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EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District will finalize purchases of a dredge and other equipment to clear the bay at Thursday’s meeting. PG&E granted the district $2 million to help purchase the materials, with the first project planned in the Fisherman’s Channel at King Salmon.

Harbor officials say dredging is necessary in areas like the channel, because mud and debris build up...

FORTUNA- Books like Harry Potter, Fifty Shades of Grey and The Hunger Games are on display at the Fortuna Library in celebration of Banned Books Week. The library is showing off the ten most challenged books of 2013 to educate library visitors about censorship and the freedom to read.

While at the display visitors can also write why they are choosing to read...

FORTUNA- Representatives from FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services were at Fortuna’s wastewater treatment plant today.

The city is nearing a final design for a pre-disaster mitigation plan that would protect city services from a hundred year flood. The project would build a berm, or a dirt wall, around the perimeter of the wastewater treatment plant to protect it from...

CRESCENT CITY - Del Norte County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to sell more than 70 county lots Tuesday to be used by the airport. The request was put to the Board of Supervisors as a result of a United States mandate to widen the Del Norte County Airport's runways.

But for each widening of a runway, the airport must dedicate land to the "betterment of man". In this case, that...

ARCATA- The City of Arcata is expected to announce the new City Manager Friday morning said Mayor Mark Wheetley.

Wednesday's meeting was adjourned and the City Council plans on picking up the discussion again on Friday at 8:30 a.m. to discuss the open position.

Wheetley said the city is in the final stages and have a tentative offer on the table.

"[We are] looking forward...

EUREKA- St. Joseph Health has donated nearly 1,000 blankets to the homeless in Humboldt County.

More than ten local organizations have received the gently used blankets. Eureka Rescue Mission, Betty Chin's Day Care and the Arcata House Partnership received the largest donation.

The gently used blankets were donated after St. Joseph Health choose new patient bedding.

MCKINLEYVILLE- A Coast Guard Helicopter flight was disrupted by someone with a laser on Friday evening, forcing pilots to make in-flight adjustments.

On Friday evening, United States Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin Helicopter crew was returning to Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville after a two week mission in Southern California.    When the helicopter was about five...

CRESCENT CITY - You see it on street corners, and in parking lots of grocery stores and malls. Panhandling is a national issue, and it's something Del Norte County is looking to reduce. 

Due to recent complaints from retailers in the area, a law is being considered that would penalize drivers who hand objects out of their vehicle to panhandlers.

The law is modeled off of one from...