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FORTUNA- Santa got an early start giving gifts out today in Humboldt County. Thanks to the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department, more than 100 families and nearly 200 children were visited with by Santa, Mrs. clause and their elves today.

Volunteer firefighters in Fortuna put their lives on the line for their community. However, they don’t stop at fighting fires.  On Tuesday, they traveled...

NORTH COAST- A 4.1 earthquake hit the North Coast early Tuesday morning and it is the second quake within a one week period that has reached a 4.1 magnitude or higher.
 
According to the USGS the quake hit just 28 miles west of Ferndale and 39 miles west southwest of Eureka. It was originally reported as a magnitude 4.3 quake and then downgraded shortly after....

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Flights out of the Arcata/Eureka airport are booked as people travel outside the area for the holidays. Airport staff said flights were booked all day on the two days before Christmas.

Program Coordinator for the airport, Emily Jacobs, said flights were so booked Monday that they were asking people to give up their seats for later flights.

Jacobs said the airport...

EUREKA- With their shopping list in hand, holiday shoppers rushed into stores to grab last minute gifts before Christmas. The Bayshore Mall was full with customers buying presents for family and friends before stores closed up for the holiday.

Gift wrappers inside the mall were busy wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. "Yesterday was okay, but it's been getting busier today." said Gift...

On the first day of the 2014 legislature, Californians For Genetically Engineered Food Labeling are calling on State Assembly Members and Senators to take leadership on, and enact legislation in 2014 to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Polls show that Californians want to know if their foods contain GMO ingredients because of concerns about potential health risks and the rise...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Over the next three years all water meters in McKinleyville will be converted to smart meters. The smart meters will be able to be read remotely through a laptop and give more information on usage to customers.

The meters will cost the Community Services District $1.1 million over the next six years. Gregory Orsini, General Manager of the district, said the smart meters...

EUREKA- Community residents lined up bumper to bumper in Eureka to watch a live nativity scene. The First Covenant Church has been doing the event for the past nine years and use 20 actors and live animals to bring the scenes to life.

Char Kellogg, the Director of the event says every year the event has grown bigger.  "Their is a huge commitment on the part of our congregation to make...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The holidays are in full swing and police are continuing efforts to keep impaired drivers off the roads.  The “Avoid the 7” task force is made up of seven agencies running DUI and driver’s license checkpoints as well as roving DUI patrols throughout the area.  Since December 13th, 47 drivers have been arrested for DUI’s, which is 16 more arrests than in the same...

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