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Two juveniles are facing restitution payments and possible prosecution after allegedly vandalizing an elementary school in McKinleyville.

Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies responded to Dow’s Prairie Elementary School on Monday where a classroom had been vandalized: Profanity was written on the walls, dish soap was spread on the floor and school equipment was damaged.

A witness...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:21

A large grant will go a long way in helping Trinity County manage and improve forest health, reduce the threat of wildfire and support the county’s rural economy.

Congressman Jared Huffman said the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $550,000 to the Trinity County collaborative.

The funds come from a highly competitive joint chiefs grant program. The money will offer a...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:15

After deliberating just 2 hours, a Humboldt County jury found Fieldbrook double-homicide suspect Jason Michael Arreaga not guilty on all counts. It is the end of a very long process.

Arreaga has spent the last year and a half behind bars for the murders of 37-year-old Harley Hammers and 37-year-old Angel Tully, which took place at a residence on Fieldbrook Road. The jury was made up of...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:07

EUREKA - Community members and family will celebrate the life of a long time longshoreman and harbor commissioner Tuesday in Eureka. Charles Ollivier passed away suddenly last Tuesday at his home in McKinleyville.

He served as a commissioner on the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District for 16 years and was a longshoreman for 25 years. Fourteen of those he spent as...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 21:28

EUREKA- Although crab season has been delayed, fisherman are busy searching the ocean for something to catch. Up and down the north coast, fisherman are now collaborating with the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center to retrieve lost crab gear.

They hope to resell the gear they find and use the money for future cleanups.

When crab gear gets lost in the ocean it affects marine wildlife...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:51

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-Good news for family budgeters- gas prices are plummeting. In the past week, prices dropped 8.6 cents in California and the average is down $2.32 a gallon.

Exactly three years ago, California gas was $4.22 a gallon. The year after that, it fell to $3.75. Exactly one year ago, gas was $2.93. The cheapest gas in the state right now is in Yuba county; there, gas is only $1....

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:48

BLUE LAKE – A local couple is celebrating 70 years of marriage and their family threw them quite the anniversary celebration in Blue Lake. 

Patricia Flaherty of Eureka and Ben Spini of Arcata met back in 1945 during a summer dance at Camp Bauer in Korbel.  

"And my dad gave my mom a ride home in the family sedan and from then on their love story began," said Marci Barnes,...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:44

BLUE LAKE - It’s a project the city of Blue Lake has had its eye on for the last five years, transforming sections of the Blue Lake Business Park into a launch pad for future economic opportunities.

Current business park members include Mad River Brewery, Tomaso’s Specialty Foods, Fish Brothers and Blue Lake Power. Each has encountered barriers to future growth and hopes the new...

Post date: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:30