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CRESCENT CITY- To help save the Del Norte County Fair, the Board of Supervisors approved a 0.25-cent sales tax at Tuesdays meeting. 
 
After the state ended funding for fairs, the Del Norte Fair Board said they would lose $180,000 in funds. But before the tax ordinance is enacted, the voters in the November general election must approve the tax.
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From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 06-22-2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputy was driving a marked patrol car in the 1400 block of Hiller Road, McKinleyville. As the deputy approached a group of four pedestrians walking on the side of the road, one of them threw a lit cigarette at the passing patrol car,...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 06-23-2014, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies drove to the Carrington Ranch, Kneeland in regards to a trespass marijuana growing operation. The caretakers of the ranch reported locating a large marijuana cultivation site on the property. 
 
Deputies drove to the vicinity of the grow...

The northern California recreational red abalone-fishing season will be closing shortly.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says for the month of July the season will close down to give the abalone population a break from fishing pressure. The season will resume beginning August 1 and continue through November 30. New regulations for the year include an 8 a.m. earliest start time,...

EUREKA- Eureka old town businesses say they are fed up with crime in their community. Now more than 300 businesses are aligning to fight criminal activity by creating a neighborhood watch group.

“We are in the process of forming neighborhood watches within the Eureka Main Street area,” said Main Street Executive Director Charlotte McDonald. “We have a 49 block area that we manage and so...

FORTUNA- Medical services in Fortuna are in worse condition now than last year, a representative from the McLean Foundation told the Fortuna chamber of commerce Monday.

The foundation is currently working to recruit more doctors to redwood memorial hospital but said in an update to the chamber that the process has so far been unsuccessful.

The foundation began looking for new...

EUREKA- Senior citizens in Eureka’s unincorporated areas may soon be paying more for their recycling collection. According to a staff report from the Humboldt County Public Works Department the senior collection rate fee for 20 gallon recycling cans is suggested to go up by 20 percent. The current fee for seniors is $10 per month.

The Public Works Department is proposing to the Humboldt...

UPDATE: The pedestrian struck and killed by a motorist in Willow Creek on Saturday night has been identified as 22-year-old Alejandro Garcia. The California Highway Patrol says Alejandro is from the Willow Creek area.
 
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A pedestrian is killed in Willow Creek when he is struck by a pickup truck, which officers say fled the...

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