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First in-patient hospice house to open on the North Coast. Construction completed at Teen & Community Center in McKinleyville. People empty their medicine cabinets for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. 51st Annual Rhody Parade goes off without a hitch. Steam Donkey Days kicks off its two day run at Fort Humboldt. Take It Outside Day encourages people to use public lands. 34th Annual...

Post date: Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:35

COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS - Spring wouldn’t be spring without the annual plant sale at College of the Redwoods which started Friday. It’s put on every year by students of the CR Plant Propagation Agriculture Program and will continue Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Students in the program propagate and grow the individual vegetables, flowers and trees in the CR greenhouse. They watch over...

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:26

EUREKA - The annual Rhododendron Parade will kick off Saturday in Downtown Eureka. It’s the 51st year of the venerable event that draws thousands along the parade route.

Floats get going around 10 am at 7th and E streets, travel south on H to Henderson and then terminate at the Eureka Mall.

The festivities don’t end with the parade. Other events like the...

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:17

EUREKA - A local teen was celebrated for her accomplishments as the “Youth of the Year.” A dinner Thursday night sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods feted teen, Leah Selcer.

For the past 2-years, Selcer has been a youth leader for the organization’s teen court; an innovative diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders who are tried by a jury of their peers....

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:04

ARCATA - The Arcata Playhouse is hosting its 10th Annual Family Fun Series. Friday, local students got a sneak peek at one of the performances. 

The Mad Cap Variety Show comes out of Portland and has fast-paced tricks and stunts, juggling, comedy, and live music. Kindergarten to eighth grade students from Eureka, McKinleyville, Blue Lake and Arcata got the opportunity to attend. One...

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:58

ARCATA - It wasn't an ordinary day at school for students at Coastal Grove Charter in Arcata.

Students got to sing, dance, play instruments and celebrate the transition of spring into summer. It was all part of the school’s annual May Day festival. The event began locally in the late 90's as community outreach before the school even opened. For the past several months older students...

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:52

EUREKA - In a shocking turn of events, the city of Eureka won’t be able to evict all of the homeless camping at the Palco Marsh. City staff says out of more than 100 homeless camping in the area, 11 of them will now be exempt from the May 2 eviction unless the city can provide temporary housing agreed upon by all parties. This comes after a Federal Judge granted a temporary restraining order...

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:26

EUREKA- Two people are behind bars after a vehicle burglary in Eureka.

Around 2:40 p.m Thursday, EPD received a report of a vehicle burglary parked on Russell and Dolber Streets. 36-year-old Dustin Stotler reportedly broke through the glass window, then fled in a black Tahoe. The caller followed the suspects and told dispatch they were at the 3000 block of M Street. Stotler fled on foot...

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:26