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EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department says the property owner who shot an alleged trespasser on his property on Sunday was acting in self defense.

Police say on Sunday afternoon, a property owner on Indian Island, who lives in a part of the island cut off to vehicles, noticed a beached kayak on his property and went to investigate.
"The owner asked the man to leave the property...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:45

TRINIDAD- The number of vacation rental homes in Trinidad could be limited in the City Council votes on Tuesday to approve a cap on vacation dwellings.

Officials say residents have been increasingly concerned about the number of vacation rental spaces in the city. In 2000, there were ten.  This year, there are 54, which is 25 percent of the total number of homes in Trinidad.  On...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:41

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- If you're interested in a career in law enforcement, the California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area Office is hosting a recruitment seminar Tuesday.

The CHP is gearing up for it’s next statewide application period in July and those in the area can learn more about what it takes to be a CHP officer. The seminar will give potential applicants a grasp of everything the...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:07

EUREKA- It's estimated that more than 33,000 visitors hit Redwood Acres over the past four days for the Best of Humboldt Fair.

"Weather always helps. When you've got weather like that everyone wants to be out and about and so I think that probably helped a lot," said CEO of Redwood Acres, Cindy Bedingfield.

While the final tally is still being calculated, Bedingfield says...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:02

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Ahead of the fourth of July holiday, fireworks stands are popping up across the county. We visited one stand in Eureka to see what’s the most popular this year.

"Lots of folks seem to like the flowers. These things light easy and they spin around. They are pretty colorful and so it’s a lot of action and then of course the sparklers. These are pretty popular as well,"...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:56

EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is protecting the rights of fishermen and working to keep the bay clean.

At their meeting Thursday  the Board of Commissioners voted to pass a Right to Fish Ordinance. The new rules protect commercial fisherman who sometimes operate in the marina 24 hours a day. Previously normal fishing operations would garner complaints from boat residents. The...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:32

EUREKA- How happy are you at work? A new study is asking just that and it's results may surprise you.

Out of more than 30 thousand employees surveyed, researchers with TINYpulse found that the industry with the happiest workers is actually construction. Consumer product, energy and healthcare came in the top five. Rounding out the bottom, finance, education and government, with...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:29

NORTH COAST- Starting Monday all outdoor burning is now prohibited in the State Responsibility areas of Humboldt, Del Norte and Western Trinity counties.

CAL FIRE is suspending all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning of landscape debris, like branches and leaves. The agency says the suspension is due to the ongoing drought and the increase in fire danger. So far this year...

Post date: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:27