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TRINITY COUNTY - The recent weather systems that passed through the area will delay the opening of an alternate route on Highway 299.

The slide at Big French Creek in Trinity County has closed the State Route since last December and seasonally has been a major issue for several years. Caltrans was hoping to have a detour set up to open around January 16 however; recent rains have...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:57

NORTH COAST - President Obama extended California’s Coastal National Monument to include sites on the North Coast

Trinidad Head, Lighthouse Ranch and the Lost Coast Headlands will be a part of the extension. The California National Monument now stretches 1,100 miles of coastline.

Trinidad Mayor, Julie Fulkerson said, ‘Our children and...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:42

SMITH RIVER - It was a worrisome issue that just wouldn’t go away; but now that’s changed.

A coalition of state representatives including Congressman, Jared Huffman secured a critical mining ban Thursday that will protect the Smith River watershed.

Huffman along with Oregon Congressman Peter Defasio, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley secured the 20-year ban on new projects in...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:11
FERNDALE – If you were driving through Ferndale and happen to stop by Centerville Beach, you would have noticed that the Centerville Beach Memorial Cross is missing.
The 30,000 pound cross was gradually eroding with a risk of falling onto the beach. City officials moved the concrete and metal structure inland, north Centerville Road. At this time, city officials...
Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:24

FORTUNA – Due to heavy rainfall over a week’s time, flooding in the

County left some local farmers and unfortunate cattle in deep water.

Many farms involved in the flooding on coast have been hit with the high tide as waves left behind damaged structures and startled animals.

“I had it bad, but there’s a lot of people who that had it just as bad, if not worse,” Owner of...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:22

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Department of Health And Human Services launched a year-long effort to consider the future of the organization.

The Blue Ribbon Task Force met for the first time to discuss the department’s priorities and structure.

That discussion centered on the Transitional Organizational Assessment Study, commissioned by the Board of Supervisors.


Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:16

EUREKA - Humboldt Bay Fire responded to two dumpster fires within the same hour Thursday afternoon.

The first caught fire behind a residence at Clark and C Streets around 1:00p.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze that charred the surrounding fence.

Less than an hour later crews responded to the 400 block of Randall Street to put out another small fire in a trash can....

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:08

CUTTEN - The intersection at Walnut Drive and Fern Street is finally getting a traffic signal.

Crews began work this week on the project which they will continue to work on intermittently, weather permitting, until April.That is their target date for completion.

Motorists should expect delays at times, with lane and shoulder closures bringing movement down to one-way controlled...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:10