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EUREKA- Marijuana, weed, pot, cannabis, whatever you call it, come 2016 it might be on the ballot. Monday Humboldt County leaders and growers talked legalization and what “green gold” might mean for our future.

Likened to the days of prohibition, attendees to the Eureka Rotary Club’s weekly meeting were asked to look at marijuana with an open mind.

“We had to go through that,...

FERNDALE- At a special Ferndale City Council meeting on Wednesday, the council could decide on the fate of an old barn located in a parking lot off Main Street.

The Nilsen Barn was built in 1902 and was originally used to hold farm supplies for the Nilsen Family Business, which eventually left the property.  In 2007, most of the facility burned down, leaving just one small barn.

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CALIFORNIA- A new law designed to make biking safer along roads in California is now in effect.

Starting on Tuesday, as part of the new "Bike Buffer Law," motorists passing bicyclists on the road must allow three feet of space in between them and the bike.  If three feet is not available, drivers must slow to a safe speed and pass when no danger is present.  Violators will be punished...

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Monday at about 9 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on a parcel of land on Salmon Creek Road. At that location Deputies located (5) five large greenhouse with growing marijuana. The (2) two larger commercial size greenhouse measure 200 ft....

Weed - A dangerous fire north of Redding closes down I-5 and has authorities going door to door to evacuate citizens.

It started in Weed around 1:30 Monday afternoon. 100 homes have been destroyed and at least 1,500 people have been evacuated. The town’s Catholic church was burned to the ground and a lumber mill has been damaged. 
 
 
An evacuation center has been...

Clam Beach - Fire officials had to extract a McKinleyville man from his vehicle after a crash near Clam Beach.

Around 4:30 Monday afternoon, California Highway Patrol was called to Clam Beach Road just North of Little River Drive for a solo vehicle accident that is still under investigation. When Arcata Fire crews arrived, they had to extract 31-year old James McGovern from his truck....

EUREKA- It was a “rare sight” Monday at the Elks Lodge in Eureka. Law enforcement, environmental protection agencies and marijuana growers joined together to talk legalization.

The event was hosted by the Eureka Rotary Club, and brought together local leaders, growers and community members to discuss the main issues surrounding marijuana cultivation in Humboldt County. Humboldt county...

EUREKA- College of the Redwoods' President, Kathy Smith, has announced that she will retire and leave the college in June of next year.

Smith made the announcement at the most recent Board of Trustees meeting. She will be completing her three year contract with the college, after serving as president since May of 2012.

Smith started at the college months after the college's...

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