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ORICK - The town of Orick has a new resident deputy, thanks to Measure Z funding.

Ten-year Sheriff's Office veteran, Joe Conlin, will fill the vacancy. Conlin was born and raised in Arcata before serving fifteen years in the Army. A graduate of the College Of The Redwoods Police Academy, Conlin brings a wide variety of experience to the assignment.

The Sheriff's Office says...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:58

EUREKA - Eureka Police recovered assault rifles and counterfeit money from a stolen vehicle.

Officers responded to a motel on the 1900 block of Broadway around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon where a truck reportedly stolen out of Arcata was located.

Inside police found two AR-15’s, one of which was stolen and the other’s serial numbers had been removed. Halloween masks, watches,...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:55

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the cannabis track and trace pilot program.

The board heard reports from the Agricultural Commissioner as well as users of the system. They said that the chosen company, SICPA, made a good impression on all involved.

There were some kinks to work out. Users preferred the batch model of monitoring over...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:52

EUREKA - Demolition crews got to work today dismantling the former Eureka Ice and Cold Storage building that was partially destroyed by fire.

The blaze ripped through the vacant building just before midnight on Friday, December 30. Half of the structure was destroyed and it took several agencies hours to extinguish. 

Humboldt Bay Fire dealt with multiple flare-ups caused by wind...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:49

DEL NORTE COUNTY- A Crescent City man has been charged with underage sex acts.  The offenses allegedly occurred the day after Christmas in his home.

57-year-old Mark Oliver Roehrig is being charged with oral copulation of a person under age 16, lewd act on a child, and sexual penetration by a foreign object on a person under 16. He pleaded not guilty during his arrangement. 

He...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:37

EUREKA - Eureka officials hope to get 1,000 responses to a survey on the arts, and they need your help to do it.

The city began work on the strategic arts plan last year. The Arts and Culture Commission and City Council will host a joint meeting to discuss integrating that work into the general plan update on January 17th. The city is asking all North Coast residents to...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:11

CALIFORNIA- Gas prices are expected to be the highest then they've been in the past three years, according to Gas Buddy.

The costs can be a result of the crude oil prices that are at an 18 month high. They will continue to rise as Saudi Arabia prepares to cut some of their supplies.

So far, the cheapest gas in Humboldt County is Costco, which is at $2.69 a gallon. 

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:04

HUMBOLDT BAY- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District drafted a mitigated monitoring plan for oysters, that will be considered for adopting at their next meeting.

The study analyzes environmental effects of the proposed Yeung Oyster Farm in Humboldt Bay.

The clam and oyster industry in the bay make up about 70% of oysters grown in the state.

Jerry Yeung wants to establish the...

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 14:58