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EUREKA - A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday honoring heavy equipment mechanics in Caltrans' Official Apprentice Program. 

The program is designed to employ participants, while simultaneously providing them with industry experience on specialized equipment. Students work on big projects such as truck engine rebuilds and receive tool allowance increases with passed semester exams....

ARCATA - There are thousands of peace poles worldwide and the city of Arcata added to that number Wednesday with an installation at City Hall.

A peace pole is a physical representation of uplifting humankind toward harmony. Last month the city council voted unanimously on the design “Peace Grows Here” for the City Hall lawn. Made by Arcata artist Lauryn Axelrod, the pole is constructed...

RIO DELL - It’s been a complicated issue that has taxed officials and residents alike but the wait is over.

Water rates will be going up in the City of Rio Dell. That was a given. After lengthy discussions and focus groups, a set increase for attaining the city’s goal to be solvent on the water issue was reached.

A 70-percent increase will be instituted over a 7-year period; with...

RIO DELL – Three people were arrested after authorities closed down an alleged drug house.

It happened Tuesday on the 300-block of 2nd Avenue in Rio Dell. Police, the Drug Task Force and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office found over 70-pounds of processed marijuana, growing plants, drug paraphernalia, ecstasy, methamphetamine and methadone tablets.

30-year old James...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - After interviewing several candidates, the Humboldt County Superior Court has selected a new C.E.O.

Kim Bartleson will serve as Court Executive Officer and Jury Commissioner. She comes to the North Coast with 22 years of experience in Washington State.

Bartleson’s first day on the job will be October 26th.

 EUREKA - Law enforcement is asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted murder suspect.

23-year old Nicolas "Brad" Azcona was reportedly seen behind the Bayshore Mall last night. He is wanted out of Salinas for an alleged attempted robbery and murder and is believed to be a member of the Norteno gang.

Azcona is 6 foot tall, 215 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes....

ARCATA - The city of Arcata is still working to amend land use codes for development of it’s medical marijuana innovation overlay zone. The topic will be discussed at the council meeting Wednesday night.

The Planning Commission will present a council request land use amendment for the zone. It would outline a specific geographic location for medical marijuana entrepreneurs to cultivate...

EUREKA - Medical marijuana cultivation regulations could soon be moving forward in California. That's if Governor Brown decides to sign a package of bills in the next week.

Jim Wood, Rob Bonta and Tom Lackey; Assemblymembers who authored two of the bills, lead a rally outside the Humboldt County Courthouse Tuesday, urging the governor to sign the medical marijuana package.