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EUREKA - 4th Ward Eureka City Council Member, Melinda Ciarabellini will not seek reelection in November.

In an impassioned letter to her constituents and the city,  Ciarabellini said it was a very difficult decision that has taken months of careful and deliberate thought and was made all the more difficult by support and encouragement from the community. However, in the end...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 22:23

EUREKA - Dozens of Humboldt County citizens, officials, and employees attended the housing first summit Thursday in Eureka. It's an effort to end homelessness.

“The fact that we're in the room talking and having a great speaker, the energy in the room is infectious and that's what we need. We know we're not going to agree on all the approaches but if we have the same energy and positive...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 18:18

FORTUNA - After a fatal collision on Eel River Drive in Fortuna there are safety concerns for that section of roadway. 

Eel River Drive claimed the lives of two young girls that were skateboarding on the road and hit by a vehicle. Now Douglas Jackson a professional civil engineer for more than 30 years has come forward in response to the tragedy.

“I'm hoping for several things....

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 18:13

FORTUNA - Burglars steal guns and jewelry then set fire to a Fortuna home. 

Burglars allegedly broke into a residence on the 1300 block of Ross Hill Road in Fortuna at an unknown time. They stole firearms from a gun safe as well as jewelry then they started a fire in a back room.

Fortuna Fire responded around 6:00 this morning. They knocked down the fire quickly. Further...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 17:38

STAFFORD - Multiple agencies are battling a vegetation fire south of Scotia that has consumed 35 acres and is 10 percent contained.
 

The Stafford Fire started Thursday afternoon along Highway 101 south of Rio Dell. Cal Fire, Scotia and Rio Dell Fire are on scene. CHP and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office also responded.
 
Caltrans closed one northbound lane of Highway...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 17:36

EUREKA - A man is stabbed in ...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 17:34

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- The Arcata Fire District has teamed up with other local fire crews to help fight the Soberanes Fire.

A few weeks ago, Fortuna, Blue Lake, Briceland, and Humboldt Bay Fire officials formed the Rainbow Strike Team and headed off to the blaze in Monterey County. At the time, the Soberanes Fire was only at 15,000 acres. However Thursday it was nearing in at 70,000 acres...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 17:34

TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council held their first discussion on amending the short term rental ordinance at last night’s meeting.

It was the first step in addressing long standing conflicts around these vacation stays including complaints of excessive noise and increased traffic. Council is working as swiftly as possible to finalize amendments to the existing ordinance to allow the...

Post date: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 17:32