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Guilty Plea Entered in Bear River Triple Murder Case

(October 26, 2021) The 19-year-old Loleta man who fatally shot three people — including a 16-year-old girl — at a home on the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria Reservation in...

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Public Health Confirms One New COVID-19 Hospitalization, Four New Cases

(October 26, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported one new COVID-19 hospitalization and four new cases today, while also reporting that nine cases have been removed from the county's cumulative case...

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Photos: Witches on the Water

(October 26, 2021) Participants in the second annual Witches Paddle on Saturday afternoon were invited by organizer Jody Himango to "wear your best witchy water outfit to artistically express the power of women while celebrating Halloween." ...

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Eureka Schools' Michael Davies-Hughes Tapped as County's Next Superintendent

(October 25, 2021) The Humboldt County Board of Education voted after a marathon special session this evening to appoint Michael Davies-Hughes as the county's next superintendent of schools. Davies-Hughes will take over...

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Public Health Confirms 51 New COVID-19 Cases, One Hospitalization

(October 25, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported today that it has confirmed 51 new COVID-19 cases and one new hospitalization since its last report Friday. The case tally — which...

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No Official Connection Determined in Blue Lake Homicides; Investigation Continues

(October 25, 2021) The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports that investigators have not “officially determined a connection” between the homicides of two men whose bodies were found one month apart in similar parts...

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Humboldt's Rough-and-Tumble Weather Continues with Heavy Rain, Rising Rivers, Dangerous Surf

(October 24, 2021) Heavy rains combined with high tides are expected to cause flooding in low-lying areas, including parts of Cannibal Island Road and Camp Weott Road, with the Eel River expected...

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Time to Dial it Up to 10 for Local Phone Calls

(October 24, 2021) The days of seven-digit dialing for local calls in the 707 area code — as well as 81 others across the country — came to an end today. From now...

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NCJ Preview: Native Boarding School Deaths, COVID Update and More

(October 23, 2021) As the U.S. and Canada face a reckoning over the abuse of Indigenous children in their forced boarding school systems, researchers in Oregon have been working to document the deaths...

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Danielle Renee Wight: 1987-2021

(October 23, 2021) Danielle “Danni” Wight left this world unexpectedly at her home in Arcata, California, on Oct. 7, 2021, at the young age of 34. She was born in San Francisco,...

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Inside the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement at Cal State

(October 23, 2021) Ethan Quaranta seeks out nature when he needs to heal. He picked up that habit on annual family trips to Lake Almanor, where his great-grandmother grew up. There, on...

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Watson Releases Statement Saying He is Entering a Rehab Program

(October 22, 2021) Arcata Councilmember Brett Watson issued a statement this evening saying he was entering "a 30-day residential rehabilitation program to focus on depression and personal issues." Watson, who was replaced as...

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HumCo Records Another COVID-19 Death, 33 New Cases

(October 22, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported another local COVID-19 death today, while confirming 33 new cases of the virus and two new hospitalizations. The case tally — which brings...

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North Coast Otters Art Initiative Raises $300,000

(October 22, 2021) The North Coast Otter Art initiative, which saw more than 100 otter sculptures scattered throughout five North Coast counties, has raised $300,000 that will support continued otter research and...

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Public Health Reports 10 New COVID-19 Cases, Two New Hospitalizations

(October 21, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health reported 10 new COVID-19 cases and two new hospitalizations today. But the low case tally — which brings the count's total for the week to...

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Arcata Council Casts 'No Confidence Vote' After Removing Mayor for 'Alleged Behaviors'

(October 21, 2021) The Arcata City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to remove Brett Watson from the position of mayor and followed up the decision with a no confidence vote in his ability...

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Rain to Cause Rising Rivers; Localized Flooding, Slides Possible

(October 21, 2021) One storm down and three more to go.  Humboldt County is expected to be rainy through the weekend with the heaviest of the events arriving on Sunday, according to...

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Public Health Confirms One COVID-19 Death, One Hospitalization, 23 New Cases

(October 20, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health today confirmed one new COVID-19 death in a resident in their 80s, one hospitalization of a resident in their 60s and 23 new cases. Today's death...

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Newsom Declares Drought Emergency Across California

(October 20, 2021) Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California, as conservation efforts continue to fall far short of state targets. Newsom also authorized...

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Public Health Reports Another COVID-19 Death, Five New Hospitalizations

(October 19, 2021) Another Humboldt County resident has died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while confirming 42 new cases of the virus and five new hospitalizations, including one of a child...

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