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NORTH COAST- An estimated 10 million Americans are affected by it each year and here in Humboldt County, residents have a slightly higher risk.

We're talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a subtype of major depression that onsets around the same time each year when the days get shorter and colder. The syndrome is most common for young women living in northern areas of the...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:33

SAN FRANCISCO- A federal judge has sentenced two men for what the U.S. Attorney's Office is calling a drug deal gone bad.

Ryan Carroll, 31, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing and murdering Reetpaul Rana, 35, back in 2008 on Dyerville Loop Road.

According to the ruling, Carroll told Rana he would help secure him eight to nine pounds of...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:33

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- You might start to notice people in red, ringing bells outside grocery stores across the North Coast.

With the holiday season, comes the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. This season marks 125 years of the holiday fundraiser, which started in San Francisco back in 1891. In Humboldt County, there will be about two dozen kettle sites including stores in Eureka,...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:04

MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville Community Services District is moving forward with the concept of a community forest in the area.

Located up the street from Murray Road and Central Avenue, the forest would total more than 600 acres. At this week’s McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee meeting, the Land Owner, Green Diamond also presented the idea of a conservation easement and the...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:58

FORTUNA- Eel River divers say local salmon are in crisis, many showing signs of blindness and lethargy. 

Most of those fish impacted were spotted in the lower river near Fortuna and Fernbridge. Members of the Eel River Recovery Project and the Department of Fish and Wildlife have since collected some of the fish to be studied and tested for infection at UC Davis. Experts say they're...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:52

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appointed an Interim Director of Planning and Building for the county.

Robert Wall served as the Supervising Long Range Planner for the department. He helped guide the General Plan Update. As Interim Director, Wall will supervise the department and continue guiding the GPU and Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance, among other...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:37

FRESHWATER  - You’d think with all the rain we’ve been having, fire would not be an issue. That wasn’t the case Thursday afternoon after Humboldt Bay Fire personnel were called to a suspicious fire in Freshwater.

Just after 4 PM, firefighters responded to the 12-hundred block of Freshwater Road and witnessed heavy smoke pouring out of the roof and attic area. Two victims with injuries...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:24

LOLETA - One man was arrested and two other suspects received citations after a traffic stop in Loleta.

Just after 9:30 Thursday morning, sheriff’s deputies recognized 25-year old Robert Ellis of Fortuna as having a suspended license. After a traffic stop near Bear River Casino, Ellis admitted his license was still suspended. A passenger, 25-year old Allissa Brock of Willow Creek...

Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 23:57