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PRAIRIE CREEK -- The first phase of rehabilitation for a historic visitor center starting Wednesday.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park has been in existence since the 1930s. Construction is underway to upgrade the visitor center’s electrical wiring, its HVAC systems, and remove all non-historic ceilings, floors and other materials to bring the building back to its original design.

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Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:34

EUREKA -- A new trail connecting Samoa Boulevard to the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is moving ahead as the city seeks permit approval from the Humboldt Bay Harbor District.

The trail would be three miles long, and serve to connect the city proper to one of its most popular recreational areas.

At the district’s Board of Commissioners meeting tomorrow, board members will...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:33

FORTUNA -- Fortuna homeowners can realize savings on their utility bills in the future if they submit forms for the HERO program.

The city just voted to approve the program, which is currently only available to those in Eureka, Arcata, and Trinidad.

HERO's financing allows local homeowners to make energy and water efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:30

GARBERVILLE -- One man is dead after a suspected drug or alcohol involved collision in Leggett. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, around 6 yesterday evening, a 2001 GMC Yukon was southbound on State Route 271. The Yukon had drifted west off the edge of the highway when the driver over-corrected, causing the Yukon to flip over multiple times.

The driver and front...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:28

McKINLEYVILLE -- Those flying in an out of the Arcata-Eureka Airport will soon enjoy fresh baked goods and a steaming hot cup of coffee courtesy of a well known local restaurant chain. Ramone’s Bakery will start construction on their newest location where the former gift shop used to be at ACV.

Bakery officials thanked Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass for reaching out and...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:26

EUREKA - Caltrans held the first of three community town hall meetings to discuss the Last Chance Grade, that 4-mile segment of Highway 101 just south of Crescent City.

Interested citizens and stakeholders gathered at the Warfinger Building Tuesday evening. They discussed the landslides and road failures that have been an ongoing issue with the area for decades as well as potential...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:04

NORTH COAST - As part of an ongoing safety management protocol, PG&E will conduct routine helicopter or fixed wing patrols over gas lines in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Wednesday and Thursday.

The utility frequently uses air support for various types of inspections. It’s an efficient method to identify leaks or any safety issues along a pipeline.If a problem is noticed, ground...

Post date: Tue, 03/22/2016 - 23:52

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - State Route 254, the Avenue of the Giants was closed Tuesday morning after a garbage truck crashed spilling oil onto the roadway.

Just after 9, the CHP, Caltrans, State Parks and a hazmat team responded to an area of the highway just south of Elk Creek Road.

38-year old Jonathan Stevens of Fortuna was traveling north when he allegedly clipped an exposed root...

Post date: Tue, 03/22/2016 - 23:44