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WILLOW CREEK - An Eastern Humboldt Winery placed very high at a prestigious international wine completion in the Bay Area.

Trinity River Vineyard’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver medal at the Sunset International Wine Competition in Menlo Park. This year’s competition had nearly 3,000 entries from the US and around the globe including France and Italy.

Fifty of the top wine...

MCKINLEYVILLE - It’s pretty sobering news. A North Coast beach for the second straight year has made a water quality watchdog list as one of the worst beaches in California.

Clam Beach went from a D grade to an F due to something in the watershed of Strawberry Creek that flows through the beach. Health and Human Service Officials at this time don’t know a specific source of the problem...

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ARCATA - Residents and their dogs showed up to the city council meeting to show support for an Arcata dog park.

The council narrowed it down to four potential sites; two locations at Valley West, an area east of Rotary Park and the Little Lakes Property on South I Street. The majority of public comment supports the Little Lakes Property. It’s close to the plaza and with five acres,...

ARCATA - It was a packed house at Wednesday night’s Arcata City Council Meeting, as the city worked to get it's budget back on track.

The city expected a $600,000 deficit, but after reorganizing city personnel and dissolving vacancies in eight divisions, The $36 million budget has been approved with no cuts. The general fund is now at a 6% decrease. Property taxes are anticipated to...

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EUREKA- After 20 years at College of the Redwoods, Eureka's Relay for Life is changing locations.

The annual walk in support of cancer victims, survivors and caregivers is being held at Halvorsen park this year July 11-12. Organizers say they decided to move the 24 hour walk to be closer to residents. They hope that more people will come out with the walk now being more towards the...

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PETROLIA- An upgrade to internet speeds and infrastructure could be coming to Petrolia.

The California Public Utilities Commission is asking for public comment on a draft resolution approving a more than $200,000 grant for the Petrolia Project. If approved, the project would upgrade three microwave towers, solar panels and other equipment to allow faster and better connections.

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ARCATA- The Arcata Chamber of Commerce will see a shift in leadership starting January 1. On Thursday Executive Director Sandy Scott announced she is resigning from her position, effective December 31.

Scott doubles as executive director and the California Welcome Center manager. The chamber board says over the last three years as director Scott has re-energized the organization,...

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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Highway 101 near the Humboldt-Mendocino line was down to one lane of traffic Thursday morning after a semi-truck carrying Kmart merchandise overturned.

It happened around 5 a.m. just south of Richardson Grove. For unknown reasons the driver, Francisco Bolanos, 36, of Los Angeles lost control of the dart transit semi-truck, overturning in the middle of the highway and...

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