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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - “It was like somebody shot me. A devastating blow to the heart. You can't believe it,” Lora Simone, X-Ray Technologist at Jerald Phelps Community Hospital, explained. 

The staff at Jerald Phelps Community Hospital is still reeling from the death of one of their doctors, Doctor Douglas Pleatman.

“He was the physician you would want to be on call in the...


FORTUNA- Two hundred local families will have a full Thanksgiving dinner thanks to community volunteers.

On Tuesday, volunteers assembled thanksgiving baskets at Fortuna’s Fire Hall. This is the 22nd year the community has come together to make these baskets. The group worked all day packing nearly 600 bags with everything a local family would need to cook for thanksgiving. Volunteers...


FORTUNA- If you go to Miranda’s Rescue Thrift Store in Fortuna you’ll now see a 9 ft plywood wall around the backside of the building. That’s because a rash of burglaries to the store have caused the owners to fortify the property.

Owners say for the past month they’ve been hit by thieves almost every single night. The suspects cut through the store’s chain-link fence, broke locks on...


EUREKA- Hundreds of people in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the Betty Kwan Chinn Outreach program.

Four hundred and fifty people enjoyed the annual, free dinner, which was held at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Eureka on Tuesday night.  Turkey, vegetables and potatoes were on the menu. Members of the Eureka First Church of Nazarene volunteered to help serve food,  as...


TRINIDAD- The City of Trinidad plans to improve efficiency of construction projects moving forward with the help of a California Coastal Commission grant.

The grant is worth $80,000 and will be used to update the city’s Local Coastal Plan.  A Local Coastal Plan allows a city to put together regulations and rules for planning and development that are consistent with the California...


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and health officials say the disease is becoming more common across the country. 

About 7,000 Humboldt County residents are diabetic. The disease can be delayed or prevented by changing certain behaviors.  Health experts say to help prevent diabetes, you should exercise at least 150 minutes per week and cut back on calories and saturated...

On Sunday, November 23 at around 10:45 P.M. the Sheriff’s Office took a missing person’s report of a female, 32 year old Ashley Hatter. The reporting party, Jason Hatter, told the deputy last Friday at around 7 P.M. his wife Ashley had taken their daughter to a friend’s house, then was going to buy cigarettes. Hatter did not return to her home in Willow Creek. 

On Saturday morning,...

ARCATA - A new study says jogging may be the key to staying young as we age. Yes, that’s an obvious statement but researchers at HSU and the University of Colorado found some other stats interesting. They looked at adults over the age of 65 who either run or walk for exercise. They found those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to experience age-related physical...