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EUREKA - A local woman was a victim of an IRS phone scam and hopes this doesn’t happen to other North Coast residents. 

The woman says she received a call from a man claiming to be the IRS and stating that she filed her income tax wrong. The man said she needed to send money through an iTunes gift card. The man said they were tracking her phone and if she told anyone and did not pay,...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 18:32

REDWAY- The identity of the 52-year-old woman found dead in Redway has been identified as Stephanie Gawboy.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday to the 100 block of Redway Drive. Gawboy was found dead with a suspected gunshot wound.

Anyone with any information on this homicide can contact law enforcement

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 18:32

CALIFORNIA- It's not just the IRS being impersonated; Pacific Gas and Electric customers have been targeted. In fact, the scammers are able to make their caller ID the exact same as PG&E's phone number.

PG&E reports it's not just through the phone lines as well- scammers are also sending out emails. PG&E advises, if you receive any of these fake emails that ask for personal...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 18:29

EUREKA - The deadline to register commercial cannabis activity for good standing in Humboldt County is Tuesday.  

Foot traffic, phone calls, and emails; The Humboldt County Planning Department's Cannabis Services Division is seeing the effect of community interest in the commercial cannabis industry.

"We have five people but we're going to need a lot more because we can tell that...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 18:21

TRINIDAD - Trinidad held a special meeting to discuss the city’s short term rental ordinance.

This is the second meeting in as many weeks to address the topic. The city planner and attorney gave opinions on the legality and feasibility of the council’s proposals. Members took straw votes on many of the planning commission’s recommendations including capping the total number of rentals...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:51

PECWAN- The Tully fire, which began late Monday afternoon, continues to rage in North Eastern Humboldt, and Calfire is saying that the cause is arson.

The fire is located in Pecwan, north of Weitchpec. It is comprised of one large fire and two smaller fires, and has spread to 440 acres total, and is 5 percent contained. The larger fire is 300 acres, and the two smaller fires are both 50...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:01

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Some kids in need will be looking their best on the first day of school thanks to the Clothes for Kids Pilot Program.

The Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers identified ten children from fifteen of the county’s seventeen centers who were most in need. Center coordinators worked with the kids, but each one was encouraged to choose $100 in clothing from the Kohl’...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:48

SCOTIA - President Obama is visiting the rain battered Baton Rouge, Lousiana Tuesday after major flooding caused 60,000 homes to incur severe damage.

Humboldt County's very own company, Aqua Dam, deployed their own inventory of coffer dams to help with the disaster relief efforts.

"A modicum of houses were protected during the flood event," said Aqua Dam Consultant, Nick Angeloff...

Post date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:30