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EUREKA - The Humboldt Waste Management Authority is counting down the days until the Cummings Road Landfill in Eureka will be closed forever.

The authority devised a closure plan in 2012 and is near completion of phase two. The landfill is covered with a plastic layer, sod, and sand. Finishing touches are laying pipe to pump out leachate and methane. Plus, Miller Farms is laying straw,...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:46

EUREKA - There’s going to be a Party in Pink Zumbathon in Eureka Saturday and it’s all for a good cause. 

This will be the third year Eureka’s Parks and Recreation have hosted the Zumbathon. The event is for breast cancer awareness month, with proceeds going to the Breast and GYN Health Project in Arcata. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program incorporating Latin and American dance styles...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:38

EUREKA- It’s a growing trend across the country, including right here in Humboldt County. You may be calling 911 from your pocket without even realizing it.

According to Eureka Police Department out of the 1,500 calls dispatchers received over the last 7 days, a total of 66 were accidental. That's 4% of calls devoted to the dispatcher not knowing if the caller is okay. Emergency...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:37

EUREKA - The Humboldt Bay Harbor District’s interest in economic development for Woodley Island continues. The District discussed land use recommendations for Eureka’s general plan update at it’s meeting Thursday night.

The district has proposed a restaurant, seafood market, fuel dock and small RV park. Recommendations were to designate the land as Commercial Waterfront. However, the...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:31

EUREKA- Counterfeit cash is turning up at businesses right here in Eureka.

Several retail operations including Sweet Temptations and Eureka Grocery Outlet have received the fake cash.

According to the grocery store owner, Mary Barber, just this week, a man and a woman purchased groceries and used two counterfeit hundreds to pay. Employees realized it was fake while counting the...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:31

ARCATA - Arcata business owners and community members are fed up with violence, litter and harassment on the plaza. So fed up, they've started community meetings to address the issue.

Friday was the second meeting and was accompanied by the city manager councilmembers and the police chief. The mission is to address environmental concerns including beer bottles, cigarette butts, and...

Post date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:28

EUREKA - The City of Eureka will be relining a number of streets beginning next week.

The centerline and edge line repainting will begin around 7:30 am and continue until 6 pm Monday through Friday October 12th to October 16th.

There will be controlled traffic at various locations. City officials ask motorists to drive slowly and carefully in the vicinity of...

Post date: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 19:47

ARCATA - It was a tough decision for the Arcata City Council Wednesday night; moving forward with a land use code amendment to create a medical marijuana innovation zone, after numerous citizens expressed concerns. 

The ordinance, prepared by the Planning Commission, was unanimously approved for Area A, with an amendment of not including Area C. Area A is the original proposed zone at...

Post date: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 17:44