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NORTH COAST - A program that allows property owners to finance water and energy-efficiency improvement projects through their property taxes began accepting applications this week.

The HERO Program allows homeowners to see immediate savings on utility bills. Interest may be tax-deductible. Residents of Arcata and Trinidad as well as those in the unincorporated areas of Humboldt and Del...

Post date: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 20:12

EUREKA - The 2015 California EMS Administrator of the Year is from right here on the north coast. Wednesday, a celebration of recognition.   

Last week Larry Karsteadt received the honor at the 2015 Emergency Medical Services Awards in San Francisco. Karsteadt has 40 years of EMS experience under his belt and is the Executive Director of North Coast EMS, which serves Humboldt, Del Norte...

Post date: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:05

EUREKA - Approximately 20 mass shootings occur every year in the U.S. December 2nd in San Bernardino and two months before that at Umpqua Community College. Law enforcement says the best way to survive in an active shooter situation, is training. That’s just what faculty and staff at College of the Redwoods did Wednesday

A mass shooting situation can occur at any time, any place and...

Post date: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 17:58

FORTUNA- The holiday season is here and one local garden club is taking you through four of the best decorated homes in Fortuna.

The Fortuna Garden Club's 45th Annual Christmas Home Tour and Tea kicked off Wednesday afternoon at the Monday Club. The event is a fundraiser for the club and will go towards city beautification projects and scholarships.

For $15 you can grab some...

Post date: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 16:23

FORTUNA- One Fortuna resident is offering seniors and those with disabilities another option for transportation.

As of Wednesday, Kathleen Cares is now in business. Owner Kathleen Gibbens says she's been working for months to get licensed and approved.

On Monday, council approved her business proposal. Now with her blue Kia Spectra, Gibbens is offering residents errand services...

Post date: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 16:22

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- We have an update to a story we first brought you Tuesday night about the Dial-A-Ride program outside Eureka city limits. According to the Humboldt County Association of Governments, there is no need to worry, Dial-A-Ride will continue as normal, there will just be a different provider.

"The most important thing is that the Dial-A-Ride service will continue outside of...

Post date: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 15:16

ARCATA- Arcata Fire welcomed nine to it's ranks Tuesday during a volunteer ceremony.

The fire district's newest volunteers come from all walks of life, from HSU students in their early 20's to volunteers in their early 40's. The department recruits volunteers once a year. This year it narrowed down 50 interested applicants to nine, with one woman and eight men.

The recruits will...

Post date: Tue, 12/08/2015 - 19:27

EUREKA- A Humboldt County jury has found a Texas man guilty of second degree murder following the shooting death of Daneyal Siddique in October of 2014.

Jason Armstrong of Odessa was found guilty on the second degree murder charge and a special allegation for using a firearm. Armstrong shot and killed Siddique around midnight on Cctober 21 at Dean Creek Resort in Redway. Armstrong...

Post date: Tue, 12/08/2015 - 19:26