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Quake, July 1

A 2.7-magnitude earthquake shook the southern end of the two fault lines that run parallel with the Oregon Coast Thursday, June 30. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located north to northwest of Petrolia, CA near Cape Mendocino in Northern California.
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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.”

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...

Gorge leads Eagles to doubleheader sweep on return from injury

Alex Gorge returned to action with a bang on Thursday and played a pivotal role in a doubleheader sweep for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us. The recent Arcata High graduate has been out […]. McKinleyville All-Stars clinch another District title. McKinleyville Little League claimed a second District title this week...

Quake, June 30

A 3.5-magnitude quake was recorded near the southern junction of the two fault lines that run parallel with the Oregon Coast Wednesday, June 29. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located west of Petrolia, CA near Cape Mendocino in Northern California.

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...

Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce Announces New CEO

The Board of the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of Nancy Olson as the Chamber’s new President/CEO, Board Chair Linda Wise announced today. After a careful and detailed search, the Chamber Board of Directors Personnel Committee recommended Nancy Olson to the full Board at its June meeting. She was overwhelmingly approved.

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...

Amidst move to Arcata, HACHR say there will be no syringe services at new location

On Friday, the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR) announced it will not be providing any syringe services out of its new Arcata Valley West location. "Our new Valley West location will be used as an administrative office, a storage space, a place to host volunteers, and participant support services. We are excited to continue offering linkage to low-barrier treatment via telehealth - the Valley West office will make this important treatment available to Arcata participants," HACHR said in a press release.

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...
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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.