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EUREKA - If you were near the Bayshore Mall this Tuesday afternoon you might have thought someone was getting rescued by the Coast Guard. Not to worry though. It was just a drill. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Air Station was practicing maneuvers in the bay behind the mall.

The training takes place once a month with the large cutters like the Dorado or Barracuda and several times a...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:16

ROSEBURG, OREGON - A Del Norte County fugitive wanted on 3 felony warrants is captured in Oregon.

Douglas Leroy Ridenour is now behind bars. Over the weekend, Oregon State Police arrested Ridenour in Roseburg without incident after his picture had been circulated on social media and through law enforcement channels.

Ridenour was wanted for multiple counts of corporal injury to a...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:07

CUTTEN - A traffic signal project, 12 years in the making, became a reality today in Cutten.

 

The new signal is at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Fern Street.

 

The late Jimmy Smith who is a former Humboldt County Supervisor took on the project twelve years ago due to community safety concerns, but funding was taken away due to the recession.

 

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Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:30

Fortuna City Council is considering the annexation of the Nelson-Hillside area. 

 

A group of residents from the Nelson-Hillside Association currently reside on county land.

 

They submitted a letter to the council regarding their desire to be annexed which was brought up during Monday’s meeting.

 

One of the homes in this area is in the process of...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:29

Humboldt County Supervisors may implement more parking regulations within residential and less populated areas in the county.

 

Following an RV fire in Garberville last Friday that left a church damaged, supervisors made the issue a priority at their meeting today.

 

Members of the public spoke out about how people take advantage of parking their vehicles for...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:25

EUREKA - Mini parks could be popping up all over Eureka.

Council approved a pilot program for small street-based parks known as parklets in 2015. Since then, four Old Town businesses funded and built their own designs. Owners reported that the new additions brought in customers while providing outdoor spaces for Eureka's visitors.

Now that the pilot period has ended, parklets may...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:44

SAMOA - This week, EPD welcomed four new graduates from CR's Police Academy, but their training didn't end there.

Now in their second day on the job the new officers tackled a slow speed driving course at the Samoa Drag Strip. 

Cone patterns simulated real-life situations like driving in to a narrow alleyway or navigating obstacles in a roadway. 

While these former cadets...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:38

EUREKA - A Ferndale woman accused of trying to kill her own daughter pled not guilty.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kimberly Ann Felder last Friday morning on Centerville Beach in Ferndale after witnesses reported that she was trying to perform an exorcism on her 11-year old daughter.

Investigators say she viciously attacked the girl repeatedly striking her with...

Post date: Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:32