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TRINIDAD- The City of Trinidad is looking for a new Planning Commissioner after one recently stepped down from the position.

Chuck Vanderpool was one of five members of the Planning Commission for the last four year term, but announced he would no longer serve in the position at the last City Council meeting.  Planning Commissioners are appointed by the council and are responsible for...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:07

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The beginning of the school year is right around the corner and the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is reminding college students to get vaccinated.

School begins next month at Humboldt State, and many other colleges so DHHS wants to make sure you’re up to date on childhood immunizations. This includes everything from the Measles, Mumps, and...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:37

FORTUNA - FEMA is introducing new flood insurance rate maps in Humboldt County and Fortuna residents will be affected.  

Fortuna Public Works say approximately 100 properties will transition from being mapped in or out of the current flood plain. The maps are based off updated information provided by the city’s Rohner Creek Flood Control Project. Expected to be complete in five to ten...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:37
NORTH COAST - Fires are continuing to blaze across the state with nearly 7,000 firefighters out battling 14 large wildfires.

Locally, the Queen Fire five miles southeast of Pecwan, remains at 158 acres and is 75% contained. Additionally the Buck Fire near Garberville is at 16 acres and is 85% contained. The most significant is the Rocky Fire, forcing over 600...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:26

NORTH COAST - If you were near the coast Thursday, you may have seen a widespread haze. Officials confirm some of that is wildfire smoke.

Stretching from McKinleyville to Fortuna, the smoke is not harmful at this time due to its low-concentration. However, depending on the location and weather, concentrations can increase. The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District is...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:24

NORTH COAST- Officials say a bark beetle epidemic is making some fires in California even more difficult to fight.

The tiny insects are attracted to trees weakened by the drought and have killed millions of them, including some on the North Coast. Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit officials say it’s a growing problem that’s being studied.

"When we have bark beetle epidemic that is...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:07

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Patients of several local nursing homes will be the recipients of quilts donated from those in the community.

More than forty quilts in a variety sizes and patterns will wrap a senior in love. It’s all part of the Area 1 Agency on Aging’s” Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The program is an advocate for those who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:55

EUREKA- The Sequoia Humane Society has a brand new feeding barn for feral cats thanks to some Arcata Girl Scouts.

Junior troop 10622 built and donated the small shelter after learning just how much it was needed. It came as a big surprise to the Humane Society and is already being put to good use due to the number of feral cats in the area. Humane Society staff puts dry and wet food...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:46