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ARCATA – The Humboldt State University Library gets a new installment examining the mind. This study allows students, faculty, and the campus community to take a brain break.

Operating Wednesday and Thursdays, the Library Brain Booth is set to scientifically research the effects of consciousness, attentiveness, and meditation. Stations include virtual reality, biofeedback to see heart...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:44

EUREKA – The Officers of the Eureka Police Department took to Rita’s Margaritas and Grill to serve the community as waiters. This is evening Eureka City Officials spent time catering to the public. Mayor Frank Jager, Chief Andy Mills, Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass, and more were in attendance. 

The fundraiser was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 15% of the proceeds collected tonight,...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:43

CALIFORNIA- Although several states have already eliminated this tax, California has not. Legislation exempting sales taxes on menstrual sponges, tampons, and sanitary napkins was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown. 

Assembly Bill 1561 was one of seven bills rejected. Assembly Member Christina Garcia, who introduced the bill, stated that California women pay a total of 20-million annually...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:29

EUREKA – More than 100 violations were documented at the Budget Motel.

The City of Eureka served an inspection warrant at the motel on 4th street Tuesday morning. Representatives from DHHS Division of Environmental Health, Public Works And Humboldt Bay Fire conducted room-to-room inspections.

Eureka’s Chief Building Official Brian Gerving said inspectors found...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 17:23

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Humboldt County's fire agencies are developing a fire code that will be in place for the next three years.

Humboldt Bay Fire Joint Powers Authority introduced the proposed regulations at today’s board meeting. All fire agencies must adopt a code or be saddled with the state's more generic set of guidelines. Given the threat of earthquakes and tsunami on the North Coast...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 17:20

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Opioid overdose is described as an epidemic in Humboldt County, but prescriptions for these highly addictive medicines are on the decline.

RX Safe Humboldt formed to address these issues as a coalition of medical professionals, insurance companies and public health agencies. The group has been educating providers on better ways to manage chronic pain and has compiled a...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 17:15

ARCATA - Accolades continue to pile up for Humboldt State University.

U.S. News and World Report just published its 2017 best colleges rankings and HSU was the 12th ranked best public school in the west. HSU also was the 52nd Top Regional University in the west.

U.S. News and World Report, which publishes the annual rankings, defines regional universities as those...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:11

KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - The Gap Fire, burning northeast of Happy Camp in the Klamath National Forest, has now burned almost 34,000 acres. It is 85-percent contained and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

As fire fighters have gained more control of the blaze, officials are reducing personnel and equipment. Due to a red flag warning and high winds with low relative...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:03