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EUREKA - Life jackets save lives and the Department of Health and Human Services loans them out to anyone who needs them.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the life jacket program was held at Woodley Island Marina today.

One hundred and ninety-two life jackets are available for the public to borrow.  It’s part of their summer water safety program.

Between 2011 and 2016,...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:03

EUREKA - No child should go hungry this summer and school summer lunch programs are helping.

Pizza was prepared and piping hot, salads were crisp and cold, and fresh fruit was cut up in cups. It was a balanced meal for the start of the “Fuel Up for Summer” program. Eureka City School District’s breakfast and lunch initiative provides weekday breakfast and lunch to any child eighteen...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:50

EUREKA – Visiting fellow CHP Officers, Officer Jose Martinez is well on his way to making a full recovery.

In February, Officer Martinez suffered major injuries after a collision with a big rig.

He was trapped inside his car, and he had to be extricated by emergency services.

With an update, Officer Martinez made a surprise visit to one of CHP’s training days; according to...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:41

EUREKA – Thousands gathered at the Redwood Acres to take part in the opening of the 4-day fair

Thursday kicked off the "Best of Humboldt Fair". A family-fun event which includes just about everything you would expect.

Everyone out on Thursday were excited, even newcomers!

"This is my first time at this fair. I just wanted to check out the livestock because I've...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:37

EUREKA - Relief may be in sight for Eureka's Public Marina. Dredging is planned for August if permits are approved.

At least 95,000 cubic yards of sediment built up around the marina, Commercial Street dock, and Coast Guard slip on Woodley Island since the last dredging cycle ten years ago.

That accumulation impacts recreational and commercial boats as well as overall safety of...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:26

KING SALMON - Passers-by made quick work of a vegetation fire along Highway 101 at King Salmon.

The fire ignited just before 4:00 Thursday afternoon. Several drivers passing by saw what was happening and circled back with extinguishers and jugs of water. Humboldt Bay Fire arrived a few minutes after the initial call, but the blaze was mostly contained. Damage was limited to a 30x50...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:13

EUREKA - A cyclist suffered a head injury when he failed to stop at a Eureka intersection and was struck by a truck.

The man was riding to work Westbound on West Hawthorne just before noon Thursday and did not slow for the stop sign at Union Street.

The driver of a GMC Sonoma pickup was headed south on Union when the cyclist darted into his path. The driver swerved to avoid him,...

Post date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:07

MENDOCINO COUNTY - Caltrans and the Southern Humboldt Division of CHP is lauding the impact of the Willits Bypass on traffic to and from the Bay Area.

With schools out and warmer weather here, the bypass is successfully handling the extra traffic during its first summer of use. A recent April traffic count showed on average more than 4,000 vehicles per day are using the bypass and not...

Post date: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:00