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Fortuna will soon start work on a construction project to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along Rohnerville Road.

The project, contracted with Mercer-Fraser Co., will begin Monday. It includes the construction of crosswalks, sidewalks, and pavement overlay at Rohnerville Road between Redwood Way and School Street. 

Work on the roads will start at 7 a.m. and run until...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:20

An investigation into a stolen Chevrolet Impala yielded two arrests Wednesday when two men associated with the vehicle were found to be wanted under several warrants.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, around 11:30 last night deputies on patrol spotted a stolen 2001 Chevrolet Impala parked on the curb of Russ Street in Eureka.

Two men -- 27-year-old Andrew...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:18

After spotting a stolen pickup at a Fortuna hotel, police were able to recover it. They also arrested the man who allegedly stole it. 

According to police, Wednesday night officers spotted the stolen 2005 Ford pickup in a parking lot at Riverwalk hotel in Fortuna. Thirty-five-year-old Douglas Camilli was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:16

This week Caltrans workers across the state are cleaning up litter in an effort to keep the environment clean.

Caltrans crews, who have been hard at work cleaning up litter of every type, say the amount of garbage on the roads collected was saddening, especially considering how easy trash disposal trash can be.

The Natural Resources Defense Council says that $500 million is spent...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:14

EUREKA - A bold new proposal could be a ray of sunshine for the homeless situation here on the North Coast.

The new plan to house up to 40 of the estimated 140-homeless set to be displaced May 2nd in the Palco Marsh was unveiled Wednesday.

The Betty Kwan Chinn outreach center and the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights have proposed a temporary 6-month program using...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:27

NORTH COAST - The State of California has selected its top choices for Gold Ribbon Elementary Schools for 2016. Alice Birney and Pacific Union were chosen from Humboldt County.

The gold ribbon designation was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program which is on hiatus while the state creates new assessment and accountability systems. Nearly 6,000...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:05

NORTH COAST - A 7.5 million dollar grant from the Army Corps of Engineers will go a long way towards Humboldt Bay upkeep.

Winter weather had caused all sorts of issues with the bay from partially closing the entrance to adding tons more silt sloughing off from the Eel River and shoaling in different areas.. The grant comes after urging from Congressman Jared Huffman.

Harbor...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:54

NORTH COAST - Good weather sort of lulled us to sleep regarding the dangers still possible with El Nino.

Those predicted rains and wind hit the north coast with a vengeance Wednesday night knocking out power to over 1100 PG&E customers all around Humboldt County. The utility reports there were 36 separate outages with three areas impacting the most people.

Just before 5pm, a...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:43