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ARCATA - A Humboldt State forestry major that graduated from the university just a few weeks ago has died.

According to a letter sent Tuesday from HSU to its students; 23-year-old Alex Robbins lost his life in boating accident while fishing off the coast of California near Catalina Island on June 2. Robbins was from Novato and compassionate about fishing. He was even on his way to...

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:37

EUREKA - After only one week of trial for the former Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant accused of sexual assault, closing arguments were made Wednesday morning and jury deliberations are now underway.

Jason Daniels is accused by two women that he sexually assaulted them while he was on duty in 2013. He is being charged with one count of sexual assault with a foreign object and two...

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:32

PATRICKS POINT - Just a few weeks ago, the Patrick’s Point State Park Visitor Center was broken into and burglarized. Now the center’s organization has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover costs.  

On the morning of May 31st staff arrived to find the front door was turned into a pile of shattered glass and that the center’s safe was stolen. The safe contained a week’s...

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:28

TRINIDAD - the Trinidad Lighthouse graces magazine covers and coffee tables. Now the Bureau of Land Management wants your input on how this North Coast treasure should be managed.

The BLM and community partners have managed the property since taking ownership from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2014.

The Bureau is soliciting feedback from the community on its just-released environmental...

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:24

BLUE LAKE - A month-long lineup of theatre, art, music, and more, kicks off tomorrow in Blue Lake. It’s Dell’ Arte’s 26th Annual Mad River Festival.

Performers come from around the world to take part in more than 30 performances around Blue Lake. Guests including the Eureka Symphony and Humboldt Folklife Society host special events as part of the festival.

For the...

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:16

EUREKA - Washington Elementary School was on lockdown this morning after a suspect wanted for an alleged assault fled Sheriff’s deputies.

Around 10:00, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department responded to a reported domestic disturbance on the 2200 block of Fern Street.

22-year-old Isiah Beacham had fled the residence before deputies arrived. Eureka police were called in to assist...

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:15

Sacramento - A bill to end observance of daylight-saving time has passed through its first committee easily.

Assembly Bill 385 could make California the third state not to observe the tradition that was adopted back in 1942 as “War Time.”

There have been many adjustments over the years and the amount of time we observe the practice has varied. Debating the tradition is something...

Post date: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 21:39

HAPPY CAMP – Firefighters caught a break Tuesday as they continued to respond to the Pony Fire burning 15-miles southwest of Happy Camp. However there was one injury.

Over a thousand personnel are on the lines. The large blaze has burned nearly 2400-acres and is 20 percent contained. Cooler temperatures and some scattering of rain has helped crews construct containment lines closer to...

Post date: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 21:20