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ARCATA- Wine makers and wine connoisseurs gathered at Harvest in Arcata Saturday afternoon to celebrate the launch of a new wine studies certificate program. 

"The more education we can impart on the workforce and the more infrastructure we build with vineyards and working vineyards then we're going to be right along with Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Humboldt County,” said Pam Long...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 08:53

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will consider supporting a joint resolution with the City of Eureka to reduce homelessness in our area.

The City of Eureka recently approved a housing first plan to combat homelessness, an idea that was first presented at a joint meeting between the city and county on January 26th.

Supervisors can approve or amend the...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 18:43

CRESCENT CITY- A pedestrian who was hit by a truck in Crescent City Saturday has been transported to Mercy Hospital in Redding.

The CHP said at around 6:30 Saturday morning, 60-year-old Charles Harwood was driving a Dodge pickup and had the green light at the intersection of East Harding and Northcrest Drive. He therefore proceeded through the crosswalk and struck 25-year old Alexander...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:45

HUMBOLDT- The Dennis Gail, one of the last and largest wooden boats to work out of Humboldt Bay, sank at the fields landing dock.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received the call around 10:30 a.m on Sunday that the boat had sunk at the fields landing dock sometime between Saturday night or early Sunday morning. 50-year-old Eugene Robinson, the boat’s caretaker, was thought to have...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:36

RIO DELL- Several water-related projects could soon get underway in Rio Dell after discussion and consideration at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

One of those is the 1.2-million-dollar metropolitan wells project which will serve as emergency drought relief in case the Eel River is too low for the city's equipment to operate. It's now in the final design phase, which will ultimately...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:34

EUREKA - The Eureka Police Department is ready to say goodbye to its mine resistant armored personnel carrier.

EPD acquired the M-RAP from the Department of Defense three years ago. It has never been deployed and sat at the city's corporation yard ever since. The M-RAP was built to withstand explosive devices for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. After discussions among the Chief’s...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:33

EUREKA - The laws for aggressive and intrusive solicitation could become stricter in Eureka if city council approves an amended ordinance.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, council will hear the first reading of the amendment. Currently the law prohibits solicitation at banks and ATM’s. But after increased panhandling, city staff believes the ordinance should include soliciting on median...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:32

A local couple is going to have some decisions to make after having one of the first leap-year babies in Humboldt County for 2016.

Mother Jennie Thompson gave birth to a healthy 7-pound, 6-ounce baby girl at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata. No name has been picked out as of yet.

One decision she and her husband, Joseph, will have to make is what day to celebrate their...

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:26