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EUREKA- A Humboldt County jury has found Michael Wayne Ayer, 25, guilty of receiving stolen property, being in possession of methamphetamine and heroin, along with displaying a false license plate.

Ayer was found in possession a jewelry cabinet and jewelry stolen from a home on pigeon point road in eureka on June 9. Just eight days prior, he was arrested on the drugs and traffic...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:32

FORTUNA- Pretty soon you'll be able to plug in to the Friendly City. Two electric vehicle charging stations are currently under construction.

Work started last week on 11th Street across from City Hall. The stations have been in the planning process for over one year and are expected to be completed within the next week.

The location is one of nine across Humboldt County expected...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:28

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Humboldt County's November 2015 election results are now official, with only 23 percent of registered voters turning in their ballots.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors certified those results Tuesday morning. Greg Dale retained his seat as Division 2 Harbor Commissioner. Patrick Higgins also retained his seat as Division 5 Commissioner by a less than 2 percent...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:26

NORTH COAST - Winter conditions are likely to impact holiday travel. 

Caltrans is urging all motorists to be extremely cautious driving this Thanksgiving week. There’s been snow on Highway 299 and on Highway 101 near Patrick’s Point, with a snow advisory on Route 36. Rain is expected to continue through Wednesday producing icy conditions and hail. Caltrans says remember to slow down and...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:55

ARCATA - Arcata’s Community Development Director is retiring after 18 years of working for the city.

Larry Oetker says he’s most enjoyed collaborating with non-profit and private businesses to grow the local economy one business and job at a time. Oetker helped to provide housing opportunities to those in need and has worked on developing guidelines and recommendations for the city’s...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:44

EUREKA – Hundreds of local people in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner at St. Vincent De Paul in Eureka Tuesday.

The annual turkey dinner is hosted by local philanthropist Betty Chinn, with the help of volunteers and donors. 32 turkeys totaling 300 pounds were served which were donated by AAA insurance and Pacific Towing employees. Chenn says without the donation she would not have...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:41

ARCATA - Arcata is a city of innovation, from having the first municipal forest in the country, to developing an electricity tax to deter illegal grow houses. Now the city is looking at the future of cannabis with a Medical Marijuana Innovation Zone also known as the MMIZ. 

"Times have changed; we're in the third generation of sophisticated cannabis growers," said Paul Pitino, Arcata...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:37

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Two new Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in at a private ceremony.

Tis-Mil Matilton of Hoopa and Maxwell Soeth of Eureka will begin field training next week.From there, they will be assigned to a region. There are now a total of five new Deputy Sheriff’s in the field training program.

The new deputies are a result of measure z funding, to increase...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:40