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FORTUNA:  Fire season has been declared in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Cal Fire Unit Chief, Tom Hein issued the declaration. The reason for such an early announcement is because Cal Fire already has had to mobilize for nearly 13-hundred wildfires. That, is more that twice as many as their normal average for this time of year. The drought has had a huge impact on fires and Governor...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Passengers flying out of the Arcata/Eureka airport to San Francisco International can expect delays over the summer. Construction began on Saturday reducing the amount of available runways at SFO.

ACV has already experienced some delays due to construction. "We have been slightly delayed but no cancellations so far," said Emily Jacobs, Program Coordinator at the Arcata/...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Residents of McKinelyville began experiencing delays Monday on their commute to work.

Roadwork began in the morning on School Road as part of a project by PG&E and the Humboldt County Public Works Department to widen and improve the roadway. Construction runs from Central Avenue to Hwy 101 and has caused some road closures and diversions.

Traffic control is in...

ORICK- Classes will not stop at Orick Elementary School. The rural school was at risk of permanent closure due to low enrollment.

Officials from the Humboldt County Office of Education said that enough students have enrolled at the school so that they can stay open. At least six students need to be enrolled.

The Office of Education was considering an option to transfer the...

EUREKA- To increase the Humboldt County General Fund, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s will discuss placing a local tax measure on the November ballot. 
 
On Tuesday, the board will hear from staff about two ways to increase revenues. The first being a sales tax, and the other a utility user tax, which would apply to residential customers using excessive...

Twelve years ago on Monday, the Eureka-Arcata Safety Corridor opened, and Caltrans officials say lives have been saved because of it.

The Safety Corridor was created after a series of public meetings and studies by multiple agencies. It was initially designed to be an interim solution to the high number of collisions on U.S. Highway 101 between the Eureka Slough Bridge and the Gannon...

EUREKA- Eureka High School kicked off its Spring Fever Week with an event that celebrates all of the clubs the school has to offer.

For Chalk On the Walk Day, each of the more than 20 clubs at Eureka High School had a block of space to draw on at the school’s main walkway, also known as “Main Street.” Students got to make a design in chalk that signifies their club, and judges will...

EUREKA- In November, Eureka residents will vote for or against the Eureka Fair Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage within city limits to $12 dollars for businesses with at least 25 employees.

The Eureka Chamber of Commerce has released a statement voicing its disapproval of the proposed act.

It states, “As written, the Eureka Fair Wage Act (EFWA) would create an uneven...

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