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EUREKA - A longtime family run business on the North Coast is changing hands.

Renner Petroleum has served the area for decades, now with four divisions and 60 employees. Larry Renner started distributing oil in Humboldt County in the 1940’s and founded Renner Petroleum in 1961. Renner’s son Michael and his wife MariLou bought the corporation in the early 90’s. Michael says they care...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 19:33

WILLOW CREEK- A man was airlifted to an out of area hospital for a shot wound, after he was robbed in Willow Creek.

Close to noon Friday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to Sabretooth Road. 2-3 men reportedly stole the victim's yellow pickup truck then shot him. The victim was flown to a medical facility.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with any information...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:47

RIO DELL-Fire crews are still working to contain the Stafford Fire, 7 miles south of Fortuna.

The blaze is currently 23 acres and 15% contained. Thursday afternoon, Rio Dell, Scotia, and CAL FIRE crews responded to the vegetation fire along HWY 101. One lane of that highway northbound is closed. Caltrans says if everything goes well it could re-open by the end of Friday. The cause is...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:45

EUREKA- One deadline has approached and another extended, for the two Eureka City Council seats in November. Friday, Chet Albin and Heidi Messner turned in their forms, as it was the last day to file for Ward 2. 

But later in the day, Albin decided not to run after all and Messner is the lone candidate. That was the same decision for Matt Owen who also turned in his papers earlier this...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:34

SOUTH JETTY - The Sheriff’s Office identified the man killed yesterday in a boating accident by the South Jetty.

Gary Floyd Abena, a 66-year-old Garberville man was one of the four on board the boat that capsized near Humboldt Bay yesterday afternoon.

A witness said the 19-foot boat they were on was pushed into the jetty and subsequently sank. The three others were also injured...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:46

EUREKA - With the women's gymnastics team dominating in Rio, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman winning gold and silver respectively in the all around competition, it got us thinking, what does it take to become an elite gymnast?

Here in Humboldt County at the Flips for Kids Gym in Eureka, their team is already starting to figure that out.

"I think that it's something I love," said 9-...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:38

CALIFORNIA- Nurses at two Humboldt hospitals will join four in the state to reach an agreement for new union contracts, which would help improve patient care. 

Nurses just have to ratify it at next Thursday's California Nursing Association meeting. Eureka's St.Joseph Hospital and Fortuna's Redwood Memorial Hospital would both get increase pay and ensure that RN's get the required rest...

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 15:14

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Over 52 million dollars worth of marijuana was eradicated during an operation in Del Norte County. 

On Monday, Del Norte County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from Fish and Wildlife, Yurok Tribal Police, and other agencies, went to Forest Service land. Two grow sites were located near the Diamond Creek Drainage at the intersection of Wimer Road and County Road....

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 15:07