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FORTUNA- High school students go through drivers training to get their license behind the wheel, but this weekend it was local firefighters' turn to navigate the cones.

After 16 hours of in-class training, it was time to put the books to the test. On Saturday at the old Eel River Sawmill nearly 20 fire fighters hopped behind the wheel of a fire truck, some for the first time.

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EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are focusing on finances at Tuesday's meeting.

A review of the 2015-16 fiscal year budget is on the agenda. New to this year's budget, $8.9 million from Measure Z funding. The supervisors will learn more about the $318 million budget and its $3 million deficit. The board will turn it over for public hearings Monday, June 8 at 1:30 and 6 p...

CUTTEN- The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tells us they have a person of interest following Sunday’s hash oil lab explosion in Cutten but have not made any arrests.

”There were some witnesses that did relay to us that there was a subject that was burned and had fled the scene and we’ve been unable to locate him,” said Battalion Chief, Chris Emmons of Humboldt Bay Fire.

“We don...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Food for People is asking the public to lend a helping hand this summer.

With Humboldt State University out of school and a large number of people going on vacation, Food for People is in need of volunteers. More than 500 volunteers donate their time to the food bank’s countywide programs each month. Those who want to help out, can donate as much time as they want....

EUREKA- The City of Eureka’s only free summer camp will soon have more hours and space for kids thanks to a grant from the California State Parks Habitat Conservation Fund.

The $77,000 grant will allow Camp Cooper to serve 75 children ages 5through 12, as opposed to 50 kids. In addition, the camp will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., instead of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Those changes begin...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council will vote on Tuesday night to move forward on two projects that have been part of the City’s strategic visioning process for several years.

One of those votes would allow the city to issue $5.5 million in bonds from the California Municipal Finance Authority to Danco to fund the company’s Downtowner Motel property into low-to-moderate income senior ...

EUREKA- The man whose murder charge in Garberville was dropped last month appeared in court on Monday for a pretrial conference.

Benjamin Carter had been accused of killing 36-year-old Zachary Chapman, until the court determined the prosecution had not demonstrated Carter’s malicious intent within the probable cause, which was outlined at the preliminary hearing.  At the May 13 hearing...

MCKINLEYVILLE- The McKinleyville Organizing Committee is picking up plans that were halted more than a decade ago to build a town center in McKinleyville.

The committee started doing research and discovered there was a town center in the McKinleyville General Plan passed and instituted in 2002 but nothing has happened since. Now it's asking the community to help with the process and...