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FERNDALE - The Victorian Village will look a little different in the coming months. Ferndale City Council approved replacement of main street’s twelve lamp-posts and the installation of two foot-bridges.

The current street lights came from the capitol in Sacramento decades ago and were beginning to corrode. They will be replaced with similar fixtures next month and be outfitted with...

Post date: Fri, 07/22/2016 - 16:54

MCKINLEYVILLE - A new memorial is in place Friday night at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the former animal control officer Jim Norton.

A plaque and a tree were dedicated in Norton’s name on the shelter’s front lawn. Sheriff Downey also presented a sheriff’s badge in a shadow box to Claire, Norton’s wife.

Norton began working for the county in 2005, after serving in the...

Post date: Fri, 07/22/2016 - 16:36

TRINITY COUNTY - Another K-9 officer was stabbed during marijuana eradication efforts in Trinity County.

Around 7 Thursday morning, Sheriff’s Deputies and US Forest Officers were conducting an investigation of an illegal marijuana grow site in a remote location near Weaverville.

US Forest K-9 “Ice” was reported stabbed in the chest and sustained more cuts to his face. A CHP...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:31

A male shooting victim is in the hospital and police search for a suspect following two separate car crashes in Eureka.
Around 7:20 Thursday night, police responded to reports of shots fired near Carson and I Streets. One collision occurred one block away on H Street where a gunshot shell was located. There was another crash at Long and D Streets.

The 60-year old...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:47

FORTUNA - A tragic crash that took two young lives continues to challenge law enforcement.

The California Highway Patrol is asking the public’s help in finding two persons of interest in the fatal hit and run in Fortuna a week ago last Tuesday.

Marcia Maelinda Kitchen and her boyfriend, Joshua Pearlston are sought for questioning. Kitchen is the registered owner of the Jeep...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:28

FORTUNA - Students affected by the loss of two 14-year-old girls killed in last week’s hit-and-run in Fortuna had the opportunity to attend a counseling venue Thursday.

The Fortuna Elementary School District along with County Mental Health and Changing Tides hosted the venue from 10 to 2. Any grieving student could attend and express their feelings. One of the victim’s had just finished...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:27

GARBERVILLE - A man is busted in Southern Humboldt for illegally growing marijuana in a historic cemetery. Now state park personnel are left to clean it up.

Deep into Richardson Grove State Park, two miles west of Highway 101 is an area called Beall Place.

“We were patrolling the back of the park and we had heard there was possibly an illegal encampment in the back of the park,”...

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:20

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The County's Cannabis Services Division continues its outreach to communities affected by the new medical marijuana land use ordinance. Today division representatives met with members of the Humboldt Association of Realtors. 

Real estate agents and brokers play a unique role in educating the public on the new ordinance according to the cannabis services division.

Post date: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:01