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EUREKA - Measure Z will keep rural fire districts in service this year, but the Board of Supervisors will look at other ways to keep them afloat moving forward.
The Board approved up to $250,000 in Measure Z funding for Kneeland, Blue Lake and Willow Creek Fire Districts. Each has reported an increase in calls outside of their service area that use the departments’ resources but aren’t...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:19

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - With Humboldt County’s unemployment rate at a relatively low 4.5%, employers can have trouble finding skilled workers for empty positions.

Local business owners learned the benefits of hiring former criminal offenders at a seminar in eureka.

The Humboldt Second Chance Program works with the job seekers for a year to develop skills and goals. The program also...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:16
FERNDALE - With the Eel River at Fernbridge meeting it’s flood stage at a little over 20 feet, the bridge was left closed due to high tide.
 
The closure of Fernbridge opened up a whole new outlook to first time high tide viewers.
 
“I’ve lived here for 40 years, and I’ve never seen the river go like this one,” says Viewer Justino Alves...
Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:02

EUREKA-Police are asking for the public's help on locating an armed robbery suspect who stole from C & V Market.

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Eureka police responded to the 1600 of F Street for the reported armed robbery. The suspect brandished a black fire arm, and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash north on to e street. The suspect is described as a black...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:33

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Officials are working together to help those affected by the weather.

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services provides recovery support, response, and planning for those affected by disasters. 

They say they are waiting for the flood water to recede and they will be doing a damage assessment the rest of the week. The OES is part of the Sheriff's Office...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:05

HAYFORK- A Hayfork woman was arrested for alleged murder.

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Trinity County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Felch Street. They found a dead man with a gunshot wound. 45 year old Betsy James admitted to shooting the man. She was booked to the Trinity County Jail.

The victims identity has not been released. 

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:40

EUREKA - A lengthy investigation lands a suspect in jail for several counts of child pornography.

37-year old Matthew Steele was arrested Tuesday. His incarceration is due to an investigation by the sheriff’s office that began last June. Several search warrants were obtained which led to the arrest.

Steele has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography....

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:08

EUREKA - A suspect is on the loose after allegedly robbing a neighborhood store in Eureka.

Around 7:30 Tuesday night, Eureka Police were called to C & V Market at the 1600 block of F Street for a reported armed robbery. A suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun and escaped with an unknown amount of cash. He left on foot heading North on E Street.

Police arrived on scene...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:01