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NORTH COAST - With the heavy rains over the weekend, the annual spawning run of Chinook salmon up the Eel River began in full. It also triggered the annual monitoring by the Eel River Recovery Project.

Dozens of people volunteer with the yearly dive counts and kayak expeditions to survey the number of salmon nests or redds and provide observations and evidence about migration and...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 21:13

EUREKA - A Eureka man could face up to three years in prison after he was found guilty of multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including: drug offenses, resisting arrest, DUI and driving on a suspended license.

Law enforcement says last March, 43-year old Destry Girard crashed a Harley Davidson motorcycle near Sun Valley bulb farm in Arcata. Officers found him unconscious but...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 21:04

RIO DELL-Rio Dell City Council will hold the second and final reading of medical cannabis land use regulations. After 15 days of adopting the ordinance city clerk will post a summary and the names of council members voting for or against it. Tuesday will also be the first reading in joining Community Choice Aggregation. CCA is a local entity that would provide services like Pacific Gas and...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 17:13

ARCATA - Citizen scientists got to work documenting the highest of tides, known as king tides.

Humboldt Baykeeper organizes volunteers to photograph low-lying areas around the bay during these high tides. Those photos are compared to normal tide levels to help cities understand their vulnerabilities to sea level rise and climate change. Humboldt Baykeeper Director Jennifer Kalt says the...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 17:01

EUREKA - Eureka Rescue Mission was at maximum capacity during the storm.

More than 80 people slept in a warm bed and ate a hot meal at the mission’s new facility on 2nd street in Old Town. Executive Director Bryan Hall Senior says that’s nothing new. The mission has been at or near capacity since the summer. With that number of people utilizing their services, Hall says they...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 16:55

EUREKA - Eureka City Council will consider new locations for temporary sleeping areas at tomorrow’s meeting.

Now that the Blue Angel Village is located at Washington and Koster Streets, area businesses asked the city to reduce the number of nearby sleeping areas. Council will discuss adding the foot of T Street and removing one of the two remaining sites.

Members will also weigh...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 16:51

NIGER, Africa - Representative Jared Huffman is offering his thoughts and prayers for the McKinleyville man kidnapped from his home in the African country of Niger last Friday.

“My thoughts are with Jeff Woodke and his loved ones during this extremely trying time... it is devastating to see my constituent who has spent his life dedicated to humanitarian service be victimized in this way...

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:27

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday to discuss possible costs, and effects of implementing Measure V in the county.

The ballot measure would create an ordinance to regulate mobile home park rent in the county.

Staff has assessed that rent has increased by $77 over the past three years, which does exceed the Consumer Price Index by about $40.

Post date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:20