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EUREKA Lost Coast Rotaract recently raised more than $30,000 for the Betty Kwan Chinn Outreach and Day Center for the service organization's annual project

"We thought we'd take a stance with her because she's such a wonderful asset to the homeless community as well as Humboldt County in general so we thought we would go with her and we trust her and her instincts for those things,"...

Post date: Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:16

RIO DELL- In a five to zero vote, the Rio Dell City Council approved the preliminary design of the Metropolitan Wells Project at Tuesday’s council meeting.

The city contributed to cover the costs of this design while still waiting on grant money and other state and federal funds to cover the rest. The one-million-dollar project includes rehabilitating two existing wells and the...

Post date: Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:47

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Before Frontier Communications’ purchase of Verizon Wireless landline services, nearly a dozen public hearings are being held across the state and four of them are right here in Humboldt County.

The California Public Utilities Commission held it’s first public meeting Monday night in Garberville. In Humboldt County, there are three main telephone companies with Verizon...

Post date: Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:43

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department will have more community input for its policies and procedures moving forward.  The Police Chief outlined the new Chief’s Advisory Panel at Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council meeting.
 
The six-member penel is expected to meet for the first time next month. The goal is to give the Eureka Police Department more oversight and accountability.  The...

Post date: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:32

Hoopa - The cause of death for the Oregon man who died on the Trinity River Saturday is still unknown according to the coroner.

33-year old Justin Bennich from Gladstone had just entered the river at Camp Kimtu Saturday afternoon when he was observed unresponsive in the water. CPR was administered and emergency personnel arrived a short time later. Bennich died enroute to the hospital....

Post date: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 20:39

RIO DELL - Bridge repairs began at 4 pm Tuesday  on the Paul E. Mudgett Memorial Bridge just north of Rio Dell.

The bridge was damaged when a truck with an oversized load ran into the structure and damaged the frame. Caltrans is encouraging the public to allow for extra time as all traffic on Highway 101 will be rerouted onto the southbound Nello Barsanti Memorial Bridge.

The...

Post date: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 20:21

EUREKA - A Eureka man was arrested after allegedly tailgating a Sheriff’s Deputy then leading them on a high speed chase.

Taken into custody was 31-year old Jeremiah Leland Haycox.  Monday afternoon a deputy noticed the suspect driving too close to the back end of the patrol car. The deputy pulled over to allow the suspect to pass then tried to make a traffic stop.

That’s when...

Post date: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 20:08

EUREKA- The public will now have 45 days to weigh in on a new ordinance designed to regulate medical marijuana cultivation.

On Tuesday the California Cannabis Voice Humboldt presented a draft of the Humboldt County cannabis cultivation compliance initiative to the board of supervisors. The proposed ordinance is meant to protect legal consumers of cannabis and combat environmental...

Post date: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 17:52