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EUREKA- Following a lengthy conversation, on Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors clarified what they had envisioned for a county-wide medical marijuana land use ordinance.

During the meeting the board was presented with a regulation comparison chart detailing permitting requirements as outlined by county and state laws.

The board expressed several concerns,...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:55

EUREKA - After more than two weeks of hardship questions jury selection continues for the Jason Warren murder trial.

Warren is being charged with two counts of homicide and two counts of attempted murder along with two special allegation charges: lying in wait, and torture. Three years ago Warren allegedly killed Dorothy Ulrich at her home in Hoopa. Prosecution previously presented a...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:28

EUREKA - The third week of testimonies in the Jason Arreaga double homicide trial is now underway with the suspect taking the stand Tuesday. That's despite his lawyer Heidi Holmquist suggesting against it.

30-year-old Jason Arreaga is accused of shooting and killing Harley Hammers and Angel Tully in Fieldbrook last September. However Arreaga's side of the story points blame in another...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:27

MCKINLEYVILLE- If you have an instrument laying around that you no longer use, the McKinleyville Union School District wants to hear from you.

The district is holding an Instrument Drive, looking for trumpets, clarinets, flutes, trombones, and saxophones. There's a new curriculum at Morris Elementary, and beginning next trimester, music will no longer be an elective, but a requirement...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:44

HUMBOLDT/DEL NORTE COUNTIES- While temperatures are cooling down, fire season is not over and all burn suspensions are still in affect.

Fire season typically wraps up at the end of October, after the first big rainfall. At that time, burning will reopen to residents. For the Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit however, it is believed that the peak of fire season is over. Crews had a busy...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:39

SCOTIA- There’s been an outpouring of support from the community to reopen the doors of the Scotia Gym.

Most recently, Helen Clark of Rio Dell made a 5,000-dollar donation in memory of her late husband Jimmy. They used to play pool volleyball at the gym all the time and she says the moment they got into the pool, age didn’t matter.

Scotia Elementary School has submitted...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:34

EUREKA- The future of the cruise ship industry in Humboldt Bay is looking bright. That's according to the county's cruise ship marketing director. Who gave an update to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

One ship is already confirmed and scheduled to arrive in the bay May 9, 2017. But Cruise Ship Marketing Director Bruce Conner says three other cruise lines have shown serious...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:29

EUREKA- A Eureka man accused of sexually assaulting a victim at a Downtown Eureka motel has been arrested.

Markis Shirley, 23, was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday following a foot chase near the 2500 block of Union Street. He's accused of sexually assaulting a victim last Sunday morning.

EPD says he was spotted walking down Union Street prior to the chase. He was booked into...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:23