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EUREKA - What was a simple slab of concrete last week, became Eureka's first fully-constructed parklet. Crews installed walls and built-in benches over the weekend. Ramone's Bakery and Café added tables and chairs this morning and have a few more finishing touches like filling planter boxes with flowers and adding an outdoor heater. After some initial reluctance customers started using the...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:45

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – Humboldt County officials will consider a new strategy for fighting the difficult and growing problem of homelessness Tuesday as it continues to haunt area families and social service agencies.

Last week the city of Eureka and the Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting to hear a comprehensive report from a Sacramento consulting firm on how to develop and improve...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:53

EUREKA – Eureka officials aim to reduce homelessness in the city with a suggested ‘housing first’ approach. City council will look at adopting a homeless strategy and implementation plan with the approach at its meeting Tuesday night.

Phase one of the plan requires collaboration with the county to coordinate plans and funding efforts. Strategies include adopting a housing first approach...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:36

TRINITY COUNTY- After yet another slide closed HWY 299 at French Creek Road, Caltrans says the route is opened now to one-way controlled traffic. The slide occurred west of Big Bar in Trinity County. Route 96, three-miles west of Hoopa, is also limited to one-way controlled traffic due to recent mud and rock slides. Because of unpredictable conditions, it remains unclear when two-way traffic...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:32

EUREKA- Monday kicked off the annual Girl Scout cookie sale season. Over 500 girl scouts from Humboldt and Del Norte County will be selling cookies. The girl scouts are part of a leadership development organization that helps build confidence, courage, and more in growing youth. Girl Scouts will be going door-to-door selling cookies at various locations, and stores around Northern California....

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:29

ARCATA - Arcata City Councilman and former Mayor Mark Wheetley will withdraw from the race for Third District Supervisor.
 
Wheetley says he’s currently committed to personal and professional obligations, making it difficult to sustain an effective and competitive campaign. Around three weeks ago Wheetley was arrested for alleged DUI in Arcata, but he did not say if that was a...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:49

Possible explosive device detonated by Humboldt County Bomb Squad in Rio Dell. Community Emergency Response Team wraps up its 2-day training at Fortuna Fire Department. Cannabis growers invited to attend clinic on new water regulations. Humboldt County launches its new budget app online. The Trinidad Head Lighthouse opens to the public for the first time this year. Laurel Grove Charter School...

Post date: Sun, 01/31/2016 - 17:12

A vigil is held for a bicyclist that died after being struck by a vehicle in Eureka Thursday. The new Humboldt Bay Fire Chief aims to work through budget issues and continue a high level of customer service to the community.  A Fortuna karate studio encourages women to fight back and is teaching them how in a women’s self-defense class. Twenty volunteers team up for the River Life Foundation's...

Post date: Sat, 01/30/2016 - 19:08