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EUREKA - A Eureka man is behind bars after getting caught breaking into an SUV.

Around 1:15 yesterday afternoon, 39-year old Shane Casey was arrested near 6th and G streets. Police say a manager of a nearby restaurant called authorities after witnessing Casey allegedly forcing entry into a locked sports utility vehicle.

When officers arrived, the manager was able to...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 22:24

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee will swear in newly elected members at its meeting Wednesday night.  

The committee has a complete turnover ever four years with no staggered terms. It’s made of 21 people from the five districts and filing opened the same time as the supervisors’ race. The committee is mostly incumbent with only one new member, however...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 18:23

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - How much water does the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District have saved up and how will recent legislation regulate water diversion? These are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the districts monthly board meeting on Wednesday.

California was struck with severe drought and went into emergency regulation in February. However in May that regulation...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 18:11

TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council will discuss two sales tax ballot measures at tomorrow night’s meeting.

Council will consider the half-cent sales tax proposed by the Humboldt County Association Of Governments. The countywide measure would fund maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction of existing transit infrastructure and requires a two-thirds majority of municipalities to be...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:29

Eureka – Measure S funded construction on Eureka City Schools is in full swing, though district officials say building behind the Redwood Curtain can be frustrating.

Approved by Eureka voters in 2014, Measure S is a $49 million bond that funds improvements to schools across the district.

This summer, Lincoln School and Alice Birney are receiving their makeovers.


Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:28

KING SALMON - Kids may be to blame for a suspicious brush fire in King Salmon.

Humboldt bay fire responded to a reported vegetation fire on Buhne Drive in King Salmon around 12:30 this afternoon.

First arriving engines saw flames spreading through the grassland at a moderate rate of speed.

Firefighters contained the blaze in a matter of minutes. No structures were...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:27

EUREKA- It hasn't even been a month since a Eureka gas station was robbed, yet it was targeted again.

Just after midnight Sunday, EPD responded to the Patriot Gas Station on the 1700 block of Broadway. A male suspect entered carrying a black handgun, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. He fled on a bicycle in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:23

ARCATA - Smiles and comfort are increasing at Mad River Hospital, all thanks to one tiny wagging tail.

It's been years in the making, according to the COO Steve Engle, but Mad River Hospital is finally welcoming four legged friends into the healing process of their patients. The first pet in the new pet therapy program is Emma, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

"You're in a hospital. You...

Post date: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 16:32