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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Board of Supervisors is moving forward with plans to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Humboldt County’s unincorporated areas.

In a 4 to 1 vote, the board removed a cap from its existing Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance. It will instead allow for the board to later look at a cap if necessary.

This comes after Supervisor Ryan Sundberg previously...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:24

EUREKA - The Humboldt Transit Authority is soon to be the proud owner of an energy efficient electric bus and they'll be the first on the North Coast to have one.

The Humboldt Transit Authority has desired an energy efficient electric bus for a number of years. But when it comes to technology and vehicles there's usually a hefty price involved, so HTA's General Manager Greg Pratt has...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:13

FORTUNA - It's Taco Tuesday and more than 8,000 students across Humboldt and Del Norte Counties took part in the fourth annual event. 

The Humboldt County Office of Education and Clint Victorine, rancher and owner of Eel River Organic Beef developed the farm-to-school initiative. Taco Tuesday is meant to educate youth about where their foods come from and the importance of eating local...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:52

ARCATA - City of Arcata and Humboldt Bike Month Coalition are asking you to accept the bike month challenge, by riding as many miles as possible in the month of May.

The challenge is part of the PeopleforBikes national campaign that asks novice and avid cyclists to track their mileage all month long. Ride as an individual or part of a team then register at to...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:51

EUREKA - North Coast residents got a lesson in healthy eating at the annual fruit and veggie fest.

Shoppers at Grocery Outlet in Eureka visited stations set up around the store where they sampled fresh produce and learned the benefits of growing your own food. Nutritionists also shared alternatives to sugary drinks and asked customers Calfresh trivia questions for a chance to win...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:45

EUREKA - A cyclist was transported to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle. The incident happened on the Samoa Bridge.

Around 11 this morning, a male cyclist was heading westbound on Highway 255 when he allegedly swerved onto the roadway and into traffic. That's when a Toyota Corolla also traveling westbound struck the man. He was thrown onto the car, collapsing the windshield...

Post date: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:42

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - With the primary election coming up in June, Monday was the first day absentee ballots were sent out by the Humboldt County Elections Office.

From May 9 until June 7 those ballots may be submitted to the elections office or at your polling place on Election Day. Officials will continue to mail out absentee ballot requests until May 31st.

All ballots...

Post date: Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:45

ARCATA - For the first time in recent memory, an accurate local inflation rate has been established by a recent HSU study. The work ends a long dependence on inflation rate information drawn from out of the area.

A student-led research team under the guidance of HSU economics chair, Steve Hackett gathered local price information on over 200 consumer goods during fall 2015 and spring...

Post date: Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:34