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FORTUNA -- Authorities believe a fire that happened in Fortuna was likely intentionally set.

The fire occurred early Monday morning in the ticket booth at the Fortuna Rodeo Grounds. 

Around 3 a.m., fire crews and Fortuna police responded to a fire at the Fortuna Rodeo Grounds, in the facility’s ticket booth. The fire was put out moments after crews arrived on scene, after causing...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:23

BIG LAGOON – This community may finally rid itself of an oil boom put in place after a diesel spill more than four months ago.

The accident occurred Dec. 12 when a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel overturned near Big Lagoon. An estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel spilled onto the side of the highway.

Some of that made its way into the lagoon.

An oil containment boom was...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:18

KLAMATH -- Hundreds gathered Monday at the Yurok Tribal Office for a first of its kind event. The Northern California Tribal Food Sovereignty Conference hopes to connect with centuries-old traditions to address growing concerns over food insecurity in tribal communities.

"Sovereignty has a lot to do with responsibility,” said Rosie Clayburn, the tribe’s cultural resources manager. “So...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:15

REDWAY -- A woman was brought back to life after law enforcement and a relative successfully performed CPR.

Last Friday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on West Coast Road for a possible suicide. The victim’s daughter had returned home and found her mother unconscious and hanging from a bedroom doorknob with a rope around her neck.

Life-saving efforts were...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:13

EUREKA- Plans are moving forward to house a portion of Eureka’s homeless population at a temporary encampment in converted shipping containers.

Located at the corner of West 3rd and Commercial Streets, five shipping containers are in place at the lot owned by Mercer Fraser Company. All weekend long, the 40- by 8-foot cargo containers were converted into four separate units each with...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:48

EUREKA- The deadline to file your taxes is here. Because of a holiday on Friday in Washington D.C. people had a few extra days to file.

Monday at midnight marks the official deadline that your taxes must be filed.  Many people waited until the last 24 hours to file their taxes but as long as it's post marked Monday it's still on time.

The Eureka Main Post Office was crammed with...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:44

For more information on becoming a foster parent call DHHS's foster care hotline at (707) 499-3410.

Post date: Sun, 04/17/2016 - 18:26

EUREKA- Another deadly accident on Highway 101 near Eureka takes the life of a pedestrian.

It happened around 11 Saturday night in the southbound lanes near Herrick Avenue. The California Highway Patrol says the victim was walking in a lane wearing dark clothing.

19-year-old Kristen Cady of Fortuna was driving 75 miles per hour when she hit the victim. The pedestrian, who has not...

Post date: Sun, 04/17/2016 - 16:37