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EUREKA - With heightened focus on federal immigration enforcement, Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills penned an op-ed reiterating his department’s policy. 

The Chief began the letter by sharing the story of his son-in-law Miguel, a U.S. citizen. The Chief wrote that Miguel was detained when traveling and asked to show his green card for having brown skin. 

Chief Mills used this...

Post date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:24

EUREKA - Police arrested a Eureka man for evading officers twice then striking a patrol vehicle with his car.

Wednesday night around 10:45 near the intersection of Pine and Buhne, an EPD sergeant noticed a car driving without its headlights.

52-year-old Todd Cravens allegedly fled the attempted traffic stop. Officers located his vehicle at Del Norte and B Streets and say Cravens...

Post date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:13

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - California Highway Patrol came to the rescue when a cab got stuck in the snow near Lord Ellis Summit.

A City Cab driver was delivering a family to Willow Creek when snow blanketed Highway 299.

The driver turned around then pulled over when the road became too dangerous.

CHP responded and drove the family to their destination while a tow truck got the cab...

Post date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:09

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt Bay Harbor Commission will once again consider certifying the final environmental impact report for the Coast Seafood’s Company and their shellfish aquaculture permit renewal and expansion project in Humboldt Bay.

The Harbor Commissioners voted to table the consideration during a previous meeting due to a variety of questions that still needed to be...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:29

RIO DELL - The City of Rio Dell will be moving forward with establishing a cannabis tax and put it before voters in the November 2017 election.

The tax is specific only to cannabis business and if approved by voters, revenue will be put into the general fund and give the city council options for how the money is used.

The council still has to approve the measure by a four fifths...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 21:18

EUREKA - The fishing and boating community and environmental groups all agree something must be done, but the discussion about where to deposit sediment dredged from Humboldt Bay continues.

The City of Eureka hopes to work with the harbor district on much-needed dredging. That work was last completed ten years ago.

Army Corps of Engineers indicates that three times the usual...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:25

EUREKA - Eureka residents will soon receive a notice in the mail regarding water and sewer rate increases.

The Public Works Department says that rate increases are necessary to pay for both infrastructure improvements and ongoing operations and maintenance costs.

Currently, a single family residence pays about $79 a month for water and sewer service combined.

If the five...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:23

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Sheriff's Office Press Release:

 

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

Humboldt County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposals for the 2016/2017 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 7 through...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:32