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MCKINLEYVILLE – Wednesday night, McKinleyville residents got introduced to the new head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Connie Beck. It was also a meeting to further the plan that was nailed down when the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Eureka City Council met last month.

A consulting firm out of Sacramento, Focus Strategies, was hired to create a template for...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 23:56

CRESCENT CITY – U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman is on the North Coast this week, touring Del Norte County and brainstorming fixes to a troublesome stretch of highway just South of Crescent City.

Last March, the Congressman formed a group including county governments, tribes and environmental organizations to work on fixing the problematic stretch of highway 101. After an aerial tour of...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:56

CRESCENT CITY - The public’s response to a proposed rate hike in Crescent City may scuttle long-running efforts to pay for much-needed sewer plant upgrades.
The city has proposed moving from a flat-rate system where residential users all pay the same amount to a consumption-based structure, where consumers only pay for what they use. This would mean a 5% increase in revenue for the...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:52

EUREKA-A Eureka man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly ditching his gun after spotting police at a nearby incident. 

According to police, at around midnight 28-year-old Michael Owen of Eureka was leaving the Red Lion Lounge with a female companion. He noticed police nearby who had been deployed to an incident near the lounge. When Owen saw the officers, he and the woman returned...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:03

EUREKA- The Eureka Woman's Club had a tea today to disperse the money they raised from their waffle breakfast fundraiser.

The Woman's Club raised a total of $2,800. The money got split up and handed out today for various organizations and causes. Those included the milk fund, Humboldt Literacy Project, Saint Vincent de Paul Dining Facility, and the Senior Resource Center.

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:59

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-Residents in the Willow Creek and Hoopa areas will get an opportunity to voice their concerns and be heard at a meeting hosted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. 

Sheriff Mike Downey and other departments will be there to field questions, update services to the area and allow local community members to voice concerns and make suggestions.

The meeting...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:47

FORTUNA - Residents of the friendly city have weighed in on new proposed smoking restrictions and after Tuesday night's city council meeting, they’re one step closer to becoming law. 

Fortuna’s updated smoking ordinance would change the definition of smoke to include vapors from electronic smoking devices. The proposed regulations would also prohibit smoking in the common areas of multi...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:30

ARCATA - Arcata's Brio Baking Incorporated is now offering more than just food. Shares of the business are also on the menu.

Brio Breadworks and Cafe Brio make up the corporation that's in need of upgrades and wants to pay off debt. For $100 per share community members can now invest in the Arcata born business, purchasing up to 10 shares with a targeted dividend of 3.5%. With the...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:15