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EUREKA - KOA campground  off of Highway 101 near Bracut has won another prestigious award. The 2015 President’s Award was presented today at the annual International KOA Convention in Charleston, South Carolina.

The award only goes to the campgrounds that score the highest in customer service as well as receiving top scores in KOA’S annual quality review. Manager, Barbara Ryveck said...

FORTUNA- Construction is underway at a Fortuna recreation hall thanks to a donation from the Goble Foundation.

According to city officials, the Rohner Recreation Hall in Rohner Park was in desperate need of repair with a sinking floor, falling roof and a termite infestation. The foundation donated over $100,000 to the city for the repairs, which includes bringing the building up to ADA...

EUREKA- The Agricultural Commissioner’s office is now beginning the process of developing an enforcement program to deal with violators of the genetic contamination prevention ordinance.

Voted on as Measure P in the November election, the ordinance bans local farmers from growing genetically modified organisms.

As part of the new law, the AG Commissioner is responsible for...

EUREKA- Postal workers and community members are gathering signatures for a petition to keep the Eureka Mail Processing Center open.

A dozen people were out in front of the Eureka Post Office Friday gathering signatures for the petition. Organizers said they gathered 200 signatures before 2 p.m.

They are hoping the petition will convince the U.S. Postal Service to keep the mail...

NORTH COAST- Open enrollment for Covered California begins Saturday. This is the state's insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.

All state residents, even those with pre-existing conditions or who are unable to afford medical coverage can qualify. More than one million people are currently covered under the plan said the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services....

EUREKA- Despite serious drought conditions this summer Six Rivers National Forest said they were successful in battling wildfires.

The dry conditions created an earlier fire season than normal. Within the Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park wildfires burned less than 1,200 acres with a total of 52 wildfires. Seven of those were caused by lightening, but all the others...

EUREKA- Humboldt County Board of Supervisors began working to structure a new citizen advisory committee at their meeting on Friday. The committee will be tasked with overseeing revenue generated by Measure Z, the new countywide half-cent sales tax.

On Friday, the supervisors worked to find a balance between citizen representation and expert presence within that appointed group. During...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Friday to draft an ordinance consolidating the sheriff and coroner’s offices.

Both Sheriff Mike Downey and Coroner Dave Paris appeared before the board Friday morning, asking the supervisors to consider combining the offices. Both elected officials reasoned that the consolidation would save the county money and serve...

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