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Tip thwarts Humboldt County jail visitor's heroin smuggling attempt, sheriff's office says

The following is a press release issued by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: On Tuesday, Humboldt County Correctional Facility staff received a tip that felony warrant subject, Cascade Violet Gayman, 21, of Crescent City, was planning to visit an inmate in the facility using false identificatio


Senator Announces Bypass Funding at Economic Development Summit

Crescent City, Ca., (KIEM)- Portions of Highway 101 on the way to Crescent City face the very real risk of falling into the ocean. That's why an announcement at Friday's Del Norte County Economic Development Summit was very well received. The keynote speaker at the summit, Senator Mike McGuire annou


Northern California Tribe Sues Drug Companies for Opioid Epidemic

KLAMATH, Calif. - The Yurok Tribe of the Klamath River basin in California has filed suit in federal court against 20 major pharmaceutical companies. The case alleges corrupt practices by drug companies which contributed to widespread misuse of opioid painkillers in communities-such as the tribe it


Klamath River fish-kill preventive dam releases challenged by farmers, water districts

Six Klamath Basin water districts, organizations and farmers are seeking to overturn federally-mandated dam water releases on the Klamath River meant to protect juvenile coho salmon (pictured) from deadly parasitic outbreaks like those that occurred in 2014 and 2015. From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife


Yurok Tribe files lawsuit against large pharmaceutical businesses

KLAMATH, CA. - The Yurok Tribe is taking on Big Pharma - blaming the industry for the opioid epidemic plaguing the reservation and hurting tribal families. Tribal members it has filed a federal "RICO" lawsuit against major drug manufacturers, marketers and distributors. The Yurok reservation straddl


John Micek: Trump stocking White House with yes-men

We should have seen this coming. Donald Trump, who thrives on the love of the crowd, who listens to the last person to successfully worm their way into his ear and who cannot endure even the most minor of slights, is systematically building an administration of yes-men. Secretary of State Rex Tiller

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Community response needed to reduce Humboldt County's suicide rate, officials say

Yurok Tribe community members created a youth wrestling league as a way to build community in the face of a suicide crisis that claimed the lives of several young tribe members in 2014-15. No suicides have occurred in the upper reservation communities since these community-led efforts and those by


Military mortar discovered in donation box

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.- While it's always nice to pass on unused items to others, some things shouldn't be shared. That was the case yesterday when a local thrift store received quite the shock. The Senior Thrift Store in Cave Junction was evacuated yesterday after an employee opened a donated box to f


Joanne Rand concert to raises funds for Siskiyou Land Conservancy

Joanne Rand, who is a singer-songwriter, is headlining a springtime celebration and concert later this month in Arcata to benefit the Siskiyou Land Conservancy. images courtesy of joanne rand Joanne Rand was 23 years old when she first visited the Smith River. Two years later, she and her first hus


Civic calendar: Local government in action

Editor's note: The following is a list of the council, board and commission meetings that are scheduled this week around Humboldt County.Arcata Planning Commission When: Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6 p.m. Where: City Hall Council Chamber: 736 F St, Arcata The commission plans to am