Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    


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ARCATA - A homeowner in Arcata now has sustainable energy and it's all for free.

The city of Arcata has partnered with Grid Alternatives, a non-profit organization that receives funding through the state. The solar program benefits low-income first time homeowners who meet specific criteria. Grid Alternatives have installed over 5,500 solar systems since 2004, using volunteers. Their...

BLUE LAKE - Blue Lake’s City Manager is planning his retirement and will soon say farewell to the city.

Tuesday night the City Council approved placing ads for the soon-to-be open position. John Berchtold has been with the city for five years and is now transitioning to part-time until January, when a new city manager will step in. Berchtold has held city management positions for over...

Humboldt Bay Fire quickly extinguished a garage fire located in the back of a residence on the 2700 block of Ocean Avenue in Eureka.
The fire was reported just after 2:30 Wednesday morning.
Battalion Chief Bill Reynolds said flames were visible when crews arrived on scene. It took10 minutes to bring the fire under control.

There were no injuries and...

EUREKA - Measure Z funding is allowing the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department to hire new recruits.

Sheriff Mike Downey said the department is looking for four to six motivated, hardworking men and women to fill the deputy recruit position. No experience is necessary.

In depth training will prepare these individuals for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Candidates must pass a...

GARBERVILLE - The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is now investigating a homicide after the coroner ruled a Garberville death was not accidental.

Last Saturday, 37-year old, Khanh Lam of Georgia, was involved in an argument with a woman on the 700-block of Locust Street. During the argument, Four male subjects confronted and then chased lam. While he was running, witnesses say Lam...

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - More wildland fires continue to ignite in Humboldt County. Cal Fire is managing three new fires with unknown causes.
In Eastern Humboldt, the Buck Fire, near Buck Mountain Road is over thirty five acres and growing. Multiple vehicles and structures were destroyed.
The Bear fire  on Bear River Ridge south of...

NORTH COAST – A bill introduced in April to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is now going to the Senate floor for a full vote.

The act was created in 1974 but has been expired since 2007. The proposed bill would strengthen the act’s core protections for adolescents in the juvenile justice system and add accountability measures to ensure compliance....

EUREKA- A man originally accused of a Southern Humboldt murder was found guilty yesterday of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Benjamin Carter was initially charged the murder of Zackery Chapman in Garberville on April 16 of last year.

The court found the shooting justified and dropped that charge after it was revealed that carter acted out of self defense. He was...