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EUREKA - Vacation rentals are coming to Eureka. City Council voted to approve a new ordinance that regulates the cottage industry at their meeting last night.

Under the new rules, property owners must apply for a vacation dwelling unit permit and pay for a building inspection to ensure the residence is suitable for occupancy.

Owners must also pay a 10% transient occupancy tax for...

Post date: Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:51

NORTH COAST - jared Huffman was running for a 3rd term in the US House of Representatives.

One of the most popular leaders on the North Coast, Huffman is on track to keep his seat.

Currently he has more than 64% of Humboldt County votes. Southern Humboldt resident Dale Mensing tallied 19%.

In the race for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat, Kamala Harris has a...

Post date: Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:49

RIO DELL - Rio Dell still has no definitive guidelines on their medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing regulations.

The city council held a joint meeting with the city’s planning commission Tuesday night, their ninth in a series of meetings, on whether to allow...

Post date: Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:33

EUREKA - It's been quite the process to develop the waterfront trail in Eureka and now it's moving to the next step. 

First the city secured grant funding, next homeless were evicted out of the Palco Marsh area, and then the old Palco lumber kilns were crushed to provide a trail foundation. Now the city awarded trail construction to the lowest bidder at its meeting Tuesday night. Seven...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:18

CRESCENT CITY - With the presidential primaries on many voters minds, Crescent City is looking to the presidential general election on November 8, which will be combined with its local election.

At the Crescent City council meeting Monday night, it was a unanimous vote to consolidate the two elections. Every two years the city holds municipal elections for council vacancies, as well as...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:05

EUREKA - Millions of Californians made it to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote in the presidential primaries. In Humboldt County, some were also voting for the District 2 and District 3 Supervisor seats.

More than 79,000 people are registered voters in Humboldt County. That's up 3,000 from the 2012 presidential primary election. Tuesday they exercised their right to vote at the...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:02

EUREKA - Overnight camping for Eureka’s homeless will now be in a rotation between two parking lots.

Tuesday night in a unanimous vote by the city council, the parking lot at the foot of West Del Norte Street was added to the city’s shelter crisis declaration. Currently homeless are allowed to sleep overnight at the parking lot on Washington and Koster Streets. However the site was only...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:52

ARCATA - City of Arcata is making progress in its plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. 

The current plant is nearing the end of its lifespan and city officials say long-term investment is needed to ensure basic service and water quality.

Environmental Services Department developed three proposals for the more than $30,000,000 project.

All plans seek continued...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:41