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ARCATA - Southbound Highway 101 will have temporary closures beginning Thursday for approximately 3 hours in each lane for a repaving project by Caltrans.

The area is near the Giuntoli Lane interchange and the north end of Arcata. Traffic will not be stopped but may be slowed by motorists attempting to merge.

Officials with the agency advise motorist to allow for extra time and...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 22:02

NORTH COAST - A suspect in a beating death of a man in Garberville is arrested after getting extradited back from Portland to Humboldt County on a Ramey warrant for murder. Raymond Earl Preschern is behind bars.

Last August, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Gerald Phelps community hospital in Garberville for an assault victim. 37-year old Khanh Lam from Atlanta, Georgia was unconscious...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:51

EUREKA – A local business is getting its hands dirty all in an effort to clean up Eureka.
 
STIL is a locally owned tobacco and gift shop that stands for ‘Stuff That I Like’. It's been on Broadway for 15 years but for the past year its employees have picked up trash and litter in the area every other week. They have also cleaned up abandoned camps at the Palco March. Their motto is...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:26

FERNDALE - The third annual surf and turf barbecue contest at the Humboldt County Fair had a huge turnout Wednesday.

Attendees were excited for the variety of different foods made onsite and of course to see the one and only, Chef Guy Fieri, who was hosting the event.

Professional cooks, restaurant owners and barbecue enthusiasts all brought their A-game. There was everything...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:21

KLAMATH- The Tully Fire burning in Northeastern Humboldt has stabilized a bit after several days of rapid growth. However, Wednesday, the Yurok Tribe declared a state of emergency.

Authorities say it was started by arson although no suspects have been found. Cal Fire’s Command Team 3 will now coordinate operations. So far the big blaze has burned 440-acres and is 8 percent contained....

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:21

ARCATA- If you were ever interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, now's your chance. The Arcata Fire District's recruit campaign, Join Our Team is underway. 

AFD has limited staff, so they have a strong core of volunteer firefighters to help out. However, the recent fires have stretched staff significantly. Requirements to join is you have to be an adult and 100% drug free. New...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:11

CALIFORNIA- Governor Jerry Brown has appointed McKinleyville woman Beth Chaton to the Advisory Committee on Before and After Programs. Although, the position has no compensation and won't require Senate confirmation.

In her new role, she will attend four meetings a year in Sacramento to help expand learning practices throughout the state.

Chaton has served as a Humboldt County...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:09

HUMBOLDT BAY- Construction for the Humboldt Bay Trail North is moving forward.

The commuter trail will be non-motorized and a large portion would be constructed along the railroad corridor, from Arcata to Eureka along the Humboldt Bay.  As reported earlier, the design has been approved. However, next the Humboldt Bay Harbor District will have to grant a permit for the trail at their...

Post date: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:53