Author Archives: Jack Durham

Suspect arrested after assault on Hammond Trail

Suspect arrested after assault on Hammond Trail

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office MCKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at about 3:05 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Hammond Trail in the area of Hiller and School Roads in McKinleyville for an assault that had just occurred. Deputies arrived on scene and located a teenage male victim injured on the

Pilot rescued after plane crash in Humboldt Bay

EUREKA – The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a plane crash in North Humboldt Bay on Thursday morning, Feb. 6. At approximately 7:10 a.m., the Eureka Police Department relayed a distress call to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders from a commercial pilot after his plane crashed.  Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard

George Wheeler, July 17, 1949 – Feb. 5, 2020

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Community leader George Wheeler, who championed for a skate park, solar power and pesticide-free parks in McKinleyville, died early this morning, Feb. 5 surrounded by family. He was 70 years old. Wheeler died from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. “It’s in my bones, it’s in my brain,” Wheeler said

Morning update on power shutoff

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Morning Update County of Humboldt – The Home of the Redwoods Seal In the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) activated its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocols, which resulted in shutting off power to parts of Humboldt County. PG&E is reporting that around 60,000 customers

Update on school closings

From the Humboldt County Office of Education: The following list are confirmed school closures for today: Southern Humboldt USD Big Lagoon School/District Trinity Valley Elementary Fuente Nueva Charter School Pacific View Charter School Cuddeback School/District Coastal Grove Charter School Fortuna Elementary School District Rio Dell School District Trinidad School/District Scotia School/District Loleta School District McKinleyville

Water district fighting Glendale cannabis factory

From the Oct. 2, 2019 edition   Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – ​The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District has appealed the permitting of a Glendale cannabis manufacturing complex, stating that project’s development on a former lumber mill site runs the risk of “contaminating the district’s drinking water supplies.” ​Filed on September 19 and