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TRINIDAD - Trinidad Planning Commission looks to finalize amendments to the vacation dwelling unit ordinance at tomorrow night’s regular meeting.

Commissioners will consider capping the total number of vacation rental permits available, requiring a minimum proximity between units, and imposing a minimum activity ordinance. That would require each property to be utilized as a rental for...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:44

EUREKA- St. Joseph Hospital has been awarded accreditation with the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. 

The Gold Seal of Approval represents a symbol of quality for the hospital's commitment of effective and safe patient care. Experts from The Joint Commission did an unannounced onsite survey in April to review St. Joseph; they also did onsite observations and interviews....

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:40

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Local, state and federal agencies continue to work towards a permanent solution to the troublesome stretch of Highway 101 known as Last Chance Grade.

And this week, Caltrans narrowed the list of alternative routes from fourteen to seven.

Caltrans developed the proposals after studying the issues for years. Costs range from around $250 million to more than $1...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:38

TRINITY COUNTY- The K9 officer who was stabbed while trying to apprehend a suspect, is back in the hospital. His condition declined over the weekend.

The K9, Johnny was released to stay with his handler last Friday. But he was sent back to the animal hospital with an upper respiratory infection. Johnny has drain tubes and is on medication to keep him stabilized.

Around 7 a.m....

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:31

LAKE COUNTY - The man acquitted of a double homicide in Humboldt County this past February was arrested Monday in Clearlake on multiple charges.

Jason Michael Arreaga was arrested for being an ex-felon with a loaded firearm in public, committing a felony while armed, trying to conceal evidence and possessing a controlled substance for sale.

Arreaga was accused of shooting and...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:29

EUREKA- A Eureka man returning from a grocery store was handcuffed outside his home and robbed. 

Around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 1200 block of Bayshore Way. The male victim stated he came back from shopping when two suspects carrying fire-arms handcuffed and forced him to open a safe inside.

The suspects then fled in the victims silver dodge magnum. The...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:26

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors authorized funds Tuesday for a new netting system at the county jail to prevent suicide attempts.

Sheriff Downey explained this is in response to the number of suicide attempts made at the jail in the past few years.

The netting will go around the top tiers of the jail, providing an extra layer of safety for inmates. The sheriff...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:36

EUREKA - A commercial marijuana cultivation tax is coming to Humboldt County’s ballot for the November election.

Voters will have the opportunity to say yes or no to the tax which would be between $1-$3 based on the type of grow.

Almost two dozen people in the cannabis business, mostly small farmers, turned out to the weekly supervisor meeting Tuesday.They voiced their concerns...

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:28