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EUREKA- Highway 101 in Eureka is the main route people take to get through town, but drivers face issues. 

Commuters say traveling on Highway 101 in Eureka can be irritating.

“It's annoying to go from one end of Broadway to the other end," said Whitney Morgan, who is a Eureka resident.

Caltrans traffic engineers estimate that using Highway 101 in Eureka, it takes 11...

EUREKA - Eureka Police and private security attended a Private Security Summit Tuesday night to talk about effective crime fighting solutions.

Nearly 70 members of private security plus police officers and public figures were in attendance at the Wharfinger for the discussion. The goal of the summit is to build better relations between security and police to protect our community.


SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - “It was like somebody shot me. A devastating blow to the heart. You can't believe it,” Lora Simone, X-Ray Technologist at Jerald Phelps Community Hospital, explained. 

The staff at Jerald Phelps Community Hospital is still reeling from the death of one of their doctors, Doctor Douglas Pleatman.

“He was the physician you would want to be on call in the...

FORTUNA- Two hundred local families will have a full Thanksgiving dinner thanks to community volunteers.

On Tuesday, volunteers assembled thanksgiving baskets at Fortuna’s Fire Hall. This is the 22nd year the community has come together to make these baskets. The group worked all day packing nearly 600 bags with everything a local family would need to cook for thanksgiving. Volunteers...

FORTUNA- If you go to Miranda’s Rescue Thrift Store in Fortuna you’ll now see a 9 ft plywood wall around the backside of the building. That’s because a rash of burglaries to the store have caused the owners to fortify the property.

Owners say for the past month they’ve been hit by thieves almost every single night. The suspects cut through the store’s chain-link fence, broke locks on...

EUREKA- Hundreds of people in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the Betty Kwan Chinn Outreach program.

Four hundred and fifty people enjoyed the annual, free dinner, which was held at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Eureka on Tuesday night.  Turkey, vegetables and potatoes were on the menu. Members of the Eureka First Church of Nazarene volunteered to help serve food,  as...

TRINIDAD- The City of Trinidad plans to improve efficiency of construction projects moving forward with the help of a California Coastal Commission grant.

The grant is worth $80,000 and will be used to update the city’s Local Coastal Plan.  A Local Coastal Plan allows a city to put together regulations and rules for planning and development that are consistent with the California...

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and health officials say the disease is becoming more common across the country. 

About 7,000 Humboldt County residents are diabetic. The disease can be delayed or prevented by changing certain behaviors.  Health experts say to help prevent diabetes, you should exercise at least 150 minutes per week and cut back on calories and saturated...