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ARCATA- The new replacement for Fire Chief Desmond Cowan, who is retiring, is starting a little earlier than expected. 

Assistant Chief Justin McDonald will act as the Interim Chief starting May 29th, when Chief Cowan is beginning his time off. "I want to give him a good opportunity to get his feet under him before I leave," said Cowan. 

Chief Cowan officially retires on June...

Post date: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:37

HOOPA- The Hoopa Valley Tribe is suing the federal government for inadequate salmon protection.

They filed a 60-day notice of their intent to sue the BOA and NOAA fisheries, stating a violation of the Endangered Species Act. The 2013 Klamath Project Bi-Op was linked to a deadly salmon parasite, which caused a record low number of fish.The agencies did not reinitiate consultation to...

Post date: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:27

ARCATA - There are new details regarding a man that was shot by an Arcata Police Officer after an altercation. The man is in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery.

Just before 7:00 Tuesday night, the Arcata Police Department responded to the Shell gas station at the corner of 14th and G Streets for a man acting aggressive. According to a shell employee the man was...

Post date: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:07

RIO DELL - The Rio Dell City Council is continuing to discuss regulations for its medical cannabis land use ordinance. 

At Tuesday night's meeting members looked at different levels of cannabis manufacturing, plus commercial kitchens that produce edibles. The council is also deciding appropriate locations for cannabis activity. This includes an industrial zone just north of Rio Dell,...

Post date: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:57

EUREKA - Two-wheeled commuters and recreational riders met at the gazebo in Old Town Eureka for a bike to work day rally.

Dozens of cyclists rode to the gazebo where bike month coalition members gave away free water bottles, tools and buttons. The longest commuter won a prize as did the best bicycle for commuting. 

Humboldt Transit Authority parked a bus curbside for people to...

Post date: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:55

EUREKA - Vietnam veterans across the nation and right here in Humboldt County are rallying today to bring attention to what they say is an unfair practice of the Veterans Administration. 

Congress passed the Agent Orange Act in 1991 to provide medical coverage to Vietnam...
Post date: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:52

HUMBOLDT - Armed robberies are on the rise in Humboldt County with several last week. Authorities say they could be related and that businesses should be on the lookout because there's a high chance the suspect will strike again.

"I went back to January 2016 and there's been approximately six armed robberies with businesses just in the county's jurisdiction. But in that time frame we've...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:24

ARCATA - An officer involved shooting in Arcata leaves one man in critical condition. 

Just before 7:00 Tuesday night, the Arcata Police Department responded to the Shell gas station at the corner of 14th and G Streets for a man acting aggressive. According to Shell employee Russell Plocher, the man was drinking alcohol, swinging a metal pipe and a wood stick. He says the man was...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:14