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MCKINLEYVILLE- We’re learning the body found at a McKinleyville residence earlier this week was a local member of the U.S. Coast Guard.

On Monday morning, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a body was found at a home in the 2000 block of Park Road. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Kurt Kenneth Romero.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday and...

Post date: Fri, 05/06/2016 - 17:22

EUREKA - An Austin, Texas man is living a big dream and helping to bring awareness to shelter dogs; their plight but also the joy and love they bring. He was passing through Eureka on Thursday.

A handful of years ago, Mike Minnick was a self-proclaimed chain smoker not living the life he wanted. A chance meeting of two brothers on a cross-country bike trip inspired him to step out of...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:52

COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS - She's been helping people for most of her adult life and now disadvantaged students at CR will have someone in their corner after college officials hired the new Director of Student Equity and Success.

Renee Saucedo holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley. For many years she taught at San Francisco State and City...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:38

EUREKA - May 5th was Cinco de Mayo and Eureka High School celebrated the occasion with all sorts of activities.

Students were responsible for the entire event and gathered teams to prepare food, choreograph and perform dances, set up games and generally celebrate the annual event in a big way. It was all about celebrating Mexican heritage and diversity at the school.

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Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:10

EUREKA – Perceptions run deep. They start in childhood and grow as you’re exposed to the world. Once those perceptions are ingrained in our psyche, they're very tough to change. One of those perceptions is of pawn shops.

"Back in the older days people thought of pawn shops as being dark gloomy places," said Jordan Krause, Operations Manager at Humboldt Pawn.

The Krause brothers...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:48

SACRAMENTO - A smoking bill that has actually been years in the making was made law.. Governor Brown added his signature and raised the minimum age to 21 to purchase tobacco.

The bill was actually a merger of 2nd District Assembly Member, Jim Wood and Senator Ed Hernandez’s bill. Wood has stood on the forefront of raising the age. When he was mayor of the City of Healdsburg,...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:42

EUREKA - Finances are looking bright for the city of Eureka. The city council approved its 2016-2017 fiscal year budget of nearly $78 million at its meeting Tuesday night. With the budget multiple agencies and organizations will have funding restored.

Over $1 million in cuts were made in last year’s budget, which closed Humboldt Bay Fire Station 4 for approximately 250 days and...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:38

A Eureka man was arrested after  a DUI crash. Just after ten Wednesday night, 25-year-old Max Magnatta was driving his Toyota Highlander northbound on Highway 101 Wednesday night near the Indianola Cuttoff. He went off the roadway with the SUV landing on the passenger side.

 

The California Highway Patrol said Magnatta was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:27