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LOLETA - A community will come together in mourning after a teenage boy died in a freak accident near the mouth of the Eel River.

15-year-old Alex Lopez was eeling  on Saturday afternoon when waves pushed a redwood log striking Lopez

He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Alex was a Wiyot tribal member who lived at Table Bluff and attended Fortuna High...

Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:30

EUREKA - Eureka Rescue Mission's 100-year-old building is getting $200,000 in upgrades.

Construction is underway on the first of three phases designed to open up the facility and increase dorm space for the homeless.

When phase one is complete in a few months, the Men's Shelter will include a new clothing and laundry room as well as ADA-compliant showers.

Beds will be...

Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:56

EUREKA -- A chili competition. You may recognize the ingredients or the aroma of chili paste, but this isn’t your ordinary chili -- it’s vegan. Yes, that means no meat or dairy products.

The annual Vegan Chili Cook-off took place at the Humboldt Area Foundation Community Center on Sunday.

A little over 40 people were in attendance, with 15 entries in the cook off.

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Post date: Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:01

Caltrans is encouraging those hosting events or even working near state highways to fill out an application for an encroachment permit.

These permits must be obtained for activities that take place within the vicinity or in the right of way of any state highway.

Those hosting street events like community block parties and sidewalk sales are encouraged to apply.

To apply...

Post date: Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:54

Highway 101 in Del Norte County near the Last Chance Grade is open again. The roadway was closed Friday night after a slide sent mud and trees onto the roadway.

As for other trouble areas, on Route 1 west of Leggett, more trees were caught spilling down the mountain as Caltrans continues to work on the spillage and closure.

According to Caltrans, the active slide near Leggett...

Post date: Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:08