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EUREKA- Coming out of a closed session on Tuesday, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors announced that Kristin Brinks has accepted the Humboldt County DHHS Director position.

Brinks is currently the Deputy Director of Community Services for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. 

Brinks begins in Humboldt January 11.

Post date: Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:57

EUREKA - As we continue our month long series of special reports, Brad Curtis shares his two part series: New Energy, New Life: The Rebuilding of Old Town.

He’ll look at two major projects nearing completion, examine some of the issues and look to the future. The multi-million dollar projects will most likely be completed during the next six months. It’s a rebuilding of the area that...

Post date: Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:54

BLUE LAKE - A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy attempting to serve a warrant instead discovers drugs and a large hash lab operation in Blue Lake. 24-year old Douglas Bocchetta of Cincinnati and William Mattingly of Blue Lake were arrested.

Friday morning around 10:40, a deputy noticed a vehicle associated with the warrant case at an apartment complex on the 400-block of Railroad Avenue...

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 21:47

EUREKA- As medical marijuana cultivation regulations make their way through the planning commission, Humboldt County supervisors are turning their focus to other aspects of the business.

Last week the supervisors reformed the medical marijuana ad-hoc committee. As part of that committee, Supervisors Fennell and Sundburg are exploring local regulations for distribution, manufacturing,...

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 18:36

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Police Employees Association says it's officers are among the lowest paid in the county. With an expired contract and over six months of negotiations, the association is set to go before the city council Monday.

The council will review and discuss a proposed memorandum of understanding drafted during negotiations. Twenty employees at the department have been without...

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 18:36

EUREKA- Eureka High School students are getting a first hand look at the dangers of distracted driving.

About 250 students of all grade levels took part in a drunk driving and texting simulation as part of the Arrive Alive Tour.

"We hook sensors up to the steering wheel, brakes and gas pedal of this jeep patriot, and you wear virtual reality glasses for your perspective of the...

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 17:32

EUREKA- While it's highly dangerous and illegal, butane hash oil lab explosions continue to put lives at risk in Humboldt County.

Fire officials say they believe a hash lab explosion caused a fire Sunday in the 1100 block of L street in Eureka. Around 4 p.m., Humboldt Bay Fire arrived on scene to smoke coming from a single garage unit, in a row of garages. Fire officials say butane...

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 17:24

EUREKA - Double murder suspect Jason Warren was in court again Tuesday. His trial now stretches into the third week of testimonies. Tuesday morning, the forensic pathologist that performed autopsies and determined the cause of death for both victims took the stand.

Warren is accused of killing Dorothy Ulrich at her Hoopa home then running over and killing Suzanne Seemann near Freshwater...

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:45