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CUBA - The BBC is reporting that former Cuba President, Fidel Castro has died. State TV provided no further details.

Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing the reins of power over to his brother, Raul in 2008.

His supporter praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. But, his detractors accused him of brutally suppressing...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 22:17

FORTUNA - The fire that destroyed a single story structure in Rohner Park in Fortuna was estimated to cause $17,000 of damage.

Law enforcement believes it was intentionally set on November 3. The building was a storage unit that housed field equipment, netting, baseball uniforms and batting practice gear.

So far, police have not found a suspect.

The fire didn’t go...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 21:40

NORTH COAST - With the acknowledged shortage of medical personnel on the North Coast, College of the Redwoods is stepping up to fill a need.

CR will be implementing Medical Assisting Classes beginning in February. It’s a 14-week series of classes and will include classroom training, laboratory practice and a clinical externship in a local healthcare facility.

Experience in...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 21:29

EUREKA – Humboldt County locals have already taking a head start in their Christmas shopping.

Tis the season of sales, price cuts and discounts, locals wasted no time heading to the shops early this morning to get all of those deals.

This time of year, the bargains are set and people are ready to go out and spend, collect, and decorate.

“It’s black Friday and we do have 25...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 16:47

EUREKA – Protestors were out this morning asking people to divest from using local banks in support of Standing Rock.

Local protestors set out to boycott several local banks including Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi Bank, U.S. Bank, and more. Along the way protestors handed out flyers with information regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline and possible connections between local branches. Some...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 16:46

MANILA- While others went shopping on Black Friday, some went on a hike to walk off their Thanksgiving dinner.

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center held a free post-holiday hike Friday afternoon. A Friend’s of the Dunes naturalist guided the estimated under an hour walk down a trail that led to the beach. The center also welcomes guest during the year to come out and join them on guided walks...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 16:45

EUREKA-It’s official, Santa’s in town for the holidays.

Children and families waited for Santa’s arrival this afternoon at the gazebo in Old Town. He and his elf paraded down Mainstreet in a Humboldt Bay fire truck. Eureka Main Street officials said this is a long-standing tradition for the town so come and bring the children down for a meet and greet as well as family photos. For a...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 16:44

EUREKA-It’s the season of giving and Humboldt Bay Fire’s collecting gifts for children.

Their annual holiday Salvation Army Toy Drive, kicked-off Friday morning at Bayshore Mall with Santa Clause in tow. Firefighters walked around passing out candy canes and set up shop for the toy drive drop-off on the north-end of the mall. To help share the magic of Christmas the fire station and...

Post date: Fri, 11/25/2016 - 16:43