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Redway - A man has been arrested after allegedly setting a fire in southern Humboldt. Taken into custody was 33-year old Dylan Sky Baker who authorities believe is homeless.

Just before 4 Thursday morning, Calfire was called to put out a dumpster fire located near Redwood Drive and Empire Lane. The blaze had spread to pallets nearby and a man was trying to extinguish the flames. When...

Agriculture students at the College of the Redwoods have been learning about sustainable farming through a weekly farm stand.

The stand sells fresh and organic fruits and vegetables grown on the college’s 90-acre farm. Produce is planted and harvested by Redwood students as part of a class in the AG major called "Sustainable Agriculture".

The stand is open Mondays and Thursdays...

A parade and ceremony was held in Fortuna in remembrance of the attacks of September 11th.

It’s an annual event organized by Dean Glaser, a Fortuna councilperson and volunteer fireman. Fire departments including Fortuna, Humboldt Bay, and Shelter Cove were represented in the four-block parade. The ceremony recognized veterans and public safety officers in attendance. The...

Richard Guadagno, a local man to the North Coast, died on Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania thirteen years ago. Since his death, a memorial at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge has honored his life.

Guadagno worked for the Wildlife Refuge as a Project Manager before he died. Shortly after the attacks, the memorial garden was dedicated in his honor at the Wildlife Refuge....

ARCATA- The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim. 52-year-old Kelly Maureen Nichols was the victim of the blaze.

According office Nichols was the resident of the apartment, and died in her bedroom most likely due to smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Arcata Fire Protection District and the Arcata Police...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Office of Education has recognized this years 'Teacher of the Year.'

Maikken Bass is currently a teacher at Alice Birney and Grant Elementary School, but has been teaching in the Eureka City School District for 20 years.

She has mainly spent time teacher kindergarten and preschool, but has been spending time with upper grade elementary students this...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council has directed staff to make adjustments to two ordinances in order to deal with problems in the city after the smoking ban was passed last year.

Residents and businesses bordering the boundary of the ban have complained about groups of people gathering on their property to smoke. Sometimes those groups block sidewalks, take part in illegal activity and...

EUREKA- Will Eureka be the next cruise ship destination? Well harbor officials say they hope so.

At Thursday’s Humboldt Bay Harbor District meeting funding for a cruise ship director will be up for vote. Humboldt Bay Harbor District Commissioners will hear public comment on the issue then decide if they will contribute $10,000 to help fund the director position. The harbor district is...