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BLUE LAKE – A local couple is celebrating 70 years of marriage and their family threw them quite the anniversary celebration in Blue Lake. 

Patricia Flaherty of Eureka and Ben Spini of Arcata met back in 1945 during a summer dance at Camp Bauer in Korbel.  

"And my dad gave my mom a ride home in the family sedan and from then on their love story began," said Marci Barnes,...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:44

BLUE LAKE - It’s a project the city of Blue Lake has had its eye on for the last five years, transforming sections of the Blue Lake Business Park into a launch pad for future economic opportunities.

Current business park members include Mad River Brewery, Tomaso’s Specialty Foods, Fish Brothers and Blue Lake Power. Each has encountered barriers to future growth and hopes the new...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:30

A public protest regarding a sewer rate change has failed in Crescent City.

The city proposed a new ordinance for a consumption-based rate structure that moved away from the traditional flat rate system. Users would pay for only what they use. Half of all users were predicted to see a decrease in their bill.

City officials said if 1,715 protests were filed by the public, it would...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:28

EUREKA - PG&E recently sent out a letter regarding rate structure changes and informing customers that they have until the end of the month to adjust their plan. A local solar panel business warns that if solar customers don't take action soon, it's going to cost them. 

If customers do not switch their current plan by the end of the month they will be automatically transitioned to...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:25

ARCATA - Community members in Arcata got the chance to weigh-in on the city's proposed medical marijuana regulatory program Monday afternoon. 

This comes after city council adopted the first reading of how to regulate it's medical marijuana innovation zone last week. The zone will include all property along West End Road and be split into two areas. Area one will allow as many permits...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:24

RIO DELL - While the approaching deadline to develop local medical marijuana regulations has been lifted, cities like Rio Dell are still working hard to develop their own regulations.

Tuesday night the city's planning commission will discuss land-use regulations that are primarily focused on cultivation, manufacturing and dispensaries. Staff recommends that outdoor and mixed-light...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:24

It’s become an all too familiar headline in recent weeks: State Route 299, Highway 96 closed due to rock and mudslides. Caltrans is acutely aware of the problem and is working to resolve it, officials told KIEM.

The most recent closure was just last week in Trinity County, when Highway 299 near Big French Creek was closed in both directions.

"It’s just the nature of our district...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:22

They say every dog has its day. Just ask the next Labrador retriever you meet. 

Labs have a lot to wag their tails about these days. According to the American Kennel Club, the breed is now in its 25th year as the top U.S. dog breed. It's the longest reign since the A.K.C. started ranking canines in the 1880s. But some other breeds also have a lot to bark about. Beagles, bulldogs, golden...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:08