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FORTUNA- The Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department is proposing an increase to the current fire assessment fee for property owners in the area.

Tuesday night, the department held it's first public outreach meeting. Since 1997, residents in the area have been paying three dollars per unit, amounting to 12 dollars per year. The proposed increase, will be closer to 18 to 20 dollars per unit or...

RIO DELL- The City of Rio Dell is moving forward to improve economic development in the area.

The City Council heard a presentation Tuesday night on a survey listing the needs of the community and available resources. Those needs included creating livable wage jobs, not just in the city but the region and creating a better retail environment to improve the overall economic situation....

EUREKA - The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group is beginning to establish a vision, as work begins to update the 1986 Harbor Local Coastal Plan.

The group presented an informational discussion Wednesday on ways to entice businesses to the harbor. Visions for the future included national and international shipping facilities, commercial and recreational eureka waterfront uses, along with...

ARCATA - With the 4th of July right around the corner, firework booths are beginning to set-up. However, they can’t conduct business until they’re inspected by city officials.

The 4th of July is time to celebrate our independence and a time for family, fun and fireworks. But there are stiff regulations in the fireworks business.

"Before they can get any of their products into...

FORTUNA- It's a common document sometimes unnoticed by the public when cities approve their budgets, but this year the City of Fortuna is making sure it stands out.

The city approved it's Five Year Capital Improvement Program this month along with it's $18 million dollar balanced budget. The program is usually just a spreadsheet that outlines needed city improvement projects and how...

EUREKA- The Rio Dell police officer accused of battery and pulling a firearm on a co-habitant plead not guilty in court Wednesday.

Kevin Harralson is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery on a co-habitant and one misdemeanor count of exhibiting a firearm. The charges come after a district attorney investigation of incidents in August 2014 and March 2015.

Harralson was...

CARLOTTA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating three suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday in Carlotta.

Authorities say a father and son planned to meet a man and woman at the Van Duzen Grange to purchase a vehicle. The victims had $6,000 in cash on them, the asking price for the red Nissan Hatchback. When the victims arrived and approached the two...

ARCATA - One HSU student is going above and beyond with the goal of fighting hunger on campus.

It started with two empty garden beds and progressed to two more, that are now full. Alec Howard had the idea to grow fruits and vegetables on campus to help hungry students. He submitted a ten page implementation and management plan to HSU’s housing and dining department and the idea was...