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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

EUREKA -  The 3rd Annual Humboldt Steelhead Days wrapped up with an awards dinner at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka. Hundreds attended and a photo contest determined the winners of more than $3,500 in prizes.

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:32

EUREKA - If you are planning to visit the Henderson Center area of Eureka, there is a closure on E Street that will continue for several weeks between Henderson and Harris.

An encroachment permit was issued to West Environmental Services for some ongoing remediation work. Some boring of holes to install heating elements and vapor collection will continue from late afternoon until...

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:02

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Crescent City played host to a relic from the past Monday.

The Queen of the Mississippi riverboat visited for half a day on their way to the Columbia River in Washington. It was part of repositioning a second boat into the Evergreen State to ready for the touring season. In addition to Washington cruises, the boat services the Mississippi River as well as Chesapeake...

Post date: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:30

FORTUNA - A proposed new building in Fortuna could get final approval or denial at tomorrow night’s Fortuna City Council special meeting. The 9,600 square foot metal building is slated for construction at the corner of Rohnerville Road and Gulliksen Drive. After several hearings and public comment periods the planning commission decided to reject the application based on general plan policies...

Post date: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:41