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Lightning Could Spark more California Fires as World Warms

(September 24, 2021) Wildland firefighters don’t admit to fearing much, but lightning is one terror that even the most experienced veterans say they hope to never encounter. The worry is not being...

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HumCo Records Four More COVID-19 Deaths, 40 New Cases as Hospitalizations Rise

(September 23, 2021) Four more Humboldt County residents have died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while also confirming 40 new cases of the virus and four new hospitalizations. This is the...

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Governor Signs Wood's Wildfire Prevention Bill

(September 23, 2021) Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed North Coast Assemblymember Jim Wood's bill creating a wildfire prevention entity in the Office of the State Fire Marshal into law. “It is clear that...

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Open Door Breaks Ground on New Arcata Health Center

(September 23, 2021) A host of local officials gathered in a dirt lot on Foster Avenue Tuesday afternoon to get their golden shovels dirty and celebrate the groundbreaking of the state-of-the-art Arcata...

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Nonstop to Vegas

(September 23, 2021) Wanna go to Vegas? Avelo Airlines announced this morning that it will begin offering twice weekly nonstop flights from Humboldt County to Las Vegas, Nevada, in November. “We are...

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HumCo Records 89th COVID-19 Death, 35 New Cases

(September 22, 2021) For the third consecutive day, Public Health is reporting that another Humboldt County resident has died of COVID-19, while also confirming 35 new cases of the virus and two...

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Yurok Tribe Nabs $30 Million Education Grant

(September 22, 2021) The Yurok Tribe was awarded a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods to create a regional five-year effort for a "cradle-school-career pathway project" that will...

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Huffman Looks to Abolish U.S. Space Force

(September 22, 2021) North Coast Rep. Jared Huffman has introduced a bill that would abolish the "unnecessary" Space Force created by the Trump administration. “The long-standing neutrality of space has fostered a...

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HumCo Records 88th COVID Death, 72 New Cases Reported

(September 21, 2021) Another Humboldt County resident has died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while also confirming 72 new cases of the virus and two new hospitalizations, including one of a...

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Body Found in Blue Lake Identified, Determined Homicide

(September 21, 2021) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found near Hatchery Road in Blue Lake on Sept. 11, as 65-year-old Blue Lake resident Eugene Steven Segal. Segal's death has...

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Public Health Reports Three More COVID-19 Deaths

(September 20, 2021) Three more Humboldt County residents have died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while also confirming 84 new cases of the virus and two new hospitalizations since Friday's report....

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Students with Disabilities Across California Stuck in Limbo

(September 20, 2021) The school year at Duarte Unified School District, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, started a month ago, but Brady, Ellie and Jack Fitzgibbons have yet to receive any...

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Robert Durst Convicted of Murder Committed While Living in Humboldt

(September 18, 2021) The New York Times reports that Robert Durst, "the enigmatic real estate scion who evaded criminal suspicion for half his life only to become a national sensation after damaging admissions...

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NCJ Preview: Otters, Police Transparency and Blackberry Mania

(September 18, 2021) This week we're talking about the North Coast Otter Art Initiative and the beautiful painted sculptures created by local artists to raise money for otter research. We defy you to...

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Humboldt Quilters Dress Capitol Christmas Trees

(September 18, 2021) It's not even officially fall and Humboldt quilters have already finished their holiday decorations. Well, for the nations's Capitol, anyway. Since the Capitol Christmas tree (named Sugar Bear, by the...

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Public Health Confirms Six Deaths as 'Breakthrough' Cases, One More Death, Four Hospitalizations, 77 New COVID-19 Cases

(September 17, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health has confirmed 77 new COVID-19 cases, four hospitalizations of one person in their 50s, two in their 60s and one over the age of 80....

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2021 Apple Harvest Festival Canceled

(September 17, 2021) Sad to say, but it looks like the Friendly City's annual Apple Harvest Festival will be put on the shelf again this year. Organizers had hoped to offer a limited and...

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Here Comes the Rain

(September 17, 2021) A wet weekend is in the forecast, with some parts of northern Humboldt County expected to see more than two inches of rain and the potential of localized flooding,...

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California Commits $500 Million More to Student Housing: 'A Drop in the Bucket'

(September 17, 2021) Free tuition is great, and California excels at that compared to the rest of the country. But with rents sky high, affordable housing has become the chief expense for...

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Eureka Condemns 'Hazardous' Motel

(September 16, 2021) The city of Eureka condemned The Royal Inn, a motel on the 1100 block of Fifth Street, today after finding during an inspection yesterday that conditions there "posed a significant...

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