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EUREKA -- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 7-percent raise.

The adjustment will come in three separate steps.

Currently, supervisors receive slightly more than $81,000 per year. Effective May 8, the salary will bump up to more than $84,000 annually.

Then on July 3, the increase will tick upward to over $85,000 and then on Jan...

Post date: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 16:57

ARCATA -- Humboldt State University is continuing their tradition of honoring excellence with their distinguished faculty awards for 2015 - 2016.

HSU began the tradition back in 1964.

This year, professors Alexandru Tomescu and Noah Zerbe along with lecturer Loren Cannon are being lauded.

Tomescu, a professor of botany and biology, was praised for his dynamic and thought-...

Post date: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 16:54

EUREKA -- Even as officials met last week to brainstorm ideas for curbing dog attacks on area livestock, a cow had to be euthanized Monday for injuries sustained during just such an attack. 

At their meeting, authorities discussed ways to curb the number of incidents by prosecuting dog owners and requiring restitution to the tune of double the value of an animal lost.


Post date: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 16:50

FORTUNA – Family and friends gathered at Fortuna City Hall Monday night as the chief of police welcomed four fresh new faces to the department at an official swearing-in ceremony.  

Fortuna police congratulated 21-year-old Kaitlyn Teasley on her new position as police dispatch and Charity Kemp, who started in September as an evidence technician but has transitioned to the police records...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 18:15

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-In an effort to combat area homelessness, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to approve a joint resolution of a housing first plan; this comes after the city of Eureka approved the same resolution last week.

The board will meet at 9 a.m Tuesday morning. The housing-first plan was created by Focus Strategies, and would focus on housing 30 people in...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:57

ARCATA- A male cyclist is biking 545 miles, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, all for a good cause. Monday night, a fundraiser to support his cause was held in Arcata.

Abruzzi is hosting the fundraiser to support Zack Hinkley's pledge of raising thousands of dollars to participate in a bike ride that will go from the Bay Area to Southern California.

The funds raised will go to...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:54

FORTUNA- The first meeting in The Parent Project, a series of gatherings meant to support parents and offer guidance on commonly faced parenting issues, was held Monday. It's free for the public and parents can enjoy some free food, as well.

It was the first workshop of twelve, for parents who have kids between the ages of ten to eighteen. It's given in both English and Spanish. Parents...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:52

EUREKA- It's a story that's gone viral and it happened in our own backyard.

A Eureka mother took her son to Famous Footwear at the Bayshore Mall for a new pair of shoes and it's their life-altering experience in the store that's making it's rounds on social media.

Fatima Naylor took her son, Caden to get a pair of shoes on Thursday afternoon. 

"No big deal for other people...

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:23