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NORTH COAST - Hundreds of lemons were squeezed Saturday, all for a good cause, to empower the youth of Humboldt County.

Started in 2007 and adopted locally in 2011, Lemonade Day is an annual community event that helps youth start, own, and operate a business for a day. Custom lemonade stands graced sidewalks throughout the county, including a pirate themed stand. Lemonade went for about...

Post date: Sat, 06/06/2015 - 18:24

MCKINLEYVILLE - McKinleyville’s week-long tradition, Pony Express Days, continued Saturday morning with a kick-off parade down Central Avenue.

"It’s really cool to be in it and that we all helped decorate it. So it's a teamwork thing. It's really fun,” said Arcata K-Kids member Nyrie Broderick, about the group’s Pony Express parade float.

"It gives the community the opportunity...

Post date: Sat, 06/06/2015 - 18:18

ARCATA - Volunteers celebrated National Trail Day Saturday morning by building a trail in the Arcata Community Forest.

In collaboration with Arcata’s Environmental Services Department and the Humboldt Trail Council, volunteers constructed a path from Panorama Court to the Sunny Brae tract of the forest. The new section is part of the city’s Ridge Trail, which will be 4.3 miles long when...

Post date: Sat, 06/06/2015 - 18:06

NORTHERN HUMBOLDT - Redwood National and State Park is taking a day off from motorized vehicles on one of their busy roads.

Saturday, June 6th, Newton B. Drury Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will be closed to vehicle traffic all day. Gates will open at 10 am. It’s called Bike and Hike Day and it’s a chance for the public to explore the parkway without worrying about...

Post date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:05

EUREKA - For ten years it’s been a success story for the Humboldt County Probation Department and this year was no exception as eleven participants graduated from Drug Court.

A large contingent of family, friends and court officials came together to recognize a huge accomplishment. The program is eighteen months of intensive supervision, frequent drug and alcohol testing and supportive...

Post date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 19:38

EUREKA - Over the past two days, 2,500 Humboldt County students have attended the Redwood Environmental Education Fair at College of the Redwoods.

The 28th annual event, called "REEF" teaches students about recycling, redwood forests, alternative energy sources, and wildlife rehabilitation. Wild Things Incorporated hosted a live animal presentation with student volunteers. A rainforest...

Post date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 18:36

FORTUNA - Two best friends are reunited after 30 years of living miles apart.

Imagine having a best friend for over a decade. Then you move across the country and never see them again. Well that's what happened to a Fortuna woman, until now. With the help of social media, she and that best friend have reunited. 

Cheryl Tunzini and Eric Cottrell grew up together in Jeannette,...

Post date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 18:26

ARCATA- The Arcata Safeway was evacuated Friday afternoon when employees smelled a gas odor within the store.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. No one was injured. Arcata fire officials say the odor was from a refrigerant leak.

"There's a safety valve that failed on the system and it started expelling refrigerant odors into the atmosphere," Arcata Fire District Public Information...

Post date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 18:07