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BAYSIDE - Nearly 100 members in the Humboldt Association of Realtors attended a meeting Thursday afternoon to learn from a special guest, the President of the California Association of Realtors.

Chris Kutzkey manages over 181,000 members over 31 districts with a mission of statewide outreach. Kutzkey informed agents of legislative success with five bills being recently signed by...

Post date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 19:15

EUREKA - It’s an on-going concern for the city of Eureka, environmental degradation along the waterfront greenbelt caused by garbage and illegal camping. Parks and Recreation and the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) team have been conducting weekly cleanups of the area since July, collecting over 200,000 pounds of trash as of Thursday. However a few residents have been lending a...

Post date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 19:13

EUREKA- With just over eleven days to go before voters cast their ballots this year, elections officials are making sure tally machines are up and running properly.

"We print out test ballots and we mark them in a fashion so that we know what the expected outcome should be, then we scan the ballots, run them through our system and tabulate them and then we verify that yes indeed ballots...

Post date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 16:11

FORTUNA- Voters gave the Fortuna Fire Protection District the green light for it's proposed fire benefit assessment, approving the tax increase from $12 per residence, per year, to $72. The increase will take effect July 2016. In the meantime, the district says it intends to begin building up it's fire prevention program, while planning new resident and volunteer staffing programs.

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Post date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 16:09

EUREKA - An investigation of a suspicious vehicle landed two Eureka residents in jail for drugs.

29-year old Perry Bailey and 21-year old Sara Dorey were taken into custody.

Around 10:30 Tuesday evening, a Eureka Police Officer observed two occupants of a vehicle acting strangely near 6th and N Streets. The officer recognized Bailey from previous law enforcement...

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 19:40

MCKINLEYVILLE - An early morning fire destroys an unoccupied house in McKinleyville.

At around 4:30 Wednesday, Arcata Fire responded to the 2600-block of Boilier Avenue. When crews arrived, 90 percent of the building was engulfed in flames. Because the structure was under construction, it was not connected to utilities.

Officials believe the fire was human caused but haven't...

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 19:21

HOOPA- Almost one month ago Hoopa Valley Tribal police officers were stripped of their powers to enforce state laws. On Wednesday  Tribal Chairman Ryan Jackson signed a federal deputization agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, giving the tribal police federal peace officer powers.

In September Sheriff Mike Downey revoked tribal police powers citing a lack of qualified officers....

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 18:02

FORTUNA- Women across Humboldt County are being celebrated as the nation marks Business Women's Week.

To honor our local women the Fortuna Kiwanis Club hosted it's 18th annual business women's luncheon. Judge Joyce Hinricks was the event's key speaker. The family of the year award went to D'anna and Joe Quen. Second District Supervisor Estelle Fennell was honored with this year's Woman...

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 18:00