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FORTUNA- A 20-year CAL FIRE veteran is taking over the Humboldt-Del Norte unit. Hugh Scanlon was announced this month as the unit’s chief.

Scanlon is a Humboldt State graduate and has served in the U.S Navy, U.S. Forest Service and at the Arcata Fire Department. Most recently he served as the Assistant Chief to the Humboldt-Del Norte CAL FIRE unit. In his new position, Chief Scanlon...

FORTUNA- A new mayor may be in the near future for the friendly city. Council members will vote on Monday to elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem. The positions are up for rotation every two years.

Current Mayor Douglas Strehl says he intends to step down from the position to allow more time to focus on other issues. If all goes as discussed this past week at a special meeting, council...

SAMOA- A porta potty meant to help the homeless and protect the Samoa Dunes is now under fire.

Due to resident complaints, the harbor district is being asked to remove the porta potty from its current location on cookhouse road. According to those complaints, the facility is an attractive nuisance and many residents worry it could create an increase in area crime.

The harbor...

FORTUNA- Fortuna’s downtown businesses are going all out for the Christmas season. The businesses have been working this week to decorate their windows for the holiday. The decorations are part of a window contest held by the business improvement district. On Friday judges were out observing the decorations and at Friday’s open house customers will have a chance to judge the windows and vote....

FORTUNA- River flooding was a big concern this week with a major winter storm moving across the north coast almost 50 years after the 1964 Flood in Humboldt County. In honor of the holiday season and the anniversary of the flood, the Fortuna Depot Museum is taking a look back.

“It's just so tremendously important to the history of this area,” Fortuna Depot Museum Curator Alex Service...

It’s forecasted to be a record holiday shipping season. USPS has temporarily expanded delivery to seven days a week to handle an anticipated 12% increase in packages shipped from last year. And Fed Ex is expecting more than 290 million shipments between black Friday and Christmas Eve.

“It seems like every day we get more and more freight which is kind of inspiring to see that people...

BROOKINGS - Property tax payers will be paying less to the city thanks to the pay-off of a bond. A General Obligation Bond, issued years ago for sewer system improvements, has officially been paid off. The previous tax rate was set to generate revenue for the voter-approved bond. The rate has been in decline for several years and has now hit zero. The city made the final payment this month....

BAYSIDE - An Arcata resident was sent to the hospital just before one Friday afternoon after a two car collision.

The crash occurred at the Indianola Cutoff on the northbound side of Highway 101 in the safety corridor. One vehicle was traveling northbound on 101 and collided with another vehicle traveling southbound, attempting a left hand turn at the cutoff. CHP says each vehicle had...

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