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EUREKA – “I'm at a point where I have a lot of things I want to do on my own. My friends tell me that when you're retired, everyday is Saturday. I'm really looking forward to that,” Carolyn Crnich, Registrar of Voters, said.

Carolyn Crnich is retiring after more than 30 years of service to our county. During her time at the Elections Office, she has made some great strides. She’s helped...

EUREKA- “It is a job that grows on you in both directions I would say. The longer you're in it, the more you are pulled to leave in a way, and also the more you're pulled to stay,” said outgoing District Attorney Paul Gallegos.

After 12 years as Humboldt County’s top prosecutor, Gallegos is passing on the torch.

“What really brought it home to me was my wife and I's oldest kid...

RIO DELL- A Fortuna photographer captured a rare sight, a wild bobcat.

Casey Schneider was able to get up and close and capture the cat 100 ft away. The sighting happened around 3 p.m. Monday up monument. He was able to stay downwind of the cat and was able to stay undetected.

Schneider is a landscape photographer and says he has been lucky to get so close to wildlife.

ARCATA- An alleged car burglar has been captured on a security camera and the Arcata Police Department is looking for help identifying him.

The suspect was captured walking in the area around 8th and I street around midnight Monday around the same time a vehicle was broken into. A purse was allegedly taken from the car.

He appears to have a shaved or bald head, has both calves...

ARCATA- The City of Arcata will discuss increasing their smoking ban ordinance and open container law within city limits Wednesday.

Following residents and business owner's complaints about groups gathering outside of the smoking ban boundary, the council directed staff to look into expanding both boundaries.

A proposed plan by staff will increase the smoking ban west to extend...

EUREKA- A new Infant/Toddler Center is being constructed in Eureka.

The Westside Community Improvement Association is collaborating with the Redwood Community Action Agency and the College of the Redwoods to build the new center at the Jefferson Community Center.

"When we have reached out to the neighbors in the past and asked what the needs in the neighborhood are, infant/...

ARCATA- A four-month effort to improve a low-income housing apartment complex in Arcata is now in its final phase.

The Humboldt Plaza Apartments have been providing affordable housing to low-income families since 1970. In June, the organization began an improvement project, including replacing the siding on buildings, upgrading windows and lighting, and improving the playground. Tuesday...

FORTUNA- A small business in Fortuna is out of nearly $10,000 after a burglary Saturday morning.

$5,000 worth of Rock Revival jeans were taken from 5 O’clock Shadow at the Strongs Creek Plaza around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Security footage shows a man throwing a rock through the store’s glass door to gain access to the shop, and then stealing the jeans. The suspect spent only 25...