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KLAMATH- The Tully Fire burning in Northeastern Humboldt has stabilized a bit after several days of rapid growth. However, Wednesday, the Yurok Tribe declared a state of emergency.

Authorities say it was started by arson although no suspects have been found. Cal Fire’s Command Team 3 will now coordinate operations. So far the big blaze has burned 440-acres and is 8 percent contained....

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:21

ARCATA- If you were ever interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, now's your chance. The Arcata Fire District's recruit campaign, Join Our Team is underway. 

AFD has limited staff, so they have a strong core of volunteer firefighters to help out. However, the recent fires have stretched staff significantly. Requirements to join is you have to be an adult and 100% drug free. New...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:11

CALIFORNIA- Governor Jerry Brown has appointed McKinleyville woman Beth Chaton to the Advisory Committee on Before and After Programs. Although, the position has no compensation and won't require Senate confirmation.

In her new role, she will attend four meetings a year in Sacramento to help expand learning practices throughout the state.

Chaton has served as a Humboldt County...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:09

HUMBOLDT BAY- Construction for the Humboldt Bay Trail North is moving forward.

The commuter trail will be non-motorized and a large portion would be constructed along the railroad corridor, from Arcata to Eureka along the Humboldt Bay.  As reported earlier, the design has been approved. However, next the Humboldt Bay Harbor District will have to grant a permit for the trail at their...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:53

ARCATA – Humboldt State University is inviting new incoming students to the part time job fair.

Freshman walked through the campus quad exploring the different jobs and volunteer services provided. Local companies gave students the chance to ask questions to understand what’s expected, and how to go about applying.

“So we’re actually hiring for lots of positions right now,...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:43

EUREKA - Volunteers and employees of St. Joseph Health donate backpacks and school supply to kids in need.

The backpack drive has been going on for more than 6 years. Kindergarten through 12th grade students are eligible to participate, and this year, over 100 backpacks were donated.

“It makes me feel really good. I’m very involved with children’s organizations, and I feel like...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:41

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - They’re not used as often but are still a lifeline for stranded motorists. In fact, more call boxes may be coming to local highways.

Humboldt County Association of Governments operates 62 call boxes on Highways 101 and 299.

Drivers used the service 81 times from January to June. This represents a slight decrease in usage while Del Norte County saw an increase of...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:27

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - a project designed to ensure greater security for area buses is nearing completion.

This year, Humboldt Transit Authority will use more than $62,000 in Cal-OES funding to reinforce fencing and install security cameras at the lot on V Street in Eureka. Solar panels will allow the yard to operate 24 hours a day and during emergencies. The funds will also be used to...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:25