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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- The Watershed Enforcement Team inspected six properties near the Humboldt-Mendocino County line Wednesday after complaints of illegal water diversions and pollution.

A spokesperson with U.S. Fish and Wildlife services says the team began inspecting the properties this morning in the Indian Creek Drainage area. Four of those properties consented to the searches. Two...

Post date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 18:20

BLUE LAKE- Humboldt County’s youth are learning about the importance of healthy ecosystems first hand. For the last several weeks, local students have been releasing steelhead into the Mad River that they raised themselves.  It’s all part of the Humboldt County Office of Education’s Classroom Aquarium Education Program.

"It's sad and happy at the same time.  It was sad to kind of let...

Post date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:43

DEL NORTE COUNTY- This summer, a stretch of State Route 197 in Del Norte County will have one-way traffic as Caltrans will replace worn out, decades-old culverts.
Caltrans will replace those culverts with a deck bridge just north of Ruby Van De-Venter County Park from mid-June to mid-September.  There will be one-way traffic control with portable traffic lights during that time. The...

Post date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:41

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Grand Jury released a final report yesterday from an investigation of Humboldt County’s Public Works Aviation Division.

After visits to all airports in the county, the grand jury provided an array of recommendations. Including looking at ways to reduce costs for security services, to various maintenance issues, such as, runway lighting, tree removal...

Post date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:31

BLUE LAKE - After a city council vote Tuesday night, outdoor watering restrictions will go into effect.

The city says, last year the drought impacted part of the Mad River Watershed. As of May 5th, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted water conservation regulations and the city will comply. Residents will be limited to outdoor watering, only two days per week. One...

Post date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:24

NORTH COAST - May is traditionally the time when motorcycle riding season begins and it’s also the month to promote motorcycle safety awareness.

Expect to see more riders in the upcoming months and make sure to share the roadways. Motorcyclists are vulnerable in many situations and motor vehicle operators need to pay extra attention around them. If you're a motorcyclist, remember to be...

Post date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:20

EUREKA - A local charter school was evacuated Tuesday after smoke was seen coming from a hallway.

Just before four this afternoon, Humboldt Bay Fire responded to reports of a structure fire at Alder Grove Charter School on F Street in Eureka. Although no flames were visible, when smoke is observed, fire officials respond as if it is a structure fire. The school was evacuated by the time...

Post date: Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:58

CRESCENT CITY  - The Del Norte District Attorney’s Office has filed multiple felony and misdemeanor complaints against two Crescent City residents for alleged poaching.

Authorities say 23-year old Douglas Eli Rice and 20-year old Lillian Eugenia Goodenough violated fish and game laws strictly prohibiting commercial sales of recreationally caught salmon and Dungeness Crab. An undercover...

Post date: Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:38