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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- CAL FIRE is preparing for a busy fire season.

The Humboldt-Del Norte and Mendocino Unit fire crews from five conservation camps are participating the Redwood Coast Fire Preparedness Exercises.

They're gearing up for the front lines following a historic fire season in California last year.

"It's definitely an experience unlike anything most of them have...

Post date: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:14

EUREKA - Businesses in Old Town Eureka on F Street are being hit with counterfeit cash.

The manager of The Wine Spot says a couple paid their bill last Wednesday with a suspicious $50 bill, which was later confirmed as a counterfeit by the bank. The restaurant A & J Ichiban say they’ve received counterfeit bills throughout the past month and two counterfeit $20's last week. Cathy...

Post date: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 14:36

EUREKA - Early Wednesday morning Humboldt Bay Fire tackled a blaze at the historic Ritz Building on F Street in Old Town Eureka. 

Around 4 a.m. the smell of smoke prompted a tenant to call 911. Humboldt Bay Fire dispatched an investigation but once inside the building they could see smoke between the two floors. Firefighters were able to locate the point of origin to the electrical...

Post date: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 14:19

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - A tragic situation Monday got a little better after the CHP and CALTRANS workers stepped up to save a young deer’s life. Agency officials say a very pregnant doe was struck and killed by a vehicle just north of Garberville.

The fawn was forced out of the mother's womb. A CHP officer found the doe and while a Caltrans fence and guardrail crew were moving the mother to...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:51

TRINIDAD – “Ladies and gentleman start your engines!”. It’s a NASCAR phrase but North Coast crabbers will do just that on Thursday at the stroke of midnight.

Commercial Dungeness crab season harvesting will finally get underway from North of Redwood Creek up to the Oregon border. Below Redwood Creek to the north spit of Humboldt Bay is still closed due to high levels of Domoic acid....

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:41

EUREKA-Two were handcuffed for drugs, after a probation search by EPD POP's team.

The incident occurred around 2:15 p.m Monday on the 1400 block of L Street. 28-year-old William Flores of Eureka had warrants and detectives located over 250 grams of meth and heroin combined, and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested for drug possession and participating in a criminal street gang. 20-year-...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:37

EUREKA-It's been about a week since those living in the Palco Marsh moved out, and officials continue to patrol the city for illegal camping.

EPD has issued 18 citations and arrested one for illegal camping in Eureka. Citations issued were near Washington and Koster, the foot of Del Norte Street, Bayshore Way, the 2400 block of 2nd street and along Broadway. Since May 2, 248 transient...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:30

EUREKA- To celebrate Mental Health Month, community members laced up their walking shoes and hit the sidewalk wearing their lime green.

It was all for the annual Mental Health Walk. Eureka's chief of police and captains as well as the Humboldt County undersheriff and dozens of others participated. The 30-minute walk kicked off at the mental health campus on Wood Street and ended at the...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:29