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RIO DELL- It is the first week on the job for Rio Dell's new City Manager, Kyle Knopp. He will be introduced to the community and sit on his first council meeting on Tuesday.

Knopp plans to spend his first week training with the pervious City Manager, Jim Stretch, who came out of retirement for the position. Knopp started the new job in the midst of a water crisis, he said he will work...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s is moving forward with a single-use plastic bag ban for the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board had many questions, such as: 
 
What amount should be charged for a paper bag? 
What department should enforce the ordinance? 
What establishments...

ORICK- An East Coast man is riding his bike across the county to spread awareness for a rare genetic disorder.

Kevin Payne’s older brother, Jacob Payne, has Williams Syndrome.  The Williams Syndrome Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for people and families living with Williams Syndrome, confirm the genetic disorder affects about 20,000 in the United...

From the County Of Humboldt: 
 
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to place a temporary revenue measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot to maintain and improve essential County services, including public safety. The Board’s action followed input from residents regarding the need for improved sheriff’s services and the results of a...

WILLITS- Caltrans officials confirm soil needs to start being moved for a portion of the Willits Bypass Project, or it could delay the entire project another year.

Now that the Army Corps of Engineers’ modified Caltrans’ permits,  Caltrans officials say the next step is to start constructing the Northern Interchange of the bypass.  Caltrans’s contractor must receive a permit from CAL...

EUREKA- Community members are being asked to give their input for the renovation of Jefferson Park.

One third of the park, in the area where the basketball courts are, is going to be renovated by volunteers with the Westside Community Improvement Association at the end of August. Bocce ball courts, a mural, picnic tables, and planters will be installed. The chain link fence along A...

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department:

On Monday, at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a resident in the Rancho Sequoia area of Humboldt County who reported there had been a shooting and someone was shot. Two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were in the Rancho Sequoia area at the time, looking for...

RANCHO SEQUOIA- The suspect in last Friday’s shooting in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt has been taken into custody. Matthew Brown is the suspect in the death of Neil Decker. 
 
Monday night just before 10 p.m. deputies responded to another shooting in that same area of Rancho Sequoia. 
 
Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt...

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