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HUMBOLDT- The Dennis Gail, one of the last and largest wooden boats to work out of Humboldt Bay, sank at the fields landing dock.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received the call around 10:30 a.m on Sunday that the boat had sunk at the fields landing dock sometime between Saturday night or early Sunday morning. 50-year-old Eugene Robinson, the boat’s caretaker, was thought to have...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:36

RIO DELL- Several water-related projects could soon get underway in Rio Dell after discussion and consideration at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

One of those is the 1.2-million-dollar metropolitan wells project which will serve as emergency drought relief in case the Eel River is too low for the city's equipment to operate. It's now in the final design phase, which will ultimately...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:34

EUREKA - The Eureka Police Department is ready to say goodbye to its mine resistant armored personnel carrier.

EPD acquired the M-RAP from the Department of Defense three years ago. It has never been deployed and sat at the city's corporation yard ever since. The M-RAP was built to withstand explosive devices for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. After discussions among the Chief’s...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:33

EUREKA - The laws for aggressive and intrusive solicitation could become stricter in Eureka if city council approves an amended ordinance.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, council will hear the first reading of the amendment. Currently the law prohibits solicitation at banks and ATM’s. But after increased panhandling, city staff believes the ordinance should include soliciting on median...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:32

A local couple is going to have some decisions to make after having one of the first leap-year babies in Humboldt County for 2016.

Mother Jennie Thompson gave birth to a healthy 7-pound, 6-ounce baby girl at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata. No name has been picked out as of yet.

One decision she and her husband, Joseph, will have to make is what day to celebrate their...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Humboldt County First District Supervisor, Rex Bohn is sporting a new look, and it’s all to support a Fortuna High School Freshman who’s battling cancer.

During a fundraiser Sunday at the Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion, the community joined together to support 15-year-old Venice D’Amico. She has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and for the next 18-weeks will be receiving treatment at...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:23

EUREKA - The trial is now underway for the man accused of murdering Father Eric Freed; who was violently beaten in the rectory of his parish at St. Bernard’s Church in the early morning hours of New Year’s 2014.  

Jury selection began Monday morning in the case of Gary Lee Bullock. The first jury panel filled out hardship questionnaires and a second panel will receive questionnaires...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:18

Agricultural producers in the Salt River watershed of the Eel Valley will get continued financial assistance from the U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

This is the fifth year that the NRCS is providing accelerated assistance to landowners in this watershed. The agency continues to team with farmers and ranchers to take the necessary steps to protect local water quality...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:16