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EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors authorized funds Tuesday for a new netting system at the county jail to prevent suicide attempts.

Sheriff Downey explained this is in response to the number of suicide attempts made at the jail in the past few years.

The netting will go around the top tiers of the jail, providing an extra layer of safety for inmates. The sheriff...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:36

EUREKA - A commercial marijuana cultivation tax is coming to Humboldt County’s ballot for the November election.

Voters will have the opportunity to say yes or no to the tax which would be between $1-$3 based on the type of grow.

Almost two dozen people in the cannabis business, mostly small farmers, turned out to the weekly supervisor meeting Tuesday.They voiced their concerns...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:28

FORTUNA - Still no arrest in the case of that fatal hit and run in Fortuna last Tuesday night.

It’s been one week since two young girls were skateboarding on Eel River Drive when they were struck and killed by a driver in a grey Jeep Wrangler.

CHP has identified a main suspect but have not taken anyone into custody as of now.

People have been leaving flowers, balloons,...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:21

DEL NORTE COUNTY - A project study by Caltrans looking at a variety of options for a solution to the Last Chance Grade has narrowed those options.

The Last Chance Grade has been a source of concern for decades in Del Norte County due to the 4-mile stretch of Highway 101 slipping slowly into the Pacific Ocean.

The Project Study Report or PSR has reduced 14 potential alternatives...

Post date: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 23:27

EUREKA - Monday was the first day you could file to run for two Eureka City Council seats in the upcoming November election.

2nd Ward Council Member Linda Atkins can't run again because of term limits.

As for Ward 4, John Fullerton submitted paperwork to run for the seat held by Melinda Ciarabellini. Ciarabellini told News Channel 3 she's still undecided but would make...

Post date: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:00

NORTH COAST - It’s some sobering news. Cal Fire says the 2016 fire year has already surpassed last year in the number of fires and the acreage burned.

In 2015, Cal Fire fought over 2,500 wildfires that burned nearly 32,000 acres. This year, there have been nearly 2,900 fires with around 32,000 acres burned. Just over the weekend, 341 new fires ignited in California statewide.

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Post date: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:29

ARCATA- With the warmer temperatures, people may do more barbecuing over the summer. The Arcata Fire District has some helpful reminders.

They responded to a fire Saturday night on the 1900-block of Ocean Avenue in McKinleyville. A barbecue that was still hot was placed in the plastic shed that later caught fire. The shed was destroyed but it could have been a lot worse if not for the...

Post date: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:36

ARCATA- A local student was chosen by Humboldt State University, and her professor, to go to Ohio during the Republican National Convention.

It kicked off Monday in Cleveland, Ohio. BerKeley Rose was there to do research on her leadership thesis for her master's degree. She also wants to show Humboldt County what life is like beyond California. Although she isn't allowed inside, she's...

Post date: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:30