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NORTH COAST- As warm and humid conditions stick around on the North Coast, so too are the fleas. Local veterinarians reporting a significant rise in the flea population in Humboldt County.

Fleas tend to thrive in the late summer and early fall months. The warm and humid conditions speed up the insects' life cycle. While fleas might not bother some pets, they can cause scratching to the...

Post date: Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:19

NORTH COAST- Back to school also means back to the germs. Many parents often seeing a spike in sickness as kids return to class in the fall. But keeping your student healthy can be as simple as washing hands.

"Everybody has their own unique immune system and we tend to develop immunity to their germs we come into contact with on a daily basis," Public Health Nurse Hava Phillips said. "...

Post date: Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:16

NORTH COAST  - The end of summer DUI campaign continues and the number of arrests so far have come down.

Avoid the 8 officials say from Friday, August 21 through midnight August 30,  28 individuals were arrested compared to 38 in 2014. In 2013, there were 41. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all drivers to help make the community safer by calling 911 and reporting all...

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:14

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Voluntary evacuations for the Lassic Fire in Eastern Humboldt have been lifted.

Officials say the fire, part of the Mad River Complex, is about 90% contained and posing no threat to the Swayback Ridge areas previously under the advisory. Rain over the weekend helped firefighters significantly.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and incident management teams...

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:05

EASTERN HUMBOLDT – A Hoopa man is dead after a crash in Eastern Humboldt. 

82-year old Christopher Colgrove died Monday morning from his injuries. Just before 11:30 am Sunday, Colgrove failed to negotiate a left turn traveling east on Highway 299 near the East Fork Bridge.

The California Highway Patrol says he lost control of his 2004 Lexis on a damp roadway and struck a 2000...

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:44

ARCATA - It’s a big issue in Humboldt County and on the rise in Arcata, it’s graffiti; but one elected official is striving to remove it.

Arcata’s Mayor Michael Winkler is fed up with the amount graffiti happening in the city, especially to historic murals. So fed up, he’s cleaning it himself. But he's not the only one bothered by the illegal artwork. An Arcata Plaza business manager...

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:42

EUREKA - Protestors are prepared to speak out as the voice of the homeless Tuesday night before the Eureka City Council Meeting.

The City Manager will introduce an Open Space Property Management Plan at the meeting; which is intended to improve safety and quality of the city’s public resources along waterfront property. However, planning challenges arise due to the amount of homeless...

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:04

FORTUNA- The Eel River Valley is one step closer to a new healthcare option thanks to a federal grant.

Open Door Community Health Centers has been awarded just over $900,000 to go towards the new Fortuna Community Health Center. The new center is still in it's planning stages with architect designs expected to be completed early next year. While the total project will cost $12 million...

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:42