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NORTH COAST- This Sunday marks the start of summer, but before you buckle up and hit the road, the California Highway Patrol has some safety tips.

CHP says to anticipate much more traffic, including people unfamiliar with the roadways and those stopping to look at landmarks, so be courteous. Warmer temperatures also means more bicyclists and pedestrians, so be sure to always check your...

Post date: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:43

EUREKA- A growing number of fire departments including Humboldt Bay Fire are turning away from your typical structure training and instead using metal shipping containers.

Twenty Humboldt Bay firefighters did a live fire training exercise Friday with four metal containers known as burn boxes. According to Humboldt Bay Fire, these containers are relatively safe to use and do not have...

Post date: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:36

The California Highway Patrol reports that a 31 year old Eureka woman was killed in an early morning crash. It happened around 1:30 a.m. between the Eureka Slough Bridge and Cole Avenue. The woman was driving a 1995 Ford Contour at a high rate of speed, when she lost control of the vehicle and went over the center divide. The vehicle over tuned into the southbound lanes. According to the CHP,...

Post date: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:23

MANILA - A community meeting to explore transfer of management of the Manila Family Resource Center was an important topic Thursday night in Manila.

Board members and citizens met to discuss if Redwood Coast Montessori School would become the supervisory management for the center. Up to this time, it has been under the Manila Community Services District.

Reactions were divided...

Post date: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:31

WILLOW CREEK - An Eastern Humboldt Winery placed very high at a prestigious international wine completion in the Bay Area.

Trinity River Vineyard’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver medal at the Sunset International Wine Competition in Menlo Park. This year’s competition had nearly 3,000 entries from the US and around the globe including France and Italy.

Fifty of the top wine...

Post date: Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:13

MCKINLEYVILLE - It’s pretty sobering news. A North Coast beach for the second straight year has made a water quality watchdog list as one of the worst beaches in California.

Clam Beach went from a D grade to an F due to something in the watershed of Strawberry Creek that flows through the beach. Health and Human Service Officials at this time don’t know a specific source of the problem...

Post date: Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:02

ARCATA - Residents and their dogs showed up to the city council meeting to show support for an Arcata dog park.

The council narrowed it down to four potential sites; two locations at Valley West, an area east of Rotary Park and the Little Lakes Property on South I Street. The majority of public comment supports the Little Lakes Property. It’s close to the plaza and with five acres,...

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

ARCATA - It was a packed house at Wednesday night’s Arcata City Council Meeting, as the city worked to get it's budget back on track.

The city expected a $600,000 deficit, but after reorganizing city personnel and dissolving vacancies in eight divisions, The $36 million budget has been approved with no cuts. The general fund is now at a 6% decrease. Property taxes are anticipated to...

Post date: Thu, 06/18/2015 - 18:20