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FORTUNA- Fortuna homeowners may notice savings on their utility bill in the future, if they submit forms for the HERO program.

The city just voted to approve the program, which is currently only available to those in Eureka, Arcata, and Trinidad. HERO's financing allows local homeowners to make energy and water efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:45

WOODLEY ISLAND- Local, state, and federal agencies conducted a three-county test of the tsunami notification system. The test is designed to evaluate the system’s effectiveness and urge community members to get prepared. News channel 3's Meriah Miracle was at the National Weather Service office in Eureka for the annual test and has the story.

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:44

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A new trail connecting Samoa boulevard to the Arcata marsh and wildlife sanctuary is moving ahead as the city seeks permit approval from the Humboldt bay harbor district.

The trail would be 3 miles long, and serve to connect the city proper to one of its most popular recreational areas. At the harbor district board of commissioners meeting tomorrow, board members will...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:43

LEGGETT- One man is dead after a suspected drug or alcohol involved collision in Leggett. 

Around 6 P.M Tuesday, a 2001 GMC Yukon was traveling south on route 271. The Yukon had drifted west off the edge of the highway when the driver over-corrected, causing the Yukon to flip over multiple times. The driver and front passenger were both ejected, and the driver died at the scene. The...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:36

BLUE LAKE - The city of Blue Lake has agreed to notify the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office of their intent to extend the city’s law enforcement agreement. This comes after a unanimous city council vote Tuesday night.

The city aims to extend the sheriff's office contract for one year, as is. This includes two deputies dedicated to Blue Lake, both at 40 hours per week. However if the...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:26

EUREKA -- A rash of daytime burglaries has Eureka police concerned and alerting members of the public to minimize their chances of being victimized.

According to police, the burglaries occurred over the last two days in neighborhoods near Watson and D streets, as well as Henderson and K streets.

A witness recently spotted three white males in their 20s parking a blue van on the...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:25

EUREKA - Humboldt County Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass has had a busy past 24 hours, discussing everything from solutions to homelessness to participating in March for Meals.

Bass participates in the initiative every year with the meals on wheels program but Wednesday she took to serving the elderly at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center. Tuesday Bass attended Senator Mike...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:24

HUMBOLDT - Humboldt County's Parks and Recreation Division is dealing with an issue no one in government likes to hear. That is, the “d” word, deficit.

Luckily the Board of Supervisors has approved a supplemental budget adjustment within the public works department. It will provide parks and recreation roughly $77,000 to maintain operations through the end of the fiscal year. The...

Post date: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 17:20