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KING SALMON - Passers-by made quick work of a vegetation fire along Highway 101 at King Salmon.

The fire ignited just before 4:00 Thursday afternoon. Several drivers passing by saw what was happening and circled back with extinguishers and jugs of water. Humboldt Bay Fire arrived a few minutes after the initial call, but the blaze was mostly contained. Damage was limited to a 30x50...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:13

EUREKA - A cyclist suffered a head injury when he failed to stop at a Eureka intersection and was struck by a truck.

The man was riding to work Westbound on West Hawthorne just before noon Thursday and did not slow for the stop sign at Union Street.

The driver of a GMC Sonoma pickup was headed south on Union when the cyclist darted into his path. The driver swerved to avoid him,...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:07

MENDOCINO COUNTY - Caltrans and the Southern Humboldt Division of CHP is lauding the impact of the Willits Bypass on traffic to and from the Bay Area.

With schools out and warmer weather here, the bypass is successfully handling the extra traffic during its first summer of use. A recent April traffic count showed on average more than 4,000 vehicles per day are using the bypass and not...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:00

EUREKA - A local business is a target of scammers impersonating PG&E.

Wednesday, a human resources employee at a Eureka business received a call from an alleged PG&E representative asking about a bill that was not paid. The bill in question had been paid but the payment was late. The scammer had information on how much the payment was for and said electricity would be turned off...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:48

EUREKA - If you heard gunfire, would you do the right thing to survive a shooter?

The Eureka Police Department held a “Surviving an active Shooter” training Wednesday night at the Sequoia Conference Center.

Around 100 people attended.  They wanted to learn to survive if gunfire broke out. 

Training references to homeland security included three key options . . . Run, Hide...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:04

MCKINLEYVILLE - A McKinleyville woman is arrested after a delayed traffic stop and law enforcement finds over 100 pounds of marijuana.

Around 7 Wednesday morning near School Road and Central Avenue, 47-year old Patrice Erickson was driving a vehicle that had a rear license plate that was unreadable.

Deputies attempted a traffic stop but Erickson wouldn’t pull over even though...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:35

ARCATA - A valued administrator for HSU is moving on to become the new Vice President for Administration and Finance at Sonoma State University. Joyce Lopes has been the Vice President of Administrative Affairs for the past five years at HSU.

President Lisa Rossbacher said Lopes was instrumental in modernizing the department and building a collaborative team serving all students. She...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:25

Deputies are investigating after finding a man with a gunshot wound in Eureka.


Just before 6 Tuesday evening, deputies responded to a report of a shot fired at a residence on the 3900 block of Union Street.


The 32-year-old victim was transported to St. Joseph Hospital and is now in stable condition.


The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:54