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2019 Eureka Women's March

The 2019 Eureka Women's March is on under new management, happening Saturday, Jan. 19 starting with a rally at Madaket Plaza at noon followed by the march through the streets of Old Town (free). What do we want? Intersectional feminism. Why is it this hard?


Super blood wolf moon, king tides, high surf in forecast

The National Weather Service has forecast surf stemming from a storm offshore will reach between 30 to 35 feet Thursday and king tides will coincide over the weekend with a full lunar eclipse.


2 Eureka men arrested after more than 15 grams of meth found, APD reports

The following is a press release from Arcata Police Department:. The Arcata Police Department had been receiving tips from citizens of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Arcata Community Center (321 M.L.K. Jr. Parkway). The concerned citizens believed the vehicle was involved in drug sales and


Humboldt Steelhead Days start Saturday

Humboldt Steelhead Days’ annual hatchery steelhead fishing contest, which runs from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23, will begin Saturday with a pint for nonprofits event at Mad River Brewing Co., at 195 Taylor Way in Blue Lake, starting at 5 p.m.


How Searchers Withstood Grueling Conditions to Recover the Body of an Arcata Woman (Photos of the Search)

The effort to recover the body of a 33-year-old Arcata woman who went missing last night near Wedding Rock in Patricks Point State Park took most of yesterday and dozens of people. “Ground search crews and a U. S. Coast Guard helicopter began searching for the hiker again on January 14 at 8 a.m.,” t


Officials Brace for Sea Level Rise

As sea levels inexorably rise, various public agencies have been working locally to find a defensive strategy to protect vulnerable bottomlands from inundation. This is a challenging enterprise. The cities of Arcata and Eureka, plus more than 10,000 acres of agricultural land, U.S. Highway 101, unde


Eureka Takes up Collection for Coasties Working Without Pay

The city of Eureka announced today that it is stepping up to do what the federal government currently can not: Make sure local Coast Guard service members can feed their families while they are working without pay during the government shutdown.


State of the City event is Jan. 30 at the Minor Theatre

STATE OF THE CITY Arcata’s annual State of the City event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Minor Theatre, 1001 H St., Arcata. Featured speakers include City Manager Karen Diemer, Community Development Director David Loya and Redwood Region Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Gre


Citizen tip leads to meth arrests

The Arcata Police Department had been receiving tips from citizens of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Arcata Community Center (321 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway). The concerned citizens believed the vehicle was involved in drug sales and provided officers with a description of the vehicle.


Arcata to reconsider revamped Village Housing Project

At the end of the month, the Arcata City Council will hear about changes made to the contentious Village Student Housing project and will reconsider the future of the project. While all the details are not yet available for the new plans, there are a few significant changes.


As Heroin Addiction Increases, Humboldt Sees a Surge in Drug Seizures

Just three drug busts between August and November — including one of the largest in recent history — helped push the amount of heroin seized by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force in 2018 into the record books.


Bird art, nature writing contest entries sought

For the 16th year, Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with Godwit Days. At least $550 in prizes will be awarded to Humboldt County students from kindergarten through high school who submit a drawing of one of 40


California man charged with threatening college shooting

GLENDORA, Calif. — A California man has been charged with threatening to shoot up a college that was locked down for hours as police searched the campus. Thirty-year-old Terrell Lee Bennett of Pomona is charged with making criminal threats and illegally possessing ammunition.


DA: Lawson investigation needs more time

ARCATA – The mother of David Josiah Lawson, who was stabbed to death at an Arcata house party 21 months ago, says that a knife retrieved by investigators has tested positive for both the blood of her son and the alleged killer.


Dozens Gather at Vigil for Josiah Lawson, Urge Action From DA

Red and white roses surrounded a photo of David Josiah Lawson on the front steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse this evening as people gathered to voice their concerns, frustrations and support for the slain Humboldt State University student.


Court roundup: Man shot by EPD set for trial; local attorney faces pollution charges

Trial set for man who led police in pursuit in downtown Eureka. A man facing 14 charges stemming from a violent altercation that led to more than 40 rounds being fired by police on the streets of Eureka in December 2016 is scheduled to go to trial in February.


19th Annual Bowl Of Beans Benefit Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Raises Funds for Local Youth

Arcata, CA – The City of Arcata Recreation Division invites the community to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while raising funds for local youth at the 19th Annual Bowl of Beans Benefit.


Vehicle crashes into tree near School Road, three minor injuries

Three people are injured after a van crashes into a tree near School Road in McKinleyville. Arcata Fire along with the California Highway Patrol, responded to the scene at around seven tonight. The driver of the van and two passengers sustained minor injuries.


Roads Today: Watch for Downed Trees, Flooding, and Slides

As a high volume of rain, wild wind, as well as thunder and lightning pound the North Coast, our roadways are taking a beating. Though almost all of the main roads are open, there are many minor impacts from ponding on the roads to power lines down. Cheryl Antony from Shelter Cove Fire reminds peopl


Fishing the North Coast: Rivers on the rise – steelhead fishing on hold

The fierce round of storms pounding the North Coast has brought a sudden stop to the winter steelhead season. From the Chetco south to the top of the Eel River system, you’ll be hard pressed to find any water that resembles anything close to green. And the dirty water conditions may be with us for a