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Fortuna-There's been a lot of earthquakes rattling up Humboldt County. But what exactly causes them? Ellen Osten, a teacher at Toddy Thomas Middle School, took her students on a field trip to find out how geologist detect ground movements using GPS systems. Students got to listen to Adam Wallis from UNAVCO talk about the GPS system that's installed in Fortuna. 

Post date: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:25

EUREKA-With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up, many students will get this Monday off. King was a leader in the African-American civil rights movement and that prompted students at Eureka High School's multi-cultural club to want to spread awareness on why they get the day off. They came together for a celebration and march around their school.

Post date: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:21

FORTUNA - Online bullying. It’s an issue that knows no borders across our county and several instances of it showed up at Fortuna High School.

An Instagram account was set up to allegedly bully another student. Officials at the high school were able to identify the suspects and they were disciplined. A possible stalking issue was also turned over to Fortuna Police but that account was...

Post date: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:01

MIRANDA - A wanted felon is arrested in Southern Humboldt after law enforcement serves a warrant and finds an allegedly stolen weapon.

Last Friday morning, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1800-block of Barnum Road in Miranda for a report of a subject with a gun. Deputies contacted 44-year old Hugh Henson who had a felony warrant out for his arrest. A search located a...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:17
ARCATA - A known transient from Arcata is behind bars after he was observed on surveillance video allegedly abusing a dog.
Just before 1 Thursday afternoon, Arcata Police received a report of a subject possibly performing CPR on a dog near 10th and H Streets.
When officers arrived, 57-year old Charles Wesley Cole and the animal were not on scene....
Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:07

EUREKA - It's winter, which means cooler weather. However, not everyone can afford new coats to keep them warm. Coats for the cold helps collect coats for those in need. More than 3,500 coats have been collected so far. The drive started the day after Christmas and ends in early February. Fifteen schools in the area participate in the movement and to do fundraisers to get coats. There are over...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:54

TRINIDAD - While the city of Trinidad continues to work on a vacation rental ordinance, hotels and visitors are already paying a tax that benefits the city. The vast majority goes to the general fund, but after fielding funding requests from individual groups for years, Trinidad City Council decided in 2013 to allocate 10% of the transient occupancy tax to three organizations on an annual...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:48

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Rotary Club is celebrating it’s 90th birthday!

Dozens of community members gathered at Hunan Village to take a look back at the club’s accomplishments since it was established in 1926. Over the years, the club has provided maintenance at the Rohner Park Creek and has also funded a new cook shack and barbeque at the park. The Rotary Club provides...

Post date: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:45