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DEL NORTE COUNTY- The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Daniel Gomez of Crescent City drowned in the Smith River Tuesday afternoon, near Ruby Van Deventer County Park on North Bank Road. Authorities say early reports suggested Gomez drowned while attempting to help a juvenile in distress, but deputies say they have not confirmed exactly how the drowning occurred. 
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From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 06-24-2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on a residence in the 42000 block of Highway 36, Dinsmore. When deputies arrived they located and detained four people. They were...

Eureka – Police are reporting a rash of dumpster fires have hit downtown Eureka.

Humboldt Bay Fire was called to the 600 block of 6th Street in Eureka for two adjacent dumpster fires.  They were extinguished quickly and there were no injuries or damage done to nearby buildings. The area was checked but no witness or suspects were located.

Eureka Police says that since...

McKinleyville - Two 18 year-old men from McKinleyville were arrested after one flicked a lighted cigarette at a passing Sheriff’s Deputy.

Jacques Kincaid Leroux and Riley Kia Clark Walkner were walking with friends near the 1400 block of Hiller road in McKinleyville when the deputy stopped and questioned Leroux who said flicking the cigarette was an accident. The deputy could tell...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka 2014/2015 budget was approved at a special meeting at city hall on Tuesday night.When council presented the updated proposed budget to city departments about two weeks ago, there was 10 percent less funding than the original proposed budget for each department, including to the Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Fire. This is something community members who...

EUREKA- Seniors in Eureka’s unincorporated areas will not see an immediate 20 percent increase in their solid waste collection fees.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors motioned on Tuesday to for the Public Works Department to re-work the fee proposal so that the increase will be phased-in over 3 years.

“Instead of a 2 dollar increase for the seniors, it's going to be less...

KNEELAND- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department has arrested one parolee for allegedly growing hundreds of marijuana plants on someone else's land in Kneeland.

According to the department, caretakers of Carrington Ranch in Kneeland contacted law enforcement about the grow on their lands. On Monday, deputies hiked 40 minutes into the property and located 834 growing marijuana plants...

FORTUNA- The city of Fortuna is giving out free compost this week.

Each year Fortuna’s wastewater treatment facility creates 600 dry metric tons of compost from processing solid human waste. Officials say that the result of various processes is an exceptional quality, class a compost that can be used to enrich soil.

“It's good stuff. It’s very good for plants and you can use it...

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