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ARCATA- The City of Arcata is aiming to become a place of zero waste.

At a study session Thursday night, City Council and Zero Waste Humboldt discussed how to achieve this goal through public outreach, composting services, as well as reuse-and-recycling. Currently, 70-percent of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills. Zero Waste Humboldt says reducing paper, targeting single-use...

Post date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:30

EUREKA-After more than 10 years working for Humboldt County, Phillip Smith-Hanes wrapped up his last day on the job today. Smith-Hanes had his current position for the past 6 years, but will be moving back home to the mid-west where he’s originally from to be closer to family. He is the chief appointed officer who reports to the Board of Supervisors and is a coordinator for the department...

Post date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:23

EUREKA - The Fire Chief of Humboldt Bay Fire is saying farewell Friday as he wraps up his career in Humboldt County.

Ken Woods made his way to Humboldt in 2008 to become Fire Chief of the Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection District. In 2011 he became joint chief of the City of Eureka Fire Department. Woods played an enormous role in actually founding Humboldt Bay Fire in 2011 through a...

Post date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:19

OREGON-Highway 101 in Harbor Oregon is shutdown due to massive sinkholes. The largest of the two took out most of the lanes on HWY 101 yesterday following heavy rains. Now the entire highway is closed and there’s a detour on lower Harbor Road. The Oregon Department of Transportation expect the holes to move toward one another as a culvert dating back to the 19-20’s is causing major issues....

Post date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:16

From the Eureka Police Department:

EUREKA- On Thursday at about 5:17 p.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to F and Trinity Streets in Eureka for the report of an injury traffic collision involving a bicyclist and a vehicle. The bicyclist was...

Post date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:22

HOOPA- At around 7:20 p.m on Thursday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a report of possible human remains found on Redwood Grove Road in Hoopa. Deputies went to the scene and verified the remains as appearing human. The Coroner's Office and Criminal Investigation Division were called out and are investigating the scene. Anyone with any information on this case is encouraged to...

Post date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:02

SACRAMENTO – In a unanimous 65-0 vote, the state assembly passed AB-21, 2nd District Assembly Member, Jim Wood’s emergency measure to repeal the March 1, deadline from last year’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety act.

The measure insures local jurisdictions will maintain the authority to develop their own rules and regulations for cultivating medical cannabis...

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:59

EUREKA - A male victim is in the hospital with major injuries after a bicycle and vehicle crash in Eureka.

Specific details are still unknown. We do know that around 5:15 Thursday evening, emergency personnel responded to the corner of Trinity and F Streets.

An older model truck and bicycle had collided at the intersection. At this time officials have not released a cause.  The...

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:50