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More Evacuation Orders Issued as Six Rivers Fires Continue to Grow

(August 8, 2022) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has issued new evacuation orders as the Six Rivers Lightning Complex continues to grow, threatening multiple communities around Willow Creek. This morning, the Sheriff's...

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Karuk Tribe: McKinney Fire Slide Caused 'Kill Zone' in Klamath River, Suffocating Thousands of Fish

(August 8, 2022) The Karuk Tribe continues to investigate the cause and breadth of a fish kill event in the Klamath River but believes a massive debris slide from the McKinney Fire turned...

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'Extreme Fire Behavior' Seen as Six Rivers Lightning Complex Grows

(August 7, 2022) U.S. Forest Service officials saw an "increase in extreme fire behavior" yesterday on the eight active fires that comprise the Six Rivers Lightning Complex, prompting additional evacuations on the...

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Trinity County Issues Evacuation Orders as Six Rivers Lightning Complex Grows

(August 6, 2022) Officials have issued more evacuation orders on the outskirts of Willow Creek as the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire continues to grow. The group of 11 different fires caused...

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NCJ Preview: Local Favorites, Yurok Tribe Report and Garden Helpers

(August 6, 2022) The Best of Humboldt issue is out and we've some favorites (and head-scratchers) among the winners. We're also going over the Yurok Tribe's recent report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

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UPDATE: More Evacuation Orders Issued Near Willow Creek

(August 5, 2022) UPDATED: An evacuation order has now been issued for zones HUM-EO77-C, HUM-E058 and HUM-061, south and east of Willow Creek. Evacuation warnings have been issued for zones HUM-EO63, HUM-EO64...

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Karuk Tribe: McKinney Fire Causing Klamath Fish Kill

(August 5, 2022) The Karuk Tribe is reporting large numbers of dead fish on the Klamath River in the vicinity of Happy Camp, which it's attributing to impacts from the McKinney Fire, which has...

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First Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in HumCo

(August 5, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county after a resident contracted the viral infection. According to a press release, the resident is...

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Lightning Sparks Numerous Fires Around Willow Creek

(August 5, 2022) An overnight lightning storm sparked numerous fires near Willow Creek and a variety of agencies are responding this morning, trying get a handle on the blazes before they spread....

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Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony Set for this Saturday

(August 5, 2022) Join with community members to commemorate the devastation of the World War II bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and advocate for peace at the Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony on...

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Buddy Brown Blues Fest Back in Blue Lake

(August 4, 2022) Don’t put that folding chair away just yet! Another Humboldt County festival favorite returns after two years: The 20th annual Buddy Brown Blues Festival takes up its rightful place...

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The Crabs Say Goodbye to Petrushka and Keep Rolling

(August 3, 2022) The Humboldt Crabs were on a tear this week, using a combination of stellar pitching and unrelenting offense to sweep both the midweek and weekend series. Perhaps the best...

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Public Health Reports Two More COVID Deaths

(August 3, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health reported today that the county has confirmed another two COVID-19 deaths since its last report July 28. Five new hospitalizations were also reported  and, according...

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TBAM: Getting Classy in Trinidad

(August 3, 2022) In Why Trinidad is One of the Best Places to Recreate in Summer news, it’s weekend number one of the Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival, which brings live...

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Can Californians Afford Electric Cars? Wait Lists for Rebates are Long and Some Programs have Shut Down

(August 2, 2022) When Tulare resident Quentin Nelms heard California was offering a hefty state subsidy to help lower-income residents buy electric cars, he applied right away. But it wasn’t as easy...

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Buckle Up for a Busy Month in Sacramento

(August 1, 2022) Welcome to the final countdown. Today, state lawmakers will reconvene in Sacramento after a month-long summer recess — during which some traveled abroad on trips funded by special interest...

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NCJ Preview: Burning the Family Ranch, Roasting Vegetables, Bird Calls and Audits

(July 30, 2022) This week we're talking about how controlled burning works on private ranch land as wildfire prevention, with staff writer Linda Stansberry sharing her own family's experience. Also, with summer vegetables...

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Former Arcata McKinley Statue May Soon Have a New Home

(July 29, 2022) After being kept at an undisclosed location since being removed from the Arcata Plaza in the early morning hours of March 8, 2019, it appears the statue of President...

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Is it Too Easy for Write-in Candidates in California Elections?

(July 28, 2022) Rich Kinney readily concedes: Making it onto California’s November election ballot is a miracle. The 66-year-old associate pastor and former mayor of San Pablo in the Bay Area is running...

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HumCo Confirms Another COVID-19 Death

(July 27, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health reported today that the county has confirmed another COVID-19 death since its last report July 21. One new hospitalization was also reported  and, according to...

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