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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

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The push continues to expand broadband to rural areas of Humboldt County.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors will decide whether or not to sign a letter to Assemblymember Mark Stone in support of The Internet for All Now Act of 2016. The Santa Cruz democrat has introduced legislation, which would provide additional funding for the California Advanced...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:06

Two people stuck in the snow in Eastern Humboldt County were rescued by Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies over the weekend; another member of their party had walked back into town and called for help. 

This past Saturday afternoon, law enforcement was called to Fish Lake Road, east of Weitchpec. A reporting party said while he’d walked toward town, two others stayed in their vehicle...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:57