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The Bald Hill fire burning near Hoopa expands to nearly 400 acres. The Humboldt Color Run draws out the community raising money for Fortuna's Multigenerational Center. Eureka's Paddlefest is back with free bay activities and Humboldt Pride celebrates with a parade and festival.

From the Hoopa Valley Tribe:

Firefighters from Hoopa Forestry’s Wildland Fire Department, the U.S. Forest Service, and CAL FIRE worked through the night to contain a fire threatening homes on Bald Hill and near Bloody Camp.
 
Kevin Lane, with Hoopa Wildland Fire, said the crews had cut hand lines to stop the spread of the fire towards nearby homes.
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Mendocino - A Sacramento man will face prison time after repeatedly poaching abalone along the Mendocino coast.

41-year old Dung Van Nguyen was charged yesterday for poaching abalone and selling them for personal profit. Nguyen is a repeat offender with multiple convictions for similar offenses. He pled guilty to felony forging of an abalone report card and one count of taking abalone...

Warm days are fading into chilly nights, signaling fall is just around the corner. But with the cooler temperatures, comes some safety concerns.

“Because we have warm days, people keep there thermostats turned down for their heaters and furnaces but what can happen at night time when it cools down is it will kick the furnace on,” Batallion Chief Chris Emmons of Humboldt Bay Fire said....

BROOKINGS- The City of Brookings is asking residents to limit the amount of water they drink. The city is starting to see slight changes in their drinking supply, but insure that the water is safe.

The situation is due to unusually high tides that is pushing water further into the low Chetco River. Residents have been experiencing a salty taste in their water, but testing shows that the...

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department welcomed 11 recruits Thursday night at a badge pinning ceremony.

The recruits have spent the last year in training for their new positions. At the ceremony, the new firefighters took an oath to protect the community, and then were pinned by friends and family. Along with the recruits, the fire department promoted three new officers. They...

EUREKA- In the wake of a national domestic violence scandal, one woman here at home is speaking out about her own experience with abuse.

“When I first came to this town I was lost because I was just getting out of a very bad situation very bad domestic violence and ever since I came here, I’ve found a church to go to, they've helped me out with resources, I don’t know it's just getting...

WILLOW CREEK- Dozens of blacksmiths from all over northern California are in Willow Creek Friday and Saturday, forging steel at the 15th annual Willow Creek China Flat Museum Hammer-In.

Blacksmiths are using hammers, propane forges, coal forges and blowers the next two days at the event.  Blacksmithing, organizers say, is an important part of American history.

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