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Friendships are blooming at Redwood Prep Charter School in Fortuna due to the addition of a new “Buddy Bench”.

It's an invention that has been gaining popularity and popping up around the country due to recent media attention.

Quite simply, it's a bench that students can sit at to send a message to other students that they are looking for a friend to play with.

One student...

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:09

Humboldt Bay Fire, City Ambulance and Eureka Police Department responded to a three car crash at about 10AM Tuesday on Broadway.

The three cars were traveling southbound near Hawthorne.

Injuries were initially reported but fortunately all those involved were determined to be okay.

Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor.

Traffic was limited to the left lane until the...

Post date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:07

A Pittsfield, Massachusetts man who fell to his death in Garberville has been identified.  

 

The body of 44-year-old Eric Christian Mineau, was located Saturday afternoon on a cliff near the Sprowel Creek and  Bear Canyon bridges.

 

No foul play is suspected and the injuries are consistent with a fall.

 

The Humboldt County Coroners office has...

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:30

EUREKA- A McKinleyville barber has donated over 90 gallons of blood.

 

Leroy Murrell began donating blood at the Northern California Community Blood Bank over 50 years ago when he was just a teenager.

 

With over 700 individual donations and 90 gallons in the bank, he isn’t looking at stopping anytime soon. Murrell is proud of his record and doesn’t think anyone...

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:33

MCKINLEYVILLE- A laser was seen flashing near the Arcata/Eureka Airport over the weekend.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the McKinleyville Airport Friday night after they were notified that a red laser was seen pointed in the air near the airport.

 

This makes it dangerous for pilots to see and could be life threatening. It's also against the law and a...

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - As we push closer to summer, the Department of Health and Human Services is warning of the upcoming tick season and protecting yourself and your animals.

Warmer weather brings out the tiny, spider-like bugs. They attach themselves onto the skin of people and animals and feed like mosquitos do on blood. While many ticks are not harmful, there are some that transmit Lyme...

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:06

HOOPA - An armed robbery is thwarted in Eastern Humboldt after a Good Samaritan steps in to aid a victim.

This past Thursday morning, Sheriff’s Deputies along with the CHP responded to a business along Highway 96 in Hoopa. Law enforcement says the Good Samaritan intervened during the course of the robbery and was able to take the suspect to the ground and disarm him. That suspect fled...

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:56

Some amendments are in store for the county’s cannabis cultivation tax ordinance, as well as potential boosts in Humboldt tourism promotion.

The main aspects of the tax ordinance will stay – with cultivators paying from $1-$3 per square foot of plants and funds going to maintain and improve county services.

Now a clarification has been added that the tax will be due once a permit...

Post date: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:10