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FERNBRIDGE - Pavement work for a Fernbridge off-ramp from Highway 101 continues Tuesday.

Monday, Caltrans put a new layer of asphalt on the southbound on-ramp to Fortuna to smooth out access to the freeway.  Tuesday, north bound Fernbridge exit 691 will be closed. Work hours are 7am to 5 pm rain or shine.

Officials recommend using the Singley Road Interchange near Bear River...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:57

FORTUNA - The Fortuna Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night for a proposed fee increase for protection, prevention and emergency response services.

The hearing marked the end of the voting period for the assessment which would fund fire prevention staffing, training for volunteers and set up a retention program.

Ballots were taken...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:48

EUREKA - The city of Eureka is continuing it's search for a solution to the homeless population living on city property along Humboldt Bay. At Tuesday night’s city council meeting staff will bring back an ordinance originally tabled until January.

Staff recommends the open space property maintenance plan (formerly the open space property management plan) be used for incremental...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:33

ARCATA - If you happen to be on the Humboldt State campus at lunch time on Mondays, you might notice there's not any meat on The J Dining Hall’s menu. It's all part of a student led initiative to promote environmental responsibility.

After receiving 700 signatures in a petition last spring, the Associated Student Council and Resident Housing Association voted to approve Meatless Mondays...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:21

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- This fall, firefighters across the nation are taking part in prescribed burns, including those right here in Humboldt County.

These burns come as the peak of fire season nears an end in our area, but firefighters are already preparing for what’s ahead. Most recently, firefighters from the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, and from several private fire and...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:14

EUREKA - Eureka city staff is attempting to alleviate properties that are threatening the safety, health and quality of life for residents, with a chronic nuisance ordinance. City council will hear a second reading of the ordinance at it’s meeting Tuesday night. 

The ordinance is based on a point system and includes both behavioral and physical nuisance conditions. One point penalties...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:11

RIO DELL- Good news if you have an electric vehicle, an EV charging station will soon be placed in Rio Dell.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council will discuss plans for the new station as part of a larger project to revamp the parking lot near the Pizza Factory on Wildwood Avenue. The city recently repaved the parking lot and put in new lines, now future lighting and landscaping for...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:08

SCOTIA- A former lumber town will soon give renters the opportunity to purchase their homes.

New water mains, storm drains, curbs and ADA compliant crossings have been installed in Scotia. The next step is to put 30 homes up for sale. Renters have 90 days to come to an agreed price with the town and then the homes will be open to the general public. We’re told the idea is to recoup the...

Post date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:04