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DEL NORTE COUNTY - Caltrans employees almost became underwater divers for a repair project in Del Norte County

The Idlewild Maintenance Crew responded to a culvert on State Route 199 that was completely underwater after heavy rains. Workers had to wade and swim in the impromptu pond and find the submerged pipe. An overflow pipe was installed to correct drainage issues.

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Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Free workshops for prospective college students and their families are scheduled for January and February through the Dacade of Difference and they help get cash for higher education.

It’s a program that provides free individual hands-on assistance in filling out the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” forms or FAFSA.

Along with the California Dream Act,...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:05

CALIFORNIA- With more snow, more skiers are hitting the slopes. On Monday, three snowboarders were reported missing near the Mt. Ashland Ski Resort but were later found.

In order to stay safe this winter, there are a few things you can do. Snowboarding experts at Pacific Outfitters in Eureka recommend that you know where you’re going when skiing or snowboarding. Also, it’s wise to carry...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:36

SAN FRANCISCO- City buses are being converted into showers for the homeless.

Nonprofit, Lava Mae has converted retired transportation buses into bathrooms on wheels. They are complete with shower stalls, sinks, toilets, as well as towels, soap and other toiletries. The buses are donated and the water comes from city hydrants. Each bus can provide 2,000 showers, Tuesday through Saturday...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:33

SISKIYOU COUNTY- An escaped inmate is back behind bars after being captured northeast of Happy Camp.

According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, around 9:10 Tuesday morning, 42-year-old Daniel Fidler of Humboldt County was arrested on Highway 96. Fidler escaped from Deadwood Conservation Camp in the Fort Jones area, Saturday night.

Tuesday morning, a citizen in Horse Creek...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:31

ARCATA - Big strides were made this year on open space projects in Arcata, thanks to the community getting involved.

Arcata’s Environmental Services says as part of it’s 27 volunteer work days in 2015, more than 600 people rolled up their sleeves to help with city cleanups and build trails. Volunteers spent over 2,500 hours building sections of the Arcata Ridge Trail, which now runs...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:12

EUREKA - A community radio station is coming to Humboldt County after a generous donation came through to buy necessary equipment.  

Access Humboldt received a construction permit for the new low power FM radio station KZZH back in 2014 and have worked ever since to get it up and running. Now with a $5,000 grant from the Christine and Jalmer Berg Foundation of Eureka they can purchase a...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:06

EUREKA - If you’re driving northbound into Eureka you may see something new. It’s a 108 panel solar array.

Tetrault Tire has decided to go completely green and purchase a $71,000 solar array for it’s roof. The 30,000 kilowatt array is expected to cut the business’s PG&E bill in half and pay for itself in ten years. Tetrault will receive a 30% federal tax credit for going solar, and...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:56