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ARCATA – Friday night the Arcata Fire Protection District celebrated a change in command.

Fire chief, Justin McDonald took over the reins of the agency after former chief, Desmond Cowan retired. McDonald has more than 22-years with the department and has worked almost every position on the crew.

Career and volunteer personnel were also honored in a pinning ceremony.


Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 23:35

NORTH COAST - An apple a day keeps the doctor away the old saying goes. But what if the doctor prescribed the apple in the first place?

For the first time in its four year history, Open Door Community Health Center’s RX for Wellness program will track the health of patients who were prescribed fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their treatment.

Twenty volunteers in Crescent...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 18:30

NORTH COAST - Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods is expanding… but the new site is not exactly local. The club is helping a town in Siskiyou County develop their own program.

During the economic downturn of 2008, many sites across the country closed. Because of these closures, Boys and Girls Clubs of America only allow new charters to be formed under existing organizations.


Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 18:18

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Hershey!....No not the chocolate. He's a cat in need of a home. 

He's only 11 months old. The Humane Society of Del Norte says he's up to date on his vaccines and neutered. He's playful, sweet, and curious! Staff recommend he's not in a home with large dogs, but will work fine with small dogs and other cats. 

For more information you can contact the Humane...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 18:01

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Two dogs attacked by foxes in Hydesville; the foxes were found to be rabid, as well as a bat in Eureka. In addition, some people are being treated after exposure. 

The dogs were placed in isolation quarantine, and two people are receiving prophylactic treatment. DHHS is also testing remains of a skunk, and other animals at their lab in Eureka. They advise people not to...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:56

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Members of the Tolowa Nation will be sharing a dance demonstration at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. It's a free event that starts at 1 p.m. The location is off of HWY 199.

The dance is intended to honor elders and share the Tolowa culture. Many northwestern California tribes continue to pass on their language, arts, and traditions through  the form of song...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:40

DEL NORTE COUNTY- It's not a fast and easy process; Several abandoned vehicles were removed from the Smith River National Recreation Area. Thanks to the Smith River Alliance, and their partners the Trash Dogs.

It requires more involvement than it seems- once they locate the abandoned vehicle, they have to analyze it for brush that may have grown around it, or that may be preventing them...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:34

FORTUNA - Some west coast tourists are enjoying their lack of 'freedom' Friday after they were 'kidnapped,' and 'sentenced.'  A couple and their grandson were found guilty… of having a good time in Fortuna. The three were happy to be part of the summer tradition of when the friendly city gets a little hostile.

The charges ran the gamut, from child endangerment, to robbery, to addiction...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:16