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Recreational crab season is delayed due to unsafe levels of domoic acid. Students take part in the first entrepreneur conference at College of the Redwoods. Beer enthusiasts learn how to make their own brew at Humboldt Beer Works. Humboldt Bay Brass Band helps the Humboldt County Library celebrate 20 years. Humboldt Botanical Gardens hosts a holiday cooking demonstration. Some local nonprofits...

Post date: Sat, 11/07/2015 - 18:48

EUREKA - It was bottoms up at Humboldt Beer Works Saturday with beer enthusiasts learning how to make their own brew.

The free event is part of the 17th annual Learn to Homebrew Day sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association. The day provides homebrewers the opportunity to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn about the hobby. Participants at Humboldt Beer...

Post date: Sat, 11/07/2015 - 17:09

EUREKA - Recreational crab season was expected to kick off on the north coast Saturday. But instead, it turned out to be a day of disappointment due to a state-mandated delay.

The California Department of Fish And Wildlife announced Friday north coast fisheries will remain closed until further notice, due to unsafe levels of domoic acid found in Dungeness and Rock crab. This comes after...

Post date: Sat, 11/07/2015 - 17:05

NORTH COAST - It’s been a source of real concern for the entire North Coast. The Last Chance Grade is going to be under a lot of new scrutiny now that Caltrans has set up a sophisticated monitoring system of the roadway.

The section of Highway 101 in Del Norte County that has slowly been slipping towards the ocean has been a challenge for citizens to contemplate and state officials to...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 20:31

EUREKA - The Eureka Police Department is getting a big grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The agency is receiving $118,000 for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness. Although California’s roadways are considered some of the safest in the nation, the number of persons killed and injured in...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 20:12

FORTUNA - Jim Wood was back on the North Coast helping Estelle Fennel kickoff her re-election campaign and conducting a fact finding campaign of his own. The legislature is on recess and Wood was here gathering information on all the issues and challenges facing Humboldt County.

One area the assemblymember was concerned about was skyrocketing medical insurance costs. He said those have...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 20:04

EUREKA - The 61st annual gem and mineral show kicked off Friday afternoon with hundreds of local students getting the first look, at all it has to offer. 

Educational stations featured rock polishing, faceting, fossils and dinosaur eggs, plus an interactive gem scoop. Meanwhile vendors showed off their finest collections of crystals from around the world.

The Humboldt...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:47

ARCATA - A faculty labor dispute erupted on CSU campuses statewide when an extra $97 million in state funding was given to the university system. Now, with a strike vote approved last month, negotiations are on the horizon.

Faculty wants a 5% pay raise along with an extra 2.65% for those with the lowest wages. So far, CSU officials have refused but says the system remains committed to...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:43