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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - The Saddle Fire continues to draw attention after its lightning activated start this past Tuesday.

Already, the huge wildfire has burned nearly 1500 acres. 885-crew members are battling the blaze with 5-helicopters, 2-air tankers, 15-water tenders, and 18-buldozers.

One firefighter sustained a burn and another, a cut from a saw. Both were minor injuries....

Post date: Sun, 06/14/2015 - 18:55

RIO DELL - A fundraiser to help burn victims that started back in 1973 in Sacramento is alive and well in Rio Dell.

It’s called “Fill the Boot” and the Rio Del Volunteer Fire Department holds it annually. This year they were in front of CC’s Market to raise money for burn survivors and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research. They’ve been doing the fundraiser for ten years...

Post date: Sun, 06/14/2015 - 18:36

Two felons are behind bars after alleged narcotics sales in Southern Humboldt. Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the Saddle fire that's nearly 1,500 acres. Crescent City hopes to hire 12th officer to patrol local schools. Fill the Boot Fundraiser underway in Rio Dell. Nearly 400 roses go on display at Redwood Acres. Community members hit Fortuna for some art and wine in the park. ...

Post date: Sun, 06/14/2015 - 17:52

GARBERVILLE - A Southern Humboldt man and woman were arrested after law enforcement found alleged drugs for sales and warrant violations. Taken into custody were 34-year old Shaun Stringfellow and 46-year old Heidi Durtsche both known to law enforcement from previous drug arrests.

Just after 10 Sunday morning, sheriff’s deputies responding to complaints for criminal camping and dumping...

Post date: Sun, 06/14/2015 - 16:58

The Saddle Fire expands to over 1,000 acres . City of Arcata provides free oil drain containers to residents. Dozens of one-of-a-kind cars go on display at Woodley Island. Community members lend a helping hand at Trinidad State Beach. Kids learn how to be artists at Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka. 

Post date: Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:13

Eureka - Impending budget cuts will be closing one fire station and a second will be closed intermittently.

Humboldt Bay Fire Officials say station #4, located at 1016 Myrtle Avenue will be closed and un-staffed beginning July 1. This will continue throughout the year depending on daily staffing levels. Signs will be placed on the exterior message board in front of the station and on...

Post date: Sat, 06/13/2015 - 00:07

REDWAY - Law enforcement was called to the Redway Post Office after a gun was placed in a mail drop box.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3400 block of Redwood Drive.. An employee reported an unknown suspect placed an unloaded 9mm handgun in poor condition in the mail depository. After a check, authorities say the weapon was not reported stolen and was not registered.

It is...

Post date: Fri, 06/12/2015 - 23:57

FORTUNA - If you are looking to get that funny bone tickled, Fortuna is the place to be Friday and Saturday night.

Crowds packed lounges to hear funny people in two nights of the first annual Redwood Comedy Festival. The Friendly City rolled out the red carpet and comics didn’t disappoint.

The festival plays at six different venues including Springville Steak and the River Lodge...

Post date: Fri, 06/12/2015 - 23:46