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EUREKA- Humboldt County 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace will not seek reelection next June.  Lovelace, who is the senior member of the Board of Supervisors, made this announcement on Monday.

In his announcement, he said that it's been an honor to serve in his position for the last six and a half years.  Some of the accomplishments he's most proud of include helping provide secure...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:31

EUREKA - College of the Redwoods Eureka campus is the newest recipient of a federal TRIO grant worth more than one million dollars.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant will provide the school with a Student Support Services-Rise to Success Program.

CR will hire a full time program director and advisor, a part time student service specialist, and tutors. The...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:21

EUREKA - The Chief’s Advisory Panel for the Eureka Police Department, formed just one month ago, got started Tuesday with their first official meeting.

The panel is made of six appointed community members to provide the EPD with more oversight and accountability. Chief Andrew Mills briefed the panel on the purpose and objectives of various trainings the department will consider in...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:16

ARCATA - Young adventurous minds were very active Tuesday at Redwood Park as kids learned wilderness survival skills.

As part of Arcata’s Adventure Camp, kids first learned about the necessity of fire and the safety information which goes with it.  Children learned how to start a fire with sticks and a magnifying glass and how to build an emergency shelter. Given just a tarp and rope,...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:06

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Two inmate firefighters are recovering after getting injured while fighting the Humboldt Complex wildfires.

On Monday, one firefighter received a six-inch laceration to the knee from a chainsaw. He received stitches. The other firefighter, a member of Deadwood Conservation Camp from the Siskiyou Unit, was hit by a six-inch diameter tree that was cut down. He lost...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:04

FORTUNA- More registered nurses in Humboldt County have decided to join the California Nurses Association.

Nurses at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna voted 31 to 24 in favor of being represented. The union is part of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of registered nurses. CNA also represents RN’s at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

While Redwood Memorial...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:50

RIO DELL- A new community mural will soon be complete in Rio Dell.

Located on the Dias Artistries building at the intersection of Wildwood and Columbus Streets, Rio Dell Artist Dale Rader, says the idea behind it is the world is what you make it. Rader has been drawing since he was young and is a member of the Eagle Prairie Arts District in Rio Dell. Local youth have also helped him...

Post date: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:46

PRESS RELEASE:
3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace announced Monday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in 2016. “It has been an honor to represent the 3rd District for the past six and a half years. I’ve enjoyed the work and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together, but it’s time for me to move on.”
 
Lovelace was first elected to the board in...

Post date: Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:50