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EUREKA- An online fund was set-up to help a nurse and her daughter who lost their dog and home in a fire.

Wednesday night, Peggy Friehauf and her daughter woke up to a large amount of smoke. They evacuated and several fire crews responded to put out the blaze. Damage costs and content loss estimated to $175,000. Luckily the two made it out uninjured, but their dog was later found dead....

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:28

EUREKA- It's that time again, fire season is quickly nearing. Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park are hosting a community meeting to discuss the upcoming season.

Last year, 100,000 acres burned on Six Rivers land. It was caused by 14 big wild fires that began with lightning.

Fire staff will share how they combat fires while keeping crews and the community safe....

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:23

McKINLEYVILLE - In Mcinleyville, $70,000 from the Measure Z sales tax will provide walkers and cyclists on McKinleyville Avenue a safer commute to school.

Humboldt County Public Works will widen McKinleyville Avenue from Murray Road to Gassaway Road and add a shoulder to be used as a bike lane and pedestrian walkway.

Now, commuters walk in the road or on makeshift paths in the...

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:00

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - For nearly forty years, Hospice of Humboldt has provided end of life care for community members. For those left behind, the organization offers free grief support services for people dealing loss.

Counselors say grief can take a variety of forms; anger, confusion, even feelings of guilt.

Hospice of Humboldt helps address these feelings through individual and...

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:58

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The numbers are in and ridership is up at ACV.

Ridership increased each month of this year; nearly 27% on average and 40% just this quarter, according to a new report from Fly Humboldt.

The Aviation Division points to a greater offering of seats as well as passengers' happiness with the newer 70 and 76 seat jets.

The effort to recruit new airlines is...

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:55

EUREKA - The city of Eureka is looking to increase rates for solid-waste collection by Recology Humboldt County.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, city council will possibly approve a 9.34% increase to the rates, which would go into effect for all customers July 1. The city receives a franchise fee from Recology, which totals an estimated $750,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Per terms of...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:38

HUMBOLDT - An excise tax for commercial cannabis cultivation could soon be coming to the voters of Humboldt County.

Tuesday the Board of Supervisors will consider placing the excise tax measure on the November 8, election ballot. Humboldt County has availed itself to the new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act approved last fall and developed its own medical marijuana ordinance...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:34