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MCKINLEYVILLE - It was lights out and electronics off for McKinleyville Middle School students Wednesday as they took part in “A Day Without Power”.

Four teachers came up with the idea to go a full school day without power to measure the cost savings. Teachers were unable to use projectors or the internet, and students traded ipads for pens, paper and books....

Post date: Wed, 09/16/2015 - 17:39

ARCATA - Arcata High was recently named a Gold Ribbon School by Governor Brown and The California Department of Education.

AHS is one of 200 schools in the state receiving the honor for it’s rigorous academic standards, excellence in teaching and positive environment. The school’s Arts Institute was also named one of 38 for exemplary art programs. The honors were awarded following a...

Post date: Wed, 09/16/2015 - 17:24

EUREKA - Eureka officials say a chronic nuisance ordinance would help enhance enforcement at problematic properties. Making local neighborhoods more enjoyable places to live.

The first reading of the ordinance was approved at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The ordinance would allow the city to implement a point system for both physical and behavioral nuisances. For example, the...

Post date: Wed, 09/16/2015 - 17:05

UKIAH - After vandals destroyed fiber optic cables, AT&T is now offering substantial reward money for helping get the suspects behind bars.

$250,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Due to the vandalism, 911 services were shut down to 7 call centers throughout northern California. Service was restored 22 hours later. This was just one of 10...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 22:26

ARCATA - They’ve been around for decades as a way to uplift humankind towards harmony. They’re called peace poles and more of them are showing up on the north coast.

There are currently more than 250 thousand peace poles worldwide. Community members in Arcata are spearheading efforts to expand the movement and get the city involved.

“A peace pole represents a physical...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 17:37

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Last week we learned a deadly shooting at Eureka's Hammond Park is believed to have been gang-involved. While gang related violent crime is not common in Humboldt County, officials say they have been present on the North Coast for decades.

Officials with the probation department say over the years local law enforcement has put dozens of gang members behind bars. Some of...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 17:34

EUREKA- Humboldt County will begin work on local medical marijuana regulations following a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors.

As part of that vote, the supervisors agreed to use California Cannabis Voice Humboldt's cultivation ordinance as a framework for the new regulations.

"What you saw today was a historical empowerment of the grasstops to really do some things...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 17:32

ARCATA - The billboards along Highway 101 between South G Street in Arcata and the Bayside Cutoff, could be coming down after a recent Caltrans survey discovering new property owners. 

The signs were originally thought to be on the North Coast Railroad Authority’s land. The survey shows that The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife is the underlying property owner of four of the five...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 17:23