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EUREKA - Area homeless were putting their first amendment rights to work and protesting at the Humboldt County courthouse.

Handmade signs were on display Monday and some of the homeless evicted from the Palco Marsh wanted to make sure the public was aware of their plight and that there was more to the story than just an eviction.

Many of those individuals had been at the marsh...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:45

PETROLIA - A structure fire destroyed two buildings Sunday in Petrolia.

Around 8:45 Sunday night, Petrolia and Ferndale volunteer fire departments and other agencies were called to a residence near Clark Road and North Fork. A house and cabin were fully engulfed in flames. Nearby vegetation was also catching fire along with another home.

Crews were able to limit significant...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:18

NORTH COAST - Humboldt County students set a record at the 2016 state history day. Local high schools had several finalists.

Tenth graders Gracelynn Trump and Chayslin Johnson from Academy of the Redwoods were named finalists. They are both interested in the medical field and chose to produce a documentary on Dr. John Gibbon's heart-lung machine. The documentary describes how the...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:39

EUREKA - Humboldt County students set a record at this year’s state history day in Rocklin earlier this month. A total of 14 local students earned recognition out of more than 1,200 top history students from throughout the state. South Bay has six of those students including a state champion.

Eighth graders Madilyn Andersen and Evelyn Garcia were in the top eight finalists for exhibit...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:26

A man is dead after a rollover accident on Highway 199 in Del Norte County. 39-year-old Rueben Cordrey of Carlotta is identified in Saturday’s fatal rollover on Highway 36. Dozens of people show up in Ferndale to celebrate the history and music of Portugal at day two of the 92nd Annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival. High school students interested in studying abroad had the opportunity to...

Post date: Sun, 05/15/2016 - 19:15

A rollover accident along Highway 36 takes the life of a man. Another accident kills a 21-year-old in Southern Humboldt. HSU and CR students graduate college in a handful of commencement ceremonies today. Nearly a dozen teachers recognized for their hardwork and dedication. Community members learn what's next for the Eureka Waterfront Trail during a community building event.

Post date: Sat, 05/14/2016 - 17:05

ARCATA - Members of the Arcata Professional Firefighters Association set up on all four corners of the Arcata Plaza to Fill the Boot for MDA.

Union members hoped to raise $3,000 today as people emptied their pockets to fill the boot. The money supports research and a summer camp for kids living with muscle diseases.

It's part of a national campaign organized by the International...

Post date: Sat, 05/14/2016 - 15:19

NORTH COAST - Those first boats of crabbers are bringing in the initial harvest of North Coast Dungeness and for some it hasn’t been the bounty that was hoped for.

The weather hasn’t been ideal with winds off the coast and although first pulls of pots produced some nice results, follow-ups didn’t. There’s still a lot of fishing to do before the July 15 closure.

To add insult to...

Post date: Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:40