Author Archives: Jack Durham

Woman repeatedly slams car into truck

Woman repeatedly slams car into truck

A woman was arrested last week in McKinleyville after she repeatedly rammed her car into a truck driven by her brother. At about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1100 block of Vista Drive in McKinleyville regarding an assault with a vehicle that just occurred. When the deputies

Haz Mat Fee Opposed by Farmers

Most county supervisors support downscaling a proposed hazardous materials inspection fee for farmers and ranchers but staff has advised that doing so will likely siphon money from the general fund. A debate about how much fee revenue is needed to cover the costs of the county’s hazardous materials program was had when supervisors considered the

Girl Scout Cookies – Yee Haw!

Girl Scouts of all ages gathered for their annual Cookie Rally at the Arcata Veteran’s Hall to prepare for the arrival of their famous cookies.  Girls had cookies to sell starting last Sunday.  In addition to door-to-door sales, booths will be set up in front of many local businesses through March 17.  Thin Mints, Samaos,

Hammond Trail Volunteers

Hammond Volunteer Trail Stewards show off one of the new signs that the county is posting on the trail to promote and recognize volunteer efforts, ongoing since June 2010. in the front row, from left, are Trula Clare, Sally Botzler, Hannia Sanchez, Marisol Madriz, Ginger Gardner and Nate Botzler. In the back row are John

County Invites Renewed IHSS Negotiations

As county In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers continue to rally for a wage increase, one supervisor has invited them to return to the negotiating table. The workers’ advocacy for a salary beyond minimum wage has been ongoing and reached a peak with a well-attended rally held outside the county administrative building before the Feb.

Sandra’s secret stash revealed

  During a traffic stop last week in McKinleyville, deputies found a woman in possession of a big bag of marijuana, a stolen check, stolen credit cards, industrial copper wire and large bolt cutters. On Tuesday, Feb. 6 at aboput 4 a.m. two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies on patrol in McKinleyville stopped a 1995 black

Man punches sleeping woman

  The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect who allegedly awoke a woman in Trinidad, punched her in the face and threatened to kill her. Before this violent episode erupted, authorities were already looking for the suspect so he could be arrested on warrants alleging possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.

Man stabbed in dark garage

A McKinleyville man was stabbed in the back when he entered a dark garage to retrieve a bicycle last week. The stabbing took place at one of McKinleyville’s notorious drug houses from hell, located in the 1100 block of Forson Road. Deputies learned about the stabbing on Sunday, Feb. 3, at about 10:30 p.m. while

OBITUARIES: Barker, Jackson

Donald Richard Daniels Donald Richard Daniels passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif. after a sudden and brief illness; he was 73 years old. Don was born in Glendale, Calif., on July 20, 1939 to Harold and Marjory Daniels, where he joined his older brother Bill. The

Health Studies Snubbed in General Plan Update

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   A majority of the Board of Supervisors has rejected the idea of using health impact studies to guide transportation planning decisions. Supervisors considered the relevancy of health impact assessments when they reviewed the update’s Circulation Element at a Jan. 28 update hearing. Most supervisors agreed that mention of health