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ORLEANS- An exciting day in Orleans, the Karuk Tribe launching it's long awaited broadband service.

The tribe held a ribbon cutting today in the Karuk Council Chambers. The Áan Chúuphan Internet Service is nearly seven years in the making. A community connect grant from the USDA and another grant from the California Public Utilities Commission helped fund the $12 million project....

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:43

HOOPA- Two Hoopa men are behind bars in a Wyoming jail after attempting to transport over 50 pounds of marijuana through the state.

Talon Williams, 21, and Morek Robbins, 22, were arrested just after 10:15 a.m. yesterday following a traffic stop.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the two were traveling in a blue 2015 Hyundai Accent on interstate 80, nine miles west of...

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:41

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Humboldt's economy is looking pretty good. That's according to unemployment numbers published Friday from the county's Employment Development Department.

County labor representatives say September marked the lowest unemployment rate we've seen all year, coming in at 4.7 percent. That number is a .09 percent fall from august and down by 1.3 percent from last year.

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:41

ARCATA- Friday marked the 5th and final day of Indigenous Peoples' Week at Humboldt State University.

All week long, students prepared activities on campus to bring awareness to natives and broaden the concept of what it means to be Native American. The Cultural Resource Center Coordinator at HSU says this week is specifically planned ahead of Columbus day, Halloween, and...

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:23

ARCATA- Arcata residents are trying to bridge the gap and help transients in the area.

Dozens of community members from the Community Pride Project met at the Arcata Plaza Friday afternoon, to discuss public safety and cleaning up the streets. Some voiced concerns of being harassed by troubled youth in the area, while others said they don’t feel safe visiting the Plaza with their...

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:17

EUREKA - With the possible legalization of cannabis just one year away, what will the industry mean for Humboldt’s economy? That's the question being answered in a four part business leader luncheon series by the Prosperity Network.

The first discussion focused on farming. Friday, retail, with a panel of stakeholders at the local and state level. Dispensaries addressed self-regulations...

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:06

EUREKA- Humboldt Bay firefighters have some brand new equipment, thanks to more than 613,000 dollars in grant money.

The 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant has allowed the Fire Department to replace their aging fleet of self contained breathing apparatuses with 76 brand new ones.

The new SCBA’s are priced at about 5,700 dollars each, and have some new and improved safety...

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:03

ARCATA - It’s breast cancer awareness month and a local tow truck company has just unveiled a new pink tow truck to raise awareness and funds.

Efforts began in 2011 when Buddy’s Auto Center owner Rick Stewart surprised his breast cancer surviving wife, Julie, with the first pink tow truck. Over the summer the couple worked with the community on a design for the second. It’s now complete...

Post date: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 16:56