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NORTH COAST- A smoke related health emergency has been declared in Humboldt County due to the numerous wildfires burning across Northern California. Public Health, weather and air quality officials alerted the public on Friday to start taking emergency precautions, especially people living in Eastern Humboldt.

Officials say if you live in a smoky area, stay indoors, especially during...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:29

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is looking for three suspects who broke into a Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe and stole more than $3,000 worth of merchandise.

Surveillance footage from just before 5 a.m. on Thursday shows a suspect throw a rock through the front door of the cafe. He, another man and a woman, all wearing hoodies with their faces covered stole six motorcycle...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:25

FERNDALE- With the school year around the corner, kids of all ages are enjoying the carnival rides at the 119th annual Humboldt County Fair. The President and CEO of California Carnival Company, Kevin Tate, told News Channel 3 what safety measures are in place for those thrilling machines.

"As they're assembled, they're inspected.  Then they get inspected after they're done being...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:21

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - The Horse Fire burning near Shelter Cove has stabilized for the time being.

Fire officials breathed a sigh of relief when high winds that were expected never materialized Thursday night. New GPS measurements have reduced the fire acreage from 250 to 137. It is now 15-percent contained. Snags left over from the Saddle Fire in 1988 pose substantial hazards to...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:09

SHELTER COVE: The Horse Fire, burning 6 miles north of Shelter Cove in the King Range Wilderness, is being held at 250 acres and is 12% contained as of Friday morning. A total of 692 personnel are battling the blaze including: Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Corrections, California Conservation Corps, Humboldt County Sheriff, Humboldt Office of Emergency Services, Shelter...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:18

HOOPA- The Hoopa Valley Tribe declared a State of Emergency on Tuesday, August 18, due to sustained unhealthy air quality conditions resulting from several wildfire complexes burning in Humboldt and Trinity Counties. A clean air facility is available to the community from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7-days a week, at the Hoopa Neighborhood Facilities. There is also a clean air facility available to...

Post date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:11

SACRAMENTO  - Smokers could have new taxes on cigarettes after a new bill passed in Sacramento.

Mike McGuire co-authored legislation that is aimed at reducing the devastating health impacts of tobacco. Nearly 40,000 Californians die every year from smoking or tobacco related diseases. It continues to be a public health crisis.

The new bill empowers counties to place locally...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:55

SHELTER COVE - A pesky fire in Southern Humboldt is proving to be a serious challenge for firefighters. The Horse Fire continues in a remote area covered with thick brush and trees and crews are being pushed on all fronts.

The blaze ignited Tuesday morning in the King Range area about 6 miles northeast of Shelter Cove.  Personnel have been able to stabilize the fire at 250 acres. It is...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 21:43