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ARCATA- Hotel Arcata celebrated its 100 year anniversary on Friday evening.

The hotel was built in 1915, when it originally had more than 60 rooms.  An architect from San Francisco, W.H. Weeks designed it and contractors Elsemore and Jacobs designed it.  Now, it has 32 rooms because bathrooms were installed in each unit.

In 1986, an elevator was installed in this three-story,...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 20:05

SACRAMENTO - A two dollar cigarette tax increase was just cleared to gather signatures and take the question to California voters in 2016. Two ballot initiatives were approved by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

The per-pack tax would net an estimated 1.1 billion dollars in its first year with revenues slightly decreasing each year after. Money earned from the tax would go towards...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 19:34

FIELDS LANDING - A Fields Landing man was taken into custody after authorities found him with twenty wallets. California State Park officials say 43-year old James Cunha had been a suspect in multiple car burglaries up and down the coast.

With the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was served Wednesday afternoon at Cunha’s residence located at the...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 19:03

CUTTEN- Four years and three days after his first announcement he would be running for the job, on Friday Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn announced his campaign for a second term.

"I hope I've done a good enough job," Supervisor Bohn said. "I have a lot of people saying they support me. I haven't lost any support I had last time. I've got a lot of supporters and I've got some people...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:41

EUREKA- A local girl has united hundreds across the country. Their mission: to find a cure for childhood cancer.

Ten year old Ashlyne Thurber died last may. Her body unable to fight an aggressive cancer. The McKinleyville girl was treated for almost a year in Minnesota. But with the lack of recent research on childhood cancer treatment, doctors couldn't effectively fight the disease....

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:39

CRESCENT CITY- A man wanted for a 2013 fatal Ridgewood home invasion was arrested this week in Del Norte County.

Samuel Wyatt Hawken was booked into the Humboldt County jail Thursday night on warrants for murder, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.

Hawken is a suspect in a home invasion on the 6100 block of walnut drive December of 2013. He and 30 year old Joshua Sherer...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:37

EUREKA - Gregg Foster is back for a third time as Executive Director of The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission.

Foster served from 1999 until 2007 then again from 2009 to 2012, when he helped to develop local telecommunications infrastructure and air service. He now plans to address continuing issues including aviation and broadband deployment. Foster spent the past three...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:03

EUREKA - Boats in the Eureka Public Marina are already getting decorated for the Lighted Boat Parade Saturday night. 

The first annual parade will be held in conjunction with Relay For Life’s 30th Birthday. Boats will be judged on best originality, lighting and special effects. Thirteen boats are signed up, including tug boats, sail boats, and the Madaket. One boat is being...

Post date: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:58