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ARCATA - Big strides were made this year on open space projects in Arcata, thanks to the community getting involved.

Arcata’s Environmental Services says as part of it’s 27 volunteer work days in 2015, more than 600 people rolled up their sleeves to help with city cleanups and build trails. Volunteers spent over 2,500 hours building sections of the Arcata Ridge Trail, which now runs...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:12

EUREKA - A community radio station is coming to Humboldt County after a generous donation came through to buy necessary equipment.  

Access Humboldt received a construction permit for the new low power FM radio station KZZH back in 2014 and have worked ever since to get it up and running. Now with a $5,000 grant from the Christine and Jalmer Berg Foundation of Eureka they can purchase a...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 17:06

EUREKA - If you’re driving northbound into Eureka you may see something new. It’s a 108 panel solar array.

Tetrault Tire has decided to go completely green and purchase a $71,000 solar array for it’s roof. The 30,000 kilowatt array is expected to cut the business’s PG&E bill in half and pay for itself in ten years. Tetrault will receive a 30% federal tax credit for going solar, and...

Post date: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:56

NORTH COAST - Trees came down knocking out power to hundreds of customers over the past 24 hours.

PG&E was on scene early Monday morning for several different outages involving the communities of Hoopa, Weitchpec, Orleans and Somes Bar. Around 9:20 Sunday night, 490 customers lost electricity when snow caused a tree to come down breaking a power pole. PG&E has restored power to...

Post date: Mon, 12/28/2015 - 21:22

NORTH COAST - An update to the Avoid the 10 DUI enforcement campaign; Fortuna police reported the countywide numbers for arrests since December 18. Sixteen individuals were sighted for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol through December 27.

Data collection will continue through January 3 until midnight. Over the course of that time frame, heightened...

Post date: Mon, 12/28/2015 - 20:11

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Caltrans says the Last Chance Grade s safe to drive on following repairs.

The four mile stretch of roadway in Del Norte County, south of Crescent City, has been experiencing landslide activity for years. Sunday, crews repaired a slipout or what appeared to be a crack in the road. It was a quick-fix, only taking about thirty minutes to add some asphalt. We’re told since...

Post date: Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:56

CALIFORNIA- If you’re planning on heading to the pump this week, gas prices are on the rise.

According to, the average price of gas in California has risen more than 11-cents per gallon in the past week. The state average is $2.85 a gallon and here in Eureka the average is about $2.75 a gallon.

Experts say gas prices in California are likely to rise even more before...

Post date: Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:54