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EUREKA - Some Humboldt County farmers will bring new expertise to bear when they start planting this spring. It all comes after a series of workshops designed to help them be more successful as producers and businesses. Today's presentation was the fifth and final winter workshop, and was organized by the North Coast Growers Association and the UC Cooperative Extension. Over the last month,...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:54

MCKINLEYVILLE- Design efforts are underway in McKinleyville to transform percolation ponds into habitats for coho salmon.

Located south of School Road and to the west of Fischer Road, the McKinleyville Community Services District is working to decommission the ponds. When the District can’t discharge treated wastewater into the Mad River, it goes to the ponds. Due to regulatory...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:13

EUREKA- A Eureka Subway was targeted in an early morning burglary today after someone threw a rock through the glass front door.

According to Eureka Police, the suspect entered the West Harris Street Subway location around 4 in the morning, after heaving a rock through the glass entrance. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the cash register.

The suspect left before...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:12

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Measure Z bore fruit today, by allowing the Humboldt County Sheriffs' Department to add three new deputies through increased funding.

Nicholas Adrian, Kaleb Cohoon, and Craig Wolff were sworn in by the Board of Supervisors. Measure Z funding paid for the staffing increase. Although Measure Z funded positions are now full, other positions remain open. To apply, visit the...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:09

RIO DELL- We are well into 2016, and the new year means new goals for many cities along the North Coast. 

In Rio Dell one of the main goals is to boost the economy by adding new businesses along its main thoroughfare. 

For a town that typically sees a lot of boom and bust cycles, Rio Dell's economy appears to be improving for the year 2016. 

"Right now, I think we're on...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:09

ARCATA - Humboldt State students, faculty and staff who qualify for food aid can now use those benefits on-campus.   

HSU is one of the country’s first universities to accept EBT cards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP. Beginning this week EBT cards can be used to purchase vegetables and fruits, as well as canned and...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:03

MCKINLEYVILLE-A McKinleyville man was arrested Monday night after leading Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies on a pursuit in Northern Humboldt.

The chase started at around 10:45, when deputies tried to pull over a speeding SUV on Highway 101 near Westhaven. 24-year-old Gary Morris fled southbound, eventually stopping in Mckinleyville on the 1200 block of Perini Street. Morris dropped...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 17:54

NORTH COAST - Nearly 10% of Humboldt County's affordable housing is in mobile home parks. But with corporations taking over and lot fees increasing, the Humboldt Mobile Home Owners Coalition aims to preserve these affordable options with a rent stabilization ordinance.

The coalition hired Bruce Stanton to write the ordinance, which was recently filed with the county. Stanton is the...

Post date: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 17:52