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FORTUNA - Jim Wood was back on the North Coast helping Estelle Fennel kickoff her re-election campaign and conducting a fact finding campaign of his own. The legislature is on recess and Wood was here gathering information on all the issues and challenges facing Humboldt County.

One area the assemblymember was concerned about was skyrocketing medical insurance costs. He said those have...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 20:04

EUREKA - The 61st annual gem and mineral show kicked off Friday afternoon with hundreds of local students getting the first look, at all it has to offer. 

Educational stations featured rock polishing, faceting, fossils and dinosaur eggs, plus an interactive gem scoop. Meanwhile vendors showed off their finest collections of crystals from around the world.

The Humboldt...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:47

ARCATA - A faculty labor dispute erupted on CSU campuses statewide when an extra $97 million in state funding was given to the university system. Now, with a strike vote approved last month, negotiations are on the horizon.

Faculty wants a 5% pay raise along with an extra 2.65% for those with the lowest wages. So far, CSU officials have refused but says the system remains committed to...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:43

ARCATA - A local dairy farm got a big surprise Thursday morning when a baby calf was born weighing three times the normal size.

We've all heard of big babies but this newborn heifer tops the charts.

“I couldn't believe it I was just dumbfounded. The boss’ son Amarildo said let’s put a saddle on it, we've got to tell somebody about this,” said Dave Shirley, Homem Dairy Milker....

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:38

EUREKA- Experiencing another culture without ever leaving home, one organization on the north coast this weekend wants you to step into the shoes of two children thousands of miles away.

"It lets people see what life is like in other countries without the plane ticket," Compassion Experience Tour Manager Chelsea Vocal said. "It's a self guided tour so everyone gets their own headset and...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:52

EUREKA- The future of public lands management was the main topic Thursday as fifteen people, selected by the Secretary of the Interior met on the north coast.

"Each of our RAC members represents a constituency of people," Jeff Fontana with the Bureau of Land Management said. "For example, we have people who represent livestock grazers, timber companies, environmental groups, recreation...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:50

EUREKA- From hurt to healed both physically and socially, a St. Joseph Health program is offering a helping hand to homeless persons on the path to a healthy life.

Mark Matlock is one of those people. After injuring his knee in a hiking accident and losing his rental home, Matlock had no where to go. That's when St. Joseph Health lent a helping hand. Recovering from two surgeries,...

Post date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:49

EUREKA - South Bay Elementary students had a big hand in creating a marketable salsa that will be available for the holidays after a competition sponsored by the Rising Stars Foundation and Eureka Natural Foods.

Morgan Ford, Randi Maveety, Shayna Riggs and Nate Moreno were helped by local chef, Michael Maschmeier of Essence Catering in creating the winning entry. The salsa is called “...

Post date: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 23:35