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NORTHERN HUMBOLDT - Redwood National and State Park will conduct a series of prescribed burns beginning in late September or early October in the Bald Hills area east of Orick.

Officials say the cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity coupled with recent rains mark the transition to prescribed burn season. Almost 1500 acres will be burned.

For thousands of years, native...

Post date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 22:19

EUREKA - It was day two of the Jason Arreaga trial. The man accused of killing Harley Hammers and Angel Tully, both 37 of Eureka, last year at a residence in Fieldbrook. Friday, the key witness changed parts of her story and admitted to being disoriented on prescription pills and alcohol, while also coming down from methamphetamine the night of the murders.

The trial resumed with Mrs....

Post date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:49

HOOPA- Members of the True North Organizing Network joined a statewide pilgrimage in an effort to get Governor Brown to sign AB953 into law.

The pilgrimage started in Crescent City Friday, stopped in Hoopa, Eureka, and ended in Fortuna at 5 p.m. True North is collecting prayer cards, throughout the state, calling for fair policing and an end to racial profiling. AB953 is a racial and...

Post date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:39

HOOPA VALLEY- We're hearing from the Hoopa Valley Tribe following the Humboldt County Sheriff's decision to revoke the powers of the tribal officers. 

After 20 years, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has revoked the peace officer powers for the Hoopa Valley Tribe. 

"He seems to be applying a different standard to Hoopa Valley Tribe. The Yurok Indian Tribe as well, has only...

Post date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:32

BAYSIDE- They're being looked to as a possible temporary solution for Humboldt County's growing homeless problem, tiny houses; villages for the North Coast's poorest.

On Saturday the community has a chance to learn more about the villages at a Bayside expo.

The idea was first brought up last November at an alternative housing forum. Tiny house villages exist across the u.s....

Post date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 16:35

From the Eureka Police Department:

After a very competitive process, the Eureka Police Department is pleased to announce six promotions to the positions of Sergeant, Senior Detective, and Senior Dispatcher. 

Stanley Harkness was promoted to Patrol Sergeant.  Sergeant Harkness has been with EPD for about 9.5 years.  He has worked several positions within the department, most...

Post date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 16:33

EUREKA - Opening statements began Thursday morning in the trial for the man accused of a double homicide in Fieldbrook last September.

Jason Arreaga allegedly shot and killed 37-year-old Harley Wayne Hammers and 37-year-old Angel Robin Tully at a residence on Fieldbrook Road. A woman who was at the scene of the crime was first to take the stand.

The prosecutor, Zachary Curtis,...

Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 21:22

MCKINLEYVILLE - Four Humboldt County residents are being charged in a Federal Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracy Case out of Ohio. 33-year old James Sorgi, 27-year old Allyson Love, 21-year old Madelaine Davidson and 27-year old Daniel Linton, all of McKinleyville, are being indicted.

Between June of 2013 and February of 2015, Sorgi allegedly operated a drug trafficking...

Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 20:26