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12.31.13 Last Community Events update of the year!

The 12.17.13 council meeting is online! Includes wastewater biosolids giveaway proposal, restricting motorized vehicles on the Eel River, public access to the river on Painter St., etc.

High risk missing person, Ryan Grammer

Lowest rainfall on record for Eureka/several rivers at record lows - Lost Coast Outpost

Stolen vehicle and possible shots fired in Eureka

Scott Joe Cano arrested for felony vandalism by tagging

PSA News Eve and Pets

12.30.13 Samuel Rogers arrested for Palco Pharmacy robbery

Robert McCarthy arrested for mail theft in Greenwood Heights area

Stabbing at home on Daffodil Rd. McKinleyville

12.29.13 KMUD Reports updated with 12.17.13 council meeting highlights including wastewater biosolids giveaway proposal, restricting access for motorized vehicles to the Eel River, public access to the Eel River, etc.

New page added re. biosolids and human health

12.23.13 Night drop burglar update

Scotia, Fortuna and many other banks robbed at their night depository - Lost Coast Outpost

12.20.13 Eureka City Schools & Loleta School District sued for pervasive discrimination - North Coast Journal

12.18.13 Update on Palco Pharmacy armed robbery - Lost Coast Outpost

SWAT responds to Hydesville residence looking for Palco Pharmacy robbery suspect

Daniel Fidler, Blake Nicole Treadwell, Anna Crowl arrested for auto theft, drugs, etc. in Fortuna

Wells Fargo Vice President sentenced to prison for fraud

Forty year sentence for child pornography

12.17.13 Armed robbery at Palco Pharmacy in Scotia

12.16.13 City Council meeting Tues. 6:30pm - Agenda Packet Includes approval for giveaway event for Grade A Exceptional Quality wastewater biosolids, wastewater project update, report on river bar survey and access to Eel River from Painter St., and much more...

Most hated person in Humboldt? Jason Singleton - Lost Coast Outpost

Mail theft warning

Share the Magic Toy Drive

12.13.13 Craig Wilkinson arrested for biting an officer

Church and preschool burglarized in Garberville

Danny Fidler wanted for assault with vehicle in Carlotta

Street show in remembrance of Robert Manning

Roderick Bolds convicted of trafficking a minor for prostitution

Three arrests for crack sales outside Boys & Girls Club

12.10.13 The 12.3.13 Meeting video is online!

12.9.13 Johnathan Boyd arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, and more

Armed robbery at Ray's Food Place in Willow Creek

Karen Palsson arrested, again, for drugs and weapons (see 8.8.13 arrest)

12.8.13 KMUD Reports page updated with 12.3.13 Council Meeting Summary

12.7.13 Large house fire in Arcata on South H St.- Lost Coast Outpost

12.6.13 Missing person Kenneth Richards

Wanted suspect Zachariah Friedland

12.5.13 Home invasion robbery results in 150 pounds marijuana theft

Food for People's Annual Food Drive

David Tatro arrested for burglary in Fields Landing

Three convicted in $3.2 million dollar Medicare fraud scheme

Good Samaritan rescues resident from house fire

12.2.13 Home invasion assault results in death of Joshua Sherer

Attempted murder/kidnapping in Laytonville area

Murder investigation begins after gravesite found in Eureka

Humboldt Bay Fire responds to structure fire on Coast Guard Way


11.30.13 Rio Dell City Council Meeting Tuesday Dec 3rd 6:30pm Agenda packet - includes approval of Rio Dell Apartments complex sale, accept letter of resignation from Finance Director Stephanie Beauchaine, storm water grant application, contract approval for parking citation services, parking regulations amendments (no RV or trailers parked on any city street longer than 72-hours), upgrades to City Hall sound system and much more...

11.26.13 Ruperto Martinez found guilty in black tar heroin case

11.25.13 Home invasion robbery

11.24.13 Only half of drugs removed by sewage treatment - Scientific American Note-Rio Dell and other cities discharge their treated sewage directly into the Eel River for the majority of the year.

11.21.13 Rio Dell threatens lawsuit against SHN for defects with water infiltration project - photos of project and construction here from 2005 & 2006

Community Events updated!

Greg Bill arrested for assault with a deadly weapon at College of the Redwoods

ATF Special Agent charged with embezzlement

Humboldt Bay Firefighters Christmas Toy Drive and Santa for Seniors campaigns begin

11.20.13 Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is not going to seek 4th term of office more...

Dennis Williams Jr, Cole Johnson, Cassondra Swain arrested for drugs after traffic stop - Lost Coast Outpost

11.18.13 The 11.12.13 city council meeting is online!

Sharon's KMUD news reports

11.14.13 Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty leaked - Guardian 'free trade' agreement negotiated in secret between 12 nations; NAFTA was only the beginning

Christian John Kay arrested for shooting EHS student last week

At-risk missing juvenile Michael James Gabriel

At-risk missing juvenile Katie Helberg

Daniel Wojcik, Robert Wotherspoon settle felony charges of environmental damage with illegal mining in Bridgeville

Robbery at Ray's market in Willow Creek

11.13.13 Rio Dell City Council votes to initiate legal action, if necessary, against SHN for water infiltration gallery

Curt Chamberlain arrested for animal cruelty after shooting dog

Structure fire in Eureka reveals marijuana grow

Truck stolen at gunpoint in Orleans

11.12.13 Butane hash lab explodes at Fortuna apartment complex, Kenneth Nevers and Joseph White arrested

11.11.13 Happy Veterans Day;Thank you to all of our Veterans!

Oldest living U.S. military vet credits longevity to whiskey, cigars - International Business Times

11.9.13 Tyrell Medley arrested for residential burglary, two suspects still sought

Terry Houser struck and injured while fleeing with stolen property in Henderson Center


11.7.13 Rescheduled city council meeting tonight cancelled due to lack of a quorum

Four linked cases of E. coli in Humboldt County

Teresa Savage arrested for DUI accident at Myrtle and West Ave.

Adren Flowers Jr. arrested for causing multi car accident yesterday at Bayshore Mall

Cody Dale arrested for possession of stolen property in Eureka

Severe doctor shortage in Humboldt County only getting worse - Northcoast Journal

11.6.13 Large scale marijuana grow busted on Hwy 36, Ronald & Angela Mattson arrested

Marijuana smell leads to arrests of Anthony Miller and Jaime Rogers

Anthony Pratt Sr and Jessica Temple arrested for meth sales; five children taken from home

Cookie Cottage Contest 2013 fundraiser for North Star Quest Camp for Girls

11.5.13 Charles Knight arrested for indecent exposure after victims chase and catch him

Structure fire on Myrtle Ave.

11.4.13 Assault suspect wanted after attacking woman at her home in Eureka

Update - home invasion robbery in Blue Lake

Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines for medication kickbacks, etc.

Humboldt County Film Commission at 19th California On-Location Award Ceremony

Winema Theatre, Scotia featured in North Coast Journal

11.3.13 No city council meeting posted for Tuesday the 5th - rescheduled for Thursday the 7th at 6:30 Agenda

11.2.13 Scotia resident Corbett Baird arrested for transportation of 150lbs pot in Fortuna


10.31.13 Home invasion robbery in Blue Lake

10.30.13 Former 2nd District Supervisor Johanna Rodoni arrested for DUI - Lost Coast Outpost

10.29.13 Richard Myers arrested for attempted murder in Orleans

Patriot Gas Station robbed in Willow Creek

Humboldt County draft mitigation plan update available for public review

10.28.13 Zachary Harrison arrested after assault with a deadly weapon in Redway

Board of Supervisors cancels Nov. 4th General Plan update meeting saying it "would not be productive for conducting business"

Rio Dell woman critically injured in crash on Hwy 36 Saturday - Times Standard

Fortuna counterfeit money ring busted, three arrests - Lost Coast Outpost

10.23.13 $4.5 million of misappropriated funds in Arcata to be paid back to the state by residents - Lost Coast Outpost Special council meeting to be held tomorrow 8:30am

10.22.13 The 10.15.13 city council meeting is online!

Wanted felon apprehended in Eureka with sawed-off shotgun

Kristian Erik Mohorovich arrested in Fortuna with 68 pounds of marijuana

10.18.13 Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jason Daniels (age 40) for violations of PC243.4 – Sexual Battery - More

10.17.13 How to apply for health care coverage brochure - Humboldt County Dept of Health & Human Services

10.15.13 Swing Dance Fund Raiser Nov. 2nd in support of Humboldt Mediation Services

10.14.13 HCSO's stolen CAT recovered in Hydesville after thief sold it to a friend

Delusions about spending and the debt - Guardian

10.12.13 The 10.15.13 City Council Agenda was just received however there is no packet available at the city website at this time. The acket contains the documents that councilmembers receive and it is the only place to see any details for the agenda items. Agendaincludes approval of Open Space and Conservation Elements of the general plan but no details are available to the public online; the only way to view this is to go to city hall during open business hours.

10.11.13 A 5.0 earthquake recorded 32 miles west northwest of Eureka

10.8.13 Abraham Duplessis arrested after crashing into power pole on Fairway Drive causing downed power lines

Kiera Foley arrested for drug and outstanding warrants after traffic stop in Fortuna

Stabbing victim found on Lewis Ave. Eureka, suspect still being sought

10.7.13 Happy Anniversary Rio Dell Times.com! Eight years of public service in our local community and going strong

Speaking of small town corruption...Del Norte District Attorney Jon Alexander disbarred yet suing the county to keep his job - Times Standard

or how about Corruption on Steroids - LA Times The lesson here is that even long time systemic corruption can be stopped. Staying silent is the same as giving your permission to be robbed blind by a select few bullies. Read the Rio Dell public works investigation report for yourself to see the 40+ people that had detailed knowledge of what was going on for years and did nothing about it. Does anyone believe that it was only the former public works director involved? We don't think so either.

10.3.13 Home invasion robbery in Willow Creek

Six arrests at marijuana bust in Carlotta

10.2.13 Bridgeville area pot bust along with damage to Native American artifacts and environment


9.30.13 Attorney pleads guilty to tax evasion and eavesdropping on 75-100 individuals with illegal listening devices

Markis Shirley wanted for car theft in Eureka

9.28.13 City Council meeting Tuesday 10/1 6:30pm Agenda Packet includes discussion of public river access at the end of Painter St., approval of $70k+ change order for wastewater project, etc.

Initial enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts on Tuesday! Coverage to begin on Jan. 1st.

9.27.13 Pot Bust with upwards of 21 million worth according to Humboldt County Sheriff

9.26.13 Traffic collision in Fortuna leads to methamphetamine bust and two arrests

Fire in Loleta near Bear River Casino video and slideshow - Lost Coast Oupost offers great coverage too

Rodrigo Moreno Rios busted for heroin sales during traffic stop in Eureka

Looting public pensions: a new think-tank study- Rolling Stone

9.24.13 Robbery at Eureka Econo Lodge results in life threatening injuries

9.22.13 The 9.17.13 regular meeting is now online!

9.21.13 Large grow site busted in Garberville with extensive environmental damage

Stolen property from outside Winco

Robbery at the Willow Creek museum

Update-man with gun in McKinleyville results in lockdown at local schools

9.20.13 Booked, released & slain - Lost Coast Outpost Rio Dell arrest of Joshua Burrell ends up with his murder 33 minutes after his release from jail in the middle of the night.

9.19.13 The 9.17.13 Rio Dell Study Session re. wastewater rates is online!

9.18.13 William Flores arrested for murder of Joshua Burrell

McKinleyville 76 Gas Station robbed

9.17.13 Two artillery shells uncovered at Eureka waterfront construction site

Former vice president of Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley pleads guilty in $1.8 million fraud scheme

Homicide investigation in Eureka

Five arrested for drug trafficking at Christie's Motel Eureka

Local film maker premiers feature length film

Rio Dell City Council Meeting Agenda Packet

9.13.13 Cole Johnson arrested for hash, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and more

Vehicle pursuit ends at K-mart with arrest of William Combs, Mel'anne Egger

Multiple defendants charged in student financial aid fraud scheme

Armed robbery at business on Broadway

9.12.13 The Sept. 3rd City Council meeting is online!

9.11.13 Timeline: National 911 Memorial

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Isreal - thegardian

9.10.13 Missing person Anna Rodriquez update - human remains found to be identified

Sixteen arrested in large marijuana cultivation bust in Bridgeville with significant environmental damage

Inmate James Franklin Cain walks away from custody

9.9.13 Update! Suspects captured - Murder at Samoa on Sunday, police hunt two suspects - Lost Coast Outpost

9.7.13 Marijuana cultivation and environmental damage investigation near Lacks Creek area

Marijuana cultivation found on timber company property in Titlow Hill area

Stephen Wieland arrested for marijuana grow at home on Aldergrove Rd, Arcata

Movies in the Park Sat. Sept. 21st features Gnome-Mobile

9.5.13 "Dirty DUI" cop convicted of extortion and fraud

Assault with deadly weapon at homeless encampment near Fortuna

Two arrested after narcotics investigation at residence on A St. Eureka

Michael Podesta arrested following pursuit after stealing car from Korean War veteran

Water theft from Bridgeville School shuts down classes

Attempted residential break-in on Oak St.

Assault with deadly weapon and robbery in Manila

Updated-shooting during drug sale in Eureka

Humboldt Roller Derby junior league offering skate classes

Updated-abandoned dogs found near Fairhaven

William Tillman arrested in Fortuna for drugs

9.1.13 Fire at Scotia Power Plant next to Humboldt Redwood Co. mill! Large dry wood chip pile at co-gen plant catches fire in heat directly behind homes next to the Scotia Fire Hall - Video here - Slideshow here! Coverage also provided by Scotia resident Lisa Baney at Lost Coast Outpost


8.31.13 Special meeting Tues 6:00pm re Rio Dell wastewater rate study changes - Council agenda packet has not been made available by the city so no details of Tuesdays meeting are available to the public despite three public hearings being on the schedule for things such as changes to the parking and fence ordinances.

State legislation threatening Lifeline program is stalled to next year

Air quality alerts continue due to wildfire smoke

8.28.13 The August 20th City Council meeting is online!

Bruce Turner arrested for marijuana cultivation and environmental damage at Mattole Canyon Creek

Jorge Ramirez-Mendez, Teresa Graham arrested in Fortuna for methamphetamine and pot sales

Humboldt Made gala event

Air quality alerts continue

8.25.13 Woman stabbed off Broadway in Eureka

Small fire in Rio Dell threatened structures Saturday - Lost Coast Outpost

8.22.13 Large bust in Briceland leads to two arrests and an immigration hold

Three older dogs abandoned in Fairhaven need good homes; owner being sought

Unhealthy air alerts continue

8.20.13 Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission hosts Movies in the Park Sat. Aug. 24th

Marijuana investigation leads to multiple arrests in Bridgeville and McKinleyville

Assemblymember Wes Chesbro hosts salmon fisheries hearing (broadcast on Access Humboldt)

Wildfire smoke air alert

8.19.13 City Council meeting Tuesday 6:30pm - Agenda Packet

8.18.13 Town family busted in Ferndale

Come to the Humboldt County Fair! August. 14th - 25th

8.17.13 AP Poll puts Oregon at #3 in preseason college football rankings


8.15.13 Opium plants located during marijuana search warrant in Eureka

High risk missing person Anna Rodriquez

Unhealthy Air Alert still in effect

8.14.13 The Aug. 6th City Council meeting is online!

Armed illegal alien busted at outdoor grow site on U.S. forest land

Unhealthy Air Alert

8.13.13 Armed robbery in Redway; suspects arrested just north of Rio Dell

Charles Magpie arrested for weapons violations

Unhealthy air alerts continue

8.12.13 Shooting reported on Hillcrest Drive Eureka

Commercial marijuana grow discovered in residence during security check

Matthew Nutter, manager of the Humboldt Crabs, arrested for marijuana grow at residence in Blue Lake

Telemarketing fraud hitting local businesses with fake PG&E bills

South Fork High School reports break in

Stolen camera recovered

Unhealthy Air Alert

8.11.13 Wildwood Ave streetscape construction to begin tomorrow. Center islands down the length of Wildwood will include landscaping, two art pedestals and a town clock near Eagle Prairie Bridge. Linked clock image is the same color and model to be installed. Project exceeds $500,000 grant and will require just over $62,000 from the General Fund.

8.9.13 Wanted car thief Paul Bareilles evades police through Sequoia Park

Home invasion robbery in McKinleyville

Wanted suspect William Robert Combs spotted near Fieldbrook

Unhealthy air alert

8.8.13 Kevin Bourque arrested for transporting drugs after tailgating police cruiser near Hookton Rd.

Ron Elwell arrested for kidnapping and assault in Eureka

Jimmy Bowie of Loleta arrested in stolen car

Karen Palsson arrested for shoplifting at K-mart

Jason Chapman and Karissa Coffron arrested for drugs near Weott

Unhealthy air quality alert

8.7.13 Marijuana bust on Silverdale Dr. McKinleyville

Wanted suspect Jacob Allen Hines

14th Annual Eel River Bar Clean up

Chris Beam arrested in stolen vehicle

Unhealthy Air Quality Alert

Stolen vehicle pursuit

Man arrested after critical incident in Eureka

8.5.13 Rio Dell City Council Meeting Tuesday 6:30pm Agenda Packet

8.4.13 UPDATE - Hash lab explosion

8.3.13 Hash lab explosion in an apartment on Searles St. results in a severely burned 2-yr-old child

8.2.13 Roger and Amy Miller arrested for huge marijuana operations in Maple Creek and Kneeland

Air quality alert - unhealthy conditions reported

8.1.13 Large marijuana grow with extensive environmental damage eradicated in Willow Creek area


7.31.13 Angela Lockwood, Gabriel Lang arrested for meth sales at Christy Motel

Armed robbery at Sequoia Park duck pond

Car jacking, robbery and assault near Shively

Humboldt County Fire Association report released

Structure fire at residence on Spring St. Eureka

Robbery and assault suspects arrested

Wildfire smoke alert issued for three counties

7.29.13 Roy Scoggins arrested after trying to rob McKinleyville gas station

Suicidal mother holds baby at knife point in Hoopa

Pursuit of stolen truck ends at Buck Mountain Rd.

Air quality alerts due to fires

7.28.13 Fatal accident near Fortuna closes down Hwy 101 - Lost Coast Outpost

Christopher Buchanan arrested after bust at residence on Dyerville Loop Rd.

Garbis Zavzavadjian, Christopher Brown & Russell Fry Jr. arrested in large Willow Creek bust

7.27.13 The Billion-Dollar Dream - North Coast Journal Feasibility study shows east-west railroad estimated cost of $1.07 to $1.24 billion-dollars. In a related story, Rio Dell Mayor Jack Thompson votes to oust Alex Stillman from North Coast Railroad Authority two months after her appointment in an apparent backroom deal with diehard railroad/no trails advocates.

7.26.13 Blue-green algae warning for Eel River and local waterways - Lost Coast Outpost

7.23.13 Hit and run driver identified as Rachel Huntley of Eureka

Oregon burglary suspects captured near Stafford

Kristen Perkett arrested for methamphetamine sales at home on Myrtle Ave.

7.22.13 Assault in Fortuna leads to arrest of Jason Passerini

High speed chase in Trinidad ends with the arrest of Joseph Velenti

Stolen vehicle pursuit down Broadway continues on Harris St.

7.21.13 Carlotta man stabbed during Fortuna Rodeo event Friday, Steven Stauffacher arrested - Lost Coast Outpost

7.19.13 Anthony George arrested for burglary at Mad River Beach

Two arrested for marijuana cultivation and environmental damage

Suicidal woman rescued near Table Bluff

Trinidad library to open at new site

Pharmaceutical company settles false claims suit for $3.5 million to reimburse Medicare

Public invitation to Eureka housing element update meeting

7.15.13 Gordon Nichols sought after assault with a deadly weapon in Myers Flat

Suburban crashes into building in Old Town Eureka

Canyon Backues arrested in stolen u-haul truck case plus other warrants

Humboldt County Library offers free downloadable e-books

7.14.13 City Council meeting Tues 6:30pm Agenda Packet

Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on Broadway

Attempted robbery leads to the arrest of Christine Tharp in Eureka

Public hearing July 17th re. LifeLine services

7.13.13 Update! Robbery and assault in Loleta

7.11.13 Tarah & Timothy Pratts arrested after large marijuana and methamphetamine bust in Fieldbrook

Large commercial grow operation busted in Fieldbrook

Robbery and assault in Loleta

Skeletal remains found in Trinity County may be missing person Raymond Anderson

7.9.13 Richard Callahan, Rebecca Chapa arrested for heroin sales-"everyone's doing it..."

Jeff Thomsen arrested for stealing loaded U-Haul truck, accomplice Canyon Backues still sought

Vehicle versus bicycle crash at 4th & S St. Eureka

7.7.13 CalFire responds to "suspicious" fire in Rio Dell - Lost Coast Outpost (pictures) & Times Standard (story)

Over 3,000 plants found in Rancho Sequoia marijuana investigation

Edward Conoboy found deceased in the Eureka Slough

Paul Bareilles arrested for vehicle theft in Henderson Center area

Woman receives major injuries after being struck, Randy Shibler arrested

Juvenile arrested after making threats with a gun near Fortuna High

Armed robbery at McKinleyville gas station

7.6.13 Fire at the Scotia Bluffs currently being fought by CalFire helicopter and plane

7.4.13 Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July! Read the Founding documents here

Squireses ordered to pay over $50k in City of Eureka attorney fees - Times Standard Favorite cronie attorney Bradford Floyd loses again in trying to shield the alleged slum lords

7.3.13 Fatal accident at 4th & K St. involving a pedestrian in a wheelchair

Mark Burdick arrested for methamphetamine sales

Free Movies in the Park events in Sequoia Park sponsored by Film Commission

Plan ahead for Lost Coast 4x4's 14th Annual River Bar Clean Up event Sept. 8th

7.1.13 Drowning near Shelter Cove

23 year old man drowns in Eel River near Fortuna

High speed chase in Eureka leads to arrest of Steven Upton

Meth binge leads to assault and robbery in Loleta

Assault with deadly weapon-domestic violence incident near College of the Redwoods

Fight ends in stabbing on Redwood Dr. in Redway

Search and rescue near College Cove successful


6.30.13 City Council meeting Tues. July 2nd 6:30pm Agenda Packet

6.29.13 Attempted homicide update, Logan Corey Bremer wanted as "Person of Interest"

Anthony Lane taken into custody for murder

6.27.13 Homicide investigation in Alderpoint

Matthew Walker arrested after trying to trade marijuana for a travel trailer on Craigslist

Armed bank robbery at Bank of America in McKinleyville

Additional charges recommended against alleged murderer Bodhi Tree for earlier shooting incident

Suspect photos released in Bar Fly attack

Safety warning for pets on 4th of July holiday

Disaster preparedness workshop planned

6.24.13 Armed burglary suspect, David Tatro, arrested

David Waterman, Jason Laursen arrested for marijuana grown in Garberville

Bar Fly patron assaulted on Commercial Street

Homicide victim identified as Forrest Croft Lovejoy of McKinleyville

Kevin Latham, Joshua Moon arrested for robbery in Loleta

Assault with firearm in Eureka, suspect is at large

Safety warning! Illegal excavations on the Eel River near Scotia creating serious hazard

6.23.13 Espionage Act: who is actually 'harming' America? - The Guardian

6.21.13 The 6.18.13 city council meeting is online! Includes the wastewater rate report which will result in drastic changes to utility billing in Rio Dell

6.20.13 Wanted: Neil Eugene Kemp for posession of Crystal Meth, Heroin More!!!

Homicide Investigation

Lance Henry turns himself in

6.19.13 Local arrests made in Utah drug ring, more arrests expected

10 people indicted in multi-state marijuana ring - KSL TV Utah

Michael Robitaille arrested for firing into an occupied residence

Inmate Lance Henry walks away from work crew at College of the Redwoods

Marijuana grow operation busted in Bridgeville, Kelly Valentine cited and released

North Star Quest Camp fundraiser Pints for Non-Profits June 21st

6.18.13 Rio Dell Times Sharon Wolff Interviews Frank Bacik, President, Town of Scotia who discusses the progress of Scotia Community Services District Development

City Council meeting tonight 6:30pm Agenda Includes public hearing re. draft EIR for wastewater project (under river drilling for sewage transmission line), wastewater rate study presentation, engineering projects update, etc.

6.16.13 Happy Father's Day!

Family fight leads to drug bust in Fortuna

6.12.13 Attempted homicide investigation update

Marijuana grow house busted on Russ St.

6.11.13 Attempted homicide more!!!

6.10.13 Multiple police jurisdictions appear to be searching door-to-door in Belleview Ave area for suspect who fled after abandoning car on Hwy 101 8:15pm

Victoria Miller, Benjamin Dehaven arrested in drug bust at residence on Tami Dr. Fortuna

Death investigation on the Klamath River

6.9.13 Stefani Nelson arrested after abandoning infant in Fortuna

6.7.13 Multiple robberies in Eureka possibly done by same perpetrator

6.6.13 Arson fires in Loleta

Suicidal man in Fortuna

Hezekiah Allen announces candidacy for Assembly District 2 seat currently held by Wes Chesbro

6.5.13 Federal Customs Official sentenced for selling U.S. Citizenship to immigrants who couldn't pass the test

Former Pastor Donald Fregau Sr. confesses to sexual abuse of a child

Benjamin Goldman arrested for methamphetamine etc.

Large marijuana grow busted in Carlotta with four arrests

Secret FISA court order demands Verizon hand over all call data on every customer - The Guardian Verizon is barred from telling customers that they are turning over all of their data to the FBI on a daily basis by court order. It is believed that all of the other carriers have been given similar orders.

6.4.13 Dollar General store set to replace miniature golf in Rio Dell - see plans. It appears that a deal is in the works to tear out the mini golf course and relocate it somewhere else in Humboldt County; replacing it with a retail chain.

Sexual assault near Weott, three perpetrators sought in light blue older Ford van

Gabriella Gutieriez wanted for assault with cast iron pot and robbery in Orick

Bicyclist Joel Kerlin hit on J St. after ingesting meth shortly before turning in front of truck

6.2.13 City Council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet Special Meeting 4:00pm Agenda Special meeting includes presentation on City Hall improvements, public hearing re. nuisance abatement ordinance. Regular meeting includes public hearings for proposed changes to non-conforming regulations and circulation element of General Plan (see agenda packet for details)

6.1.13 Shawnee Foster, Thomas Kough arrested for drugs and possession of stolen property

Armed home invasion robbery in Carlotta

Ian Huddon-Cossar arrested for drugs, guns at residence on 15th St. Eureka

KHUM radio announces expanded coverage area due to signal upgrade


5.31.13 Former Humboldt Creamery CEO Rich Ghilarducci out of prison, serving home confinement - Times Standard At this point it is unconfirmed if he has returned to Humboldt County

5.30.13 Three arrested for drug sales including over a pound of heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, marijuana, etc.

Marijuana grow house busted on Orchard St. Eureka

Michael Bacchetti arrested for elder abuse

5.28.13 Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal charges and will pay more than $81 million dollars in California suit

Missing person Raymond Anderson

Eureka Airport changes to California Redwood Coast - Humboldt County Airport

5.27.13 The 5.21.13 city council meeting is online!

Community events updated! Includes a summary of the recent council meeting and the rental property inspection program

5.26.13 Randell Betha arrested for DUI after chase in Humboldt Hill area

5.25.13 Memorial Day History

5.24.13 Arcata murder suspect released from prison last month - Times Standard

5.23.13 Alleged double homicide suspect, Bodhi Tree, also person of interest in recent J St. shooting incident

5.22.13 Humboldt operational area hazard mitigation plan update needs public input

Man sentenced to 121 months, $3.37 million restitution for charity fraud scheme

Board of Supervisors set to review final draft of Humboldt County wildfire protection plan

Headwaters fund grant writing workshop

5.19.13 Today! Fundraiser for Rio Dell boy with Spina Bifida in Fortuna - KIEM TV

5.18.13 Suspect caught in double homicide last night in Arcata - Lost Coast Outpost

5.17.13 Fortuna resident, Audrey Gipson, arrested after shooting at neighbor

Rio Dell City Council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet Closed session re. discussion of two potential lawsuits. Regular session includes city project status report by city engineer, approval of emergency riverbed alterations to Eel River water intake area, Wildwood Ave. streetscape project update, etc.

White House states "war on terror" expected to continue at least 10-20 more years in Senate testimony - Guardian

5.16.13 Rhett August recovering from gunshot received at residence near Eureka High School

Update: Shane Miller search

5.15.13 Convicted felon arrested for possession of a loaded gun during traffic stop

Vehicular assault suspect sought after unprovoked attack of patron at Shell gas station in McKinleyville

Aligning Forces Humboldt receives $1 million to improve quality, value of health care in Humboldt County

Missing teenager, Kirin Maciel, found safe

Redwood Rollers double-header June 8th

5.14.13 Latest Update: Homicide Suspect Miller

William Robert Barsanti pleads guilty in federal court to massive marijuana grow in Trinity County (grow included 22 greenhouses and over 2,140 plants)

5.13.13 Miller homicide Update!!!

Fundraiser for Rio Dell boy with Spina Bifida to be held this Sunday - KIEM TV

5.11.13 Manhunt for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller continues in the Lost Coast region

Gunshot victim in Myers Flat

5.8.13 Triple homicide suspect, Shane Miller, pursued in Humboldt County, residents urged to shelter in place

5.7.13 Bradley Remington arrested in Arcata with 106 grams Ecstasy, 10 pounds marijuana

Jessica Darsch arrested after attacking boyfriend with hammer while he held the baby

Kirin Maciel missing in Eureka

Missing 15-year-old girl returns home safely

5.6.13 City Council meeting Tues. 6:30 agenda packet

Missing 15-year-old girl from Eureka

Terry Robinson arrested after assault with deadly weapon; road rage

Diesel fuel and security camera stolen from McKinleyville Community Services District

5.3.13 July Seipp arrested in stolen vehicle

5.2.13 Rio Dell Marijuana bust...Geoffrey Davis arrested More!!! *second large commercial grow busted at former Eel River Sawmill site in less than 6 months

Hash lab busted in Eureka, Joseph Alverez arrested

Michelle Mendoza arrested after search warrants served on two Eureka grow houses

Stolen car located at Blue Lake Casino; one arrested after high speed pursuit with more arrests expected

Driver identified in yesterdays fatal collision

5.1.13 Fatal vehicle/pedestrian traffic collision at Buhne & S St. Eureka

Investigation leads to three arrests at Eureka motel

MADD awards local officials for efforts to combat drunk driving


4.30.13 California Rural Indian Health Board relinquishes $4.6 million to settle federal lawsuit alleging false claims

Garret Rodriguez missing in Humboldt County

Multiple stolen cars recovered, two arrests in Eureka

4.26.13 Inmate James Miles of McKinleyville attempts escape

4.24.13 Two dogs found abandoned in McKinleyville

Update to kidnapping arrest of Eric Eugene Lundin

4.23.13 The 4.16.13 city council meeting is online!

Eric Lundin arrested for kidnapping in McKinleyville

Joshua Slater arrested for felony animal cruelty in horse death case

Upper Jacoby Creek neighborhood earns recognition as a Firewise Community

Gordon Johnson appointed to Rio Dell City Council after serving on Planning Commission

4.22.13 Stolen car leads to arrest of Robert Tyson, Casey Hunter and Daniel Silva at Eureka motel

Humboldt-Del Norte County Film Commission reports success at Southern California conference

4.21.13 Carmen Hernandez arrested for driving under the influence, felony child endangerment, and more after hitting another vehicle and power pole in Eureka

City council special meeting Tues April 23rd 4:00pm to interview and appoint council member to vacant position plus review of draft nuisance abatement ordinance

4.18.13 Bomb threat shuts down College of the Redwoods

6th Annual Remembering Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil April 25th 6-7:30pm

4.17.13 EPD Sergeant Adam Laird arrested for assault under color of authority

Iowa traffic stop leads back to Humboldt County, two residences searched in McKinleyville

4.16.13 Non partisan study finds 'indisputable' evidence of torture by the U.S. sanctioned at the highest levels - The Guardian Committee was chaired by Asa Hutchinson, former under secretary of homeland security under President George W. Bush

4.15.13 John McDonald arrested for terrorist threats after pursuit in Arcata

4.13.13 City Council meeting Tues 6:30pm Agenda - Special meeting 4:00pm to interview three candidates for vacant council position; Gordon Johnson, Carol Theuriet, Katherine Zingaro. Council to approve recommendation to not change 1st & 2nd Ave. to one-way streets, etc.

4.12.13 Robbery near McKinleyville results in arrest of two

Suicidal woman on Willow Creek Bridge saved by sheriff

4.11.13 Starfish Hero sponsors Autism Awareness Event April 20th 3-5:30pm

Wanted suspect, Brian Coffman, sought by sheriff

Judson Stiglich arrested for methamphetamine

Horse shot with arrow in Alton

IRS employee pleads guilty to tax fraud

Willits bypass pits CHP enforcers against tree-sitters - Sacramento Bee

Eureka homeless camp on fire - Lost Coast Outpost

McKinleyville man arrested in Fort Bragg assault - Willits News

4.6.13 Del Norte Co. District Attorney disbarred for prosecutorial misconduct - SF Gate

4.5.13 Massive leak reveals secrets of the rich who hide cash offshore - The Guardian

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

4.2.13 Abandoned puppies found near Fortuna

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Richard Green aka Firebaugh on Broadway

Hit & run accident follow up

EPD seeks public assistance in sexual assault investigation

4.1.13 Zero tolerance distracted driving enforcement operation

Successful search and rescue effort near Shelter Cove


3.31.13 Happy Easter!

3.30.13 City Council meeting Tues. April 2nd 6:30pm - Agenda packet

3.29.13 Hash lab explodes in McKinleyville

UPS agrees to forfeit $40 million in illicit drug sales shipment money

3.28.13 Wilbur Springer IV arrested for marijuana cultivation at home in McKinleyville

Special council meeting Friday 29th at Noon to approve grant application for master trail system study

3.27.13 Multiple arrests for illegal internet drug sales

Mildbrandt family busted for large scale grow operation, guns, silver, and more...

Application deadline for city council appointment extended to April 10th

3.26.13 Tsunami warning communication system test tomorrow 11:00am Evacuation map

3.24.13 City Council Special Meeting Tues. March 26th, 4:00pm - Agenda Includes discussion of Eel River Trail Master Plan, presentation re. city hall improvements, interview of candidates to fill vacant council position (no packet was posted by the city for this meeting so it is unknown who the candidate(s) might be or any other details of the meeting).

3.20.13 The 3.19.13 City Council meeting is online!

DOJ press release re. arrests, including Scott Moore (Moore Fuel) of Rio Dell

DOJ raid includes properties in Rio Dell, Fortuna, Bridgeville, etc. - Lost Coast Outpost

Michael Sovereign arrested for drug sales while napping in car on 2nd St.

Homeland Security ransomware computer scam warning

Two arrested for methamphetamine sales at Newburg Rd residence

Shopping carts round-up

3.19.13 Ten years of war in Iraq - The Guardian Today marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion.

3.18.13 Former CalPERS CEO indicted for conspiracy and fraud

Tanner Nutt arrested for impaired driving, hit and run on Broadway

Jon David, Kerry Draeger arrested for drugs, child endangerment, stolen property, etc.

Benjamin Halseth, Shannon Lewis arrested after search warrant served

Burglary suspect, Joseph Valenti, arrested at Bayshore Mall

3.17.13 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

3.16.13 City Council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet

Letter to city requesting clarification of building inspector contract (attached)

Response from city to earlier record request with documentation

3.13.13 Driver's name released in fatal collision earlier this week

The Tempest - March 30th 8:00 pm at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. Proceeds from ticket sales for this performance will benefit Humboldt Mediation Services and support the vision of peaceful resolution of conflict in our community. For tickets for this performance or further information about the services provided by Humboldt Mediation Services, call (707) 445-2505

Humboldt Roller Derby March 30th 6:00pm

3.12.13 Suicide at Humboldt County Jail update

Suddenlink Vandalism

Hit and Run collision

Indoor Marijuanna grow

3.11.13 Teenage boy killed at Carson & J St. Eureka by motorist

Attempted suicide at Humboldt Co. jail

3.9.13 Read the 4.1.09 criminal complaint and police report re. public works director Jim Hale fighting with resident at local gas station (Hale was put on administrative leave and eventually resigned)

Woman arrested in Eureka after assaulting officers with syringe

3.8.13 Family drug dealing bust includes over two pounds of meth, etc.

Fiber optic cable theft disrupts Suddenlink service to customers

Humboldt County Community Health Assessment

3.7.13 Four arrested for drugs at motel on 5th St. Eureka

Heather Fontaine, Steven Ridley arrested after attempting to hide meth

Traffic stop results in arrests of three in Old Town

Rio Dell City Council vacancy posted

3.4.13 JD Michael Youravish, Zachary Scott arrested for vehicle stripping

Monica Bresee arrested for attempted robbery, claims it was a 'joke'

Stolen vehicle found at Blue Lake Casino leads to arrests for residential burglary

Assault with serious bodily injury at Humboldt County Correctional Facility

3.2.13 City council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet

Community Events updated!

Letter to city requesting clarification re. attorney billings plus additional records

3.1.13 Latest Xube release available here!

Ferndale Gothic - Northcoast Journal

Five myths about the sequester - Washington Post


2.28.13 The 2.26.13 Study Session re. Rental Inspection Program is online!

Attempted kidnapping near J St. and Buhne

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Gilberto Lopez in Eureka

Missing person, Jeffrey Panutsos

Racheria and Tribe finalize agreement with HCSO

Humboldt Rose Society Presents...

Bon Boniere closes after 100 years in Humboldt - North Coast Journal

2.27.13 Attempted murder on Buhne St.

Jonas Semore arrested after probation search at Eureka motel located 18 1/2 pounds marijuana

2.26.13 Over 800 Marijuanna plants confiscated in Redcrest More

Stolen vehicles recovered after chase across dunes

2.25.13 Attempted Murder

Missing Person

Sleepy drug dealer busted in Henderson Center

2.24.13 You can read the draft housing code and rental property inspection proposal here. Study session to be held Tues. 2/26 at 5:30pm - the prospect of expanding the annual inspection to homeowner properties has already been brought up.

2.23.13 The 2.19.13 City Council meeting is online! Don't forget the study session on Tues the 26th starting at 5:30 regarding the proprosed housing code and rental property inspection plan.

Gun shot victim in Petrolia

2.19.13 Fight at Ferndale riverbar results in injuries and multiple arrests

2.18.13 Summary of attorney fees totalling $186,414.95 from the billing records received to date - see Freedom of Information Act page for more documentation of the ongoing saga stemming from the investigation into public works. The attorney records provide a fascinating glimpse into the numerous legal issues faced by the city.

City council meeting Tues. 6:30pm - Agenda Packet Includes continued discussion of sign amendment for the town center area, etc. Scroll down to the bottom of the packet to view the detailed check register.

2.17.13 Firebomb left in yard of residence at Hodgson and F St. Eureka

2.14.13 Traffic stop in Fortuna leads to arrest of Robert Ellis

2.13.13 Ryan Floyd Update: 100+ guns including World War II machine gun, drugs, stolen property more!!!-16Megs with pictures

2.12.13 Pot-for-boat Craigslist transaction results in arrest of Eureka man - Sacramento Bee

Vehicle investigation leads to arrest of Charles Gay for meth, cash and marijuana

Sarah Ward, Katlyn Flemming arrested for commercial marijuana grow on Briarwood Circle

Patrol car vandalized, Vincent Sanchez arrested

2.11.13 The 2.5.13 Meeting is now online! Discussion includes the proposed housing code and annual rental inspection program. An annual fee would be charged for every rental property in Rio Dell for yearly inspections. The idea to expand the inspections to all housing has already been brought up. There will be a study session on the housing code and rental inspection program Tues. Feb. 26th at 5:30pm

U.S. media again conceals newsworthy government secrets - The Guardian

Stabbing at Sal's Off-Broadway bar, Clinton Myers arrested

2.8.13 Man arrested after attempting to detonate a car bomb at a Bank of America

Ryan Floyd updated investigation information

Renea Soderberg arrested for assault with a vehicle

2.7.13 Attorney billing records received - there are a lot of records covering topics such as the wastewater project, the Rio Dell Plaza concept, personnel issues, the Micheli lawsuit, etc. The large .pdf file is searchable, help us evaluate the information.

Study session re. rental property inspection proposal Tues. 2/26 5:30pm. The details can be found in the last city council agenda packet. Fees to be imposed on all rental properties to cover the cost of annual inspections

David Silva wanted for stolen property, firearms, terrorist threats, etc.

Ryan Floyd arrested for drugs, firearms

Human Rights Commission meeting Wed. Feb. 13th 10am

2.5.13 Stabbing in McKinleyville

Stabbing in Garberville, Paul McCarver arrested

Sandra Belisle of Fortuna arrested for stolen property, drugs in McKinleyville

2.4.13 Ryan Floyd, Honey Walsh sought after car pursuit of stolen vehicle in Dyerville area

2.2.13 City Council Meeting Tues. 6:30pm - Agenda Packet Includes housing code & rental housing code including new annual rental fee to city, annual rental inspections (cost of fees not specified in agenda packet), unmet transit needs public hearing, check register details, etc.


1.29.13 Suspicious death at Centerville beach final update

Probe into missing city funds launched - Register Guard Small town opens up a criminal investigation into possible embezzlement by city employee. Insurance will cover any lost money...

Stolen news camera recovered, Edward Charles Vercoe sought

Vanguard Foundation president sentenced to prison for fraud and money laundering

Pentagon's massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense - The Guardian

1.28.13 KIEM Channel 3 News burglarized more!!!

1.24.13 Officer cleared and returned to duty after investigation into shooting

1.23.13 Nicholas Robinson arrested for heroin, methamphetamine in Manila

Suspicious death victim identified; Ike Densmore of Menlo Park

High risk missing person found

1.22.13 Stolen truck recovered in Eureka; David Fournier of Ferndale arrested

High risk missing person, Myra Sheek

Airline passenger pleads guilty to smuggling 995 grams of cocaine inside his body

1.21.13 Suspicious death of unidentified man found at Centerville Beach

EPD announces citizen recognition award program

Underage drinking decoy operation in Eureka

1.19.13 Robbery at Eureka Mall store, suspect escapes on foot after trying to steal a BMW

Car chase and officer involved shooting results in arrest of Elliott Walin and Jill Winnop near Loleta

1.18.13 City Council meeting of 1.15.13 is now Online! Part 1 and Part 2 Don't miss the brief discussion near the end of Part Two regarding the state of the roads in the Riverside Dr. area and how they could not have been resurfaced even if the voters had passed the $6 million dollar bond measure. Council member Wilson notes that the fact there is no asphalt to resurface on those roads should have been found by the person assessing them for the project originally.

Shotgun toting man arrested near Cutten Elementary

Large drug bust in Iowa leads back to Humboldt County; Christopher Luddie and Patrick Wall arrested

11 pounds of methamphetamine seized at Airport

Stolen property recovered in Fortuna, Gerald Newmaker arrested

Inmate jumps to their death at Humboldt County Jail

Hydesville marijuana grow investigation

1.16.13 Robert Wildman of Eureka pleads guilty to heroin distribution in federal court

Shooting at Samoa Beach leaves one person injured

Suggestions for new name of airport sought

1.14.13 Christina Copp arrested after police pursuit through Eureka leads to collision at Broadway & 14th

Sadie McCovey arrested for felony evasion after attempting to evade police on Hwy 96 in Hoopa and crashing down an embankment

Marijuana grow busted after HCSO responds to welfare check for a horse in McKinleyville

1.13.13 City Council meeting Tuesday Jan. 15th 6:30pm Agenda Packet Jack Thompson takes over as Mayor with Frank Wilson as Mayor Pro Tem. Agenda includes second public hearing and vote on medical marijuana ordinance, etc. The agenda packet includes the proposed ordinance, meeting minutes and a summary of all building permits issued during 2012.

1.10.13 Christopher Mell arrested yet again for drugs, weapons, etc.

Four defendants indicted for home invasion robberies dressed as police officers-including a former cop

1.7.13 Attempted armed robbery at Patriot Gas in Eureka, female suspect at large

Burglary in McKinleyville leads to arrest of Daniel Christie

Jeremiah Haynes arrested in stolen vehicle after pursuit through McKinleyville

Successful search and rescue for lost hikers in Headwaters Trail area

1.6.13 The 1.3.13 City Council Meeting Part 1 and Part 2 are online! Includes wastewater project update (pipe to run 60' under Eel River), medical marijuana public hearing, city rejoins League of Cities, etc.

1.4.13 Attorney billing statements received show $20,054.86 spent by the city to try and prevent the release of public records related to the Public Works Investigation Report. Combined with settlement for attorney fees brings the total cost to taxpayers at $35,054.86 spent by the city to try and bury the report.

Loren Wayne Milsap arrested for marijuana grow, hash, heroin, etc.

Residential burglary on Rohnerville Rd. suspects sought after using stolen credit cards at local casino

1.3.13 Christopher Jansen arrested for possession of child pornography

Motorcycle/automobile collision results in injuries and arrest for methamphetamine

Humboldt County GIS system property search

City Council meeting tonight 6:30pm - Agenda Includes public hearing on medical marijuana ordinance, update on wastewater treatment plant project, denial of water service extension to property on Monument Ave., etc.

1.1.13 Best Western armed robbery suspect arrested



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