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EUREKA--The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office welcomed ten new employees.They swore in the newest hires during a ceremony held Wednesday. Some of the positions include deputies, correctional officers, animal control and a dispatcher. The hiring effort is made possible through Measure Z. The goal is to hire 30 new employees this year, and so far they've nearly reached that goal with 28. Sheriff...

Post date: Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:11

ARCATA - Citizens in Arcata could soon have the opportunity to plant a tree on city property, memorializing a loved one lost or even celebrating a life event.

Arcata’s Forest Management Committee plans to develop a memorial arboretum in areas that would benefit from additional trees. Areas include the community forest, city parks and parcels the city owns. For a small one-time fee,...

Post date: Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:11

EUREKA - The future of Humboldt Bay Fire’s Station 4 was discussed and determined by the agency’s Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors Wednesday afternoon.

Due to financial constraints Station 4 was temporarily closed in the fall, and then shifted to a two-person squad on a trial basis over the last two months. Meanwhile the city of Eureka is weighing options of possible homeless...

Post date: Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:00

EUREKA - After a very long meeting Tuesday night, the city council declared a shelter crisis in Eureka.

The decision came after an impassioned public comment period and lively debate by council members which ended in a 3-2 vote. The discussion centered on whether to declare a shelter crisis now, or wait until next week's January 26th meeting and discuss it with the county. 

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Post date: Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:21

REDWAY - The Redway Community Services District is advising residents to boil their water after heavy rains muddied the Eel River.

Due to the recent storm activity, high turbidity in the Eel at the water source has prevented officials from being able to treat the water to operation standards.

Residents should boil all water for one minute before drinking or use bottled water. An...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 20:15

EUREKA - A Eureka man convicted of striking and killing a pedestrian in a hit and run DUI crash was sentenced to 7-years in state prison.

On June 8 of last year, 55-year old Donald Watts was driving a truck on Samoa Boulevard when he hit 23-year old Daniel Pudlicki in the crosswalk on I Street. Watts drove away and then circled back and observed the crime scene before fleeing in his...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 19:56

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a wanted felon.

27-year old Eureka resident, Donavan Baltzley, has several active warrants for his arrest. Deputies were conducting a vehicle investigation in the Blue Lake Casino Parking lot in Loleta when law enforcement contacted the driver, Baltzley, who gave a false name. While attempting to arrest...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 19:42

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - While Humboldt County Public Works continues clean up from the last storm they're busy preparing for the next one. All 55 members of the road division worked through the weekend. That work continues this week, clearing plugged culverts, removing trees from roadways, and posting signs in flooded areas. The division disperses resources between six maintenance facilities all...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 18:31