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After a sustained period of what locals describe as lawlessness on the Fernbridge river bar, private landowners have had enough.

They’ve erected barricades to restrict access to the Eel River.

Five concrete "k-rail" barriers are now in place in an area long-used as a parking lot for river-goers. Pedestrians still have access but vehicles can no longer drive down to the river bar...

Post date: Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:22

EUREKA - A toxicology report in a death investigation of an Alderpoint man has come back negative.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office says 71-year old Hugh Duggins was not impaired when he died.

His body was found along Alderpoint Road January 21. Forensic evidence from the autopsy found that the victim’s death was also not criminal in nature.

Authorities are still...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 20:42

EUREKA - Eureka's long-awaited waterfront development project is taking a big step forward as the city shares its final concepts with the public at a meeting Wednesday night.

Over the last nine months Eureka's Development Services Department gathered public input on possible projects and the public’s preferences for the city-owned waterfront area between C and F on First Street.

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Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 18:43

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Your morning commute could be a bit more earth friendly if Humboldt Transit Authority succeeds in acquiring a zero-emission, electric bus.

The authority seeks grant funding for a $700,000 electric bus, as well as an accompanying charging station. The additional bus will help meet demand for service on Saturdays and during the school year when ridership increases by 20...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 18:38

ARCATA - The wine industry is a growing economic force on the North Coast. That’s why Humboldt State University has teamed up with local wine experts to launch a new wine studies certificate program.

California has a multi-billion dollar wine industry and with Humboldt County’s changing climate, it’s beginning to cash-in.

"Well one of the things about Humboldt County is that it...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 18:03

HOOPA VALLEY- We’re hearing from the interim Hoopa Tribal Police chief as negotiations continue to regain state peace officer powers for tribal officers.

Along with a police chief and a sergeant, the police department currently has four tribal officers who just graduated from the police academy in December. Another officer starts in June. 

The tribe is working with the county to...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:50

The investigation continues into the stabbing last Friday of a 29-year-old woman who was taken out of the area for treatment.

According to the Fortuna Police Department, investigators have traveled to her Bay Area location and interviewed her about the attack.

So far, no suspects have been identified.

At around 5 in the morning on February 19,  police found the...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:39

EASTERN HUMBOLDT- We have an update to a story we first brought you two weeks ago about the closure of school campuses in Eastern Humboldt due to mold. 

Funding is still needed to move forward and get the schools back to normal, but students in the Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District have returned to class following a two-week closure due to the mold.

"Places not meant...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:36