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Update (7/6): Derek Ray Johnson was arrested by Fortuna Police Department on July 6, 2016 at approximately 2:00 AM. Johnson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Previous (7/5): An argument between two...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 21:08

EUREKA - In addition to keeping your personal fireworks safe, Humboldt Bay Fire is also responsible for Eureka’s waterfront display.

Humboldt Bay Fire Marshall Ed Laidlaw works with vendors months in advance to ensure all licenses are acquired and materials are in compliance.

He then inspects the barge where the fireworks are launched multiple times, checking the aim of the...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:26

EUREKA - It wasn’t just police officers on the streets last night. Fire prevention officers were also patrolling Eureka making sure celebrations didn’t get out of hand.

Two members of the Humboldt County Fire Prevention Officers Association patrolled Eureka neighborhoods to ensure laws were being followed.

Battalion Chief Chris Emmons said no citations were issued, but those not...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:25

EUREKA - North Eureka was blanketed in smoke after a transient campfire spread to grassland along the waterfront.

Just before 1:00p.m., Humboldt Bay Fire responded to waterfront drive at T Street where a transient man's campfire had spread into the grassland.

First arriving engines checked for occupants then began using hand tools to cut lines behind the blaze.

The area...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:24

RIO DELL - The group of Rio Dell citizens that make up the marijuana advocacy group Humboldt's Helping hand will be presenting their petitions to the city council Tuesday night.

The group has been circulating petitions for about a week and a half now, in an effort to bring back the measure on medical marijuana land use, as well as recall three of the city council members due to their...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:32

RIO DELL - Fireman’s Park in Rio Dell is a host to food for people’s summer lunch program.

The program is a way for children to get a complete lunch for free, and also get some sun and play time.

The menu is brand new this year. Tuesday’s meal was pulled pork, other days have included pizza, pasta, and tostadas. Meals always include veggies and milk as well.

The only thing...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:26

EUREKA - There is no decision yet from the Board of Supervisors on the possible interim uses for land that is zoned as the coastal-dependent industrial zone.

The Board met Tuesday for their first July meeting, and heard a presentation from the planning commission on possible development of quote “underutilized” coastal land. This means the land could be used for other industry besides...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:17

MCKINLEYVILLE- A building is completely destroyed following a structure fire in McKinleyville.

Around 10:18 p.m Monday, Arcata Fire District responded to a vacant building off of Murray Road, at the very end of Annie Lane. The fire also spread to nearby vegetation. Fieldbrook Fire Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, and Cal Fire also assisted; Within 40 minutes the fire was knocked down....

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 14:38