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NORTH COAST - State officials and crabbers are choosing a wait and see approach to the crab season that has never begun.

After a conference call Tuesday, Fish and Wildlife leaders along with stakeholders up and down the state felt the best interest of the fishery was to wait until all areas along the coast produce test results that were safe.

Infected zones still must produce two...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:47

HOOPA - A Hoopa murder victim has been identified and the suspect is still on the loose. The man who died last Saturday after first aid and undergoing preparations for medical evacuation was named Wednesday.

30-year old Rodger Yale of Hoopa died after Tribal Police and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a disturbance at the Hoopa Mini Mart. Officers and medical personnel found Yale had...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:37

EUREKA - In a unanimous vote, the Eureka City Council approved advertisements on park fences. The move comes in an effort help generate more income for the city’s general fund.

There will be restrictions. Ads promoting violence, alcohol, tobacco sexuality, politics, and religion are just a few of the types of advertising that will be prohibited.

Nonprofits that have used park...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:12

MCKINLEYVILLE – Wednesday night, McKinleyville residents got introduced to the new head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Connie Beck. It was also a meeting to further the plan that was nailed down when the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Eureka City Council met last month.

A consulting firm out of Sacramento, Focus Strategies, was hired to create a template for...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 23:56

CRESCENT CITY – U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman is on the North Coast this week, touring Del Norte County and brainstorming fixes to a troublesome stretch of highway just South of Crescent City.

Last March, the Congressman formed a group including county governments, tribes and environmental organizations to work on fixing the problematic stretch of highway 101. After an aerial tour of...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:56

CRESCENT CITY - The public’s response to a proposed rate hike in Crescent City may scuttle long-running efforts to pay for much-needed sewer plant upgrades.
The city has proposed moving from a flat-rate system where residential users all pay the same amount to a consumption-based structure, where consumers only pay for what they use. This would mean a 5% increase in revenue for the...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:52

EUREKA-A Eureka man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly ditching his gun after spotting police at a nearby incident. 

According to police, at around midnight 28-year-old Michael Owen of Eureka was leaving the Red Lion Lounge with a female companion. He noticed police nearby who had been deployed to an incident near the lounge. When Owen saw the officers, he and the woman returned...

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:03

EUREKA- The Eureka Woman's Club had a tea today to disperse the money they raised from their waffle breakfast fundraiser.

The Woman's Club raised a total of $2,800. The money got split up and handed out today for various organizations and causes. Those included the milk fund, Humboldt Literacy Project, Saint Vincent de Paul Dining Facility, and the Senior Resource Center.

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:59