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REDWAY- Nearly 1,500 people were without power today in Southern Humboldt after a fallen tree took down power lines. Redwood Drive near dean creek road is expected to be closed until 2 a.m. Friday. Just after 9 Thursday morning a tree fell into the roadway, bringing down live power lines.

Humboldt County Roads, PG&E, as well as Redway Fire worked all day to reset the power lines and...


EUREKA- Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services has given out more than 1,000 flu shots this year. But those vaccines may not be as effective as originally thought.

This week the CDC issued a health advisory warning that recent flu sampling shows one strain of the flu has mutated. According to the agency, 50 percent of the H3N2 strains tested have mutated, meaning the...


EUREKA- Humboldt's very first smartphone app is now in it’s final stages of design. County residents were able to test out the app for the past month and leave feedback for the developers. Yesterday ended the public comment stage. The app is called My Humboldt and will work on both androids and iPhones. From the app you can make online payments, report potholes, access county agendas and more...

ARCATA- There will be no 8 1/2 Street connecting N and O streets in the Creamery District. The City Council reversed a previous decision they made in September and have directed staff to look at other options.

Several residents urged the council to reconsider there decision to connect both streets between 8th and 9th street at Wednesday's meeting. They said the road, mid block, would...

ARCATA- A Humboldt State University graduate and native to Arcata has been named the Manager of the Bureau of Land Management's Arcata Field office.

Molly Brown is expected to begin in late January or early February. She will replace Lynda Roush, who retired last summer after spending 23 years as Arcata's Field Manager.

Brown currently works in Oregon under the same position. In...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Final voter turnout numbers from the November 4 general election show low turnout throughout the state.

About 7.4 million people voted, according to preliminary numbers.  In Los Angeles County, the state's largest of some 4.9 million registered voters, only about 1.52 million actually cast ballots.  Although statewide figures have not been finalized, turnout has been...

EUREKA – The Eureka Police Department has received a substantial grant to help combat underage drinking.

The 11,200-dollar grant was made possible by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control or ABC. It’s part of a minor decoy shoulder tap program funded by the Office of Traffic Safety.

EPD is one of 23 cities or municipalities who received the mini grant. The goal of the program...

Sacramento - A new water bill introduced by state republican congressional members has been blasted by Jared Huffman and other Northern California representatives.

According to their press release “The house is moving towards passing yet another divisive, dishonest and potentially devastating California water bill without any public input or legislative oversight.”

The group said...