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Fire fighters were called to a brush fire near Centerville Beach late this afternoon. At around 4 pm, the Ferndale Fire Dept received a phone call that a resident burn pile fire had expanded to include the hillside nearby. Fire crews from Ferndale, Fortuna, Loleta, Cal Fire and High Rock Conservation Camp responded. Crews battled the blaze that was in steep terrain for several hours. At around...

EUREKA- Over a hundred members of the community packed into the Turf Club at Redwood Acres to come together to deal with methamphetamine abuse and addiction in Humboldt County. Thursday's meeting was the start of the discussion of what those attending said is serious problem.

Community members from healthcare, law enforcement and education attended the meeting. Several members of the...

ARCATA- Arcata has received an "A" grade from the American Lung Association after passing their smoking ban ordinance last year. The city has a better grade than in 2012 when the received a "C" grade for the category of 'smoke free outdoor area.'

In June, the city council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance that prohibited smoking within the downtown area, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife...

EUREKA- An Arcata woman has donated $100,000 to the Youth Service Bureau of Redwood Community Action Agency to help support young adults leaving foster care. The money will help the agency to purchase an apartment complex to provide transitional housing to young adults leaving foster homes.

Arcata resident, Sara Turner, made the donation to the local organization on Tuesday. The...

A Red Flag Warning is still in effect along the North Coast. Cal Fire has issued some safety tips to help prevent wildfires.

From the Department of Health and Human Services: 
 
New numbers from the Humboldt County Department of the Health and Human Services (DHHS) show that the department’s Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) has helped nearly 1,500 people get on the road to new opportunities over the last seven years.
 
Launched in November 2006, TAP...
DEL NORTE COUNTY- In order to improve the safety for its staff, Del Norte County Sheriff’s deputies are driving around in brand new rides. All together the sheriff’s office received five new patrol cars, each costing about $40,000 dollars. 
 
Funding for the new fleet came from the county and the Smith River Rancheria, which secured funding for two of the five...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The North Coast is still dry. At Ruth Lake, the location of a major water supply, officials say levels are below normal.

Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District uses Ruth Lake and Mad River to serve its seven municipalities.  They are Eureka, Arcata, Blue Lake, Glendale, Fieldbrook, McKinleyville, and the greater Humboldt area.  At this time, Ruth Lake is 35 percent less...

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