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NORTH COAST - Six Rivers National Forest is encouraging fourth graders to get their own Christmas tree for free!

It’s a part of a program that was a White House initiative to introduce fourth graders to the public lands in their own back yard and beyond.

To receive a free Christmas tree permit, fourth graders or their teachers should first visit: and download...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 21:21

ARCATA - The Board of Directors for the Arcata Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new executive director. Joellen Clark-Peterson will start the week of January 18th.

Currently, Clark-Peterson is the Assistant Producer and Media Buyer at the Mateel Community Center. Additional experience has included management, volunteer coordination, budgeting, team leadership,...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 21:06

ARCATA – Saturday will be a monumental game for Humboldt State University football. It will be the first playoff appearance for the lumberjacks since 1968 and the school is gearing up for the big day.  

The team’s win over Western Oregon University last Saturday sealed the playoffs spot. Saturday they’ll play Augustana University from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, kicking off festivities...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 19:16

EUREKA - Sequoia Park Zoo personnel are still searching for the young vulnerable red panda that escaped from it’s enclosure.

According to zoo officials around 2 p.m. Thursday a red panda was reportedly seen in a neighborhood near the zoo. That's when zoo staff conducted a head count of their four red pandas and noticed 16-month-old Masala was missing. The zoo is extremely concerned,...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 19:10

EUREKA- Humboldt Bay Fire says it's re-thinking the way the agency fights marijuana related fires after a firefighter was injured last night while battling a suspected hash lab sparked blaze.

The fire happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of Freshwater Drive. Two victims associated with the single-story home were taken to the hospital; one with burns, another with a head...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:33

NORTH COAST- An estimated 10 million Americans are affected by it each year and here in Humboldt County, residents have a slightly higher risk.

We're talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a subtype of major depression that onsets around the same time each year when the days get shorter and colder. The syndrome is most common for young women living in northern areas of the...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:33

SAN FRANCISCO- A federal judge has sentenced two men for what the U.S. Attorney's Office is calling a drug deal gone bad.

Ryan Carroll, 31, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing and murdering Reetpaul Rana, 35, back in 2008 on Dyerville Loop Road.

According to the ruling, Carroll told Rana he would help secure him eight to nine pounds of...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:33

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- You might start to notice people in red, ringing bells outside grocery stores across the North Coast.

With the holiday season, comes the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. This season marks 125 years of the holiday fundraiser, which started in San Francisco back in 1891. In Humboldt County, there will be about two dozen kettle sites including stores in Eureka,...

Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:04