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ARCATA - A 42-year old female who was reported missing in McKinleyville was found Tuesday in Arcata.

Chellesta Fleek was reported missing Monday around 12:30 in the afternoon. Family said the disappearance was out of character. Law enforcement, Search and Rescue along with a Coast Guard helicopter had given search mainly in McKinleyville around the Hammond Park area.

A citizen...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 19:57

A new fire is burning in Trinity County. The Browns Fire started Tuesday afternoon and has grown to  35 acres.
 
The fire is located south of Weaverville and the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office has ordered mandatory evacuations for Little Browns Creek Road.
 

For road information, go to the Caltrans website or call 1-800-GAS-ROAD

 

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 18:41

EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District has a new division one commissioner. Larry doss will take over the position in December.

Doss is the last man standing as his two competitors. Hezekiah Allen and James Roberts were disqualified from the race after failing to gather the required 25 valid nomination signatures by last Friday. While Allen did turn in the necessary paperwork, some of...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:41

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force's end of summer DUI crackdown wrapped up Monday night. This year Humboldt County saw less arrests than in 2014.

From Friday, August 21 to midnight Monday, 48 people were arrested for driving under the influence. Last year, 52 people were arrested for dui during that same time period.

Saturated patrols are planned again for Halloween...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:40

EUREKA- Ambulance rates in Eureka, Fortuna and Garberville are going up. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the rate hike Tuesday morning.

City Ambulance will raise it's emergency response rate by $400. The new rate is now $1,425. The company's critical care transport rate is also going up by almost $800. That new rate will be $1,900.

The new rates are...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:37

BLUE LAKE - Residents and business owners near the Logger Bar in Blue Lake are claiming the bar’s excessive noise and drunken patrons are disrupting the neighborhood.

Residents have filed written complaints and petitions with the city, claiming music can be heard down the street late into the night, and the bar’s customers have caused property damages. Filed complaints request the bar...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:28

MCKINLEYVILLE - Hundreds of students stood outside of McKinleyville High School Tuesday afternoon, as part of the school’s annual safety day.

As students and faculty settle in to the new school year, McKinleyville High uses safety day to insure everyone is up to date on emergency procedures. Students participate in a series of workshops, going over school rules and precautions, plus...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:21

EUREKA- There was a flag outside of the Humboldt County Courthouse, at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a Deputy Sheriff who lost his battle with cancer.

Corporal Rich Schlesiger was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2014 and after a long fight, he died Monday afternoon.

Schlesiger worked for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years, spending 10 years as one of the lead...

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:21