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NORTH COAST - Redwood National and State Parks are having a significant financial impact on the North Coast.

A recent study of the park system shows an over 64% increase in revenue since 2012. At that time, the park generated 20.8 million dollars. In 2016 that ballooned up to 34.3 million.

548 jobs were funded and millions of dollars impacted local campgrounds, gas stations,...

Post date: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 23:03

MENDOCINO COUNTY - Caltrans has shut down work on the big slide near Leggett on Highway 101 due to continued rock and dirt sloughing off of the hillside.

After rains returned this week, progress on the roadway came to a halt. Tuesday, tons of rock and mud fell back over all of Caltrans’ hard work. The state agency said they were hoping to have 1-way controlled traffic by this weekend....

Post date: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:38

Low flying helicopters will be making their way from Fortuna up to Arcata Thursday and Friday as PG&E inspects their gas transmission lines.

April is Safe Digging Month and these regular inspections make sure safe digging practices are going on near gas and electric lines.

With the recent storms you might want to replant trees or gardens.

If you are planning a digging...

Post date: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:08

ARCATA – The Arcata Plaza vandalism not only affects goers and spectator’s, but can potentially have an impact on local businesses adjacent the plaza.

The plaza’s landscape was vandalized sometime Wednesday. Newly-planted trees snapped in half, and flower beds smashed.

City workers removed the remains and broken limbs.

Business owners who contribute to the plazas’ garden...

Post date: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:57

EUREKA – Plant enthusiasts from all over the world gathered in Eureka to take part in the International Convention of the American Rhododendron.

Thursday, the Eureka Chapter of The Rhododendron Society displayed exotic plants, grown in different parts of the US at the Red Lion Hotel.

Those rhody lovers get the chance to explore and purchase those flowers, while getting...

Post date: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:56

BLUE LAKE – More than a century years old, the Native American Reservation, Blue Lake Rancheria recently launched its new low-carbon community microgrid.

Managed by Siemens Spectrum Power Microgrid Management System, the reservation microgrid includes a 500-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system and a 950 kWh tesla battery storage unit.

The power grid works as a power source for...

Post date: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:54

FORTUNA - Five young women will vie for the 2017 District 1 Dairy Princess title.

The upcoming ceremony will take place May 12 at 6 pm at the River Lodge in Fortuna and is sponsored by the California Dairy Industry.

Carli Roberts of Eureka, Addie Williamson of Ferndale, Abigail Albin and Haley Benbow both from Fortuna and Beth Noel of Hydesville will compete. The competition is...

Post date: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 22:40

ARCATA - Several trees and plants are destroyed by vandals on the Arcata Plaza early Wednesday morning.

These are images of some of the damage inflicted by unknown suspects.

The trees were planted two or three years ago as beautification for the area. Only last month, a few limbs were broken off some of the small trees.

This time three were totally destroyed along with one...

Post date: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:07