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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Despite colder temperatures, most bark beetles here in Humboldt County will survive through the winter.

The Forest Service estimates that the insects have killed 29-million trees in California this year, alone. They are attracted to conifer trees including grand firs and ponderosa pines and once hit, the tree will turn brown. Unusual moisture and high temperatures over...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 17:24

EEL RIVER- Eel River salmon are spawning and thriving thanks to our recent wet weather on the North Coast.

According to the Eel River Recovery Project, the river has reached 150 times the flow that it did anytime in October and November. These increased flows are allowing fish to get higher up in the watershed and into tributaries where they can spawn. Each year, this is typically the...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 17:18

ARCATA - The Marine Corps League’s effort to round up Toys for Tots continued Friday in Arcata. 

Hundreds of toys stacked from the ground up and covering two fire engines were presented to the Marine Corps from the Arcata Fire District. Firefighters volunteered their own time over the past few weeks to accumulate the toys, some spending hours in front of the McKinleyville K-Mart to...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 17:12

EUREKA - Local seniors in need will get a holiday surprise this Christmas as part of a collaboration with Broadway Medical and The Humboldt Senior Resource Center. 

The center chose twenty isolated seniors with minimal support from Scotia to Trinidad to receive gift cards. Broadway Medical participates by hanging the senior’s name and store selection on it’s senior Christmas tree to...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 09:48

EUREKA - The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is facing a significant concern as efforts increase to provide power through a community choice aggregation program.

Customers that transition to a CCA can potentially have lower rates while renewable resources from local biomass plants can be used for energy. Under The California Public Utilities Commission, if customers decide to switch...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 09:41

ARCATA - The city of Arcata’s efforts to develop a mobile home park rent control strategy are moving forward after Wednesday night’s council meeting.   

City staff will conduct an impact and feasibility analysis to understand the need for mobile home park rent control within city limits. Lazy J residents on fixed incomes claim they’ve experienced rent increases several times over the...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 09:22

EUREKA - Two Eureka residents are behind bars after a probation search led to drugs and a firearm.

Around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday officers and POP detectives from the Eureka Police Department found two ounces of methamphetamine and a half ounce of heroin at an apartment on the 800 block of Broadway. 34-year-old Reagina Haskins and 44-year-old Anthony Dahm were arrested for possession of...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 09:19

DEL NORTE COUNTY - A Crescent City couple are counting their lucky stars and a whole lot of money after a $10.00 lottery scratch ticket hit it big.

Lonnie Brookshire broke the news to his wife Ashley revealing the tickets top prize: $1,000,000; before taxes of course. At first his wife didn’t believe him but he kept telling her it was real. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Lonnie...

Post date: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:07