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Local shelters are running into problems this week - they're running out of room.The Humboldt county animal shelter currently has 56 dogs, but only 52 kennels, and while Miranda's Rescue usually only takes in 40 dogs, they currently have 60. 

Workers at Miranda's Rescue are particularly frustrated because when owner's try to return dogs to the Humboldt County Shelter, those dogs are...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:32

EUREKA - Rain and wind continue to batter the North Coast on Wednesday night, leaving approximately 2700 PG&E customers in the Humboldt Division without power, and PG&E says less than half of those are in Humboldt County.

According to PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras, the number one cause of outages like today’s, are trees falling on power lines, and so PG&E enlists...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:40

ARCATA - As students return to Humboldt State University, the campus community is mourning the loss of 19-year-old student Jenna Santos.

Santos was returning from a trip to Humboldt with a friend on the night of January 11th when her car veered off of Highway 101 and into Outlet Creek in Mendocino County.

Rescue teams located the vehicle the next day where Santos was found...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:15

EUREKA - Zane Middle School was the site of a power outage this year. Rather than sending students home, administrators chose to keep the doors open even though the lights were off.

A tree limb broke loose Wednesday morning and struck a transformer off-campus. PG&E shut down remaining power to the school while the line was repaired.

After an all-call to parents to let them...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:15

EUREKA - It was a tense back and forth at last night’s meeting. Eureka City Council ultimately voted four to one to support a resolution affirming human rights.

3rd Ward Councilmember Kim Bergel introduced the idea in December. It’s patterned after a resolution adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The document enumerates support for immigrants, the LGBT community...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:14

EUREKA - Eureka City Council voted to extend the pilot project for small street-based parks known as parklets.

The city will enter into the environmental review process known as CEQA. That process will take about six months and determine if additional parklets can be built. And if so, how many. At the end of that period, a point system will be used to meet aesthetic guidelines. Until...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:12

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Humboldt County Department of Public Works is providing road updates for motorists.

There are several road closures. Price Creek Road is closed following a slide. Cannibal Island from Cock Robin to Crab Park and Coffee Creek Road is also closed.

Drake Hill, Cannibal Island, the lower part of Hawks Hill Road, Redwood Street at Walnut Drive, northbound Hookton Road...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:55

ARCATA- Two men are behind bars following an armed robbery in Arcata.

Just past 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Arcata police responded to the 76 Gas Station on the 2200 block of Alliance Road. The suspects, 19-year-old Desmon Isaac Van of McKinleyville and 20-year-old Lucas Sebastian Herrera of Manila, brandished a gun and demanded cash then fled. The clerk provided a clear description including...

Post date: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:43