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Students at Fortuna Middle School were excited to present projects Wednesday at their first annual STEAM fair.

STEAM is a program that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics and Fortuna Middle has been devoting extra time to encourage their students in these areas.

At their fair about 80 fifth and sixth graders presented projects.

One student took...

Post date: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:03

CRESCENT CITY ― Pelican Bay State Prison officials are investigating an incident that sent eight officers to the hospital with injuries.
At 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, custody staff responded to a fistfight between two inmates on the B Facility maximum-security general population yard. Responding staff used chemical agents and batons to subdue the inmates; however, they refused...

Post date: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:48

NORTH COAST - Murders...hash lab explosions...fatal DUI crashes...homelessness...

It seems like we’ve had more than our fair share of problems on the North Coast. And, let me state the obvious: It can be pretty depressing opening your morning paper or tuning in to a news broadcast and all you’re hearing is negativity and loss...terrible things happening all the time seemingly everywhere...

Post date: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:41

EUREKA - A male victim is taken to the hospital after getting stabbed Tuesday afternoon in Eureka.

Just after 4, emergency responders were called to the 500-block of Herrick Avenue at the Fairway Mobile Estates.

It is unknown how serious the victim’s injuries are and no details regarding the nature of the incident have been released. We will update this story when information...

Post date: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:03

REDWAY - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects after an armed robbery in Southern Humboldt.

This past Friday morning, deputies were called to the 500-block of Wood Ranch Road in Redway for a robbery that had just occurred. A resident told officials he had been tied up, held at gunpoint and two suspects took money from his wallet and removed four large totes...

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:55

WEAVERVILLE - A Fortuna man is in the hospital after crashing his log truck in Trinity County.

Monday afternoon, 63-year old Thomas Killingsworth was traveling East on Highway 299 just outside of Weaverville at speeds the CHP says were too great for a right hand curve in the roadway. The load of logs Killingsworth was carrying came loose and the truck flipped on its side scattering the...

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:56

FORTUNA - A Fortuna woman is in jail after law enforcement shuts down her alleged drug operation. 51-year old Laurie Potts is behind bars.

Around 10 Tuesday morning, Humboldt County Drug Task Force members with assistance from the Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant on the 2600 block of Boone Street in Fortuna. With the assistance of K-9 Ella, special agents found 35-grams of...

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:45

EUREKA - Grade school students herded together today at the annual Eureka High School Future Farmers of America fair.  

Over 1,300 students from Eureka came to learn more about agriculture, farming, and where their food actually comes from.  The potential future farmers were able to get up close and personal with farm animals in a way that they might not otherwise be able to experience...

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:51