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NORTH COAST - Folks who have burning permits to incinerate brush and trash will need to move quickly if they want to eliminate their refuse. Burn permits will be suspended beginning July 1 here on the North Coast.

While winter and spring rain was very welcome here in Humboldt County, the area drought conditions still exist. This has prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burning within the...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:57

CRESCENT CITY - Crescent City has a new city manager hailing from Oregon.

David Van Dermark spent the last 11 years as city manager of the small town of Winston, Oregon, where he says he was most proud of building a brand new staff, creating a new community center, skate park, boat ramp, and upgrading the sewer plant. Van Dermark has a biology degree from the University of Oregon and...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:11

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury conducted a recent investigation and found that the County's spending "lacks transparency...accountability...and has no consistent terminology." The Grand Jury is made up of 19 local citizens with advisors that include the Superior Court Judge, DA, and State Attorney General. Their duty is to objectively find and correct flaws in government...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:44

CALIFORNIA- Caltrans announced today a long-range transportation plan that will be more sustainable and environmentally responsible.

It's called the "California Transportation System Plan 2040." The new plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve transit options, and has a long-range policy framework that will meet the future mobility needs. It's the first of it's kind in the...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:33

SACRAMENTO-The Humboldt Area Foundation was honored by the state as an "exceptional non-profit organization."

HAF connects community members and organizations to donors. They also participate in giving out a variety of grants and scholarships to those in need. They have a community resource center and online library as well.

Last week, Executive Director Patrick Cleary went to...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:25

EUREKA - For the 3rd year, the Jefferson Community Center is working to make sure no kid goes hungry this summer by offering free lunch to anyone 18 years old and under.

Staff members serve meals weekday afternoons from 1:00-1:30 plus a snack at 3:00.

In addition to the meal, kids learn where their food comes from… sowing seeds for plant starts, tending the garden, and...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:07

ARCATA - After Ray’s Food Place in Hoopa voluntarily closed due to a rat infestation, another local facility is forced to shut down for the same reason. This time it was Arcata. The kitchen at Red Roof Inn on Giuntoli Lane was closed following last week’s inspection by the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services made the decision.

Inspectors noted...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:04

EUREKA - Eureka City School District outlined their goals in the 2016/2017 school budget.

The district passed the Local Control and Accountability Plan at last week's school board meeting. The plan utilizes feedback from educators, administrators, and community members to guide district priorities while refining the budget.

This year’s budget continues to prioritize funding for...

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:58