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EUREKA - Overnight camping for Eureka’s homeless will now be in a rotation between two parking lots.

Tuesday night in a unanimous vote by the city council, the parking lot at the foot of West Del Norte Street was added to the city’s shelter crisis declaration. Currently homeless are allowed to sleep overnight at the parking lot on Washington and Koster Streets. However the site was only...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:52

ARCATA - City of Arcata is making progress in its plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. 

The current plant is nearing the end of its lifespan and city officials say long-term investment is needed to ensure basic service and water quality.

Environmental Services Department developed three proposals for the more than $30,000,000 project.

All plans seek continued...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:41

Arcata's Environmental Services Director Mark Andre said, "Chlorine does a great job of disinfection. The  downside is it creates disinfection byproducts that can be called a pollutant and have some environmental impacts to the bay. Ultraviolet light on the other hand has a higher energy use. So we're going to be looking at offsettting that energy use with hopefully a sizeable photovoltaic...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:41
Board of Supervisors, District 2
ESTELLE FENNELL (I)         78%
GLEN (BUD) RODGERS       22%


Precincts Reporting 100%


Board of Supervisors, District 3

MIKE WILSON             82%
Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 18:31

EASTERN HUMBOLDT - Flames in Eastern Humboldt engulfed a structure then expanded into a wildland fire on Tuesday.

Around 1:30 in the afternoon, emergency personnel responded to Knights trailer Park on the 3300 block of Highway 96 in the Six Rivers National Forest.

Firefighters arrived to a fully involved blaze in a garage of a home. They were able to contain it before it spread...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:32

ARCATA - Arcata police will now be first in Humboldt County to carry Narcan in an effort to combat the growing number of opiate related deaths in the area.

Humboldt County is fourth in opiate overdoses in the state of California, and ranks first in the number of hospitalizations.

The drug is administered by nasal spray, and officers will each carry one dose in their medical kits...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:45

HOOPA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the human remains that were found in Hoopa.

Back in January, the remains were located on Redwood Grove Road. They've been identified as 42-year-old Arthur Ruiz III, who resided in Hoopa. Ruiz was identified through DNA analysis.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Investigator Greg Musson at 707-268-3643...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:35

EUREKA- A Carlotta man was arrested after threatening to shoot people, and carrying loaded guns in Eureka.

Close to 4 p.m Thursday, EPD responded to the VA Clinic on West Harris. 31-year-old Jessie Tyrell Schager was arrested. Officers located two .45 caliber handguns in his car.

Schager was booked for criminal threats.

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:15