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FORTUNA- Starting Monday, October 5, the City of Fortuna is offering free compost.

The city's wastewater treatment facility processes human waste into nearly 600 dry metric tons of class a compost each year. City officials say the compost can be used on vegetables and other plants and has no restrictions.

Anyone within the county can pick up the compost with a limit of 2 1/2...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:39

EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is now facing a lawsuit following a 40 year lease agreement with Coast Seafoods in exchange for an over $1 million loan.

Local activist Leo Sears filed the conflict of interest lawsuit Monday against Humboldt Bay Harbor Commissioner Greg Dale, the district and the four other commissioners. According to Sears, Dale's employment with Coast Seafoods...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:39

FORTUNA- Two Arcata police officers were honored Monday night for saving a woman's life.

It happened the night of august 22, 2015, when Arcata Police Officers Audrey Sterrett and Jeremiah Kasinger were doing DUI special enforcement in the Fortuna area. They heard the call for a residential structure fire on the 400 block of North Fortuna Boulevard and were the first to arrive on scene...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:34

CRESCENT CITY - After eight years on the Crescent City, City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Richard Enea is stepping down due to health reasons. 

Enea began his career as a police officer in Crescent City from 1974 to 1981. He continued his commitment to law enforcement in the bay area and was a police sergeant for 15 years. Enea moved back to Crescent City to retire and has served on every...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:36

ARCATA - Students at Humboldt State are teaming up to reduce the amount of single-use cup waste on campus. They kicked off efforts Monday as part of a nationwide competition.

Each year HSU sends 149 thousand single use cups to the landfill, but a dedicated group of students in the school’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program known as WRRAP want to change that. 

"It's...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:34

RIO DELL- The Rio Dell City Council will discuss water rate hikes at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Staff will present a revised rate schedule and a draft of the public notice to begin moving forward with the hikes. During the September 22nd meeting, staff proposed hiking water rates in two phases, over a 6 year period.

According to Mayor Frank Wilson, the first two years...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:16

EUREKA- It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and a local woman and business owner is sharing her story of strength as she battles another round of cancer. Sue Santsche is hoping to help other women by bringing knowledge and new technology to Humboldt County.

"It was 12 years ago that I thought my last journey with cancer was done," said Sue Santsche.

Santsche, a Humboldt native and...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:11

Authorities are on the lookout for a man suspected of sexual assault. Community members take part in an Anti-Crime rally, man arrested across the street. New details emerge following deadly Oregon school shooting. Temperatures heat up along our coast. National Fire Prevention Week kicks off. Eureka Heritage society hosts open house of historic homes. The Medieval Festival of Courage wrapped up...

Post date: Sun, 10/04/2015 - 18:39