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A local couple is going to have some decisions to make after having one of the first leap-year babies in Humboldt County for 2016.

Mother Jennie Thompson gave birth to a healthy 7-pound, 6-ounce baby girl at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata. No name has been picked out as of yet.

One decision she and her husband, Joseph, will have to make is what day to celebrate their...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Humboldt County First District Supervisor, Rex Bohn is sporting a new look, and it’s all to support a Fortuna High School Freshman who’s battling cancer.

During a fundraiser Sunday at the Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion, the community joined together to support 15-year-old Venice D’Amico. She has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and for the next 18-weeks will be receiving treatment at...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:23

EUREKA - The trial is now underway for the man accused of murdering Father Eric Freed; who was violently beaten in the rectory of his parish at St. Bernard’s Church in the early morning hours of New Year’s 2014.  

Jury selection began Monday morning in the case of Gary Lee Bullock. The first jury panel filled out hardship questionnaires and a second panel will receive questionnaires...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:18

Agricultural producers in the Salt River watershed of the Eel Valley will get continued financial assistance from the U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

This is the fifth year that the NRCS is providing accelerated assistance to landowners in this watershed. The agency continues to team with farmers and ranchers to take the necessary steps to protect local water quality...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:16

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Sheriff’s deputies will continue to conduct maximum enforcement operations throughout the county in the weeks and months to come.

According to Sheriff Mike Downey, the way their patrol schedule is set up, there are at least two days a month where crews overlap. The idea is to use the extra deputies in those periods to achieve maximum enforcement throughout various areas...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:12

Senator Mike McGuire is supporting the renewal of the managed healthcare organization tax, which is an overhaul of the system that funds Medi-Cal.

The renewal of the tax will ensure a federal match of $8 billion and bring a much-needed influx of funding to developmental disability services.

In addition, the reform relieves rural and critical access skilled nursing facilities that...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:10

Officials say a recently completed timber sale will help Six Rivers National Forest continue its work to provide both ecological and economic stability to the forest and its surrounding community. 

According to Six Rivers National Forest, the sale frees up 782,000 board feet for harvest by Weaverville’s Trinity River Lumber Co.

It’s part of an ongoing project to put the forest on...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 16:58

From Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 

WEITCHPEC- On Sunday, February 28, 2016 at about 11:44 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Lower Cappell...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:32