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RIO DELL- The City of Rio Dell is moving forward with a 1.2 million dollar project. This comes after last nights council meeting to improve the city's water system.

The project's called the metropolitan wells project, and it'll serve as emergency drought relief in case the eel river's too low for the city's equipment to operate. It will rehabilitate two existing wells. The funds for the...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:51

ARCATA- A troubled transient male is behind bars after law enforcement finds him sleeping after a week of breaking the law. Now he’s incarcerated with a $350,000 bail.

25-year old Justin Patrick was first arrested last Friday, for lewd conduct at the HSU library, Monday for petty theft of Ray’s Food Place in McKinleyville and Tuesday for an  alleged sexual assault where he reportedly...

Post date: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:38

ARCATA - The calendar has turned to March but one of Humboldt County’s Leap Year babies is still waiting for a name.

Joseph and Jennie Thompson are the proud parents of a healthy seven pound, six ounce baby girl. Jennie gave birth yesterday at Mad River Hospital in Arcata. They consider this the second family miracle in the past seven days.  Joseph, who wasn't present for the birth,...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:47

NORTH COAST – Humboldt Del Norte film commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine was elected president of an industry trade group that could reap benefits for Humboldt County

The group, Film Liaisons in California Statewide or FLICS, is a non-profit organization made up of 42 film commissions and offices from around the state.

Hesseltine’s new role will highlight the North Coast’s film-...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:33

EUREKA - The hunt for jurors continues in the trial of Gary Lee Bullock, the man accused of murdering St. Bernard’s Church Priest Father Eric Freed.

Freed was violently beaten in the rectory of his parish in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2014. It was a brutal murder that shocked the Eureka community. Tuesday marks day two of entering evidence and completing juror hardship...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:31

EUREKA - A piece of maritime history, the last and largest wooden boat on Humboldt Bay, sank at the Fields Landing dock over the weekend.

The Dennis Gayle was a 96.6 foot long wooden boat. Senior captain of the Madaket and member of the Maritime Museum, Leroy Zerlang says she had a number of careers throughout the years and was one of three sister boats that worked out of Humboldt Bay...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:22


ARCATA - A transient who conducted repeated acts of lawlessness is in custody.

25-year old Justin Patrick is behind bars after he was arrested Friday night for alleged attempted sexual battery, false imprisonment and assault and battery. Other charges could be pending.

Patrick was arrested last week for alleged lewd conduct at the HSU library and Monday for petty theft...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:38

EUREKA-A Korbel teen was tased after pulling his pants down and walking around Eureka, resisting deputies, and spitting on people.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, around 5:30 a.m Monday, 18-year-old Jacob Richards was reportedly intoxicated with his pants around his ankles on the 3300 block of 18th Street. when contacted, Richards ran to the 1800 block of Circle Drive...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:36