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SCOTIA - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified a deceased man found in Scotia.

Around 12:30 last Friday afternoon, law enforcement was called to the North Court area due to reports of a foul smell and a possible dead body. When deputies arrived they found 32-year old "Justin Nevis" of Sacramento County.

Due to the location of the body, officials think there may be a...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:49

FORTUNA- A letter to Caltrans about an illegal water withdrawal in Southern Humboldt is coming before the board of supervisors Tuesday.

Supervisor Estelle Fennell drafted the letter to the agency. The letter states that on Monday, September 21, Myers and Sons Construction, a Caltrans sub-contractor, drew up to 11,000 gallons of water from a Miranda fire hydrant. While the water...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:39

FORTUNA- Starting Monday, October 5, the City of Fortuna is offering free compost.

The city's wastewater treatment facility processes human waste into nearly 600 dry metric tons of class a compost each year. City officials say the compost can be used on vegetables and other plants and has no restrictions.

Anyone within the county can pick up the compost with a limit of 2 1/2...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:39

EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is now facing a lawsuit following a 40 year lease agreement with Coast Seafoods in exchange for an over $1 million loan.

Local activist Leo Sears filed the conflict of interest lawsuit Monday against Humboldt Bay Harbor Commissioner Greg Dale, the district and the four other commissioners. According to Sears, Dale's employment with Coast Seafoods...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:39

FORTUNA- Two Arcata police officers were honored Monday night for saving a woman's life.

It happened the night of august 22, 2015, when Arcata Police Officers Audrey Sterrett and Jeremiah Kasinger were doing DUI special enforcement in the Fortuna area. They heard the call for a residential structure fire on the 400 block of North Fortuna Boulevard and were the first to arrive on scene...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:34

CRESCENT CITY - After eight years on the Crescent City, City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Richard Enea is stepping down due to health reasons. 

Enea began his career as a police officer in Crescent City from 1974 to 1981. He continued his commitment to law enforcement in the bay area and was a police sergeant for 15 years. Enea moved back to Crescent City to retire and has served on every...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:36

ARCATA - Students at Humboldt State are teaming up to reduce the amount of single-use cup waste on campus. They kicked off efforts Monday as part of a nationwide competition.

Each year HSU sends 149 thousand single use cups to the landfill, but a dedicated group of students in the school’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program known as WRRAP want to change that. 

"It's...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:34

RIO DELL- The Rio Dell City Council will discuss water rate hikes at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Staff will present a revised rate schedule and a draft of the public notice to begin moving forward with the hikes. During the September 22nd meeting, staff proposed hiking water rates in two phases, over a 6 year period.

According to Mayor Frank Wilson, the first two years...

Post date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:16