Singing Faith: HSU Choir Premieres "I Will Sing"Hardin-Simmons UniversityNewsBreak Contributor
Police shooting reported in small Northern California coastal city; Gunfire reported Sunday morningGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
A chase and then a struggle lead to fatal police shooting of man, 31, in coastal California townGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Morning quake shakes light sleepers awake in Northern California, the latest temblor to strike areaGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
'Undersea' earthquake shakes cities on the California coast; USGS says it's a magnitude 4.2 temblorGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Hundreds of miles of California coastline fall under hazards warning for powerful, dangerous waves
In a recent advisory issued by the National Weather Service, coastal areas spanning Del Norte, Northern Humboldt, Southwestern Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties are under a Beach Hazards Statement from 4 AM PST Monday through late Monday night.
Brett McFarland is Playing in Humboldt and Beyond
This is a press release from Wrangletown Cider Company:. Brett McFarland will be performing in the community, starting with an intimate show on December 7th at 7:30 PM at Wrangletown Cider Company in Arcata, CA. Brett McFarland has opened for Earl Thomas, John Craigie, both Herlong and Sheridan Federal Prison-yards,...
Despite Disappointing Merch Sales, Humboldt Last Week Manages to Round Up $500 to Donate to Food For People
Humboldt Last Week, a podcast quickly showcasing our area’s most interesting news stories, has donated $500 to the local nonprofit Food For People. “Food for People is exceptionally grateful to Humboldt Last Week for their support,” said Food For People Executive Director Carly Robbins. “More and more people are experiencing hunger and food insecurity locally as the costs of food and other life essentials are on the rise. It’s with the help of community members like Myles and Humboldt Last Week that we’re able to meet this increasing need by providing vital hunger relief programs across the county.”
Humboldt County Sheriff Reverses Decision, Allows Inmate's Organ Donation
In a significant update to the case of Eric Matilton, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has reversed its earlier decision, now allowing the family of the inmate to honor his wishes for organ donation.
AAPIs organize in Humboldt for Chinese expulsion memorial
Best known for its towering redwoods, beautiful coast and now the cannabis industry, Humboldt County on the Northern California Coast has a dark side to its history, which some local Asian Americans are organizing to remember. Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders In Solidarity (HAPI), a local nonprofit, is gathering donations...
City of Arcata to Host Local Coastal Program Environmental Scoping Meeting
Join the City of Arcata for a Local Coastal Program Environmental Scoping Meeting on Monday, Dec. 18. The City of Arcata is finalizing the comprehensive update to the Local Coastal Program which affects all development in the Coastal Zone. The public is invited to the Environmental Scoping Meeting to provide input on which special studies should be included as part of the environmental review. The meeting will include an introduction to the Local Coastal Program.
CA mckinleyville's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around mckinleyville..
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest, Shootings, and Lockdowns raise concerns in Humboldt County, California
This week in Humboldt County, California, there were several incidents that occurred, including a wanted felon being arrested after a physical altercation, a fatal police shooting being investigated with limited information released, an officer-involved shooting near the library in Eureka, and a report of a possibly armed man entering McKinleyville High School. These incidents have raised concerns about public safety in the area.
Short Stories, Police Shooting, Pelican Bay and a Potluck
Flash Fiction is back! This year's crop of stories is on stands now. We'll also share what we know about the most recent police shooting in our area, as well as college classes available to inmates at Pelican Bay. Finally, we're talking about the Trans Power Potluck and what it means to the community and its allies. Hit subscribe for weekly updates on Humboldt stories.
EPD Identifies 31 Year Old Shot by Officers as Cutten Man
The Eureka Police Department has identified the man killed by officers in a shooting Sunday as Matthew Robert Williams, 31, of Cutten. EPD issued a press release this afternoon, offering a bit more detail on the shooting that followed a traffic stop at about 9:35 a.m. Sunday, leaving Williams dead and two officers on administrative leave. According to EPD, the incident began when an officers pulled over a vehicle on M Street, north of Second Street, for having an expired registration tag. When the vehicle stopped, Williams, the right front passenger, got out and fled on foot, according to the release, which details that he ran east on a walkway north of the Ingomar Club toward the north side of the Humboldt County Library.
Mountain Musings: Deferred Gratification
Mountain Musings – A guest column by Dottie Simmons who lives in eastern Humboldt County describes life at her rural homestead:. The beginning of November I decanted our sauerkraut into quart jars, which is how we store and use it. We started the sauerkraut back in August and it was doing its fermentation magic in a big crock on the table all that time. Somewhere between 15 and 20 pounds of cabbage made 7 quarts and a extra dinner’s worth which we enjoyed the same day.
Honoring Last Wishes vs. Upholding Justice: Navigating Organ Donation in Criminal Investigations
The tragic case of Eric Matilton, who was incarcerated at Humboldt County Correctional Facility, highlights a sensitive juxtaposition of law enforcement protocol and human compassion. On November 17, 2023, Matilton attempted suicide, leading to non-survivable injuries despite immediate rescue efforts. Bound by procedure, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), initiated a forensic autopsy as part of the investigation into his death. Amidst this process, the discovery of Matilton's own wishes to be an organ donor raised complex ethical and legal questions.
Samoa Peninsula Surf Forecast
Samoa Peninsula surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots. The surf forecast for Samoa Peninsula over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Dec 04) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.0m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 19s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.
County Hosts Meetings to Discuss the Mental Health Services Act
Press release from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:. Interested in learning more about the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)? Curious about what changes Proposition 1 could have on MHSA? The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services will be participating in—and hosting—a series of regional meetings to share information and gather input for the 2024-2025 MHSA Annual Update.
[UPDATE] Traffic Snarl After Crash at 4th and R in Eureka
Traffic is backed up on 4th Street near R in north Eureka this evening after a crash between a grey Chevy pickup and a red car at about 4:55 p.m. The red vehicle ended up in the crosswalk on the north side of the intersection. Lloyd Snyder, a passerby said that the driver told him he got hit because “he was trying to beat the yellow light.” This has not been confirmed by an official and may not be correct.
Emerald Triangle and "Murder Mountain": A Dark Tapestry Unraveled
The Emerald Triangle, a picturesque region in Northern California comprising Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino counties, has long been renowned for its lush landscapes and, unfortunately, a dark underbelly associated with illegal cannabis cultivation. Within this verdant expanse lies a section that has garnered a chilling reputation - "Murder Mountain." This article delves into the detailed and chronological history of the Emerald Triangle and the shadows cast by "Murder Mountain," exploring both true and unsolved crimes that have left an indelible mark on this enigmatic area.
Trailer on Fire Near Korbel
At 7:34 a.m., the Emergency Dispatch Center sent firefighters to the 200 block of Maple Creek Road southeast of Blue Lake for a fire in a residential trailer. Power lines were reported down and firefighters were being asked to be aware there is a life safety hazard which calls for additional safety precautions.
Arcata's Annual Holiday Craft Market Returns to Support Local Youth Programs
The City of Arcata Recreation Division will host the 22nd annual Holiday Craft Market. This two-day event, featuring artists, crafters, and musicians, aims to raise funds for local youth recreation programs.
Teacher Who Dealt With Two Lockdowns Because of Reported Gunmen on the McKinleyville High Campus Talks Trauma
This is a guest column from a teacher, Taylor LeBlanc, who dealt with two lockdowns in the last few days. I am proud to be a teacher at McKinleyville High School. On Tuesday and Wednesday this past week, our campus was placed on lockdown due to reports of both off and on campus threats. While both lockdowns ended up being benign with no substantiated threats found by law enforcement, the trauma that our community has faced throughout these experiences is very real.
This week in Lumberjack athletics
Over Thanksgiving break, men’s basketball competed at home in Lumberjack Arena. On Saturday, Nov. 18, the ‘Jacks faced Cal Maritime. They were down in the first half with a score of 37 – 40. Humboldt took the game in the second half after a hard fought battle, the final score being 80 – 70. The following week, they competed against Northwest Indian College on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This was a high scoring game for the ‘Jacks. Rob Diaz III recorded 21 points and four steals, four other Lumberjacks also posted double digits. The final score was 104 – 71. Thursday, Nov. 30, they will be back in Lumberjack Arena playing against Cal Poly Pomona. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 2, Cal State San Bernardino will be traveling to Arcata for a game time of 7:30 p.m.