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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Humboldt County’s unemployment rate continues to stay on the low side of the scale.

The March report shows the current rate at 4.5%. That ranked the county 16th overall and was an improvement over February’s rate of 4.7%. Del Norte, Mendocino, Trinity and Siskiyou Counties all had higher rates.

Increases were made in farming, logging, mining and...

Post date: Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:08

EUREKA - A convicted felon originally from Boston is convicted again after assaulting a woman in Redwood Park in Arcata. 52-year old Scott Cooper Dean had a previous conviction for felony domestic battery from Shasta County in 2013.

In September of 2016, eye witnesses say Dean screamed obscenities and threatened to kill Thelma Dean Howard. Howard stumbled away from the suspect crying...

Post date: Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:01

CRESCENT CITY - The Del Norte County Supervisors will be discussing some big issues in the community at their meeting Tuesday.

On the agenda is an update on the Klamath River salmon fishery closure and its impacts. There will also be a look at possible action. Another very high profile issue is the high cost of healthcare through Sutter Coast Hospital. The hospital’s CEO, Mitch Hanna...

Post date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:52

LEGGETT - Traffic is continuing to flow on Highway 101 near Leggett

The highway was opened Monday evening around 6 to one-way controlled traffic. Crews have been working to install a catchment fence atop a K-rail at the bottom of the slide which will catch debris that falls down the hillside. A spider excavator was also airlifted to a point above the slope and will continue to work and...

Post date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:58

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow to discuss big projects in the works.

Caltrans is requesting 5 million dollars in funding for environmental clearance to investigate the potential of fixing Last Chance Grade – the section of Highway 101 which has been failing due to slides.

It is estimated that permanent closure of this route would cost the local economy...

Post date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:45

A search warrant leads to the arrest of two Eureka residents for drug sales and child endangerment.

Last week, special agents with the drug task force along with officers from EPD arrested 28-year-old Jonnathan Sabaria Garcia and 22-year-old Selina Chavez Robles after searching their residence and finding one ounce of heroin, digital scales, packaging material and 22,000 dollars in cash...

Post date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:24

Local hospitals are giving thanks to their many helping hands for Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Monday at the Wharfinger building in Eureka, volunteers for Redwood Memorial and Saint Joseph hospitals were treated to food and music and received praise for their services.

Everyday these men and women help to make hospital operations run smoothly by driving shuttles, managing the...

Post date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:15

EUREKA - The non-profit Jefferson Community Center was hit hard by vandals.
In the last week, vandals broke fifteen windows, destroyed gates to the infant and toddler center that are meant to keep kids safe, and marred picnic tables with racist graffiti. 

The windows alone would usually cost $4,000 to replace, but center volunteers are doing the work themselves to keep expenses...

Post date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:54