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FORTUNA- After eight years as Fortuna Elementary School District's Superintendent Patti Hafner is saying goodbye.

Tuesday marked Superintendent Hafner's last day on the job. On Wednesday she will officially begin retirement. Hafner says it's time to retire after 35 years in education.

While superintendent she oversaw the successful consolidation of Rohnerville and Fortuna...

Post date: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:45

EUREKA- California Cannabis Voice Humboldt publicly unveiled the first part of it's land use ordinance Tuesday, directed towards the environmental damage created around an unregulated cannabis industry.

"Everybody is looking at it because we are fairly convinced that it may be legalized in 2016 so we've got to get to the point where we do something that will work for Humboldt County,"...

Post date: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:36

MCKINLEYVILLE- During Wednesday's board meeting, the McKinleyville Community Services District is expected to select a construction company to break ground on the 1.95 million dollar Teen & Community Center.

Plans for the Teen Center have been in the works since 2011, after a community survey expressed interest in the project. The 6,400 square foot building will be located next to...

Post date: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:29

MENDOCINO COUNTY - A Hydesville man is behind bars after an alleged burglary and vandalism in Mendocino County. Arrested was 21-year old Joseph Viltrakis.

This past Thursday, Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the county animal shelter in Ukiah regarding several animals on the loose. They contacted the suspect who was in the parking lot with the dogs. Viltrakis told...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:37

CRESCENT CITY - A Del Norte County man will spend seven years in state prison after a jury found him guilty on several charges.

38-year old Steven Louis Sills of Crescent City will serve four years in prison for committing corporal injury on his wife. This past March, sills attacked his wife by grabbing her neck, throwing her to the floor and hitting her head against a wall. The...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:47

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department says the property owner who shot an alleged trespasser on his property on Sunday was acting in self defense.

Police say on Sunday afternoon, a property owner on Indian Island, who lives in a part of the island cut off to vehicles, noticed a beached kayak on his property and went to investigate.
"The owner asked the man to leave the property...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:45

TRINIDAD- The number of vacation rental homes in Trinidad could be limited in the City Council votes on Tuesday to approve a cap on vacation dwellings.

Officials say residents have been increasingly concerned about the number of vacation rental spaces in the city. In 2000, there were ten.  This year, there are 54, which is 25 percent of the total number of homes in Trinidad.  On...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:41

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- If you're interested in a career in law enforcement, the California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area Office is hosting a recruitment seminar Tuesday.

The CHP is gearing up for it’s next statewide application period in July and those in the area can learn more about what it takes to be a CHP officer. The seminar will give potential applicants a grasp of everything the...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:07