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FORTUNA- Eel River divers say local salmon are in crisis, many showing signs of blindness and lethargy. 

Most of those fish impacted were spotted in the lower river near Fortuna and Fernbridge. Members of the Eel River Recovery Project and the Department of Fish and Wildlife have since collected some of the fish to be studied and tested for infection at UC Davis. Experts say they're...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:52

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appointed an Interim Director of Planning and Building for the county.

Robert Wall served as the Supervising Long Range Planner for the department. He helped guide the General Plan Update. As Interim Director, Wall will supervise the department and continue guiding the GPU and Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance, among other...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:37

FRESHWATER  - You’d think with all the rain we’ve been having, fire would not be an issue. That wasn’t the case Thursday afternoon after Humboldt Bay Fire personnel were called to a suspicious fire in Freshwater.

Just after 4 PM, firefighters responded to the 12-hundred block of Freshwater Road and witnessed heavy smoke pouring out of the roof and attic area. Two victims with injuries...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:24

LOLETA - One man was arrested and two other suspects received citations after a traffic stop in Loleta.

Just after 9:30 Thursday morning, sheriff’s deputies recognized 25-year old Robert Ellis of Fortuna as having a suspended license. After a traffic stop near Bear River Casino, Ellis admitted his license was still suspended. A passenger, 25-year old Allissa Brock of Willow Creek...

Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 23:57

EUREKA - A fugitive wanted for attempted murder was taken into custody after a two month long investigation.

53-year old Keith Giampapa met with deputies at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. After an interview, he was placed under arrest for attempted murder, mayhem and shooting at an inhabited dwelling.

Giampapa was wanted for a shooting last September 30th in...

Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 23:40

Dozens of community members lined E and F Streets for the annual Holiday Open House at Henderson Center. More than 100 businesses opened their doors to community members and had fun holiday activities. There was a trolley every 15 minutes, snow outside of the Discovery Shop and the Humboldt Brass Band playing in the middle of F street.


Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 20:15

Humboldt Bay Fire crews responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon in Freshwater.

The fire started at around 4:15 on the 1200 block of Freshwater Road.

It took a half hour to bring under control.

Three people were injured but two were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene and the cause is under...

Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 18:52

EUREKA - A special delivery Thursday morning at Betty Chinn's Day Center and St. Vincent De Paul is making thanksgiving dreams come true for those in need. 

The holiday turkey giving project is a 19 year tradition, made possible by employee contributions from AAA and Pacific Towing. 300 pounds of turkey was delivered to St. Vincent De Paul, then another 300 pounds to Betty Chinn’s Day...

Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 18:27