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EUREKA- Humboldt County residents may see a new tax in the future. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in support of a motion to poll citizens about a new tax measure.

Voters will be asked their opinions on two county tax options. The first option is a 3% utility tax increase, with an additional 45% tax for those exceeding 600% of the energy baseline. The other option...

From the Department of Health and Human Services: 
 
Officials from the Department of Health & Human Services announced today that a man admitted to a local hospital earlier this week has tested positive for measles.
The man, whose name and other identifying information will not be released, had recently traveled overseas, where he is believed to...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department:

Officers from the Arcata Police Department, with the assistance of the Humboldt County SWAT Team and the Humboldt State University Police Department, served a search warrant at a residence in the 700 Blk of  Patrick Ct on Tuesday morning.

Upon entering the residence, officers located over 1000 Xanax tablets packaged for sales...

From Humboldt County Sheriff's Department:
 
On Monday at around 1:27 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Caltrans employee, who reported finding two deceased dogs hanging by a rope, next to Highway 36 just west of Dinsmore. When the deputy arrived on scene he saw two adult size pit bull dogs, hanging from a rope by their...

Law enforcement is searching for three overdue hikers. It's in eastern Humboldt in the Salmon Summit area near Hoopa. 

On Sunday, family members were to pick the men up at an agreed location but the hikers never made it. Sheriff’s deputies say they have had sporadic cell phone communication and from those contacts it seems the three hikers are not in eminent danger. 

The search...

FORTUNA:  Fire season has been declared in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Cal Fire Unit Chief, Tom Hein issued the declaration. The reason for such an early announcement is because Cal Fire already has had to mobilize for nearly 13-hundred wildfires. That, is more that twice as many as their normal average for this time of year. The drought has had a huge impact on fires and Governor...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Passengers flying out of the Arcata/Eureka airport to San Francisco International can expect delays over the summer. Construction began on Saturday reducing the amount of available runways at SFO.

ACV has already experienced some delays due to construction. "We have been slightly delayed but no cancellations so far," said Emily Jacobs, Program Coordinator at the Arcata/...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Residents of McKinelyville began experiencing delays Monday on their commute to work.

Roadwork began in the morning on School Road as part of a project by PG&E and the Humboldt County Public Works Department to widen and improve the roadway. Construction runs from Central Avenue to Hwy 101 and has caused some road closures and diversions.

Traffic control is in...

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