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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- In a recent report from the North Coast Labor Market, Humboldt County’s unemployment rate fell slightly – partly due to the addition of 500 jobs from January to February.

The unemployment rate dropped .3 percent from January to February. Humboldt County's unemployment rate for the month of February was 5.3 percent in total, lower than the state’s rate, and significantly...

Post date: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:55

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-Three people were hurt, and one sustained major injuries, during a head-on collision on State Route 299 Sunday.

The incident happened around 1:30 in the afternoon near mile marker 31. A Ford Explorer with two passengers was traveling west, and a Honda Accord, carrying only its driver, was headed in the opposite direction.

For unknown reasons, one vehicle...

Post date: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:51

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, officials will look at approving the deputization agreement between the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Hoopa Tribal Police.

The sheriff and tribal police signed a memorandum of understanding which will allow qualified tribal officers to uphold state laws on tribal lands and assist sheriff’s deputies off tribal lands if needed.

Many...

Post date: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:48

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the process of updating an online information system that will be open to the public.

In a quest for more transparency, a call log is a new tab added that allows citizens to see recent law enforcement activity. For safety reasons, the log is delayed about an hour and not all information will be obtainable through this site. For...

Post date: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:43

Two masked men believed linked to a robbery last Friday in McKinleyville apparently struck again the same day.

At the first McKinleyville robbery, one suspect pointed a gun at the clerk while another demanded money. They were able to escape with an undisclosed amount of cash and several cartons of cigarettes.

Authorities now say later that same morning around 6:30, two men robbed...

Post date: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:40

INDIANOLA – Health-minded individuals convened at the Humboldt Area Foundation Sunday for the 7th Annual Vegan Chili Cook Off.

It was a time to trot out that special recipe and get some bragging rights and also win some prizes like gift certificates and cookbooks.

Chili was the only food that was judged but there were other dishes that were also on display.

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Post date: Sun, 03/20/2016 - 20:30

NORTH COAST – Fortuna Police are on the lookout for two male suspects who robbed a business Saturday night. We update you on the suspicious fire on Berta road. Thousands go without electricity for most of the day after equipment fails. A Eureka man will head back to Viet Nam to return a journal he found on the battle field nearly 50 years ago. And, it was the 7th Annual Vegan Chili...

Post date: Sun, 03/20/2016 - 20:21

EUREKA - A brutal war that was played out on national TV is resonating once again on the north coast.

A Eureka man will soon embark on a pilgrimage of sorts to return a personal diary found on a battlefield in Viet Nam nearly a half century ago.

In 1968, Wendel Schautz was a Specialist 4th Class for the 173rd Airborne Brigade who saw heavy action on the...

Post date: Sun, 03/20/2016 - 19:55