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TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council is moving forward with the short term rental ordinance again.

Council was expected to hear a second reading last week but cancelled the meeting after the city attorney urged clarification of the policy’s language.

City Manager Dan Berman said the changes were minor and better reflect what council wanted.

Members voted unanimously to...

Post date: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 17:15

FIELDS LANDING – It’s not uncommon to see buildings in Humboldt County splattered in paint cover-ups. Just recently, the Calvary Community Church in Fields Landing was a target of vandalism.

At around 11:30 on Tuesday morning, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of extensive vandalism at the Calvary Community Church on Depot Road. The graffiti included vulgar and...

Post date: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 17:12

Toddy Thomas Middle School students left their campus library this morning wearing I voted stickers. The 240 students participated in a mock election called Rock the Vote. For the past month students learned about the presidential candidates, their platforms and the propositions.

"At Toddy Thomas we feel that civic education is really important, it's less about who they vote for and...

Post date: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 15:23

The Warm Hearted City of Rio Dell is getting a new waterline for one of their oldest systems. 

The Old Ranch Road waterline that was put in place about 30 years ago will soon be replaced. A goal The City said they have discussed since 2004. Attempts to move the project forward through the years proved difficult as funding fell through. Now, the project will entirely be financed through...

Post date: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 15:14

EUREKA  - The month of October rainfall flirted with an all-time record for accumulation in Eureka. In fact, the 11 inches we acquired was the highest since 1950 when a whopping 13 inches saturated the North Coast.

Scientists for the National Weather Service said some officials thought a La Nina event might kick in this year but it hasn’t materialized. Big weather systems flowing east...

Post date: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 22:00

FIELDS LANDING - Authorities are looking for a suspect or suspects who defaced a church in Fields Landing.

Around 11:30 Tuesday morning, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Calvary Community Church on Depot Road. They discovered extensive graffiti to the church building including vulgar and offensive words as well as depictions.

Items of evidence were collected...

Post date: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 21:46

NORTH COAST - The cities of Blue Lake and Trinidad will have to wait a little longer for part-time deputies.

Funding from Measure Z and the county has been put in place to hire half-time deputies in both cities for one year. The problem is that personnel have to be acquired.

Normal training for one deputy takes around 14-months. Right now all deputies have been assigned and new...

Post date: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 21:35

EUREKA - As Californians prepare to head to the polls one week from today, they will be faced with choosing whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Humboldt County will be affected no matter what the outcome.

“Humboldt County has been a leader on issues like track-and-trace and on environmental protection and on the tax system here, and we want to protect...

Post date: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:31