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EUREKA - North Eureka was blanketed in smoke after a transient campfire spread to grassland along the waterfront.

Just before 1:00p.m., Humboldt Bay Fire responded to waterfront drive at T Street where a transient man's campfire had spread into the grassland.

First arriving engines checked for occupants then began using hand tools to cut lines behind the blaze.

The area...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:24

RIO DELL - The group of Rio Dell citizens that make up the marijuana advocacy group Humboldt's Helping hand will be presenting their petitions to the city council Tuesday night.

The group has been circulating petitions for about a week and a half now, in an effort to bring back the measure on medical marijuana land use, as well as recall three of the city council members due to their...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:32

RIO DELL - Fireman’s Park in Rio Dell is a host to food for people’s summer lunch program.

The program is a way for children to get a complete lunch for free, and also get some sun and play time.

The menu is brand new this year. Tuesday’s meal was pulled pork, other days have included pizza, pasta, and tostadas. Meals always include veggies and milk as well.

The only thing...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:26

EUREKA - There is no decision yet from the Board of Supervisors on the possible interim uses for land that is zoned as the coastal-dependent industrial zone.

The Board met Tuesday for their first July meeting, and heard a presentation from the planning commission on possible development of quote “underutilized” coastal land. This means the land could be used for other industry besides...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:17

MCKINLEYVILLE- A building is completely destroyed following a structure fire in McKinleyville.

Around 10:18 p.m Monday, Arcata Fire District responded to a vacant building off of Murray Road, at the very end of Annie Lane. The fire also spread to nearby vegetation. Fieldbrook Fire Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, and Cal Fire also assisted; Within 40 minutes the fire was knocked down....

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 14:38

SISKIYOU COUNTY - After being missing for nearly one week in the Marble Mountains, a man and his son are now safely at home in Eureka.

14-year old Cody Hopkins and 54-year old Joseph Hopkins were reported missing June 29th after a 10-day hike.  The expected trip was to depart from Let’er Buck Trailhead and end at Wooley Creek Trailhead, but they never returned. The two were...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:49

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A Eureka man sustained severe injuries after he was hit by a car.

Shortly after 9 p.m Sunday, 38-year-old Joshua Culbertson was crossing northbound HWY 101, 500 feet north of the Indianola cut-off. 33-year-old Michael Wise Jr. was driving his Honda Accord north on HWY 101 and struck Culbertson.

Culbertson sustained major injuries and was transported to St. Joseph...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:12

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt Area CHP made a total of 7 DUI arrests over the July 4th weekend.

Maximum enforcement began Friday evening at 6 p.m until 11:59 p.m Monday. Officers watched for speeding, distracted drivers, or anyone driving under the influence.

During last year's Independence Day weekend, CHP reported that statewide, 26 people died on the roads, and over 300 were...

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:56