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NORTH COAST - The federal government is stepping up to promote local agriculture on the North Coast.

Congressman Jared Huffman said the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded grants to several Humboldt entities including the Arcata Economic Development Corporation, Food for People and the Yurok Tribe.

The money will be used to increase access to locally produced agricultural...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 21:37

EUREKA - Residents were evacuated Friday after smoke engulfed an assisted living facility in Eureka

Just before 1:45 in the afternoon, Humboldt Bay Fire was called to the 12-block of Henderson Street. Complaints of smoke coming from a laundry area and a computer had staff concerned for a fire.

Emergency personnel removed all occupants of the building and investigated. No fire was...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 21:03

CRESCENT CITY - A Del Norte County resident will serve 12 years in prison after trying to murder the man he thought molested his girlfriend’s children.

Anthony Kupecz admitted in court he had taken the law into his own hands last March after running down his girlfriend’s former husband, Jose Auilar-Larios with a car and then continuing to beat the victim before calling 911. Aguilar-...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 20:48

EUREKA - The Humboldt Waste Management Authority is counting down the days until the Cummings Road Landfill in Eureka will be closed forever.

The authority devised a closure plan in 2012 and is near completion of phase two. The landfill is covered with a plastic layer, sod, and sand. Finishing touches are laying pipe to pump out leachate and methane. Plus, Miller Farms is laying straw,...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:46

EUREKA - There’s going to be a Party in Pink Zumbathon in Eureka Saturday and it’s all for a good cause. 

This will be the third year Eureka’s Parks and Recreation have hosted the Zumbathon. The event is for breast cancer awareness month, with proceeds going to the Breast and GYN Health Project in Arcata. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program incorporating Latin and American dance styles...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:38

EUREKA- It’s a growing trend across the country, including right here in Humboldt County. You may be calling 911 from your pocket without even realizing it.

According to Eureka Police Department out of the 1,500 calls dispatchers received over the last 7 days, a total of 66 were accidental. That's 4% of calls devoted to the dispatcher not knowing if the caller is okay. Emergency...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:37

EUREKA - The Humboldt Bay Harbor District’s interest in economic development for Woodley Island continues. The District discussed land use recommendations for Eureka’s general plan update at it’s meeting Thursday night.

The district has proposed a restaurant, seafood market, fuel dock and small RV park. Recommendations were to designate the land as Commercial Waterfront. However, the...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:31

EUREKA- Counterfeit cash is turning up at businesses right here in Eureka.

Several retail operations including Sweet Temptations and Eureka Grocery Outlet have received the fake cash.

According to the grocery store owner, Mary Barber, just this week, a man and a woman purchased groceries and used two counterfeit hundreds to pay. Employees realized it was fake while counting the...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:31