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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A wildfire in Southern Humboldt has grown 200 acres in one day.

The horse fire started on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the King Range National Conservation Area about six miles northeast of Shelter Cove. It’s currently 250 acres and five percent contained.  CAL FIRE officials say steep terrain and heavy fuels are making it difficult for crews to fight the blaze on...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:25

SHELTER COVE - Another wildland fire ignited Tuesday morning in Southern Humboldt.

Just after 7, CalFire along with Shelter Cove Volunteer Fire Department responded to an area 5-miles north of Shelter Cove on Saddle Mountain. A fire believed to be human caused was burning in a remote area. 1-air tanker and 5-helicopters worked to slow down the blaze that by around 5 pm had burned 15...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:04

EUREKA- In the next four weeks, Eureka will be the first city in Humboldt County to construct parklets, which are mini, portable parks for seating.

In the beginning of June, the City Council approved placing three of these 8’ by 20’ parkelts in the Old Town Area as part of a pilot project.  On Tuesday night, the council adopted city staff’s recommendation to increase that number to...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 22:18

EUREKA - The decommissioning of the Humboldt Bay Power Plant is moving along nicely and PG&E wants the public to learn about the details.

An open house is planned for Wednesday, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Warfinger Building. Officials will share the progress they’ve made in the decommission process and their progress for restoration of the King Salmon facility and long-term storage...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:53

ARCATA - An Arcata man was arrested Tuesday by HSU Police after an investigation of a paintball shooting this past July.

18-year old Benjamin Clay Albright was allegedly the driver of an SUV with three other suspects who drove past 27-year old Sean Leydon and fired several paintball pellets one of which hit Leydon in the eye and caused substantial injuries.

Law enforcement...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:11

ORICK- Two people are sustained major injuries when their vehicle was hit by a semi-truck collision on Highway 101 north of Orick.

The crash happened around 5:20 p.m. Monday, north of Davison road. According to the California Highway Patrol, John Henry Drexler V, 20, of Cupertino pulled out of a private driveway in a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser. For unknown reasons, the Toyota stopped in the...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:33

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is moving forward with an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in the unincorporated areas.

On Tuesday the board voted unanimously to move the ordinance forward. Addressing community concerns, the board voted to allow persons with felonies convicted five years or more ago to own a dispensary. The board also discussed a cap of...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:14

FIELDS LANDING- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District's dredge will soon be up and running. Crews  installed a new engine Tuesday on the renovated vessel.

The dredge was acquired last year from an Oregon company with the help of a two-million dollar grant from PG&E. It was assembled last November and since has undergone repairs, including a new paint job. The colors of the dredge, blue,...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:13