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HUMBOLDT COUNTY – He instructs kindergarten at a Cutten school and now he’s Humboldt County’s Teacher of the Year.

August Deshais is a faculty member of Ridgewood Elementary School. He will be officially recognized during the Humboldt Board of Education’s September meeting for a job well done.

County Superintendent of Schools, Garry Eagles said, "Deshais is a teacher who supports...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 21:58

EUREKA - It's a tough job building California’s roadways but Wednesday dozens of Caltrans employees were honored for their longtime service with the agency.

It's all part of the Caltrans State Annual Service Luncheon. District 1 held its ceremony at the Red Lion in Eureka and gave recognition to seven employees for 25 years of service and two for 30 years. Awards went to a variety of...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:38

GARBERVILLE- It's rich in history and a popular place to stay while visiting the redwoods in Southern Humboldt. The Benbow Historic Inn is expanding and it could be a big boost to the economy.

Nestled above the south fork of the Eel River the Benbow Historic Inn has been evolving since the doors opened on July 17, 1926.

The Benbow family purchased the land in 1922 and starting...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:31

EUREKA - A growing number of Humboldt County farmers now accept CalFresh benefits. Wednesday afternoon a kickoff event was held in Eureka. 

The opportunity became possible due to legislative advocacy at the federal and state level. Efforts encouraged the Department of Agriculture to offer local, healthy food to people that qualify for food assistance programs. Food for People and the...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:30

TRINITY COUNTY- More than $3,000 has been raised for a Humboldt woman who sustained major injuries in a Trinity County crash.
On Sunday night, 23 year-old Miranda Landstrom from Eureka was driving a Ford F150 on Mad River Road south of Eagles Nest Road. The CHP said she lost control of the truck and crashed into a tree stump. Landstrom was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:25

EUREKA- Enjoy some sweet cocktails, all to benefit summer recreation programs for youth.

The Rotary Club of SW Eureka is having their Tenth Annual Martinis by the Bay event Thursday. The event will run from 5-7 p.m at the Wharfinger in Eureka. There will appetizers, music, and a silent auction.

Tickets can be purchased from a variety of locations, and at the door. For more...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:18

FORTUNA - The city of Fortuna has worked on a traffic impact fee for several years and is now hosting a series of workshops for community input.

Wednesday afternoon at the River Lodge staff held the second community outreach workshop geared toward a presentation for city council. The proposed fee would be citywide for new development projects. It would go into a specific fund to make...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:15

EUREKA - Jury selection is now underway in the trial of a former Humboldt County Sheriff's Sergeant accused of sexual assault.

Two women allege that in 2013 Jason Daniels willfully and unlawfully sexually assaulted them while they were being detained. Jane Doe #1 did not initially come forward stating in the preliminary hearing that she was intimidated because of Daniel’s authority,...

Post date: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:14