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EUREKA- The Sequoia Park Zoo celebrated National Zoo Keeper Week Wednesday by inviting visitors to create enrichment objects for the animals.

Enrichment objects are given to animals to keep them active and engaged. They can be made out of cardboard or paper, and contain food inside. According to zoo keepers, the objects help bring a change to the animals’ daily lives and promote well-...

RIO DELL- Rio Dell city officials voted Tuesday night in favor of a penalty structure for charging citizens who use more than the city allotted amount of water. Because of the drought situation in the city, residents have been restricted to 50 gallons of water use per person, per day.

City council members worked late into the night to draft the new penalty structure. Instead of one flat...

From the Arcata Police Department: 
 
Officers from the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 2500 Blk of Todd Ct on Wednesday morning.
 
Upon searching the property, officers located a marijuana growing operation encompassing the majority of a detached mother-in-law unit, several rooms of a detached...

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Six Rivers National Forest is now more than 300 acres larger, thanks to some recent acquisitions. 

Over the last eight years, the U.S. Forest Service and the non-profit organization Smith River Alliance have worked together to add thousands of acres of public land to the Smith River National Recreation Area. Through a Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, the U.S....

EUREKA- Authorities are searching for a suspect that led police on a vehicle pursuit through Eureka.

On Tuesday night, just before 5:30 p.m., the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit was investigating a house on the 800 block of O Street. Officers noticed a blue van parked nearby.  The vehicle fled when officers attempted to contact the driver. Police say the driver...

From the Eureka Police Department: 
 
On 07/22/14 at approximately 5:24 p.m., Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Detectives were conducting an investigation on a “Problem House” in the 800 block of “O” Street.  A detective observed a 1993 blue Dodge van park approximately a half block from the “Problem House.”  When detectives attempted to contact the driver of the...
HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office says the person shot and killed Monday night in Rancho Sequoia is 57-year-old Scott William Johnson of Alderpoint. 
 
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The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Monday, at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office...

Fortuna - The Fortuna Police Department has been awarded a grant for battling alcohol related crimes, underage drinking and educating the public in the Eel River Valley. California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control or ABC awarded $16,000 dollars to the department.

This will aid the Fortuna PD in combating alcohol related crime by conducting decoy and sting operations and providing classes to...

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