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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- One person is dead after being shot in the Rancho Sequoia area Monday evening.

Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies received a call reporting shots fired just after 9:30 pm. Deputies who were already in the area searching for homicide suspect Matthew Brown arrived on scene to find one person dead in the roadway.

According to authorities, an unknown suspect opened...

RIO DELL- With the town in the midst of a water crisis, limited to 50 gallons a day, many residents have had to make sacrifices to conserve water.

Bob Vogel, a gardener, has over a hundred dahlia flowers of all different colors, sizes and shapes and he said, he is worried that they will die due to the water restriction.

"I'm trying to salvage them by catching rinse water from...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Two homicides in just four days have occurred in an area Southern Humboldt residents have nicknamed “Murder Mountain”.

“That was referred to from the early 1970s when a murder happened up there and it's kind of carried forward,” said local resident Michelle Bushnell.

It’s reputation for lawlessness has even kept some from visiting the area.

“It's pretty...

RIO DELL- It is the first week on the job for Rio Dell's new City Manager, Kyle Knopp. He will be introduced to the community and sit on his first council meeting on Tuesday.

Knopp plans to spend his first week training with the pervious City Manager, Jim Stretch, who came out of retirement for the position. Knopp started the new job in the midst of a water crisis, he said he will work...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s is moving forward with a single-use plastic bag ban for the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board had many questions, such as: 
 
What amount should be charged for a paper bag? 
What department should enforce the ordinance? 
What establishments...

ORICK- An East Coast man is riding his bike across the county to spread awareness for a rare genetic disorder.

Kevin Payne’s older brother, Jacob Payne, has Williams Syndrome.  The Williams Syndrome Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for people and families living with Williams Syndrome, confirm the genetic disorder affects about 20,000 in the United...

From the County Of Humboldt: 
 
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to place a temporary revenue measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot to maintain and improve essential County services, including public safety. The Board’s action followed input from residents regarding the need for improved sheriff’s services and the results of a...

WILLITS- Caltrans officials confirm soil needs to start being moved for a portion of the Willits Bypass Project, or it could delay the entire project another year.

Now that the Army Corps of Engineers’ modified Caltrans’ permits,  Caltrans officials say the next step is to start constructing the Northern Interchange of the bypass.  Caltrans’s contractor must receive a permit from CAL...

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