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EUREKA-With an eye on the department’s future, Eureka police are developing a 5-year plan, and held their first strategic meeting with employees on Tuesday at the Wharfinger Building 

This is just the first of three steps in the process. Although the meeting was closed to the public, the second step in the planning procedure is to seek feedback and assessments from the public. Officials...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:40

EUREKA-A garage fire early Tuesday morning caused $10,000 in damage to a Eureka home.  

 

Humboldt Bay Fire responded just after 4 on the 500 block of West Buhne Street. It took crews ten minutes to bring the fire under control.

 

The blaze appeared to have started from outside the garage, in the back near a garbage can.

 

The residents were uninjured...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:38

PHILLIPSVILLE- The Department of Public Health has confirmed that there was in fact a case of tuberculosis in Southern Humboldt.

We first brought you the story last month when an autopsy conducted by the coroner’s office revealed possible signs of TB in a deceased man from Phillipsville. The victim did not die of the disease, but passed away near the end of December of a heart attack....

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:20

ARCATA - Since last summer, dog lovers in Arcata have worked hard and made big strides toward establishing a dog park at the city’s Little Lakes Property. City officials also cleared hurdles to regain local control of the property. However due to historic pollution much more work remains.

Traces of dioxin which can be highly toxic remain at the former mill location. The city will...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:15

EUREKA - A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences shows the impacts of the West Nile Virus on North American birds, including birds here on the North Coast.

Researchers examined 49 bird species that were banded at more than 500 sites across the U.S. from 1992 to 2007. The Humboldt Area Foundation’s Wright Wildlife Refuge managed by HSU,...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:13

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Despite heavy rains and full reservoirs, city water conservation restrictions will remain in place.

The State Water Board has decided to extend a 4-percent reduction in water use for McKinleyville, Arcata and Eureka. Humboldt Community Services District will still need to cut water by 12-percent and Fortuna, 24-percent. These restrictions are primarily focused on...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:02

NORTH COAST - After years of debate and heated controversy, as well as environmental issues that have threatened the health of native fish species, PacifiCorp’s hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River are slated to be removed. 

After a relicensing procedure once again became an issue of conflict, PacifiCorp has now switched gears and will ask to decommission its four Klamath dams. The...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:55

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- After receiving a growing number of complaints about the impact of vacation rentals on local communities, county officials will research possible regulations.

During Tuesday afternoon’s session, the board heard a staff report regarding a vacation home rental zone reclassification petition. This would essentially establish regulations by requiring a special permit and...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:46