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EUREKA- One month after voters passed Proposition 47, the Humboldt County Jail population has dropped by 35 percent.

More inmates are now appealing their sentences. The proposition turned some felony crimes into misdemeanors, including theft of up to $950 and drug possession. So far, nearly 120 people have been released from the jail. With more released each day.

“The problem is...


EUREKA- With just two weeks left of regular meetings, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is preparing for a transition. Starting January, 2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell will become the next chair of the board.

“I'm very excited to be in that position and to help the community,” Fennell said. “I'm very excited to see what we've accomplished so far and what we'll be going...


KING SALMON- High tides caused minor flooding Wednesday morning in the low-lying coastal areas. Residents in King Salmon experienced flooding in the streets, while citizens reported water over Jackson Ranch Road in Arcata. But for many in King Salmon, they say the tidal flooding is nothing new.

“It happens every year,” said Brent Onfreitas an employee at a local restaurant, Gill’s By...


EUREKA- The alleged gunman in a fatal Southern Humboldt shooting last July appeared in court Wednesday. Matthew Brown of San Bernardino County is accused of killing 49-year-old Alderpoint resident Neil Decker in the Rancho Sequoia area.

In Wednesday’s pre-trial hearing, the attorneys confirmed Brown’s jury trial date of January 5. Brown is charged with one count of murder with two...


EUREKA - Hospice of Humboldt is inviting the public to the Light Up a Life Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday night.

The holidays can be a tough time for people who have lost loved ones and this annual event offers a time for reflection and remembrance.

The ceremony includes a message from the Hospice of Humboldt chaplain, songs from the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, and a candle...


ARCATA - “There's always a probability of a crash and it's just something we need to be ready for,” Flight Safety Officer Keith Roberts with the Coast Guard Air Station said.

The Coast Guard, Arcata Fire Protection District, and Humboldt Bay Fire Department are conducting training exercises this week to ensure they are ready.

“Provide realistic scenario for the fire department...


EUREKA- A Eureka girl battling a brain tumor is in need of your help. 

Fourteen-year-old Hailey Horn has always loved animals.  She has been riding horses for the last 2 years.

"Horses are definitely her life.  She wants to be a vet when she graduates high school.  Horses give her a sense of freedom as well as the loyalty that they have," said Tori Hauger, Hailey’s mother.


EUREKA- High school students, faculty and community members are giving the gift of life at Eureka High School for the Winter Blood Drive.

"During the holiday seasons and also during the summer time, there's an increased need for people to come and donate because of two variables.  One is peoples' inability to donate because of the rush or certain illnesses that happen during the fall...