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WHITETHORN – A new manager has been appointed to the Kings Range National Conservation Area with the Bureau of Land Management. Greg Wolfgang, will replace Gary Pritchard-Peterson who retired in June.

Wolfgang, has been stationed with the BLM’S Colorado River Valley field office in Silt since 2008. He has taught wilderness travel skills on extended backpacking trips for students in the...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:59

DEL NORTE COUNTY - A Gasquet woman is dead after crashing her vehicle in Del Norte County.

The California Highway Patrol says the victim was driving a 1990-Honda Accord northbound on Highway 199 at an unknown speed. For reasons still under investigation, she drove off the roadway, through a parking lot just south of the Mary Peacock Bridge and over an embankment. The vehicle overturned...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:49

SACRAMENTO - Congressman, Jared Huffman is introducing legislation that if passed will rid children’s car seats of dangerous chemicals.

Transportation Safety Administration rules dictate each car seat must be fire resistant so each is treated with chemical retardants. Those chemicals have been found to be toxic. Regulators even fully admit the retardants don’t provide added fire...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:42

FORTUNA- A K9 helped detain a juvenile for alleged assault with a deadly weapon in Ferndale.

At 7:45 p.m. Monday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to the river bar area of the Eel River, at the end of East Ferry Road.

A 40-year-old male victim told deputies that two suspects were tampering with his vehicle. After the victim confronted him, they fled and fired a shot...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:48

FORTUNA- The father of a Fortuna man involved in a tragic accident released a statement.

On Saturday, 19-year-old Judah Helton was digging a six foot deep hole at Centerville Beach. The sand collapsed on him, making it difficult to breath for 30 minutes. Helton is currently in special care at a hospital in Santa Rosa. He is in a medically induced coma with severe brain damage. According...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:41

EUREKA- A vehicle was impounded and a search warrant issued, following a shooting in Eureka.

Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, EPD responded to Highland Avenue and Cottage Street. A disturbance involving weapons and shots fired were reported. By the time police arrived, both parties fled. No victims have come forward. Police say they are investigating this negligent discharge of a firearm...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:36

TRINITY COUNTY- A Eureka woman was identified in a fatal car collision earlier this month in Trinity County.

31-year-old Colette Primeau was found dead July 9 in a vehicle that went off of HWY 299 and plunged into the Trinity River. Drowning was the cause of death. Her social media account stated she was from Eureka, although officials had her listed as a transient. Her identity was...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:34

FORTUNA - Wildfires are taking over in several parts of the state prompting mandatory evacuations. The Arcata Fire District is covering for our local Cal Fire who is helping battle a fire in Los Angeles County.

Firefighters of the Arcata Fire District are staffing an engine at Cal Fire's Humboldt - Del Norte Unit in Fortuna. Meanwhile, Cal Fire has sent five engines and a Strike Team...

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:32