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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- It’s coming down to the wire. There are just a few hours left for last-minute Christmas gifts.

Many shoppers visited Target in Eureka Thursday. The parking lot was jam-packed and the isles inside the store were even more busy. A survey from the National Retail Federation shows about 10-percent of shoppers said they would likely wait until the last minute. Numbers also...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:42

EUREKA- Also at the Eureka Rescue Mission, children were given hand knitted toys.

For the first time, the Northcoast Knittery held a hand knit toy drive and Thursday, the storeowner dropped off the gifts. The knittery was able to supply the knitters with all the materials free of charge and asked them to hand knit toys to give to the Rescue Mission children on Christmas Eve. They had...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:41

ARCATA- Arcata Fire District was able to quickly knock down a fire at the Veterans Hall.

Just after 7:30 Wednesday night, Arcata Fire District responded to a fire at the Veterans Hall in the 1400 block of J street in Arcata. The first engine on scene reported smoke coming from the chimney area. Flames were also visible from the window of a back room. Investigators tracked the cause of...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:40

NORTH COAST - Humboldt county law enforcement continues to crackdown on impaired drivers this holiday season with it’s 17 Day Winter Holiday DUI Campaign.

In less than one week, ten DUI arrests have been made from traffic stops and Avoid the Ten DUI Task Force deployments. Saturation patrols, as well as DUI and driver’s license checkpoints across the county will continue through January...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:14

NORTH COAST - The delayed crab season continues on the north coast having a significant financial impact on crabbers. That’s why Senator Mike McGuire is pushing for a loss of revenue reimbursement.

Crabbers suffering from the delay are compiling their losses and officials are preparing data to petition the federal government. The petition will ask the Department of Interior to declare a...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:10

FORTUNA - Dozens of Fortuna families in need got a special delivery Christmas Eve morning as part of the Fire Department’s Santa’s Sleigh program.

Come rain or shine Santa’s sleigh will carry on in Fortuna, and it has every year since 1987, delivering gifts from door to door.  

“It's been a tradition for the Fortuna Fire Department to go out and do this,” said Lon Winburn,...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:06

CRESCENT CITY - A Del Norte K-9 Officer is going to be a lot safer on the job thanks to a recent donation.

K-9 Jango will receive a bullet and stab protective vest courtesy of Vested Interest in K9’s Inc., a non-profit and the Hausman Family Foundation. The delivery of the equipment is expected in eight to ten weeks.

The donation was welcomed thankfully by the Crescent City...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:11

NORTH COAST - Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating with regards to crab season but now there’s some hope even though it won’t impact us for a while. Oregon and Washington have received the green light to open their Dungeness crab season January 4.

Crabbers are getting their gear ready after the go-ahead was given by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and state health organizations....

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 23:56