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In celebration of the National Parks 100th year anniversary, Bill Sycalik, former New York management consultant, traded in his suit and tie to run all 59 parks in the United States.

To keep travel costs at a minimum, Sycalik stays at hostels or in his car top camper. This weekend will mark his 16th park. The project will take about 1 to 2 years to complete. He says, he hopes...

Post date: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:26

EUREKA - Jon Goldberg pled not guilty in the murder of Fortuna Volunteer Fire Captain Tim Smith at his arraignment today.
Goldberg is charged with one count of murder with a special allegation of discharging a handgun, causing great bodily injury or death. The prosecutor stated that Goldberg and Tim Smith knew each other and were friends. He went on to say that there is reason to...

Post date: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:26

FORTUNA- A Go-Fund-Me donation page has been set-up for Captain Tim Smith, who was fatally shot Monday. 

Captain Smith was a member of the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and Eel River Valley Technical Rope Rescue Team. He was also part of the strike team that went to Monterey to battle the Soberanes Fire. Those in the community say that he will be missed- he was an amazing person and...

Post date: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:21

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Low income seniors are encouraged to take advantage of a low cost shingles vaccine offered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Those qualifying can get the shingle vaccine at the public health clinic in Eureka for a reduced cost. The onetime dose is available year round but at their regular price of over 200-dollars.

According to the Centers for...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 20:01

McKinleyville - An injured small dog found loose at a rest stop in Mendocino County with a broken leg is in need of surgery.

Ricky is a 3-month old Heeler mix and was brought to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter Monday. The surgery to fix his leg cannot be done locally and must be completed by a specialist in the Medford area. It’s estimated the cost of the surgery is around $2,800....

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 19:47

EUREKA - A Tennessee man could face up to 3-years in prison after a felony conviction for driving recklessly while evading a police officer. 26-year old Ervin Sweat is scheduled for sentencing November 7.

In June of 2014, police responded to the McDonalds parking lot in Fortuna for a possible DUI driver. When the officer approached, Sweat fled in his vehicle driving at speeds in excess...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 19:38

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Six sex offenders were arrested during the Humboldt 290 sting operation.

It was led by the U.S. Marshal Service, in collaboration with other agencies, such as the Humboldt County Probation Department. The three day sting was a fugitive sex offender apprehension and registration compliance initiative, which focused on high-risk sex offenders. Authorities investigated...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:33

CALIFORNIA- Senate Bill 1046, that would require repeated DUI offenders in the state to install ignition interlocks, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer for a person's vehicle- it requires the driver to blow into a mouth piece before starting the engine. If the BAC level is higher than it's programmed to be, the device prohibits the vehicle...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:26