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RIO DELL - It’s becoming a common experience here on the North Coast-telephone fraud.

Scammers targeted a Rio Dell woman Monday and threatened to arrest her for allegedly owing back taxes. Gina Dillard returned from a vacation this morning and found two voice messages from someone claiming to be the IRS. The message stated Dillard should call them immediately. When she did, the scammers...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is asking local residents for their input as staff works to develop the Waterfront.  Monday was day one of a week-long process to gather those ideas.

Currently, there are no projects underway next to the Boardwalk between C Street and F Street, but staff hopes to have something built there in the next two years.  On Monday night, staff hosted a workshop at...

EUREKA- Humboldt Bay Fire conducted vehicle extrication training on Monday.

Eureka was ranked first as of 2012 for most injury and fatal traffic collisions by the State Office of Traffic Safety for a city of Eureka’s size.  Humboldt Bay Fire crews trained for some of those calls on Monday.

Throughout the year, Humboldt Bay fire crews train to perform vehicle extrications.  The...

FERNDALE- Lentz Department Store in Ferndale will close its doors at the end of August after being open for the last 67 years.

The building is located at the corner of Main Street and Brown Street and was originally a post office when it was built in 1882. In March 1948, Helen Newell and Ulice Lentz bought the building and opened Newell and Lentz Department Store.  Bernice Peterson...

BRIDGEVILLE- The Six Rivers National Forest has detected Sudden Oak Death in it's Mad River District.

Forest officials will hold a public meeting next week regarding proposed prevention and containment treatments. Sudden Oak Death is caused by the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum and can cause tanoak and other oak tree species to die. Tanoak are important to the local...

PECWAN- CAL FIRE says it has stopped the queen fire's forward spread but two firefighters have been injured fighting the blaze.

The fire remains at 200 acres and is 42 percent contained.

It's burning five miles southeast of Pecwan off of Highway 169 and McKinnon Hill Road.

Two cal fire Humboldt-Del Norte unit firefighters sustained minor injuries. Both have been released...

EUREKA - It's out with the old and in with the new Monday at the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

Allpoints Signs of Eureka began installing a new outdoor sign. The previous sign was over 30 years old. The new sign will light up, stand 10 feet tall and is slightly larger than the old one at three feet by six feet wide. The sign costs approximately $8,500. Electrical work on the sign...

RIO DELL- A new book has hit the shelves giving readers a historic look of Scotia and Rio Dell.

“It's a great pictorial history of our community and it kind of shows what it was like being in that time period and living in that era,” said Jim Garrison, Humboldt County Historical Society Collection Archivist and Book Author.

Rio Dell native Jim Garrison didn’t know much about his...