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WEAVERVILLE- All road closures and evacuations have been lifted for residents effected by the Democrat Fire burning in the Democrat Gulch West of Weaverville.

The fire is now burning 128 acres and is 50 percent contained. As of noon Wednesday, evacuations for the west side of Oregon Mountain down to highway 299 and Steiner Flat Road in Douglas City have been lifted for residents who can...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:42

SAMOA- Also at the Samoa Cookhouse Wednesday, the public got an update on U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay operations.

Coast Guard Captain Art Snyder presented to the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group. Captain Snyder shared what the agency is doing on the north coast and how taxpayer dollars are being spent to help protect and serve the public. There are currently 250 active duty...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:42

SAMOA- Nick Angeloff kicked off his campaign Wednesday for Humboldt Bay Harbor District division two commissioner.

The Rio Dell - Scotia chamber of commerce president hosted a rally outside the Samoa Cookhouse. There he shared his main goals if elected to the harbor commission including: the economic revitalization of the harbor and increased transparency.

Angeloff says he would...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:41

ARCATA- Google helped save a lost runner over the weekend in Arcata.

A Humboldt State University student left Eureka for a run back to campus on Saturday by way of Manila. However, during his run, he realized he didn’t know where he was. He then sent a text message to his friend, saying, “911. Call for Help. Stuck in tree.” When campus police spoke to the lost student’s roommate, Sgt....

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:34

EUREKA- Traffic collisions are down in Eureka from last year and the city say's it's pedestrian safety education campaign “Heads Up” could be responsible for that reduction.

Last year, by this time, there were 145 injury and fatal collisions in the city.  This year, that number is 99. Some possible factors are the “Heads Up” campaign. It was launched at the end of May, with the goal of...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:31

TRINIDAD- The City of Trinidad is expected to maintain and preserve an area of cultural significance in the city now that a settlement, which is pending certain conditions, has been reached.

In 1978, the City of Trinidad signed a deed through the California State Coastal Sonservancy for the approximately 12-acre Tsurai Study Area, which overlooks Trinidad Bay.  The deed mandated the...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:27

EUREKA- While classes don’t begin at Eureka City Schools until Monday, more than 400 staff members are back in their buildings, preparing for the school year.

On Tuesday, all Eureka City Schools employees, including teachers, administrators and bus drivers, gathered at Eureka High School for a back to school kick-off event. Superintendent Fred Van Vleck reflected on last year and...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:20

EUREKA- Two Eureka residents are in custody on multiple charges after the Eureka Police Department Problem Oriented Policing Unit found heroin, methamphetamine and paraphernalia in an apartment.

Numerous citizen complaints prompted the POP unit to search the apartment on the 100 block of I Street, where detectives found 21 grams of heroin, 24 grams of methamphetamine, 220 grame of hash...

Post date: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:11