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FORTUNA- While high wind and heavy rain attempted to delay the opening of Humboldt County's first-ever ice rink, the weather couldn't stop a community known for pulling together.

Just 24 hours after wind tore down the rink's tent, on Friday organizers hosted the grand opening of the Humboldt Ice Rink. Skaters at Newburg Park in Fortuna laced up and hit the ice for the first time. Among...

Post date: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:46

FORTUNA- Ambrosini Elementary School in Fortuna is expanding as attendance continues to rise.

The school is experiencing one of it's highest student attendance levels with just over 330 students registered this year. Historically the school has seen an average of 280 students. Due to the increase and left over funds from a bond measure passed in 2010, the school will begin remodeling it...

Post date: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:37

MONTEREY- Humboldt County's Supervisors have been in Monterey this week collaborating with leaders from 57 other California counties.

The California Association of Counties annual meeting began on Tuesday and wrapped up Friday. There, Humboldt and Del Norte Supervisors were honored along with four other counties for collaboration in policy.

The supervisors also participated in...

Post date: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:37

ARCATA- Plans are in the works to transform a drab wall of Arcata’s newest affordable housing project.

Housing Humboldt and Arcata councilperson, Susan Ornelas are working together to get a mural painted behind the Arcata Bay Crossing facing the freeway. The low income housing complex is located on E and 3rd Streets and is adjacent to Highway 101 South. Citizens requested...

Post date: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:19

ARCATA- Arcata Mayor Michael Winkler is speaking out on the growing effort to remove the Mckinley statue from the plaza.

The statue of our 25th President, William Mckinley went up in Arcata back in 1906. Most recently, community members have formed the group, Transform the Heart of our Community to spark public interest in having it removed. Mayor Winkler says when he first...

Post date: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:13

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Local groups are turning their attention on homelessness this month as the nation observes human rights this December.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states all human beings are entitled to the rights of rest and a safe place to be, among other things. The Humboldt County Human Rights Commission argues that our homeless population doesn’t have these basic...

Post date: Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:07

EASTERN HUMBOLDT - A Fortuna man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a motorcycle chase into Eastern Humboldt.

Wednesday, Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on 41-year old Arthur Howatt near Murrish’s Market in Hydesville. Howatt would not yield; reaching speeds of over 50 miles per hour as he headed east on highway 36. He ran out of gas and attempted to flee...

Post date: Thu, 12/03/2015 - 23:59

FORTUNA – The “Friendly City” was living up to its name Thursday night as it kicked off the holiday season with the annual open house from Strong’s Creek Plaza. Santa was there and he was enjoying himself.

This is the 5th year for the open house and every year Fortuna tries to do something a little different. Stores were open until 8 pm, schools and non-profits had tables for...

Post date: Thu, 12/03/2015 - 23:40