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ARCATA - Arcata’s Community Development Director is retiring after 18 years of working for the city.

Larry Oetker says he’s most enjoyed collaborating with non-profit and private businesses to grow the local economy one business and job at a time. Oetker helped to provide housing opportunities to those in need and has worked on developing guidelines and recommendations for the city’s...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:44

EUREKA – Hundreds of local people in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner at St. Vincent De Paul in Eureka Tuesday.

The annual turkey dinner is hosted by local philanthropist Betty Chinn, with the help of volunteers and donors. 32 turkeys totaling 300 pounds were served which were donated by AAA insurance and Pacific Towing employees. Chenn says without the donation she would not have...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:41

ARCATA - Arcata is a city of innovation, from having the first municipal forest in the country, to developing an electricity tax to deter illegal grow houses. Now the city is looking at the future of cannabis with a Medical Marijuana Innovation Zone also known as the MMIZ. 

"Times have changed; we're in the third generation of sophisticated cannabis growers," said Paul Pitino, Arcata...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:37

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Two new Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in at a private ceremony.

Tis-Mil Matilton of Hoopa and Maxwell Soeth of Eureka will begin field training next week.From there, they will be assigned to a region. There are now a total of five new Deputy Sheriff’s in the field training program.

The new deputies are a result of measure z funding, to increase...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:40

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- It’s been a tradition for more than two decades now. Community members preparing Thanksgiving baskets at the Fortuna Fire Hall.

"It makes me feel good because your making someone else’s Thanksgiving that they didn’t even think they were going to have one and so then you go over and provide them with a thanksgiving," said Co-Organizer, Judah Helton.

The group,...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:36

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- If you're planning on hosting thanksgiving dinner this year, this story is for you. We've all heard the horror stories of food poisoning, but the good news is it's largely preventable.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you remember these four simple tips this holiday: clean, separate, cook and chill. Health officials say it’s important you wash...

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:31

From the Yurok Tribe:

KLAMATH- It is with deep despair and a heavy heart that we announce the untimely passing of Tribal luminary, Troy Fletcher.

“This is a tragic loss for the Yurok people, so tragic that words cannot express how we feel,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “Troy accomplished things that many people thought were impossible...

Post date: Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:37

FORTUNA- Residents in Fortuna got a surprise Monday morning, three turkeys on the run.

The metal turkey sculptures popped up overnight on main street. Appearing just in time for Thanksgiving week, each one is unique, made of repurposed metal.

Many wondered how the turkeys got there. News Channel 3 got down to the bottom of the turkey mystery, catching up with the artist, Byran...

Post date: Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:56