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EUREKA - A Eureka man already with 1-strike and who pled guilty to robbery was sentenced Tuesday.

34-year old Joshua Keyes will serve 9-years and 4-months for two separate incidents that took place last February. He also admitted to a prior conviction for burglary in 2001. 85-percent of the term must be complete before release.

Keyes attempted to rob a man near McCullen and Rudy...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 20:38

ARCATA - The city of Arcata will discuss whether or not to move forward in granting commercial cannabis activity permits without federal arrests records at its meeting Wednesday night.

Over the past few months the council established permit regulations, compliance monitoring, renewal, and enforcement of commercial cannabis activity in the city. They also passed a resolution which would...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 18:00

EUREKA- Two Eureka City Council seats are open in the November election and so far, only one applicant has filed paperwork to run.

Business owner John Fullerton submitted his papers on Monday for Ward 4. Current Ward 4 Councilwoman Melinda Ciarabellini is undecided if she’ll seek another term. Ward 2 Councilwoman Linda Atkins will not run due to term limits.  

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:52

ARCATA - The Humboldt Medical Cannabis Union is set to kick off its inaugural training program Wednesday. 

The union is a non-profit organization formed in September of 2015. Since then its members have worked diligently to develop a training and certification program for people working in the industry. They’ve teamed up with the Sun Growers Guild and True Humboldt. Wednesday the HMCU...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:46

TRINIDAD - Trinidad Planning Commission looks to finalize amendments to the vacation dwelling unit ordinance at tomorrow night’s regular meeting.

Commissioners will consider capping the total number of vacation rental permits available, requiring a minimum proximity between units, and imposing a minimum activity ordinance. That would require each property to be utilized as a rental for...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:44

EUREKA- St. Joseph Hospital has been awarded accreditation with the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. 

The Gold Seal of Approval represents a symbol of quality for the hospital's commitment of effective and safe patient care. Experts from The Joint Commission did an unannounced onsite survey in April to review St. Joseph; they also did onsite observations and interviews....

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:40

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Local, state and federal agencies continue to work towards a permanent solution to the troublesome stretch of Highway 101 known as Last Chance Grade.

And this week, Caltrans narrowed the list of alternative routes from fourteen to seven.

Caltrans developed the proposals after studying the issues for years. Costs range from around $250 million to more than $1...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:38

TRINITY COUNTY- The K9 officer who was stabbed while trying to apprehend a suspect, is back in the hospital. His condition declined over the weekend.

The K9, Johnny was released to stay with his handler last Friday. But he was sent back to the animal hospital with an upper respiratory infection. Johnny has drain tubes and is on medication to keep him stabilized.

Around 7 a.m....

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:31