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FORTUNA- While New Year's Eve celebrations were in full swing Wednesday night, one local party was raising thousands towards the fight to end polio.

Fortuna sunrise rotary members spent Thursday morning cleaning up from Wednesday night's Light Up the New Year event at the River Lodge. But this wasn't just any New Year's event, it was a party with a cause; with proceeds benefiting polio...

EUREKA- With those new years resolutions, many Americans will set goals to live healthier and resolve to hit the gym more. But local health experts say before making that commitment make sure you're choosing a 'SMART' new years goal.

'SMART' stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time sensitive goals. Health experts say you should state in a positive manner what you...

FERNDALE- Starting off new years day, an early morning earthquake occurred nearly 80 miles west of Ferndale.

North coast residents from Arcata to Garberville felt the ground shake around 4:16 this morning when a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred just off the coast. Early reports measured the quake as a m5.3, before finally settling on the m5.1 measurement. Thursday's new year's...

ARCATA- Arcata Plaza rang in the New Year Wednesday night but other than the sounds of some local drummers, it was surprisingly quiet.

New Year’s Eve in Arcata Plaza is a very relaxed holiday compared to others. The population goes down when students are away for break and the colder weather this time of year tends to keep people partying inside, more than out on the plaza. Arcata...

NORTH COAST- Many laws are going into effect this year and California has defined in law, just when "yes means yes” on college campuses.

California is paving the way as the first state to require that students give "affirmative consent" for sexual activity. Under the law they must only consider sex consensual if both parties agree to it and mind altering substances aren’t effecting...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- North Coast residents have various New Year’s Resolutions for 2015.

For New Year’s Day, North Coast residents had the chance to enjoy some of their favorite activities. The Mayor of Trinidad, Julie Fulkerson, spent the day playing songs with a group of musicians from across the North Coast.

"It's important to do what you want to do on January 1st all the things...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Winter DUI Crackdown is just about over and officials with the Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force confirm arrests are down from last year by more than 50 percent.

The task force has conducted saturation patrols as well as DUI and driver’s license checkpoints across the county since the campaign began on December 12th. Thirty-four people have been arrested in...

Eureka - With New Year’s celebrations happening all over the North Coast, officials warn that fireworks must be safe and sane.

Humboldt Bay Fire is reminding the public there are certain sections of Eureka where fireworks are prohibited; These include: Old Town, North of 4th Street to the bay, West of M Street and East of Commercial. Not only can you not set off or ignite in...