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WEOTT – The Weott Volunteer Fire Department has been in the community since 1964 and is now facing closure.

Elaine and Edward Wood granted the property to the fire department.

Both Elaine and Edward passed, leaving the property left to the estate. The estate is now asking the Community Service District to pay 3,000 dollars a month, starting April 1st. The alternative...

Post date: Fri, 02/10/2017 - 17:27

REDWAY - Two businesses sustain significant damage after a hillside collapses in Southern Humboldt.

Just after 11:30 this morning, CHP Officers were called to Redwood Drive near Briceland Thorne Road in Redway. Officers say employees heard the mountain start to come down and fled the businesses.

A back wall and some equipment were damaged. Garberville Fire also responded along...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 22:18

This Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors officially appointed David Marcus as the new county public defender.

There were a number of applicants for the position but ultimately Marcus’ qualifications made him best suited for the job.

Marcus has served as the Lassen county public defender for seven years, and has 13 years of experience as the deputy public defender...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:47

EUREKA - A state organization is recognizing a local investigator with the District Attorney’s office as their Investigator of the Year.

The California Sexual Assault Investigators Association is awarding Kyla Baxley for her work on the Child Abuse Services Team.

The association called her a, “go-to person in the field of sexual and physical assault investigations.” They also...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:39

EUREKA - As the storm continues to rage on the North Coast, Humboldt County roads continue to get the brunt of things.

Some roads are showing signs of partial or complete deterioration from the number of storms the county has seen in the past month or so.

Some such roads are Eel River Drive in Loleta, and Briceland Road at Huckleberry Hill, where they’ve placed an emergency...

Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:33