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Press Release: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

On 08/18/2016 at 10:09 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant contacted illegal campers at a site in the wooded area near 987 Redwood Drive, Garberville. The Sergeant contacted two subjects who were found to be trespassing on private property. One of the subjects was identified as Marcus Allen Asbury (age 26).

The...

Post date: Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:35

KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - A bridge on a key access road to the Trinity Alps is back open after being closed for repairs.

The Salmon-Taylor Bridge which spans Taylor Creek near the community of Cecilville in the Klamath National Forest was closed August 10 due to water damage of a structural “sill beam.”

Taylor Creek Road provides access to the back side of Fish Lake, Long Gulch,...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 23:09

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – The deadline for filing for open city council positions in Eureka, Fortuna and Blue Lake came and went on Wednesday.  

No one new stepped up in Blue Lake so incumbent; Adeline Jones is the lone candidate for three available seats. Blue Lake will hold the election and hope write in candidates come forward.

In Fortuna, Tami Trent and Dean Glaser have come forward...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 22:54

EUREKA - A Eureka man who fell asleep in his vehicle is arrested after police find ten pounds of marijuana.

Tuesday around 12:45, EPD conducted an inspection of a vehicle that was parked near 8th and G Streets. 40 year old Justin Ott was nodding off in the driver’s seat allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance with the vehicle still running. A search turned up...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 22:39

RIO DELL - Officials in Rio Dell have created a new draft for the marijuana ordinance still to be decided. Staff put in writing to eliminate dispensaries altogether. Two council members dissented.

The new direction of the ordinance would also restrict cannabis activity to the Eel River Sawmill area. There still are clarifications that need to be made concerning language.

Council...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 22:30

UPDATE:
2:30 AM: The standoff in McKinleyville has come to an end. Early Thursday morning, a woman left an upstairs unit at the Redwood Creek Apartments.
 
The male suspect then started shooting. Law enforcement returned fire. The 55 year-old man then set several fires in the apartment.
 
At around 2 am, he...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 18:06

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A previous Southern Humboldt school official, known for volunteering in his community, has passed away.

Thomas Frazier died Saturday from natural causes. His granddaughter told News Channel 3 that he worked at South Fork High School. Frazier was involved with the Culinary Arts and Food Services Department, were he served as Director. He also helped raise money for...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:35

ARCATA- A presentation will be held in Arcata for those who want to learn about affordable and transitional housing options.

The event is free, and a possible solution for chronic homelessness will be addressed. Andrew Heben, an advocate for tiny houses, is the guest speaker. He’s expected to include research from his book and share experiences he has learned from other tiny house...

Post date: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:25