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HOOPA - With smoke in the Hoopa Valley still causing issues with residents, tribal leaders say they just received a new shipment of N-95 respirator masks and will distribute them immediately. 

The masks can be effective in filtering out particulate and other toxins found in wildfire smoke. Masks will be distributed at the K’ima’w Medical Center during their regular business hours.

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:16

SONOMA COUNTY- A California State Parks Superintendent who oversaw dozens of coastal and redwood parks on the North Coast has died.

Liz Burko died Saturday in a hospital following a crash on her motorized scooter one week earlier. According to the CHP, the 55 year old Ohio native told officers she had swerved while traveling on Highway 116 to avoid a raccoon.

Burko worked for...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:37

NORTH STATE- CAL FIRE officials say they now expect to fully contain the Horse Fire by Monday, August 31. The blaze is being held at 146 acres and is 95 percent contained. It's been burning in the King Range Wilderness north of Shelter Cove since August 18. The cause of that fire is still under investigation. Several trails remain closed while crews work on full containment.

To the west...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:35

EUREKA- As we face long fire season here on the North Coast, College of the Redwoods is partnering with CAL FIRE to keep the supply of firefighters coming.

The college is offering a wildland firefighter academy this fall designed to train firefighters ahead of the 2016 season. The course is typically held in the spring but officials say they chose to add the fall course to help CAL FIRE...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:34

FERNDALE - Local musicians played their hearts out Thursday night for hundreds of spectators at the Humboldt County Fair’s Battle of the Bands.

“I'm just really honored to be able to perform on this stage in front of such a great audience. They seem to really enjoy the music and a lot of my family came to watch us, so it's a lot of fun,“ said Stella Matteoli McNeil, member of Dual...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:10

ARCATA - College students across the country will now have the opportunity to learn about forest management practices used in the Arcata Community Forest. 

The forest will have it’s own chapter in a new edition of the North American Forest Management book, a textbook that contains management plan case studies. The Arcata Community Forest was the first municipal forest certified in the U...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:09

ARCATA - HSU received a high ranking this month for it's master’s degree programs in a national college guide published by Washington Monthly.

“Well Washington Monthly, what they have is a particular take on what universities and colleges should be ranked about and it just so happens to be a lot of things that we really care about at Humboldt State. So it's things like service, your...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:06

FERNDALE - Everything Coastal was Wednesday’s theme at the Humboldt County Fair. It kicked off with a Surf and Turf Barbecue Competition with special host, Chef Guy Fieri .

“Thank you very much for coming out. We're very lucky to have this fair. So good luck to all of you,”...

Post date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:58