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EUREKA- Good news for book lovers, the Humboldt County Library System has raised a large sum to keep new materials coming in.

Over the past year the library has raised over $204,000. Those funds come from donations by the friends partnership, local foundations and organizations, along with individual donors. The library says this year's amount raised exceeds average donations. The funds...

FRESHWATER- Humboldt County resident Irene Gates turned 100 Thursday.

She was born in 1915 and was raised on a dairy farm in the Sacramento Valley during the great depression. Gates joined the navy at the outset of World War Two, serving until 1945.

She got married to a 3rd generation Humboldt County resident and has lived here now for 70 years.

Happy birthday Irene.

HUMBOLDT/TRINITY COUNTIES - The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District has classified more areas with hazardous smoke conditions.

As of Thursday afternoon, Weaverville and Burnt Ranch in Humboldt County and Denny, Hayfork and Hyampom in Trinity County received the designation. The Hoopa Tribe has also issued a warning for the Hoopa Valley. Weather conditions and the...

GASQUET - A hug got sent from Washington State and was delivered to a fire fighter on the front lines in Del Norte County.

Linda Arnold lives in Washington and knew about three fallen firefighters in her state that died Thursday. It hit close to home because her brother, John Clayton, is a captain for a Tuscon, Arizona Fire Department. He’s helping out with the Gasquet Complex Fire....

HUMBOLDT & TRINITY COUNTIES - Fire officials have called two community meetings that will be held Thursday and Friday in Eastern Humboldt and Trinity Counties.

Thursday at 4 pm, residents in the area are invited to the Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department in Hyampom for the latest updates. Also on Friday, US Forest Service is holding a meeting to update the public at the Lamb Creek...

BROOKINGS - The City of Brookings is looking for community support through the National Disaster Resilience Competition for an alternative water source project that would benefit the city and its neighbor, Harbor.

The proposal would include construction of an intertie between the Brookings and Harbor water systems that could be activated in the event of an emergency such as a major fire...

NORTH COAST - As wildfires burn throughout Northern California, air quality conditions continue to be monitored.

Officials say a strong high pressure system is preventing smoke from dispersing over much of the fire areas. Despite observable haze here on the coast, particulate matter will stay moderate.

Conditions are expected to remain the same with some relief Thursday and...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Charges have been upgraded for the man accused of stabbing two with a box cutter Monday in McKinleyville.

Jason Edward Balke, 35, of McKinleyville is now being charged with attempted homicide. He pled not guilty to those charges in court Wednesday.

The upgraded charge follows one victim's medical evaluation. Though non-life threatening, the sheriff's office says...