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SAMOA - The future of the Samoa Pulp Mill is getting a nice boost with the addition of an economic development grant courtesy of Congressman Jared Huffman.

The $155,000 grant will provide technical assistance to the Humboldt Bay Harbor District. Harbor District officials are now working with the county to attract waterfront dependent businesses to the reclaimed site.

Huffman said...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:43

BLUE LAKE - Kids are all smiles after a new playground was installed in Blue Lake.

The structure was donated to the city by St. Joseph Health. Public Works employees completed the installation on June 5th. Thursday was the first full day it was available to the public. A plaque will be posted near the structure regarding the donation by St. Joseph Health.

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Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:37

BENBOW- State Park rangers, Fish and Wildlife wardens and the National Guard worked together Wednesday to address an illegal marijuana grow at the Benbow Lake State Recreation Area.

The operation was discovered in a heavily wooded section of the park while rangers were looking for a homeless encampment. At the site they found fertilizer, food, camping gear and ammunition. Authorities...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:41

EUREKA- Humboldt County has hired consultants to assess the efficiency of the Department of Health and Human Services ahead of director Phillip Crandall's retirement in January. W. Brown Creative Partners began work last month gathering information from staff, clients and providers.

"What we really are doing is what most people hear of as a 'SWOP,' We're doing a 'SWOB,' that's the...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:38

EUREKA- Security screening at the Humboldt County Courthouse received an upgrade this month, something that officers say will help keep all occupants safer.

Two weeks ago the county installed this brand new metal detector and x-ray machine on the 5th Street side of the building. Already it's catching some interesting finds like a bag with an ax, hammer and nails inside.

The state...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:38

EUREKA- After much hard work, dedication, and perseverance Thursday 25 cadets graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at College of the Redwoods.

The cadets have spent the last 23 weeks going through intense training outside and in the classroom. 17 of the graduating cadets have already landed jobs with local law enforcement agencies.

We talked with Samuel Logan who was...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:37

TRINIDAD- It's California Invasive Species Action Week and California State Parks is doing its part to inform the public why invasive plants are destructive to our forests.

Invasive species are non-native plants or animals that humans have brought into California. State Parks says at Trinidad State Beach and Patrick's Point State Park the non-native english ivy was brought to the area...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:25

ARCATA - Students at Fuente Nueva Charter School got a special addition to their field day this morning, Crabs players. 

The Crabs baseball team showed up to participate in the school’s event. Students rotated stations between musical chairs, water balloon toss, bean bag volleyball and the crabs led, mini- baseball game. Players showed students how to grip the baseball bat, swing, catch...

Post date: Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:24