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NORTH COAST- Open enrollment for Covered California begins Saturday. This is the state's insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.

All state residents, even those with pre-existing conditions or who are unable to afford medical coverage can qualify. More than one million people are currently covered under the plan said the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services....

EUREKA- Despite serious drought conditions this summer Six Rivers National Forest said they were successful in battling wildfires.

The dry conditions created an earlier fire season than normal. Within the Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park wildfires burned less than 1,200 acres with a total of 52 wildfires. Seven of those were caused by lightening, but all the others...

EUREKA- Humboldt County Board of Supervisors began working to structure a new citizen advisory committee at their meeting on Friday. The committee will be tasked with overseeing revenue generated by Measure Z, the new countywide half-cent sales tax.

On Friday, the supervisors worked to find a balance between citizen representation and expert presence within that appointed group. During...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Friday to draft an ordinance consolidating the sheriff and coroner’s offices.

Both Sheriff Mike Downey and Coroner Dave Paris appeared before the board Friday morning, asking the supervisors to consider combining the offices. Both elected officials reasoned that the consolidation would save the county money and serve...

EUREKA- About 100 elderly people got their groove on at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center's Fall Dance on Friday.

"I think our older adults, our elders still like to have fun.  And many of them that are dancing in there, that brings back some pretty big memories for them of their younger days and they are some good dancers in there," said Barbara Walser, the Director of Nutrition and...

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is asking the public to identify four possibly stolen bicycles and three sets of bike tires.

The EPD Problem Oriented Policing Unit did a probation search of a Eureka home Thursday afternoon. There, they found four bikes and three sets of bike tires. Detectives suspect they are stolen property, but they will be returned to the residence they were...

EUREKA- Training sessions will be held this weekend for the next members of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.

The team provides emergency assistance, such as money to replace food and clothing, during natural disasters and other local emergencies. The Eureka Office currently has about 20 team members who choose when they can be on call. Now, Red Cross officials say more...

ALDERPOINT- A hash lab explosion destroys a small building in Southern Humboldt.

On Friday morning after 11 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire in the area of Rancho Road and Spring Road in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint. Explosions were heard in the area of the fire as well. Deputies determined the fire destroyed an outbuilding and was related to a...