hasn’t happened as of yet.

With heavy rains overnight and more on the way, the Eel was expected to reach flood stage earlier Tuesday evening. The River peaked at a little or over 43 feet. Flood stage is 51 feet.

The...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 23:33

EUREKA - Eureka City Council made no decision on a proposed water and sewer rate increase saying they need more information before moving the matter forward.

Since August, Public Works Department has been studying both short and long-term revenue needs to maintain water and sewer service. Staff presented the results of that study tonight and highlighted emergency repairs as well as...

Post date: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:56