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HUMBOLDT COUNTY – The deadline for filing for open city council positions in Eureka, Fortuna and Blue Lake came and went on Wednesday.  

No one new stepped up in Blue Lake so incumbent; Adeline Jones is the lone candidate for three available seats. Blue Lake will hold the election and hope write in candidates come forward.

In Fortuna, Tami Trent and Dean Glaser have come forward...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 22:54

EUREKA - A Eureka man who fell asleep in his vehicle is arrested after police find ten pounds of marijuana.

Tuesday around 12:45, EPD conducted an inspection of a vehicle that was parked near 8th and G Streets. 40 year old Justin Ott was nodding off in the driver’s seat allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance with the vehicle still running. A search turned up...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 22:39

RIO DELL - Officials in Rio Dell have created a new draft for the marijuana ordinance still to be decided. Staff put in writing to eliminate dispensaries altogether. Two council members dissented.

The new direction of the ordinance would also restrict cannabis activity to the Eel River Sawmill area. There still are clarifications that need to be made concerning language.


Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 22:30

2:30 AM: The standoff in McKinleyville has come to an end. Early Thursday morning, a woman left an upstairs unit at the Redwood Creek Apartments.
The male suspect then started shooting. Law enforcement returned fire. The 55 year-old man then set several fires in the apartment.
At around 2 am, he...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 18:06

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A previous Southern Humboldt school official, known for volunteering in his community, has passed away.

Thomas Frazier died Saturday from natural causes. His granddaughter told News Channel 3 that he worked at South Fork High School. Frazier was involved with the Culinary Arts and Food Services Department, were he served as Director. He also helped raise money for...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:35

ARCATA- A presentation will be held in Arcata for those who want to learn about affordable and transitional housing options.

The event is free, and a possible solution for chronic homelessness will be addressed. Andrew Heben, an advocate for tiny houses, is the guest speaker. He’s expected to include research from his book and share experiences he has learned from other tiny house...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:25

EUREKA- It's an opportunity for kids to meet law enforcement, all while enjoying some ice cream. 

From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m Thursday, EPD Officer McElroy will be at Living the Dream Ice Cream. It's located on F Street. Children can chat, ask questions, and get a free ice cream cone.

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:18

FERNDALE - At tomorrow night’s meeting, Ferndale council will address residents' low compliance rates with the design review process.

Members will consider allocating $2,300 so the planning commission can study this process which aims to maintain the Victorian character of the town. Commissioners say projects are often reviewed after the fact and the study will seek ways to encourage...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:13