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EUREKA - Access Humboldt, the non-profit community media organization is raising an alarm about a destructive bill wending its way through the state assembly.

AB-2395 would end universal telephone service and terminate carrier of last resort obligations.

The bill was originally submitted as an energy related matter but changed drastically after numerous amendments and threatens...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:20

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Caltrans continues safety improvements to Highway 199 including one stretch that's seen multiple fatalities from traffic collisions in the last several months.

Del Norte County residents voiced concerns over the roadway’s safety at a local transportation committee meeting last week.

Of particular concern is the area around mile marker 10 where a van left the...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:17

FRESHWATER - Humboldt Bay Fire engine 8115 paid a special visit to Freshwater Elementary School to teach a lesson in fire safety.

Second graders met outside where firefighters shared the importance of having working smoke detectors and an evacuation plan at home and at school.

The kids also met Callie the fire dog. She demonstrated the Stop, Drop and Roll technique.

Today’...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:14

The identity of a man killed in a Del Norte county accident is still unknown.

This comes after a weekend of fatal traffic collisions- the first starting Friday the 13th on HWY 101 in Southern Humboldt.

Saturday a Carlotta man was killed on HWY 36 after a rollover collision. CHP reports the most recent fatality in this region was Sunday on HWY 199. A 1994 Ford Bronco drifted off...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:39

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Its that time again-voting for the presidential primary elections are coming up.

It's on June 7. Humboldt County Elections Office said now, they are full on hiring poll workers. It takes 400 workers to do the county wide election- that includes opening and closing the polls, issuing voter ballots, and tallying the votes. Workers will earn over a hundred dollars....

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:23

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A person canoeing down the Eel River discovered something out of the ordinary. Human remains were found.

Around 1pm Sunday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to the Eel River. The remains were located near Stafford and described to be mostly skeletal. HCSO says they will send the remains to Chico. It could take months before the identity or gender is known...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:19

Better safe than sorry- the next big quake can strike at anytime and officials want to be prepared. Dozens of individuals from Humboldt County are in Maryland this week for a week long emergency training course.

FEMA selected only 12 areas nationwide to participate in the Integrated Emergency Management Course. The course started today and will run through the 19th at a training center...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:14

MCKINLEYVILLE - An update to a story we reported to you regarding an armed robbery at Smug’s pizza in McKinleyville on Friday.

Authorities now believe it was connected to an recent robbery at a Shell gas station on Central Avenue also in McKinleyville.

In both cases, the suspect was wearing a mask and hoodie type sweatshirt, black gloves and brandished a black .45 caliber semi-...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:03