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HOOPA- The Hoopa Tribal Police no longer has the authority to enforce the law in the Hoopa Valley. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office revoking those powers due to a lack of qualified officers.

According to public law 83-280 (pl 280), the sheriff's office is responsible for enforcing state laws on tribal lands.

Twenty years ago the tribe and sheriff's office entered into an...

Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:44

EUREKA - A packed Jay Willard Gymnasium at Eureka High School was the setting for the 32nd Annual College and Career Night.

Students from all over Humboldt and Del Norte counties attend. Some were even bussed in from Crescent City, Hoopa and Fort Bragg. 45-college and career reps were on site to give ideas and options for prospective college bound students who were interested...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 23:53

CRESCENT CITY - Civil rights issues regarding solitary confinement in state prisons are an ongoing concern. Wednesday a new issue was protested at Pelican Bay State Prison.

This follows a historic settlement from September 1, 2015 by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the plaintiffs, that is still awaiting a judge's approval, to end indeterminate solitary...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 21:01

BLUE LAKE - The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team was called in after a suspicious bag was left in Blue Lake.

Tuesday night just before 6, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen telling them a suspicious bag was left at the post office and that an unknown person had said it possibly contained a bomb.

Blue Lake Fire immediately closed all roads around...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:52

PHILLIPSVILLE  - A Phillipsville man is in jail after deputies found illegal drugs and guns.

Law enforcement arrested Neil Eugene Kemp also known as “Trip” after several months of investigation.

He was believed to be one of the main suppliers of heroin for the southern Humboldt area.

Wednesday morning, officials made a search of his residence on the 200 block of Fish Creek...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:40

MCKINLEYVILLE- Emergency sirens blared and black smoke rose above the Arcata-Eureka Airport Wednesday. But what looked like a full scale emergency, thankfully was just a drill.

More than a dozen agencies from across the North Coast, including the FAA and TSA, participated in a simulated plane crash. As part of the drill, pallets were set on fire in place of an airplane, with 30 marked...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:20

ARCATA- Ending homelessness by building housing. That was the catch phrase Wednesday afternoon in Arcata where the community celebrated the opening of a new affordable supportive housing development.

"I think it's wonderful," John Cope, resident at the new Arcata Bay Crossing Apartments said. "Everything's nice and clean. Everything works. They did a wonderful job building the place. I...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:17

FORTUNA- students at Fortuna Middle School painted their pinkies purple Wednesday in honor of the fight to end polio world-wide

"It's what we do when we give polio drops, or vaccines, in the foreign countries we mark the children with a purple pinky," Fortuna Sunrise Rotary Member Rick Center said. "So it indicates that they've had their vaccine. So it's a symbolic thing we do here."...

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:14