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FORTUNA- CAL FIRE is training for the upcoming wildfire season.

This week, 22 firefighters participated in basic helicopter operations and safety training. The 40-hour class is held every year and is required for helicopter crew members. It's designed as a refresher for the five captains and entry-level training for new recruits.

Friday afternoon, they practiced crew and bucket...

Post date: Fri, 05/20/2016 - 16:17

SACRAMENTO - In a surprising change of policy, state leaders have lifted California water restrictions.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be any. The state Water Resources Control Board will allow urban water providers to set their own water-reduction targets based on customer wants and needs. The move was approved late Wednesday.

Officials say they neither want nor expect...

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:19

WASHINGTON DC - An amendment to the 2017 Veteran’s Administration budget co-authored by 2nd District Congressman, Jared Huffman will prohibit federal taxpayer money from being used to fly the Confederate flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of Veteran Affairs. In the past, the V.A. had allowed the flag to be displayed on Memorial Day.

Even though the amendment passed...

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:14

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a missing Eureka woman.

31-year old “Jennifer Atkins” has not been heard from in the past 6 months. Her mother reported she was living in Eureka but occasionally stayed at a shelter in Arcata. Her family believes Atkins may be in the Willow Creek area and there are concerns for her welfare....

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 20:51

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- We continue with our special series of reports.

News Channel 3’s Alexa Bertola takes a closer look at Measure Z, the half-cent sales tax that was voted into law by Humboldt County voters back in 2014. 

That money started being available to different public safety & essential services last year. In part one of "The New Sales Tax: Is It Measuring Up?" we...

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 18:55

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The June 7th primary is just a few weeks away, and Humboldt County elections officials are busy making sure all precincts will have adequate and accurate voting machines.

During the annual logic and accuracy test, employees filled in ballots so that every possible choice was selected at least once.

Poll workers ran those ballots through the electronic...

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 18:14

EUREKA- Local students are exploring their options when it comes to a future career path.

Saint Bernard's Academy hosted its first career and education fair. Nearly 300 students including some from Eureka High School had a chance to interact with Humboldt County businesses.

There were a variety of booths to explore in all fields from the California Conservation Corps and Marines...

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:34

ARCATA- City of Arcata officials are working to restore confidence within the community following Wednesday’s officer involved shooting.

Arcata City Manger, Karen Diemer is recognizing that it was a tragic event for the suspect, Arcata police officers and the community as a whole. Where the shooting took place at the corner of 14th and G Streets is described as a densely used commercial...

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:30