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FORTUNA- Fortuna Police are keeping a close watch, looking for motorists who are doing a lot more than driving behind the wheel.

Even though it’s against the law, drivers still talk on cellphones and text behind the wheel. The trend is causing a serious and growing threat to roadway safety, so for the next two weeks, the Fortuna Police officers are focused on drivers not focused on the...

Post date: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 17:26

EUREKA - Last week President Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that below 10% of citizens do not have health insurance, the lowest rate in American history. California leads the way at 8.6%. Covered California aims to continue the trend with a state wide bus tour spotlighting.

The ten day tour kicked off October 30th to promote coverage and...

Post date: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 17:17

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services began screening families Monday ahead of it's Winter Shelter Program.

The program takes place each year offering local homeless families a place to stay for six weeks during the winter months. On Monday the department began interviewing families for placement.

"The families come to our agency and they apply and...

Post date: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 14:18

EUREKA- Does your community have an unmet transportation need? The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors wants to hear from you.

Tuesday afternoon the board will hold a public hearing allowing residents and agencies to request transit services in the unincorporated areas. Those requests will then be forwarded to the Humboldt County Association of Governments board for review. The board...

Post date: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 14:17

Senator McGuire weighs in on the ban of commercial and recreational crabbing on the North Coast. More than 2,000 residents in Cutten were temporarily without power today. Fortuna Police Department is cracking down on distracted driving. The Covered California mobile tour will make a stop in Humboldt County. Eureka Host Lions Club and a local business help provide eye care to those in need. The...

Post date: Sun, 11/08/2015 - 19:13

Recreational crab season is delayed due to unsafe levels of domoic acid. Students take part in the first entrepreneur conference at College of the Redwoods. Beer enthusiasts learn how to make their own brew at Humboldt Beer Works. Humboldt Bay Brass Band helps the Humboldt County Library celebrate 20 years. Humboldt Botanical Gardens hosts a holiday cooking demonstration. Some local nonprofits...

Post date: Sat, 11/07/2015 - 18:48

EUREKA - It was bottoms up at Humboldt Beer Works Saturday with beer enthusiasts learning how to make their own brew.

The free event is part of the 17th annual Learn to Homebrew Day sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association. The day provides homebrewers the opportunity to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn about the hobby. Participants at Humboldt Beer...

Post date: Sat, 11/07/2015 - 17:09

EUREKA - Recreational crab season was expected to kick off on the north coast Saturday. But instead, it turned out to be a day of disappointment due to a state-mandated delay.

The California Department of Fish And Wildlife announced Friday north coast fisheries will remain closed until further notice, due to unsafe levels of domoic acid found in Dungeness and Rock crab. This comes after...

Post date: Sat, 11/07/2015 - 17:05