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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

HOOPA- For the first time Hoopa and Yurok Tribes are working together to provide housing for low-income seniors.

Yurok Indian Housing Authority responded to a need for affordable housing, developing a 12-unit neighborhood south of Hoopa off Highway 96. The authority reached a memorandum of understanding to build on Hoopa tribal land and will house elders from both tribes.

The two...

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 17:57

HOOPA- School employees in Hoopa are staged a protest at a special Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District board meeting. The protest stemmed from an contract dispute between the district and the California State Employees Association.

The association is made up of more than 100 bus drivers, secretaries, counselors and other classified staff from the district.

The dispute...

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 17:56