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[UPDATE 3:20 p.m.] Reverse 911 Sent Out, Law Enforcement Has Area Blocked Off Near the Sequoia Zoo

Law enforcement has a home on Glatt Street near the Sequoia Zoo surrounded after a suspect that fled from a traffic stop may have entered that building. According to Brittany Powell, spokesperson for the Eureka Police, “A male passenger fled on foot from a traffic stop. A reverse 911 sent to ask residents in the area to shelter in place while officers search for the male.”
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2 suspects arrested after 1 runs from traffic stop in Eureka

EUREKA, Calif. — Shawn Gallagher Jr., 34, was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop in Eureka on June 30, according to the Eureka Police Department. Gallagher fled on foot near Hodgson and Q Streets 1:45 p.m., EPD said. Gallagher appeared to have a concealed handgun under his shirt. A...

Zootini Event for 21 and Over at the Sequoia Park Zoo

Press release from the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation:. Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the most unique fundraiser in Humboldt County,. 15th Annual Zootini! Limited tickets available for this reduced capacity in-person Zoo event. Purchase tickets online at or...

English Express Receives $20K Grant

English Express has received a $20,000 grant from the Fortuna based Rose Perenin Foundation. The grant lets the local nonprofit continue its free in-person and online English language classes for residents of Humboldt County, as well as help connecting to health and social services. Upon receiving news of the grant,...

U.S. 101 to close in July for Jacoby Creek Bridge construction

EUREKA, Calif. — U.S. 101 South close intermittently near the end of July so crews can complete the new Jacoby Creek Bridge. According to Caltrans District 1, Southbound U.S. 101 between Arcata and Eureka at the new Jacoby Creek Bridge will be fully closed on July 22 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 23. This section of the highway will close again on July 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 24.

Crash Impacts Traffic on West Wabash in Eureka

A little after 11:30 a.m., two vehicles collided at West Wabash and Broadway in Eureka. One vehicle rolled and was badly damaged though it was righted and quickly removed from the roadway. One lane headed west is stilled blocked as of 12:15 p.m to the popular roadway to Costco. One...
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Oyster Fest's Rocky Return

An hour into the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, the lines for oysters at the Obento stall stretched across the battered grass and under the red and blue striped tent where local food businesses were tabling. The shade was a relief on a sunny day that promised traditional Oyster Fest sunburns, but those in the queue were in for a test of patience and the charm of their company, since those at the front of the line reported waiting 45 minutes or more to place orders.

OBITUARY: Ike Randle, 1935-2022

Dwight Marion (Ike) Randle was born on June 26, 1935 in Eureka, CA to Dorothy Frost Randle and Clyde Randle and spent his entire life living in Eureka. While Dwight was his given name, he always MUCH preferred (as anyone will tell you) to be called “Ike.” Ike’s father died unexpectedly at the age of 45 in 1942, after which his mother married Weldon Randle, Clyde’s brother and the family bought a piece of land (after “always renting” – according to Dorothy) on Pine Hill where Ike and his sister, Sidney, grew up. According to his mother, even from an early age, Ike loved to “fix things – somehow all his toys broke and needed to be taken apart and fixed.” He would carry this love of fixing things into his career as a “body and fender repairman.” He was also an inventor – one of the favorite stories about his childhood was that when he was in junior high he fashioned a bicycle with a steering wheel and thinking this was a good idea, went down a hill near his home, only to lose control and break his arm.

Commercial Structure Fire in Eureka Last Night

At 12:58 A.M. this morning three engines, a ladder truck and a Battalion Chief from Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a reported commercial structure fire on the 1900 block of 5th St. in Eureka. The first arriving engine reported smoke was visible from the several blocks away and arrived on scene and found a single story commercial building with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the building. A commercial 2nd alarm was requested for additional resources to the scene to assist with firefighting operations and coverage of Humboldt Bay Fire’s jurisdiction. Crews initiated an interior fire attack and searched the structure for any potential occupants.

Susan Butler: A Celebration of Life

This section includes announcements of important events in our lives–births, graduations, engagements, marriages, and deaths. If you want to share an event with your community, please send a photo and a written piece to [email protected]. A Celebration of Life for Susan Butler will be held July 16th at...

Fortuna Fireworks Festival is Back!

Press release from the Fortuna Fireworks Festival:. After a two year break because COVID happened, WE. ARE. BACK!!! FFF is ready to light up the night sky with Pyro Spectacular and we are bringing back the family fun event with the biggest outdoor dance party on the North Coast!. Fortuna...

McKinleyville All-Stars clinch another District title

McKinleyville Little League claimed a second District title this week as an impressive summer for the association continues. The Mack 14U Junior All-Stars defeated Arcata 12-1 at Hiller Park on Wednesday evening to clinch the district crown. The victory follows the championship won by the Mack 8-10s in Arcata last...