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RIO DELL - With the possibility of cannabis legalization in the state less than one year away, the city of Rio Dell is taking a proactive approach to the evolving issue with a Q&A workshop. 

Rio Dell councilwoman Debra Garnes is spearheading the effort, aiming to get residents and the city up-to-date on current cannabis regulation and future changes. Guest speakers will include...

Post date: Wed, 12/02/2015 - 17:08

EUREKA - The decision to ban medical marijuana cultivation within Eureka city limits is moving forward following a council decision Tuesday night.

New state regulations signed in October require modifications to cities’ zoning codes be in effect before March 1st. If cities do not have an ordinance in place, they’ll lose local control. Eureka’s current Medical Cannabis Ordinance allows...

Post date: Wed, 12/02/2015 - 17:07

RECALL ALERT - A large recall of celery and onion blend products sold at numerous local and national stores is underway.

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Of Tracy is removing the products because they were found to contain E-coli. The State of Montana found the deadly bacteria in Costco rotisserie chicken salad. The discovery is linked to a multi-state outbreak.

Ecoli can cause...

Post date: Wed, 12/02/2015 - 15:43

Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney

Post date: Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:48

ARCATA - It was an exhaustive search but HSU finally has the applicant they were looking for. Officials are excited to welcome a new provost to their staff.

Dr. Alexander Enyedi served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2010 to 2015 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He was responsible for overseeing a 71-million dollar budget.

Prior to that position, he...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 21:26

EUREKA - A carbon monoxide leak caused a Rite Aid store in Eureka to be evacuated Tuesday.

It happened around 11:15 at the store on the 400-block of Harris Street. Initially it was thought a gas leak had occurred. PG&E was called but detectors instead picked up a moderate level of carbon monoxide believed to have come from an industrial piece of equipment used for waxing floors....

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 21:08

ARCATA - With the goal of keeping money local and supporting economic development, Redwood Coast Energy Authority has proposed a Community Choice Aggregation program for Humboldt County’s electricity. Cities throughout the county are looking to make the switch and Arcata city council will make the decision at it’s meeting Wednesday night.

RCEA will contract with outside energy suppliers...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 18:02

EUREKA - A long-time Eureka city councilmember and friend of many in the community turned 100 years old Tuesday. The Rotary Club of Eureka threw him a special birthday celebration at the Elks Lodge.

Jim Howard was born December 1st 1915 in Athens, Georgia. Tuesday he celebrated his 100th birthday.

Howards says, “I was born in Georgia and I was two years old...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:57