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EUREKA -- It's Boys and Girls Club Week, and here on the North Coast, the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods will open its doors to the community to share its mission and accomplishments.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods has planned events all week to showcase its work and generate support within the community.

The organization serves more than 4,000 young people each...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 16:49

FORTUNA -- Last week, 32 fresh recruits began training to become firefighters and help keep our communities safe. They, like more than 250 of their predecessors over the past 13 years, are attending the Eel River Valley Fire Academy.

The entry-level course teaches trainees National Fire Protection Association standards, standards which ensure safe and effective operations at an active...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 16:47

EUREKA -- North Coast businesses and individuals helped to make the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the North Coast Monster Bowl a very successful fundraiser event over the weekend.

This year, the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event raised almost $118,000 – $10,000 more than last year’s total. There was an increase in the number of teams and creativity with costumes was noted.

A social media...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 16:21

EUREKA -- A dam removal project in Monterey County could be a partial blue print for the Klamath River watershed.

The Carmel River is flowing nicely through what was once the flood plain of the old San Clemente Dam, which was removed last year after 94 years of service.

Most importantly, steelhead are already starting to populate areas they haven’t occupied for years.

The...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 16:16

It’s a familiar story. Traffic is once again moving on State Route 299 after temporary closures over the weekend.

The recurring slide at Big French Creek near Big Bar continues to deposit debris from heavy weather onto the roadway, resulting in this weekend’s closure. Just before 10:30 Sunday morning, Highway 299 was back open to one-way controlled traffic with 30-minute delays. Crews...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 16:08

BLUE LAKE - After agreeing to make required environmental improvements, the Blue Lake Power Plant will avoid litigation regarding alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and the California State Implementation Plan.

The plant will enter a consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, who filed the initial complaint...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:59

Storms on the North Coast cause power outages, flooding, and road closures. Fortuna home-based businesses set up shop at Fortuna Business Expo. Social Workers are being recognized during Social Worker Appreciation Month. Casa of Humboldt hosts it's 15th Annual Dinner Fundraiser. HUMDOG Expo draws more than 1,000 people to Redwood Acres. 7th Grade student at Scotia School qualifies for state-...

Post date: Sun, 03/06/2016 - 18:59

Wet weather returns to the North Coast with a flood watch in effect. HSU hosts the 22nd Annual Social Justice Summit. Community members lend their support to Betty Chinn's Family Shelter expected to open this summer. Soroptimist International of Arcata raises scholarship funds. A Wisconsin painter travels to Arcata as part of a West Coast pop-up art show. Hundreds participate in Bowl For Kids...

Post date: Sat, 03/05/2016 - 16:14