Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    


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EUREKA- The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for a rapid transition that will make Sheriff Mike Downey, the county’s new coroner and public administrator.

On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors voted to pass an ordinance consolidating the two offices. Effective January 30, Coroner Dave Parris will retire, passing his responsibilities on to the sheriff. With just two months to...

EUREKA- It’s a dangerous section of road connecting Crescent City to Humboldt County, and on Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors took a stand for traveler safety.

“When the road collapses Del Norte County will be cut off,” said Del Norte County District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin. “There will be all kinds of other problems associated with economic, environmental, and human...

EUREKA- Fire and law enforcement officials will have a say in how Measure Z revenue is spent. On Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed on the make-up of a citizens’ advisory committee. That group will oversee how the new countywide sales tax revenue is dispersed.

The committee will have nine members, five of those appointed by district, two at large members appointed...

ARCATA- A dead body was found in Arcata this afternoon said the Arcata Police Department.

It was located around 12:30 p.m. by an Arcata Park Ranger near Janes Creek close to Westwood Court.

The Arcata Police Department along with the Humboldt County Coroners Office are working to determine the identity and cause of death.

Willow Creek - An update to the story of the missing woman from Willow Creek we reported on last week.

32-year old Ashley Hatter has been found. Her husband notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office and deputies made contact with her on November 26. According to law enforcement, neither Hatter nor her husband would tell authorities what happened.

Last Sunday, Hatter allegedly...

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors was indirectly hit with a Cyber-Attack. It happened around 1 pm Monday.

The company that stores and prints agenda’s and minutes for the board, called Granicus, was attacked and wide spread problems with their site made viewing board agendas an issue. No time table was given when repairs would be complete.

Officials with the county...

DEL NORTE - A Santa Rosa man drowned while boating Saturday in the Smith River of Jedediah Smith State Park. According to witnesses, 57-year-old Jay Jackson was in a 10 foot, one man drift boat. His anchor was dragging and got caught, causing the bow to dip down close to the anchor line and swamping the boat. The water in the area is very swift and Jackson was sent into the river and...

EUREKA - A 17-year-old girl was rescued from a structure fire in Eureka Monday morning.

Humboldt Bay firefighters responded to the 2200 block of Fairfield Street just after 8:30.

When they arrived, smoke was coming from the back of the home. They were able to knock the blaze down quickly while another crew rescued the trapped girl through the second story front window. 3 cats...