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HOOPA VALLEY- Some residents are choosing to go to air quality centers during the day to avoid the smoke in Hoopa Valley.

Residents are either staying home or are going to one of two different air quality centers. The local hospital is also helping out those in the area.

Thick smoke fills the sky and blankets the area of Hoopa, as a result of nearby fires in Humboldt and Trinity...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:03

MCKINLEYVILLE - McKinleyville Middle School students will start the school year with a brand new gymnasium.

The $2.7 million gym funded by the city’s Measure C bond is now complete after a year of construction. The Division of the State Architects provided oversight for the building, which is ADA accessible and has assisted listening systems available for the hearing impaired. With...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:41

ARCATA- Employees at one local hospital are getting a surprise this week.

On Friday Mad River Hospital employees received bonuses, a thank you for their hard work and accomplishments over the past year. The bonuses came alongside a thank you note from CEO Doug Shaw. In the letter Shaw commends staff for excellent quality care and eco-friendly initiatives.

The hospital gives out...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:37

HOOPA- The Hoopa Valley is seeing high water and faster currents this week thanks to extra water  releases on the trinity river.

The releases began on Monday to support the Hupa Boat Dance. While those flows wound down this morning, the Bureau of Reclamation began releasing more water this afternoon from Lewiston Dam. The second release is meant to protect fish in the river. The tribe...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:37

ARCATA - It started as a way to bring the community together at the Creamery District in Arcata. Now, it’s the second year of the Creamery Arts Festival and it begins Friday night.

“It really highlights everything we’re doing in the neighborhood. It's special, it's fun and it's great family fun as well,” said David Ferney, Festival Coordinator.

The three day Creamery Arts...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:32

NORTH COAST- A smoke related health emergency has been declared in Humboldt County due to the numerous wildfires burning across Northern California. Public Health, weather and air quality officials alerted the public on Friday to start taking emergency precautions, especially people living in Eastern Humboldt.

Officials say if you live in a smoky area, stay indoors, especially during...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:29

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is looking for three suspects who broke into a Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe and stole more than $3,000 worth of merchandise.

Surveillance footage from just before 5 a.m. on Thursday shows a suspect throw a rock through the front door of the cafe. He, another man and a woman, all wearing hoodies with their faces covered stole six motorcycle...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:25

FERNDALE- With the school year around the corner, kids of all ages are enjoying the carnival rides at the 119th annual Humboldt County Fair. The President and CEO of California Carnival Company, Kevin Tate, told News Channel 3 what safety measures are in place for those thrilling machines.

"As they're assembled, they're inspected.  Then they get inspected after they're done being...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:21