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ARCATA - If you’re looking to make your voice heard or have a political issue you’d like to discuss, you’re in luck because Representaive Jared Huffman will be in Humboldt Thursday night.

The Congressman will hold a town hall style meeting at Arcata High School’s Performing Arts Center, beginning at 5:30 PM on Thursday.

It will be an open forum for people to ask questions, as...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:47

MCKINLEYVILLE - The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee will decide Wednesday night whether or not to recommend a countywide smoking ordinance which would restrict spaces in the county in which residents are allowed to smoke.

According to Committee Chair, Ben Shepard, the county itself only has smoking restrictions for areas surrounding county facilities. This ordinance would...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:39

EUREKA - At its third special study session on the general plan update staff recommended that council not annex four areas surrounding Eureka. 

The city examined the fiscal impact of providing police, fire, and other services to Myrtletown, Harris and Harrison, Cutten and Rosewood. The study found that the cost of those services created a significant deficit and would not be covered by...

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:48

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - With Humboldt County one of the leaders in the state as far as drug overdoses per capita are concerned, the Department of Health and Human Services says addition disposal bins are now located in six different locations.

The six pharmacies are now accepting expired, unused or unwanted medications, including prescription, non-prescription, controlled and non-controlled...

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:39

HOOPA - We told you last week about the Hoopa Tribe winning a district court battle with the Bureau of Reclamation for increased water releases for the Klamath/Trinity watershed. Well the government appealed the decision and Tuesday that decision was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

It is good news for the tribe in that the releases will help assist steelhead and...

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:19

ARCATA - Three new firefighters joined the ranks of the Arcata Fire District today.

They were sworn in at a promotional badge pinning ceremony which also recognized two newly promoted fire captains - Ross McDonald and Neal Narayan - and two promoted battalion chiefs - Curt Watkins and Rick Gomes.

Those being honored were allowed to choose a loved one to pin the badges that they...

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:56

EUREKA - A dog bite sent one man to the hospital on Monday after being attacked on the 800 block of Summer Street.

The dog was said to be a bullmastiff and he is still on the loose.

The man was bit on the hand, and his current condition and identity has not been made public.

There have been recent accounts of dogs having rabies within Humboldt, so it is extra important to...

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:53

EUREKA - It's possible to grow food without any soil and one local business is teaching this method to interested farmers from around the world.

Today the County Office of Education along with American Hydroponics held a seminar which was attended by people from multiple countries and aimed to teach them this newer system of farming.

Hydroponic plants are grown in greenhouses and...

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:49