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MANILA - A large vegetation fire fueled by high winds is now contained in Manila. The blaze burned over 12-acres Thursday afternoon.

Just after 2:30, Arcata, Eureka and Samoa Fire along with other agencies responded to Highway 255 just north of the Samoa Bridge. Traffic was restricted to one lane with a Caltrans pilot car. Over one hundred fire fighters were used. Two unoccupied out-...

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:16

EUREKA- Just 15 months after he evacuated from Ukraine, on Thursday a local Peace Corps volunteer said goodbye to his family and the U.S., on a journey back into the war-torn country.

"It was a roller coaster because there were times where it looked like everything was going to be okay and then other times where it looked like things were going to go a very dark place," Ryan Knight said...

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:48

SAMOA- The Samoa Pulp Mill was once considered a “disaster in the making,” but now it is no longer a threat to public safety

Environmental Protection Agency representatives say Evergreen Pulp Company left millions of gallons of hazardous waste and other materials unattended at the Samoa Pulp Mill when the organization left the facility in 2008.  Now, most of those materials are gone....

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:46

NORTH COAST- State lawmakers are working to decide how an estimated $36 million to $140 million in annual jet fuel tax revenue should be spent.

Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ruling that all states must use jet fuel tax dollars for airport projects and airport operating costs by 2017. In California, that money is currently going to the General Fund. State...

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:42

EUREKA - The man accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Ryan James Robinson of Rio Dell in January was in court Thursday.

Judge Timothy Cissna confirmed Judson Allen Stiglich's trial will begin August 10th  and a trial readiness conference is scheduled for the 5th. Stiglich allegedly shot Robinson after a confrontation and then disposed of the...

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:18

EUREKA - The California Cannabis Voice Humboldt President Andre Carey has been named Interim Executive Director after Richard Marks' recent resignation from the position.

Carey is a fourth generation Humboldt County native and builds custom hot rods for a living. He started his activism for cannabis in 2009 while working on a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance. He became interested...

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:14

FORTUNA - The Department of Health and Human Services kicked off it’s "Food, Fun and Family" cooking series in Fortuna Thursday.

The six class series is free and is designed to promote healthy eating by showing participants how to incorporate fresh produce into meals with sample recipes. The first class focused on what makes a healthy plate. Class lessons teach kitchen safety, menu...

Post date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:07

WASHINGTON DC - After the tragic bus crash involving HSU employees and some prospective students, a federal agency is requesting major changes.

The National Transportation Safety Board cited the accident and follow-up investigation as the reason the changes are recommended. The agency want’s vehicle interiors designed with high flammability standards as well as improved exits. They are...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:42