Robert Durst's Ghost

Robert Durst's Ghost

Piecing together an accused killer turned national media sensation's time in Humboldt

(June 25, 2015) On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, shuttle driver Ross Vitalie, the owner of Door to Door Airporter, Inc., in Eureka, picked up his fare — a slight figure in his early...

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Move Over PG&E?

Community choice aggregation could be electrical balancing act

(June 25, 2015) There's no omnipotent god of electricity, even in Pacific Gas & Electric territory. Ask your off-the-grid friends. But, the rest of us now tethered to the two- or three-pronged outlet...

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Making It

Humboldt Made is finding itself and growing up fast

(June 18, 2015) What does Humboldt Made mean to you? You've likely seen the logo on grocery store displays and the soft focus videos produced several years ago celebrating the county's vistas and...

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Discipline Disparities

Eureka City Schools releases final assessment in ACLU lawsuit

(June 18, 2015) The Eureka City School District has released a comprehensive report detailing actions it will take to address allegations of discriminatory practices against minority students. In January, the district settled a...

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A 'Good' Year

Officials predict a busy fire season. What does this mean for the men and women who make their money from the flames?

(June 11, 2015) Speculation is stock-in-trade during fire season. Rumors don't spread, exactly, but grow apace with the high grass watered by late spring rains. The state of the season is monitored with...

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Eyes on Woodley Island

The harbor district contends for waterfront heavyweight

(June 11, 2015) As Eureka continues to re-envision its waterfront, making incremental improvements, a power player is emerging: The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District. An often quiet elected body, the district...

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'Innocent People Don't Want Attorneys'

Detectives spent years hunting leads, witnesses and suspects in a SoHum slaying, but they may have crossed the line and jeopardized their case

(June 4, 2015) Shortly after noon on Sept. 10, 2008, a San Francisco man named Reetpaul Singh Rana made one of his last phone calls. A marijuana broker by trade, Rana regularly made...

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Trinidad Fish Festival Evolves to Keep from Floundering

(June 4, 2015) Name a seafood-themed festival on Father's Day weekend whose popularity has stretched the boundaries of its small-town infrastructure. Nope, not the one you're thinking of. Last year's Trinidad Fish Festival...

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'The Future is Ours'

Three Humboldt high school seniors you need to know

(May 28, 2015) In the coming weeks, hundreds of Humboldt County high school students will take their diplomas and cross the thresholds toward the rest of their lives. Some will head off to...

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Vacancy on the Bench

A judge's retirement leaves governor to appoint Humboldt's next robe

(May 28, 2015) Humboldt County Superior Court Judge W. Bruce Watson is leaving the bench. Watson's six-year term was slated to run through the end of next year, but he announced May 20...

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The War on Hippie Christmas

How do-gooders and charities stole a scavenger's dream holiday

(May 21, 2015) Make no mistake, there is a war playing out on Humboldt State University's campus. A way of life is under siege. For decades, as the final days of a school...

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Camp On, Camp Off

(June 30, 2015) Police Chief Andy Mills denied Monday that his department is wholly scrapping plans to create a temporary city-sanctioned campsite for Eureka’s homeless. Instead, Mills said, the plan has been...

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Sheriff: $26 Million Worth of Marijuana Eradicated on Island Mountain

(June 26, 2015) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office served search warrants on eight properties during the course of its Island Mountain raids this weekend, seizing or eradicating 23,000 plants, 4,000 pounds of marijuana,...

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Humboldt Celebrates Love

(June 26, 2015) "When I was seven years old my mother told me that sooner or later the United States was going to have to recognize gay marriage. I am 78 now....

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