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ARCATA- After a nearly twenty year struggle for timber, Sierra Pacific Industries will finally shutter its Arcata sawmill, serving 123 employees with a 60 days notice of termination.

The layoff notifications were received Monday. Opened in 1951 by Humboldt native, Red Emmerson and his father, the company says a shortage of logs determined the sawmill’s fate. According to staff, while...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:44

EUREKA- Cal Fire is hoping to improve efficiency and reduce response times, and perhaps save more lives, with new equipment crews began training on Tuesday.

Firefighters got the low down on how to work new, 100,000 dollar rope rescue equipment.

At the Hilfiker training site in Eureka, Cal Fire along with Humboldt Bay Fire and Blue Lake Fire District practiced with the new gear...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:39

EUREKA - Dozens showed up to the Supervisors Chambers to hear the long awaited report on solutions to homelessness from Focus Strategies; a Sacramento consulting firm aimed at reducing and ending homelessness.

The Eureka City Council and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting for Focus Strategies to give its recommendations on a homeless implementation plan. The...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:34

GARBERVILLE- A body found last Thursday along Alderpoint Road in Garberville has been identified.

The Coroner’s Office reported Tuesday that the deceased was a 71-year-old Alderpoint resident. His name is being withheld until family can be notified.

A forensic autopsy was conducted and the cause of death is still being investigated.

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:31

ARCATA - Arcata’s D Street Community Center was packed to the rafters Monday night as people showed up in force to urge dam removal on the Klamath River.

Dozens gave passionate testimonies during public comment asking The State Water Resources Control Board to support removal of four hydroelectric dams, as the agency prepares an environmental impact review for a permit application...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:17

EUREKA - Shots rang out in a Eureka neighborhood Tuesday morning after law enforcement returned fire at an armed suspect, injuring him. Around 11:50 Tuesday morning Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office investigators were deployed to the 3200 block of Pine Street in Eureka as part of an ongoing homicide investigation. For unknown reasons, 24-year-old Nicholas Johnson burst out of a nearby...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:10

TRINITY COUNTY - A rock slide that had closed a part of a major highway last weekend is now open to all traffic.

Last Saturday after heavy rains, rock and mud came down completely blocking highway 299 near Big French Creek Road.

The highway was closed for two days and then re-opened to one-way controlled traffic. This last Sunday at noon, all lanes were open. Crews built a berm...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:41

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - An update to a story we told you about last week. A body found in Southern Humboldt has still not been identified.

Last Thursday, on Alderpoint Road near Dyerville Loop, a resident in the area walking their dog, discovered the body alongside the road.

No identification was found on the male victim and a fingerprint test was given. Unfortunately, no name has...

Post date: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:34