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GARBERVILLE- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious death of a Georgia man, pronounced brain dead Sunday night.

The sheriff's office says it began with an argument on the 700 block of Locust Street in Garberville Saturday afternoon. According to witnesses, Khan Lam, 37, of Atlanta was arguing with a woman and attempted to remove her child from her car....

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:35

FORTUNA- Plans for a new community center in Fortuna are moving forward. The city approved an MOU with the McLean Foundation and a professional services agreement with LACO at Tuesday night's council meeting.

The documents are the first steps in a long process to annex the Strongs Creek Valley, an 330-acre area of land situated behind Newburg Park. The annexation is part of the city's...

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:33

FORTUNA- After more than five years without a representative from the Eel River Valley on the force, next month the Fortuna Police Department will join the ranks of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

An officer has been chosen from the department for the position. His name is being withheld for safety reasons. The police department tells us he has nearly 10 years of law enforcement...

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:33

LOLETA- The Wiyot Tribe is working to create a greener community by educating tribal members about hazardous chemicals found in cleaning products and pesticides.

"The tribe is very concerned with being stewards of its natural environment and so the idea of finding less harmful solutions to problems and to cleaning is very important for the tribe," said Stephen Kullmann, Natural...

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:08

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A membership will soon be offered in Humboldt County allowing seniors to stay in their homes rather than an assisted living facility.

The Redwood Coast Village concept is still in it's planning stages, being designed by the Area 1 Agency on Aging. As part of the concept, volunteers would provide various in-home services to those who purchase a membership.


Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:00

FRESHWATER- If you’re driving along Myrtle Avenue or Freshwater Road you may notice some new blocks of artwork hanging on barns and farmstands.

It's all part of Humboldt County’s first Quilt Block Trail meant for travelers to enjoy the art of quilting and recognize the beauty in our own backyard. It features less than a dozen quilt blocks, and it's one of three such trails in California...

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:48

MAD RIVER- The search continues for the man accused of shooting and killing a man in Mad River and injuring another last week.

Authorities have not caught 29-year-old Scott Henry Dimartino who allegedly murdered 62-year-old Mad River resident Steven Line, Sr. and injured another man, whose identity has not been released.  That man’s condition is unknown at this time.  The shooting...

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:32

On Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:48 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responded to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville, regarding a possible male assault victim, who had arrived at the hospital by ambulance.

Hospital staff told the deputy that the male victim, who had been identified as 37 year old Khanh Lam was unconscious with a severe head injury and was in...

Post date: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:16