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EUREKA- Mother Nature could not stop firefighters with Humboldt Bay Fire from participating in specialized training.

Humboldt Bay Fire will be conducting its annual Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations training, or LARRO, until Friday.  All 50 firefighters in the department are completing two hours of the training.  They are being taught on how to safely descend an incline and rescue...

FERNDALE- The people of Ferndale will have the chance to determine if they want to start voting for the positions of city clerk and treasurer, or if they would rather continue letting the city council appoint them.

The City of Ferndale used elections to determine the City Clerk and City Treasurer until 1972.  For the last 42 years, those jobs have been appointed positions.  Now, city...

NORTH COAST- The U.S. Navy has extended the period for public comment on training and testing that will be conducted off the North Coast. The timeframe has been extended to April 15th.

The Navy plans to conduct tests and training of the Pacific Northwest that uses sonar and explosives.

Public input is for Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/...

FORTUNA- To keep old batteries from polluting their community, Fortuna city officials have set up a recycling center inside City Hall.

The town has collected hundreds of batteries that residents have brought in. Batteries that are not disposed properly can leak chemicals into groundwater and pollute drinking water, creeks, rivers and streams said Mike Johnson, General Services...

Six Rivers National Forest is looking for some volunteer campground hosts in their four ranger districts in Northern California. Officials say volunteer hosts perform a variety of duties from Memorial Day through Labor Day in some of the most beautiful settings in the county. Some of those duties include greeting visitors, assisting registration, answering questions, and reporting law...

EUREKA:  The City of Eureka will be handing out an annual Community Service Award of Merit.

Mayor Frank Yager announced the award will be presented to individuals or organizations each year in February or March and will recognize people in the community who have done outstanding work to make Eureka a better place to live.

A perpetual plaque will be placed in City Hall where names...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Last fall Arcata voters passed Measure I, a high use energy tax targeted at those growing illegal marijuana grows and using excessive amounts of energy, and now Humboldt County is looking to do the same. 
 
“Like many Arcata residents, those living in unincorporated areas of Humboldt have simply become fed up with high-volume indoor growing...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Department of Health and Human Services Division of Environmental Health officials confirm illegal dumping is becoming a growing problem in Humboldt County.

The DHHS Division of Environmental Health received a complaint in late February of hazardous materials being dumped next to Eel River in Ferndale.  A storm was coming the following night, so DHHS officials had to...

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