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EUREKA- Consolidating the sheriff, coroner and public administrator positions is on the agenda for the Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Friday.

The supervisors intend to create an ordinance merging the offices together. Humboldt is one of the last ten California counties to have a separate coroner’s office. The consolidation would save more than $26,000 annually and would...

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EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will begin structuring a citizens advisory committee, tasked with overseeing Measure Z funding.

The countywide half-cent sales tax will go into effect April 1. As part of that measure, the supervisors are required to implement an advisory committee. That group will oversee how revenue from the tax measure is dispersed to ensure the funds...

From the California Highway Patrol:

As of 9:30 a.m., State Route 36 east of Bridgeville is now open to eastbound and westbound traffic.  Thank you for your patience!

Previous press release:

On Wednesday, November 12, State Route 36 east of Bridgeville became fully blocked when a truck and trailer became fully disabled...

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Coroner has announced his impending retirement and recommends a major change for the department.

Dave Parris who served one term and was beginning his second after being re-elected in June, sighted continued budget problems with the office. He said for many years only three deputy coroners, one administrative support person and the coroner have had to meet...

Redway - The California Highway Patrol confirms one person is dead after a multi vehicle accident on north bound Highway 101 near Redway.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene just after 6 this evening at the Dean Creek exit. The north bound lanes were closed for several hours. We will have more information as it becomes available.

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NORTH COAST- Looking back at this years drought, Yurok tribal members believe a massive fish kill was barely avoided.

It has been more than a decade since the 2002 fish kill, where over 70,000 Chinook salmon died as they returned to the Klamath river to spawn

"It's guaranteed by all the signs that we see that there would have been a massive fish kill this year," said Susan Masten...

ARCATA- Humboldt State University is closer to hiring a new police chief. The university has made a conditional offer after a nationwide search.

Donn Peterson will start on January 5 if he passes a required background check. He is currently the Major for Broward Sheriff's Office in South Florida. Peterson is a California native and has spent 29 years in law enforcement.

The...

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FORTUNA- The man who brought tourism to the Friendly City, revitalized community gatherings and breathed life into the small town, was remembered today in Fortuna.

“He was an amazing guy that he loved life, he loved people, he loved his community and everything that was involved with it and he started a lot of the events that are huge,” said Lisa Hummel, daughter of Hal Hummel.

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