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MCKINLEYVILLE - Off duty sheriff’s deputies made an arrest of a female McKinleyville resident after a disturbance at a youth football practice.

21-year old Chelsea Carlson was taken into custody at the McKinleyville High School football field. This past Wednesday evening just before 7 pm, Carlson was observed yelling obscenities and waving her arms and walking towards players on the...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:16

FORTUNA- There's a new face in charge at South Fortuna Elementary this school year.

Tim Grimmett is the school's new principal. Grimmett filled the position after former principal Jeff Northern became the district's new superintendent.

Grimmett has been teaching for 15 years and says he's excited for the new administrative role. On Friday he met with parents and kindergarteners...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:39

FORTUNA- Fortuna residents will receive a ballot in the mail next week from the fire department asking for a tax assessment increase, but fire officials say they're concerned because of the lack in community attendance at recent information meetings.

"The initial thought that a lot of folks have is we're just trying to move towards a paid department, and our intent is totally opposite...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:38

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The latest DUI numbers are in for Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force's end of summer special enforcement.

Between Friday, August 21 and Thursday, August 27, officers have arrested 21 individuals for DUI. That number is four more than this time last year.

"We really don't have anything popping saying why it's up," Fortuna Police Department Sergeant Charles Ellebrecht said...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:35

ARCATA - If you want to garden but don’t have the space, now you can rent a garden plot provided by the city of Arcata’s Parks and Recreation. 

Established in 2010, the Bayside Park Community Garden has 36 plots with several openings now available to the community. The 4’ X 25’ plots include water and tools on-site. Each plot is labeled with ceramic numbers made by Arcata youth. Plots...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:22

NORTH COAST - Students will head back to school Monday and many will be walking or riding bikes. This year, Caltrans is stepping up to educate local youth on how to stay safe.

Caltrans is promoting the Arrive Alive Now campaign and is set to host assemblies at four local elementaries. Demonstration videos will show students how to properly use cross walks and bike lanes, reasons to wear...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:20

ARCATA - The Arcata City Council met with it’s Planning Commission in a special study session Thursday night to discuss sea level rise and the future of marijuana in the city.

The city is concerned about several vulnerable areas south of Samoa Boulevard and the west side Arcata bottoms if sea level rise was to occur. They discussed what areas would be worth protecting and how; with...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:16

WEAVERVILLE- Two convicted felons are back behind bars after authorities discovered a trespass marijuana grow and hash lab in Weaverville, nearby the origin of the Democrat Fire.

The fire has charred more than 1-hundred acres of private land off West Democrat Road. In that area, fire crews located a female deer that had been shot. At a nearby property that had been busted back in June,...

Post date: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:04