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EUREKA- City crews were out and about today unclogging drains as water puddles showed up in many neighborhoods from the rain. Public Works crews were split up into three, two-man crews and sent out to patrol and fix clogged drains. Often times branches and leaves from trees, trash, and debris get stuck in the gutters. The city has limited crews and maintaining clean streets by not littering...

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 18:26
HUMBOLDT COUNTY- An armed robbery in McKinleyville and attempted robbery in Eureka occurred this morning, and the two incidents may possibly be connected.  Around 5:30 this morning, two men wearing black masks walked into the Shell gas station located on the 3500 block of Broadway in Eureka demanding money.  The employee refused and as he stood there, one of the suspects attempted to open...
Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:57

FORTUNA- Officials in the Friendly City have outlined their vision for the future in a State of the City Address.

Fortuna’s Mayor, City Manager, and the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce delivered a speech to community members at the River Lodge Thursday morning. They outlined a five-year Capital Improvement Program. Mayor Sue Long talked about two upcoming multi-million-dollar projects...

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:37

ARCATA- Arcata City Council and Planning Commission are looking at the long-term impacts of several large housing projects that are proposed for the area.

At a study session this week, officials looked at the effects of approximately 1,000 large multi-family and student housing units along Foster and Sunset Avenues as well as Todd Court and Eye Street. A study evaluating impacts to the...

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:31

FORTUNA - One year ago Thursday a massive blaze consumed the historic Star Hotel Building along Main street in Fortuna. The fire devastated the community and destroyed several businesses in the building owned by the Johnson family, who also own Green’s Fortuna Pharmacy. The family has been patient and worked hard over the past year and now is proud to unveil the design of a new building.

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:28

HYDESVILLE - A 20-year-old DUI victim is being remembered as a roadside memorial goes up on State Route 36 near Hydesville, in her name.

On August 10, 2014 Savanna Nicole Line Ramirez was headed home from a camping trip with eight people. The vehicle she was in slammed head-on into a tree, killing four occupants. A toxicology report later showed the driver was under the influence of...

Post date: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:23

FORTUNA - A public hearing to consider an appeal after a decision by the Fortuna City Council is scheduled for Tuesday February 9. The hearing was removed from the regularly scheduled council meeting set for February 1.

Last December, the planning commission voted to deny a design review application by Dennis Wendt and Wally Wright for a 9,600 square foot building. The denial was based...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:58

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found along Alderpoint Road in Garberville.

71-year-old “Hugh Duggins” of Alderpoint was found last Thursday by residents. Although the forensic autopsy did not find evidence the death was criminal in nature, the cause remains under investigation.

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:44