Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    

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NORTH COAST- A Redding man is arrested after allegedly leading the California Highway Patrol on a vehicle pursuit on State Route 299.  A Eureka man is arrested on Humboldt Hill for allegedly stealing a vehicle.  The mayor of Eureka shares his thoughts on the violence in the city during 2014.  Twenty-four arrests have been made so far in the Avoid the 8 Anti-DUI Campaign.  Power is back on for...

CRESCENT CITY - Del Norte County is enjoying its lowest unemployment rate in almost eight years.

The numbers are out and county officials are pleased. At 9.3 percent, Del Norte’s unemployment rate is still much higher than the state average of 7.2 percent. However, it’s the best November since the jobless rate was 8.4 percent before the recession in 2007.

The county is up 270...

LOLETA - PG&E reports 221 of their customers are out of electricity after power lines came down in Loleta just after 5:30 Friday evening.

Areas north of Main Street all the way to Table Bluff are being affected. Authorities couldn’t confirm a cause of the outage. Crews are on the scene and do expect to have power back up by midnight.

Caltrans is making emergency repairs to an area of Highway 101 south of Willits because of a rockslide and a mudslide.

The two slides are located at the Southern Detour of the Willits Bypass Project site, just south of Ridgewood Ranch Road.  Repairs are expected to last about three weeks as crews work to stabilize the two slides. During that time, one-way controlled traffic will be in...

FORTUNA- As of Friday, more than 1,000 lbs. of trash have been removed from Fortuna over the last six years, thanks to the River Life Foundation.

The non-profit organization cleans river bars throughout the Fortuna area as part of its mission.  The organization also provides outreach meals to the homeless of the city.  On Friday, River Life Foundation reached its goal of clearing 100,...

UKIAH - A Loleta woman was sent to the hospital after allegedly driving while drowsy and crashing into an embankment near Ukiah.

According to California Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Melissa Boomer was driving southbound on Highway 101 North of Nelson Ranch Road when she drifted off the road onto the rumble strip, over corrected and lost control of her vehicle colliding with an embankment...

A new state law permitting the California Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented residents takes effect on January 2nd.  Now, state officials are gearing up.

Under Assembly Bill 60, undocumented California residents will be able to obtain a driver’s license if they provide proof of California residency, proof of identity from California or...

ARCATA- Across Humboldt County on Christmas Day, 3 little miracles were brought into the world.

Baby Ryler is one of three children born yesterday. Ryler was born at mad river hospital Christmas afternoon after putting his mother through nearly three days of labor. His mom, Misty Kiggins from McKinleyville, says the pain was worth it. She and Rylers’ dad Joshua Arriaga say their new...