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TRINIDAD - While the city of Trinidad continues to work on a vacation rental ordinance, hotels and visitors are already paying a tax that benefits the city. The vast majority goes to the general fund, but after fielding funding requests from individual groups for years, Trinidad City Council decided in 2013 to allocate 10% of the transient occupancy tax to three organizations on an annual...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:48

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Rotary Club is celebrating it’s 90th birthday!

Dozens of community members gathered at Hunan Village to take a look back at the club’s accomplishments since it was established in 1926. Over the years, the club has provided maintenance at the Rohner Park Creek and has also funded a new cook shack and barbeque at the park. The Rotary Club provides...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:45

EUREKA- Masala the red panda, who made national news for escaping her enclosure in November will be leaving the Sequoia Park Zoo.

According to the Zoo Manager, the one-and-a-half year old cub will soon call the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee her permanent home. Since her escape a couple months ago, she’s been in quarantine. Prior to her escape, it was decided she would move across the...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:42

TRINIDAD - The town of Trinidad has a new mayor after Wednesday's city council meeting.

Dwight Miller was voted mayor by his fellow city council members and will serve for two years. He takes the gavel from two-term mayor Julie Fulkerson who was appointed in 2012.

A retired teacher and ten year Trinidad resident, Miller says he's not a politician. Instead he calls himself a...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:42

ARCATA- We’re hearing from Arcata Fire Chief, Desmond Cowan after learning he’s stepping down and leaving the fire service.

He’s been Chief for three years and in that time he’s helped make many great accomplishments. This includes completing the Arcata Fire Station renovation, work on the McKinleyville Station is well underway and a Safer Grant has been renewed. They have also built a...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:29

GARBERVILLE - A possible suspect in a burglary case tries to flee but is arrested after a traffic stop in Garberville. 27-year old Scott Arrequin was taken into custody.

Around 9:30 Tuesday night, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies patrolling downtown Garberville stopped a vehicle on the 900-block of Redwood Drive for a traffic violation. The passenger, Arrequin was identified as a...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 20:34

EUREKA - The double murder trial of Jason Warren captured the attention of residents on the North Coast. The sentencing hearing was set for Wednesday but it was delayed until February. Warren was convicted of the murders of Dorothy Ulrich and Suzanne Seeman. 

Judge Timothy Cissna tentatively gave Warren the maximum sentence for each case along with special allegations. For count 1, he...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 20:26

ARCATA - Humboldt State University was named a top school for veterans by a publication that helps service members choose the college that's right for them. The annual guide "Military Advanced Education and Transitions" evaluates institutions’ military culture, support systems, and financial aid availability among others factors. HSU offers veterans and their family members access to the...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:14