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FORTUNA - A tragic crash that took two young lives continues to challenge law enforcement.

The California Highway Patrol is asking the public’s help in finding two persons of interest in the fatal hit and run in Fortuna a week ago last Tuesday.

Marcia Maelinda Kitchen and her boyfriend, Joshua Pearlston are sought for questioning. Kitchen is the registered owner of the Jeep...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:28

FORTUNA - Students affected by the loss of two 14-year-old girls killed in last week’s hit-and-run in Fortuna had the opportunity to attend a counseling venue Thursday.

The Fortuna Elementary School District along with County Mental Health and Changing Tides hosted the venue from 10 to 2. Any grieving student could attend and express their feelings. One of the victim’s had just finished...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:27

GARBERVILLE - A man is busted in Southern Humboldt for illegally growing marijuana in a historic cemetery. Now state park personnel are left to clean it up.

Deep into Richardson Grove State Park, two miles west of Highway 101 is an area called Beall Place.

“We were patrolling the back of the park and we had heard there was possibly an illegal encampment in the back of the park,”...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:20

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The County's Cannabis Services Division continues its outreach to communities affected by the new medical marijuana land use ordinance. Today division representatives met with members of the Humboldt Association of Realtors. 

Real estate agents and brokers play a unique role in educating the public on the new ordinance according to the cannabis services division.

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:01

TRINIDAD - One more meeting. That’s what the Trinidad Planning Commission says it will take to finalize amendments to the city’s vacation dwelling unit ordinance.

Now referred to as STRs or short term rentals, the Planning Commission has held several special meetings in addition to regular meetings since taking on the topic last year.

Last night marked the completion of informal...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:00

DEL NORTE COUNTY- A reminder to be cautious while on the internet, even on Facebook.

The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office says there is a fake news article online, and it may possibly be a portal for a computer virus. They advise people to not click on the link, or anything on the Facebook page called "Del norte county News Today." The article is still online, and states a mother...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:59

EUREKA - Humboldt County Office of Education and Caltrans are installing fencing around the forested area from Myrtle Avenue to 6th Street in Eureka. It’s an effort to keep transients out of the area.

The land is adjacent to a community school and owned in part by both organizations. They worked together to fund and construct the fence due to increased transient activity in the last few...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:57

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Ferndale City Council unanimously approved the proposed half-cent transportation sales tax at last night’s meeting. That means the Humboldt County Association of Governments has the backing of all member-cities to take the issue before the Board of Supervisors.

HCAOG Executive Director Marcella Clem said, "To have all of the jurisdictions realize that we are in a...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:54