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FORTUNA - Fortuna Council has formed a search committee for a new City Manager.
Mayor Sue Long and Council Member Douglas Strehl will lead the search. The pair will evaluate and interview the current pool of four applicants. Council has approved $35,000 to enlist a professional search firm if no qualified candidate is found.

And no action was taken on the proposed traffic impact...

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 17:50

EUREKA - Eureka will soon look a little cleaner. The Graffiti Removal and Abatement Team will get started Friday, scrubbing away the paint left behind by taggers and street artists. Eureka police trained the five volunteers and local businesses donated cleaning supplies and equipment.  One member of the team couldn't wait to get started and already cleaned up several sites. 

EPD points...

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 17:49

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-The review for the officer involved shooting resulting in the death of Killian O'Quinn has been completed by the DA.

After thorough review of video, audio recordings, and witness statements, District Attorney Maggie Flemming has found the homicide as justifiable; Officer Stephen Curtis fired his weapon in self defense as stated under Penal Code section 196 (2).

On...

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 16:13

EUREKA- Five Eureka adults are behind bars  following a drug bust and one of the men was arrested after approaching officers to look for drugs. 

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, EPD's POP team served a search warrant on the 1600 block of 4th Street. Detectives located methamphetamine, cash from drug sales, and drug paraphernalia. 33-year-old Brian Adams, 33-year-old Tierra Milligan, and 52-year-...

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:46

CALIFORNIA- Congressman Jared Huffman announced that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is awarding federal grants to educational centers in California.

Over $292,000 will be used to help provide education, outreach, and improved study and response time to help stranded marine mammals. The goal is to conserve and protect marine species. Locally, the Humboldt State...

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:37

RIO DELL- In a vote of 4 to 1, Rio Dell City Council approved the first reading of the Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance at a meeting Tuesday night.

The Land Use Ordinance would allow indoor cultivation on the saw mill annexation, just north of the Eel River, but prohibit outdoor cultivation. It would also require businesses to take caution against marijuana odors that may...

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:18

BENBOW- An armed home invasion robbery in the Benbow area occurred, and the five suspects are still on the loose.

At 1 a.m. Tuesday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Meadow View Road. A male victim said several suspects arrived at his home, carrying weapons, demanding money, and drugs. The suspects destroyed all the phones and stole $1,500 in cash and a shotgun....

Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:13

EUREKA - A request from Mike Downey and the Sheriff’s Department for a Bearcat Rescue and Recovery Vehicle has been approved by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

The request was put in by the department when Measure Z funding was getting doled out. At that time, it was denied.

With a recent shooting incident in McKinleyville, Mendocino County brought up their Bearcat to...

Post date: Tue, 09/06/2016 - 23:40