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ARCATA -- Humboldt State University is honoring five alumni with its "Who's Who Award." It recognizes individuals who are outstanding contributors in their community or who have become leaders in their field.

Greg Beck volunteered for the Peace Corp in Nepal. He also served in the Obama Administration as deputy assistant administrator, managing funds amounting to more than $2 billion in...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:25

CARLOTTA -- A man with a history of violence against his family was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting his father.  

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 100 block of Church Lane where a 65-year-old man had reportedly been in an altercation with his son. The victim told authorities he had already obtained a restraining order against 33-year-...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:24

FORTUNA -- Authorities believe a fire that happened in Fortuna was likely intentionally set.

The fire occurred early Monday morning in the ticket booth at the Fortuna Rodeo Grounds. 

Around 3 a.m., fire crews and Fortuna police responded to a fire at the Fortuna Rodeo Grounds, in the facility’s ticket booth. The fire was put out moments after crews arrived on scene, after causing...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:23

BIG LAGOON – This community may finally rid itself of an oil boom put in place after a diesel spill more than four months ago.

The accident occurred Dec. 12 when a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel overturned near Big Lagoon. An estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel spilled onto the side of the highway.

Some of that made its way into the lagoon.

An oil containment boom was...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:18

KLAMATH -- Hundreds gathered Monday at the Yurok Tribal Office for a first of its kind event. The Northern California Tribal Food Sovereignty Conference hopes to connect with centuries-old traditions to address growing concerns over food insecurity in tribal communities.

"Sovereignty has a lot to do with responsibility,” said Rosie Clayburn, the tribe’s cultural resources manager. “So...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:15

REDWAY -- A woman was brought back to life after law enforcement and a relative successfully performed CPR.

Last Friday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on West Coast Road for a possible suicide. The victim’s daughter had returned home and found her mother unconscious and hanging from a bedroom doorknob with a rope around her neck.

Life-saving efforts were...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:13

EUREKA- Plans are moving forward to house a portion of Eureka’s homeless population at a temporary encampment in converted shipping containers.

Located at the corner of West 3rd and Commercial Streets, five shipping containers are in place at the lot owned by Mercer Fraser Company. All weekend long, the 40- by 8-foot cargo containers were converted into four separate units each with...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:48

EUREKA- The deadline to file your taxes is here. Because of a holiday on Friday in Washington D.C. people had a few extra days to file.

Monday at midnight marks the official deadline that your taxes must be filed.  Many people waited until the last 24 hours to file their taxes but as long as it's post marked Monday it's still on time.

The Eureka Main Post Office was crammed with...

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:44