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TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council has a packed agenda for Wednesday night's meeting. The discussion continues over updating the short term rental ordinance. City staff say council is close to a final set of guidelines for Trinidad’s 26 rentals.

Council will also consider a proposal to fund additional engineering services that will clear the way for building a small addition to the...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:57

EUREKA - If the voters pass Measure U on the ballot this November, $4.2 milliion of the estimated $10 million will go to the county.

The board of supervisors heard a presentation from public works at their meeting Tuesday, and supported what was recommended about how the money from the 20 year, half cent sales tax would be allocated – most of which would go to fix the roads.

The...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:17

EUREKA - Freshwater Farms Reserve is blending agriculture and restoration, and a major part of it begins Tuesday, with the opening of the new man-made channels to Wood Creek.

The main goal is to create a safe space for Coho salmon to mature, alongside an ecosystem that supports native plants, and animals like cattle and birds.

"I'm really excited to see how the fish and birds are...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:14

PINE HILL- A suspected DUI driver is dead after crashing his vehicle.

Just before 9 Sunday evening, the CHP says a 26 year-old Eureka man man driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling on Elk River Road near Pine Hill when he lost control and went off the roadway into a ditch. The driver was ejected sustaining fatal injuries.

Elk River Road was reduced to one-way controlled...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 23:33

EUREKA  – A Humboldt County Jail inmate tried to escape a courtroom during his appearance in court.

Last Friday, 26 year-old Justin Patrick appeared in Superior court to answer allegations he assaulted a victim with intent to rape along with false imprisonment and other misdemeanor charges.

Patrick was able to run from the courtroom into the public hallway. A broadcast radio call...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:50

EUREKA - Eureka Police used a non-lethal shotgun on a man with suspected mental issues after he allegedly tries to stab an officer with a knife. 28-year old Jamael Lowrey was taken into custody. 

Just before 1:30 Monday afternoon, EPD was called to an area near Harris and O Streets and reports of a man who vandalized two vehicles and was threatening passers-by with a knife. When law...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:38

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-A new Deputy District Attorney is joining Humboldt County.

Luke Bernthal is a UC Berkeley Law School and UC Santa Cruz graduate. He interned with the Department of Justice before spending three years as the Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County. He worked in the juvenile justice unit and handled misdemeanor and felony cases there. His new role in Humboldt will...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:39

TRINIDAD- The Bureau of Land Management, along with Cal Fire crews, are working to contain the Cove Fire in Trinidad.

The blaze is burning 20 by 20 feet on Pewetole Island, between Trinidad State Beach and College Cove. It started Thursday from unknown reasons. Cal Fire thought they put out the fire after a helicopter bucket drop. However, the BLM says the blaze flared up again Sunday...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:34