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FORTUNA - A public hearing to consider an appeal after a decision by the Fortuna City Council is scheduled for Tuesday February 9. The hearing was removed from the regularly scheduled council meeting set for February 1.

Last December, the planning commission voted to deny a design review application by Dennis Wendt and Wally Wright for a 9,600 square foot building. The denial was based...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:58

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found along Alderpoint Road in Garberville.

71-year-old “Hugh Duggins” of Alderpoint was found last Thursday by residents. Although the forensic autopsy did not find evidence the death was criminal in nature, the cause remains under investigation.

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:44
EUREKA - Construction is underway on the first of four street-based parks in old town. Crews laid foundation this morning for the new parklet which is located on E Street in front of Ramone's. Other locations include the Humboldt BayTourism...
Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:43

TRINIDAD - it’s a rare opportunity. The Trinidad lighthouse will be open to the public this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 the site will be open for tours. Bring the family to see historic photos and living history presentations. It’s a half-mile hike up Trinidad Head but it pays off with up-close views of the 144-year-old lighthouse. Bureau of Land Management manages it...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:36

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Meet Danniel, a holstein steer raised here in Humboldt County, who has a craving appetite for wheat bread. Danniel is six-years-old, and most holsteins don't get to live to be six. When Ken Farley and his late Aunt Helen purchased Danniel as a calf, he would not drink milk from their beef cow. Darla Paquin ended up bottle feeding Danniel for six months. "It was really a lot of...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:21

EUREKA- There may soon be more business opportunities along Humboldt Bay.

At a luncheon Wednesday afternoon, the county updated the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group on the Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan. The county is working on reducing the amount of coastal dependent industrial zoned properties along the peninsula. With the help from the City of Eureka and the Coastal Commission...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:07

ARCATA - A special meeting is set for Thursday to discuss waste in the city of Arcata.

Currently 70% of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills. The Arcata City Council and Zero Waste Humboldt are teaming up to increase that diversion rate. Officials want to improve waste prevention, and reuse, recycling and composting programs and policies. The city will look at economic...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:55

EUREKA - The injured suspect in Tuesday’s officer involved shooting in Eureka remains hospitalized with law enforcement on 24-hour guard. Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office were conducting a follow-up to a 2015 homicide when their suspect opened fire hitting nearby homes and vehicles, those residents are still feeling the effects.  

Residents in the Eureka neighborhood...

Post date: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:50