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ARCATA - After Ray’s Food Place in Hoopa voluntarily closed due to a rat infestation, another local facility is forced to shut down for the same reason. This time it was Arcata. The kitchen at Red Roof Inn on Giuntoli Lane was closed following last week’s inspection by the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services made the decision.

Inspectors noted...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:04

EUREKA - Eureka City School District outlined their goals in the 2016/2017 school budget.

The district passed the Local Control and Accountability Plan at last week's school board meeting. The plan utilizes feedback from educators, administrators, and community members to guide district priorities while refining the budget.

This year’s budget continues to prioritize funding for...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:58

RIO DELL - A group of Rio Dell citizens that are part of the marijuana advocacy group ‘Humboldt’s Helping Hand,’ are mobilizing to try and reclaim the failed medical marijuana ordinance that was voted down last week by Rio Dell city council. 

The group of five have been holding barbecues the past three days,  trying to get signatures for a petition to eventually bring the medical...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:03

FORTUNA - Police in Fortuna are investigating a man who was practicing dentistry without a license.

The police declined to officially comment on the matter, or reveal the man's identity.

However Officer Ryan Richardson explained the importance that the public is aware.

"So they know that action is being taken, it's being taken seriously, and he's no longer practicing at...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:51

HIGHWAY 36 - Numerous tips to law enforcement lands a man behind bars after he was allegedly caught transporting a U-haul full of marijuana. 44-year old Paul Sanders was arrested.

Last Friday evening, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted that 5 adults had loaded up a U-Haul truck with marijuana plants near the Barber Creek Road area of Hydesville.

Deputies located the...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:20

EUREKA - Over the weekend the Redwood Acres Fair concluded and by all accounts it was an across-the-board success:

Attendance was up 6%, revenue for the carnival up 38%, and food sales up 40%. Great weather was partially responsible for the robust response from the public. Redwood Acres CEO, Cindy Beddingfield cited Blue Lake Casino sponsoring a free day helped fair-goers immensely....

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:11

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - If you think your eyes are deceiving you Tuesday and you see the Goodyear Blimp in the air, it’s not a mirage. The famous dirigible is passing through Humboldt.

It was supposed to arrive Monday but weather caused delays. Humboldt County Aviation Program Director, Emily Jacobs said the Arcata/Eureka Airport anticipates the blimp should make it by late afternoon or early...

Post date: Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:57

EUREKA - A leadership program helping youth develop character, work habits and a whole lot more stopped in Eureka Monday. DeCycles is a non—profit organization out of Indiana traveling from Seattle all the way down the west coast to Los Angeles.

The program was started back in Bloomington in 1968. The city is the acknowledged bicycling capitol of the Midwest. The hugely popular movie,...

Post date: Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:45