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EUREKA - Downed power lines spark a vegetation fire off Elk River Road. Around 1:00 this afternoon, a tree fell into power lines along Clover Lane knocking them to the ground and igniting a small fire in the brush. When Humboldt Bay Fire arrived on scene the lines were arcing creating a hazard for fire crews. PG&E cut power then firefighters extinguished the 10x5 hot spot. PG&E...

Post date: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:49

EUREKA - City Council candidate John Fullerton officially kicked off his campaign today on Eureka's waterfront.

Fullerton is a certified public accountant who has served as planning commissioner for more than two years. The Ward 4 candidate was introduced by Supervisor Rex Bohn and Mayor Frank Jager before he addressed a crowd of supporters.

If elected, Fullerton said he plans to...

Post date: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:48

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Humboldt County unemployment ticked up in June according to the monthly jobs report.

The rate increased .2% to 5.4%. That beats the state’s average of nearly 6% but is still above the national average of 5.1% unemployment.

There is help for job seekers. In addition to regular workshops, The Job Market in Eureka hosts targeted hiring events for companies that...

Post date: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:45

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Pay It Forward Humboldt will be leaving the area to help fire victims, and they are inviting the community to join in and help.

There is a list of supplies needed that include water, hygiene items, flashlights, and non-perishable food. Volunteers will be taking items to a couple who lost their pets and home in the Tully Fire, and Friday they will head to lake county to...

Post date: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:31

ARCATA - Southbound Highway 101 will have temporary closures beginning Thursday for approximately 3 hours in each lane for a repaving project by Caltrans.

The area is near the Giuntoli Lane interchange and the north end of Arcata. Traffic will not be stopped but may be slowed by motorists attempting to merge.

Officials with the agency advise motorist to allow for extra time and...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 22:02

NORTH COAST - A suspect in a beating death of a man in Garberville is arrested after getting extradited back from Portland to Humboldt County on a Ramey warrant for murder. Raymond Earl Preschern is behind bars.

Last August, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Gerald Phelps community hospital in Garberville for an assault victim. 37-year old Khanh Lam from Atlanta, Georgia was unconscious...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:51

EUREKA – A local business is getting its hands dirty all in an effort to clean up Eureka.
STIL is a locally owned tobacco and gift shop that stands for ‘Stuff That I Like’. It's been on Broadway for 15 years but for the past year its employees have picked up trash and litter in the area every other week. They have also cleaned up abandoned camps at the Palco March. Their motto is...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:26

FERNDALE - The third annual surf and turf barbecue contest at the Humboldt County Fair had a huge turnout Wednesday.

Attendees were excited for the variety of different foods made onsite and of course to see the one and only, Chef Guy Fieri, who was hosting the event.

Professional cooks, restaurant owners and barbecue enthusiasts all brought their A-game. There was everything...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:21