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EUREKA- Last week the North Coast braced for the worst in what was projected to be a historical winter storm. Although things turned out to be less severe than expected, Humboldt County emergency response officials say they were prepared.

Roads closed, hundreds of sandbags were distributed throughout the North Coast and citizens hunkered down for Winter Storm 2014, but despite the heavy...

NORTH COAST- A Carlotta man is arrested for felony DUI following a major injury traffic collision near Scotia. And, the North Coast celebrates the holiday as Fortuna hosts a Christmas Music Festival. Plus, holiday shoppers are able to cross off items on their holiday shopping list at various craft market and boutique sales. 

NORTH COAST- Experts with the National Weather Service in Eureka analyze a potential funnel cloud in Del Norte County. In Rio Dell, the community looks back at the 1964 flood. Plus, groups in Eureka and Fortuna give back to families in need this holiday season. 

SMITH RIVER- A Del Norte County resident sent us what could be a funnel cloud near Smith River.
 
David Quaschnick took this photo Friday afternoon from Ocean View Drive. He and his wife had done some shopping and were heading north on Highway 101 when he glimpsed the spiral starting to form. Quaschnick said he had seen them back east and just had to pull over.
 

ARCATA - The Class of 2015 could be a big one. HSU has received a record number of applications for the fall semester next year.

Officials with the university said for the first time applications from freshmen jumped by nearly a thousand students to 12,390.  Transfer students also surged 7.2 percent  to over 3,200 applications. Cal State Universities as a whole saw record increases for...

FORTUNA- A 20-year CAL FIRE veteran is taking over the Humboldt-Del Norte unit. Hugh Scanlon was announced this month as the unit’s chief.

Scanlon is a Humboldt State graduate and has served in the U.S Navy, U.S. Forest Service and at the Arcata Fire Department. Most recently he served as the Assistant Chief to the Humboldt-Del Norte CAL FIRE unit. In his new position, Chief Scanlon...

FORTUNA- A new mayor may be in the near future for the friendly city. Council members will vote on Monday to elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem. The positions are up for rotation every two years.

Current Mayor Douglas Strehl says he intends to step down from the position to allow more time to focus on other issues. If all goes as discussed this past week at a special meeting, council...

SAMOA- A porta potty meant to help the homeless and protect the Samoa Dunes is now under fire.

Due to resident complaints, the harbor district is being asked to remove the porta potty from its current location on cookhouse road. According to those complaints, the facility is an attractive nuisance and many residents worry it could create an increase in area crime.

The harbor...

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