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EUREKA - Humboldt Bay Fire responded to two dumpster fires within the same hour Thursday afternoon.

The first caught fire behind a residence at Clark and C Streets around 1:00p.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze that charred the surrounding fence.

Less than an hour later crews responded to the 400 block of Randall Street to put out another small fire in a trash can....

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:08

CUTTEN - The intersection at Walnut Drive and Fern Street is finally getting a traffic signal.

Crews began work this week on the project which they will continue to work on intermittently, weather permitting, until April.That is their target date for completion.

Motorists should expect delays at times, with lane and shoulder closures bringing movement down to one-way controlled...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:10

EUREKA - As water levels around rain-soaked Humboldt County lower, the Office of Emergency Services and the Natural Resource Conservation Service, are beginning to assess the damage.

OES analyst Bryan Lee accompanied the Coast Guard on a flyover of some of the hardest hit areas.

As News Channel Three has reported, Loleta and Ferndale saw significant flooding along the Eel River...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:06

ARCATA- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $271,000 to Humboldt State University researchers. 

It will help rebuild, improve, and strengthen fishing communities that include Eureka, and Shelter Cove. Research had showed a decline in fishing infrastructure, and vessels to support the activity. The average age of fisherman are also increasing and fewer young...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:25

CARLOTTA- Crews battled a structure fire in Carlotta, and it all started from a light on the front porch.

Just before 9 a.m., the Carlotta Volunteer Fire Department responded to a driveway off of eastbound Highway 36. Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department was called out to assist, but the fire was already under control.

Nobody was inside and there were no injuries. 

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:00

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- There are still several roads that are closed from flooding.

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works says that the following roads are not open to motorists- Coffee Creek, Dillon, Port Kenyon, Meridian, Camp Weott, and Goble from Fulmore to Highway 211.

For Bald Hills, they remind people to carry chains. Cannibal Island is flooded.

Roads that have...

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:07

KLAMATH - An important meeting hosted by a state agency is gathering vital input regarding the future removal of four Klamath River dams.

The California Water Resources Control Board is collecting the information from the public regarding the Clean Water Act application for the removal of the antiquated dams that were constructed between the 1920’s and 1960’s.

The meeting will be...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:29

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging smokers to make a choice in the New Year to kick the habit.

The agency say’s giving up cigarettes has an immediate upside. While a pack-a-day smoker spends around $2,500 dollars a year on smokes, each pack also results in $35.00 in correlated health costs.

Stopping nicotine dependence sometimes can take...

Post date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 22:16