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FERNDALE  - It’s a job that can be so rewarding and has a huge impact on those in need. It’s "caregiving" and there is a shortage of trained individuals in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

To help fill the need, Basic Community Caregiver Training is starting up beginning April 1 through the Ferndale Community Center. Classes are being taught by registered nurse, Victoria Onstein.

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 23:21

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - A three month long investigation nets 3 out-of-area suspects after law enforcement seizes a large amount of meth and a weapon. Bakersfield residents, 48-year old Joseph Gamer, 34-year old James Johnson and 49-year old Kathy Ham are in custody.

Around 4:45 Friday morning, agents of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force learned a vehicle was transporting meth through the...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:13

It can be said with confidence that Mary Burke will be the candidate to take the open seat on the McKinleyville Community Services District.

After ballots came in last week, Burke took a staggering 71.7% of the votes with 1,958 total. In second, David Coelho came in with 12.6%, 344 votes.

A few voters mistakenly did not sign the envelope for their ballot. The Humboldt County...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:58

Transparency and privacy are delicate issues to balance between the media and the law.

Today Access Humboldt brought local law enforcement and media experts together to discuss ways to find middle ground between openness while protecting people's privacy.

One option brought up for transparency was to air police camera footage on a public channel or make all videos of arrests...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:54

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has a full agenda tomorrow.

One item to be discussed is a recommendation for the board to approve and authorize an increase in billing rates for ambulance services in Eureka, Fortuna and Garberville.

The rate increase will raise specific services anywhere from 10 to 134%.

This upsurge will pay for an increase in paramedic personnel...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:48

EUREKA - It's March for Meals, a month when the Humboldt Senior Resource Center spreads the word about senior nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels. But this year those programs are facing pressure from an unlikely source, the federal government.

The Trump administration's preliminary budget proposes to eliminate Community Development Block Grants that give states money to combat...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:17

EUREKA - Council will consider new development at the zoo, Henderson Center and empty lots across Eureka as well as the creation of one of the state's first cultural districts.

Council will vote on the zoo's updated master plan. That plan calls for creation of new exhibits like a redwood canopy linked with increases in admission pricing. Adoption would allow staff to begin the design...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:55

Two people are dead after separate incidents Monday morning in Klamath.

At around 2:30AM, two male victims were stabbed at Crivelli's Bar and Grill two miles south of Klamath on state route 169. One man died from his injuries.

The Del Norte Sheriff’s Office apprehended the suspect, 55-year-old David Soldano.

Soldano was taken into custody and booked at the Del Norte county...

Post date: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:45