Board of Supervisors set to discuss Garberville vets hall
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 19:59:18 -0800
Supermoon in the skies Monday evening
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is set to discuss Tuesday whether to create a task force to plan for the possible construction of a new $2.5 million county service center in Garberville, which would include a new veterans hall.
A veteran's organization has threatened the county with a lawsuit should it not work to repair the existing veteran's hall, which was closed down due to mold infestation, within six months.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 18:13:46 -0800
Fortuna Police working with FBI on FHS bomb threat
Skywatchers and astronomy enthusiasts will be treated to a special sight before returning to work Monday: a much-anticipated supermoon.
The full moon will not only appear larger than usual, but also will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. The world won't witness another supermoon like this until 2034, according to NASA.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:48:53 -0800
3 badly burned in Rio Dell hash lab explosion
The Fortuna Police Department is continuing our investigation on the threats reported to us on Thursday afternoon, involving two students who reportedly had the intention to commit an act, or acts, of mass violence at Fortuna High School's pep rally, scheduled for that afternoon.
Both individuals were arrested, and found to have items in their possession which lent credibility to those threats.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 13:46:51 -0800
County approves first marijuana manufacturing biz
Three men in their early 20s were badly burned when a detached garage at a property in Rio Dell exploded in flames on Wednesday night.
"There was an active butane honey oil extraction lab" at the site, said Rio Dell Police Sgt. John Beauchaine on Saturday. "It was an outbuilding on the southeast corner of the property.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:01:00 -0800
Redwood Family Practice doctor, nurse to stay local
Humboldt County has issued its first business permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing business to the Redcrest-based Innovation Pacific Corporation, according to a company news release sent to the Times-Standard on Friday evening.
"Thanks to the hard work of the Humboldt County Planning Department, Board of Supervisors and hard-working citizens, we are able to begin manufacturing for our Full Sun line of products," Company CEO Kalei Colridge said in a statement.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:01:00 -0800
Ferndale school district concerned after Measure L fails
At least one of the three doctors and at least one of the nurses who work at the Eureka medical office set to shut down at the end of the year will stay in the area, Redwood Family Practice announced Friday.
Dr. Courtney Ladika and nurse Mary Ann Meyers will stay in Humboldt County.
"We don't know which practices they are joining or whether they will be able to bring their current patients with them, but we will do our best to keep you informed," the office said in a statement released on its Facebook page.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:01:00 -0800
Update: Fortuna High search Friday for evidence of planned attack
Of the five local school bond measures on Humboldt County ballots on Tuesday, only Ferndale's Measure L failed to pass.
The Ferndale Unified School District had placed the $4.8 million bond measure on the ballot to upgrade facilities at its two campuses, increase student access to modern computers and technology, and improve disability access to school facilities to name a few.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:33:38 -0800
Obama pays tribute to vets in ceremony at Arlington cemetery
The Fortuna Police Department confirmed two male Fortuna High School students were arrested shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday for allegedly planning a "mass-casualty" attack at a school rally.
The students were detained by school officials more than an hour before the rally at 1:15 p.m. According to FPD Chief William Dobberstein, the explosive device the two students planned to use for the attack could have been deadly and would release dangerous chemical gases, similar to mustard gas, throughout the rally.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:53:18 -0800
UN warns that South Sudan risks spiraling into a genocide
ARLINGTON, Va. >> Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to "forge unity" after the bitter 2016 campaign.
Obama, in remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, noted that Veterans Day often comes on the heels of hard-fought campaigns that "lay bare disagreements across our nation.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:17:45 -0800
Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress
JUBA, South Sudan >> South Sudan's festering civil war risks spiraling into genocide, according to the U.N.'s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, who cited recent examples of ethnically targeted rape, civilians being killed with machetes, and villages being burned to the ground.
Adama Dieng warned Friday of a "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines with the potential for genocide," speaking at a press conference in Juba after visiting South Sudan for five days.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:53:58 -0800
Ex-British spy chief advises Trump to keep cool
WASHINGTON >> The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect's priorities may have trouble getting through Congress.
And in some cases Republicans themselves might be the barrier.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:53:30 -0800
Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew
LONDON >> The latest on world reaction to the U.S. presidential election (all times local):
The former head of the British spy agency, MI6, says Donald Trump must keep a cool head during the stressful times ahead to reduce the threat of a nuclear war.
Former Secret Intelligence Service chief John Sawyers told the BBC he fears a nuclear clash between the United States and either China or Russia.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:51:46 -0800
At UN talks, Trump win sparks fears climate aid will fizzle
PORTLAND, Ore. >> From New York to Illinois to California, in red states and blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump's election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, igniting fires and in at least one city, facing pepper spray and rubber projectiles from police trying to clear the streets.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:50:26 -0800
Fortuna High School students arrested for allegedly planning attack at school rally; explosive device components found
MARRAKECH, Morocco >> The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president could jeopardize a $100 billion plan launched by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton seven years ago to help poor countries to cope with climate change, delegates at U.N. talks said Friday.
Trump vowed during his campaign to withdraw U.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:28:57 -0800
The following is from a Fortuna Police Department press release:On November 10, 2016 at about 1:15 PM the Fortuna Police Department responded to the Fortuna High School for a report of a threat to student safety.Officers contacted two 15 year-old students that had been detained by high school staff. Officers learned the two juveniles were communicating with each other, planning a mass casualty event that was to take place at a rally at FUHS later in the afternoon.