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‘Heartbreaking’…’Wonderful’: Locals Rally at the Humboldt County Courthouse for Pro Choice, but the Nation Is Divided

Thousands of protesters across the nation took to the streets yesterday holding signs and chanting slogans after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down one of the most controversial and anticipated decisions in their history. Yesterday’s decision overturned Roe V. Wade and allowed states to ban abortion. North Coast Representative...
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Recent McKinleyville High School Scholarship Winner Arrested for Assaulting a Minor

About 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, an assault in the 4800 block of Nomad Ave in the Town and Country Mobile Home Village in Arcata sent a 15-year-old male juvenile to the hospital. Arcata Police arrested Cesar Valencia–who graduated from McKinleyville High School this year, volunteered at a local non-profit, and received at least one college scholarship from a local business–for felony assault in connection with the crime.

Man Shoots Woman With BB Gun During Confrontation in Eureka

Eureka Police arrested a man for shooting a woman with a BB gun on Wednesday. According to Brittany Powell, “On June 22, 2022 at about 1:30 p.m., an officer was patrolling the neighborhood when hailed by two females at California and W Grotto. The victim, a 60 year old female, said she had been shot in the arm after confronting her friend’s daughter’s boyfriend at an apartment on the 2900 block of California St.”

[UPDATE 6:10 p.m.] Pedestrian Injured After Struck by Vehicle on Broadway

About 5:55 p.m., a vehicle struck a pedestrian on northbound Broadway at West Washington near Don’s Rental. An ambulance is taking the pedestrian to the hospital. Traffic is backing up in both directions. Northbound traffic is barely crawly as vehicles are being diverted onto West Washington. North Coast News...

Marlan Stover 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]. Marlan’s family is happy to announce that we are finally able to invite...

Should the Blue Lake Rancheria Build a Waterpark in Blue Lake? Take the Survey!

Picture this: It’s a beautiful sunny day in Blue Lake and you’ve just reached the tippy top of the epic waterslide at the brand new waterpark. The lifeguard on duty gives you the all-knowing nod to proceed down the slide and you launch yourself forward. As you gleefully navigate each twist and turn of the slide you think to yourself, Maybe I’ll check out the splash pad after this! Life is good.

If You Can’t Afford a Lock Box to Keep Your Guns and Cannabis Gummies From Your Kids, the County Will Give You One

From the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:. After a group of third graders at a local school inadvertently ate cannabis gummies last month, Public Health officials are reminding adults to help keep children safe from cannabis exposure and overdose by making sure it is inaccessible. A lockbox is recommended and available for free through Public Health.

Eureka July 4th Celebration: One Day Just Isn’t Enough

Sometimes, one day just isn't enough. Visitors and locals are invited to stretch out the 4th of July holiday to five enjoyable days in Eureka. The diverse celebration combines the traditional with the unique, typical of this bayside community located on the northern California coast nestled between the redwoods and Humboldt Bay.

OBITUARY: Edward Earl ‘Ned’ Seely, 1949-2022

Edward Earl “Ned” Seely passed away peacefully in Eureka on the morning of June 3, 2022. He has been battling Alzheimer’s for many years and was diagnosed in late 2016. He had PCA, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, which affected his vision and spatial abilities, but left his humor and kindness intact.

PHOTO GALLERY — A big week for all of the 8-10 District All-Stars

By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville All-Stars might have been crowned District 26 champs on Thursday night, but the week belonged to all six teams who competed at the 8-10s tournament in Arcata. The action got under way on Saturday and ran for six days, giving us 10 fun...

OBITUARY: Tony Marvin Thomason, 1947-2022

Tony Marvin Thomason passed away on February 5, 2022. He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas on January 17, 1947. He was predeceased by his parents Marvin and Louise Thomason and his brothers Floyd, Roy, and Jimbo. He is survived by his siblings Peggy, Carolyn, David, Marilyn, Daryl, and Earl. He is also survived by his daughter Shelly Thomason.

Eureka Street Art Festival

The Fifth Annual ESAF is taking place in the Bridge District of Eureka, from the Samoa Bridge on the waterfront to the 101. We are bringing color to the neighborhood with 10 murals. For this year’s Festival, we are welcoming artists from across the country.

Sara Turner: A Day of Free Swimming at the Arcata Pool to Honor a Beloved Mother

Sara Myers Turner died on May 24th in Arcata, CA from complications of a stroke. She was born September 15, 1926 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Idelia and Robert T. Myers. Sara and her brothers, Bobby and Bill lived through the Depression of the 30s which she described as “not a hardship of importance” for the tight-knit family. She attended Ole Miss and earned a BA in Sociology and Psychology in 1947.

Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson Accuses City Staff of ‘Lies and Deception’ During Very Long and Uncomfortable Council Meeting

The mood was tense during a more than four-and-a-half-hour-long Arcata City Council meeting on Wednesday night, during which the council discussed many pressing issues – including adopting the annual budget, placing the Earth Flag initiative on the November ballot, considering amendments to the City’s vacation rental ordinance and discussing updating the general plan – each conversation peppered with scathing remarks, accusations and emotional outbursts from Councilmember Brett Watson.

ELECTION UPDATE: With a Little More Than 6,000 More Ballots Counted Since Last Week, Natalie Arroyo a Lock for Next Fourth District Supervisor

The Humboldt County Elections Office just released another of its regular Friday post-Election Night tallies. A total of 6,079 votes have been counted since last week, the report shows, and with them Councilmember Natalie Arroyo’s lead in the race for Fourth District Supervisor has grown. SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT FOUR. ARROYO2,98853.95%