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CALIFORNIA-The Broadband Map Act, also known as Assembly Bill 1549, advanced in the California Senate.

This is the result of California Assembly Member Jim Wood's efforts to address the digital issues those in rural areas face. The Bill would help future networks get built faster, and more efficiently through the public rights of way.  On Monday, California Legislature gave an update-...

Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 17:25

FORTUNA - Fortuna is working to connect the area west of Highway 101 with the rest of the city, by expanding access for cyclists and pedestrians.

The area west of Highway 101 known as the river walk has seen an increase in commercial businesses and recreational use of the Sandy Prairie Levee along the Eel River.

Currently, it is inaccessible to pedestrians with no sidewalks or...

Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 17:21
FORTUNA – 23 children have died this year in the U.S. because of heatstroke in hot cars. For National Heatstroke Prevention Day, the Fortuna Police Department sent out a reminder to encourage Humboldt County to be aware of children left unattended.
 
Leaving a child under the age of 6 without a supervisor over the age of 12, can lead to heatstroke and then death....
Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:45

EUREKA - With college move in coming up soon, Humboldt Bay Fire has some new safety tips out for college students living off campus.

Off campus dwellings tend to have less rules and regulations than a typical dormitory, making the chance of fires more prevalent.

Since 2000, 85 percent of fire related deaths have happened in off campus housing.

Humboldt Bay Fire encourages...

Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:23

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Literacy Project is wrapping up their inaugural drop-in hours Tuesday afternoon at area libraries.

The drop-in hours are being used as community outreach to promote their work in the community, as well as attract both learners and tutors to the program.

The hours from now on will be the first Tuesday of the month from 3-5 pm at libraries in Eureka,...

Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:18

ARCATA - Access to Granite Avenue, the HSU parking lot or any of the apartments or housing on Granite Avenue will be closed august 4 through August 6. From 8am to 5pm, road crews will be grinding and re-paving the length of Granite Avenue.

At the end of each work day, the street will be graveled and driveable. Officials say the actual paving will take place Saturday. The avenue will...

Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:03

CRESCENT CITY - A Crescent City man with a history of lewd and lascivious behavior was charged Monday with 15-counts for unlawful relations with a minor as well as drug charges.

The Del Norte District Attorney’s Office indicted 53-year old Roger Lee Roberts with 10-counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year old female. He was also charged with causing great bodily injury for...

Post date: Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:53

CENTERVILLE BEACH - An informal gathering to celebrate the life of Judah Helton was held on the beach where he lost his life.

Last week Helton was digging a tunnel on Centerville Beach and it collapsed. The 19-year old was without oxygen for nearly thirty minutes. He died Friday.

Monday evening those close to Judah met to remember someone who never had a bad word to say about...

Post date: Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:39