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FERNDALE- The 119th annual Humboldt County Fair kicked off in Ferndale on Thursday.

This year’s theme is “A Salute to our Coastal Heritage, as the museum has been reopened.  The museum includes artifacts from Humboldt County’s history. Besides horse racing, there’s various vendors, live music, the junior livestock auction and displays by local artists. County officials expect the fair...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 18:53

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is looking for up to seven people to serve on its new Economic Development Commission.

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, staff outlined the commission's objectives, including promoting actions to maintain and create high quality jobs, improving Eureka’s community assets and creating a diverse and resilient economy. On September 1, the council will vote...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 18:49

FORTUNA- Drunk drivers beware. The county is kicking off it's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day campaign Friday night.

The high-visibility campaign lasts through September 7. During that time the Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force is deploying saturated patrols and dui checkpoints throughout Humboldt County.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Labor...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:39

EUREKA- Good news for book lovers, the Humboldt County Library System has raised a large sum to keep new materials coming in.

Over the past year the library has raised over $204,000. Those funds come from donations by the friends partnership, local foundations and organizations, along with individual donors. The library says this year's amount raised exceeds average donations. The funds...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:38

FRESHWATER- Humboldt County resident Irene Gates turned 100 Thursday.

She was born in 1915 and was raised on a dairy farm in the Sacramento Valley during the great depression. Gates joined the navy at the outset of World War Two, serving until 1945.

She got married to a 3rd generation Humboldt County resident and has lived here now for 70 years.

Happy birthday Irene.

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:37

HUMBOLDT/TRINITY COUNTIES - The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District has classified more areas with hazardous smoke conditions.

As of Thursday afternoon, Weaverville and Burnt Ranch in Humboldt County and Denny, Hayfork and Hyampom in Trinity County received the designation. The Hoopa Tribe has also issued a warning for the Hoopa Valley. Weather conditions and the...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:19

GASQUET - A hug got sent from Washington State and was delivered to a fire fighter on the front lines in Del Norte County.

Linda Arnold lives in Washington and knew about three fallen firefighters in her state that died Thursday. It hit close to home because her brother, John Clayton, is a captain for a Tuscon, Arizona Fire Department. He’s helping out with the Gasquet Complex Fire....

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 23:49

HUMBOLDT & TRINITY COUNTIES - Fire officials have called two community meetings that will be held Thursday and Friday in Eastern Humboldt and Trinity Counties.

Thursday at 4 pm, residents in the area are invited to the Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department in Hyampom for the latest updates. Also on Friday, US Forest Service is holding a meeting to update the public at the Lamb Creek...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 20:32