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NORTH COAST- Officials say a bark beetle epidemic is making some fires in California even more difficult to fight.

The tiny insects are attracted to trees weakened by the drought and have killed millions of them, including some on the North Coast. Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit officials say it’s a growing problem that’s being studied.

"When we have bark beetle epidemic that is...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:07

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Patients of several local nursing homes will be the recipients of quilts donated from those in the community.

More than forty quilts in a variety sizes and patterns will wrap a senior in love. It’s all part of the Area 1 Agency on Aging’s” Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The program is an advocate for those who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:55

EUREKA- The Sequoia Humane Society has a brand new feeding barn for feral cats thanks to some Arcata Girl Scouts.

Junior troop 10622 built and donated the small shelter after learning just how much it was needed. It came as a big surprise to the Humane Society and is already being put to good use due to the number of feral cats in the area. Humane Society staff puts dry and wet food...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:46

EUREKA - Bernie Sanders was in Eureka today. Well, not physically. It was a live stream broadcast, one of 3,500 all over the nation. Close to 100 people packed the Labor Temple to hear what Sanders had to say.

The 73-year old Independent Senator from Vermont gave his thoughts regarding the state of the country. Several times during his talk it was interrupted with applause.

The...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:26

EUREKA - A longtime Humboldt County executive is leaving the area.

Economic Development Director, Jacqueline Debets is resigning to take another position in Auburn.

The fifth generation resident of Humboldt County said this area will always be home but the lure of a great job in one of the fastest growing counties in California is a great opportunity she couldn’t pass up. She’ll...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:03

EUREKA - Harbor and city officials met today for an in depth look at the potential for sea level rise in the Humboldt Bay harbor. It’s something that an expert says is a real pressing issue.

It was a preemptive meeting of sorts designed to learn information about the phenomenon and get plans in place before problems arise. Those problems, although seemingly far off, are already starting...

Post date: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:28

ARCATA- A 27-year-old Arcata man was shot in the eye in an apparent random drive-by paintball shooting early Monday morning.  Now, he is speaking out to the attackers.

Sean Leydon was walking northbound along L K Wood Boulevard next to Sunset Avenue early Monday morning, when he heard what he thought were four paintball shots, turned around and was struck by one in the eye.

"I...

Post date: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:24

EUREKA- Two women allegedly involved in an assault in Eureka now face robbery charges. Early Tuesday morning, officers responded to 6th Street and V Street for a report of a woman being beaten with hammers and bats and robbed.  Police did not locate the victim at the scene.

They did make contact with 27-year-old Katherine Carlson who was arrested for being in possession of a billy club...

Post date: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:21