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Body of 33-year-old man found in South Fork of Eel River |Oct 11, 2017

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: On 10-06-17 at about 4:34 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a report of a body found in the South Fork of the Eel River north of the town of Redway.

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AT&T, Frontier phone, internet service restored after 2 miles of damaged fiber cables repaired |Oct 11, 2017

AT&T phone and internet service was restored to Humboldt County on Tuesday evening after AT&T crews repaired more than 2 miles of damaged broadband fiber cables, according to California 2nd District Assemblyman Jim Wood’s Communications Director Cathy Mudge this morning.

Mendocino Lake Complex Fire death toll rises to six |Oct 11, 2017

The death toll in the Redwood/Potter Valley fire, part of the Mendocino Lake Complex Fire, is now at six. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman confirmed the number at a briefing Wednesday in Ukiah, doubled since the day before.

$60,000 raised for Redwood Valley teen who died in fire, family severely burned |Oct 13, 2017

The family of a teen boy who did not make it out of Redwood Valley Monday morning has seen immense generosity from their community, raising $60,000 for memorial and recovery costs in just two days. Kai Logan Shepherd, 14, died trying to escape the Mendocino Lake Complex Fire, according to his aunt, Mindi Ramos.

At least two Mendocino County wineries destroyed in fires |Oct 13, 2017

There were about 20 people living on the Frey family ranch in Redwood Valley, and luckily some of them were still up and outside around midnight Oct. 9. “Because they saw the flames on the hillside and woke the rest of us up,” said Paul Frey, recalling the how his family evacuated their homes in the first hours of the Redwood Complex Fire, now being called the Lake Mendocino Complex Fire by Cal Fire.

Names of three people killed in Mendocino County fires released |Oct 13, 2017

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Friday released the names of three people killed in the fire that began early Monday morning in Redwood Valley. According to the MCSO, Kai Logan Shepherd, 14, was “was found near his family residence in the 11300 block of West Road in Redwood Valley.

Napa fire burns into Solano, officials respond en masse |Oct 12, 2017

Fat pillows of whitish-gray smoke hung low over Green Valley and Suisun Valley Wednesday, smothering the area in shadow while the devastating Napa and Sonoma fires loomed behind. Fire crews from all over Solano, the state and beyond zoomed through, tackling flare ups as they occurred, cutting fire breaks and anticipating next moves as flames ran along the various ridge lines and, for the first time, into county limits.

Napa mayor: Fires are ‘absolutely scary’ |Oct 12, 2017

The 6.0 South Napa earthquake in 2014 and a handful of aftershocks undoubtedly took its toll on the city and its citizens. But the fires ravaging Napa and Sonoma counties since Sunday, responsible for the death of dozens of people and the destruction of thousands of buildings? “Absolutely frightening.

Facebook, Google, Apple aid in wildfire recovery efforts |Oct 13, 2017

Northern Californians affected by wildfires are using Silicon Valley tools such as Facebook’s Safety Check, Google search’s SOS Alert and a Google crisis map. But the tech giants also are helping by donating money to aidrecovery efforts forWine Country and beyond amid devastating wildfires that have claimed 21 lives as of Wednesday.

Cannabis farmers face doubly uncertain future after California wildfires |Oct 16, 2017

Redwood Valley >> “This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out due to lack of water.

Firefighters, police, first responders, educators continue serving after losing homes, family in North Bay fires |Oct 12, 2017

A Novato police officer turned the city’s downtown station into a temporary home this week. Retired educators returned to Marin campuses, prepared to teach. And across the county, fundraisers were launched to support coworkers and friends.

Death toll rises to 31; wildfires become deadliest in state’s history |Oct 13, 2017

After four days of terrorizing Wine Country and surrounding regions, the Northern California wildfires on Thursday became the deadliest in state history, with 31 confirmed fatalities and more expected.

Evacuation essentials: What should be in your ‘go bag’ |Oct 12, 2017

With the current message from Cal Fire that everyone who lives near the Redwood/Potter zone be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, you should know what items must absolutely go with you. Cal Fire recommends you bring along the following items in your “go bag”: • Three days worth of non-perishable food and 3 gallons of water per person • A map marked with at least two evacuation routes • Prescription medications • A change of clothes • Extra contact lenses or glasses • A spare set of car keys, credits cards, cash or traveler’s checks • A First Aid kit • A flashlight • A battery-powered radio and extra batteries • Sanitation supplies (e.

‘Significant’ progress on Butte, Yuba fires Thursday |Oct 12, 2017

The fire situation is Butte and Yuba counties was presented as the good news during this morning’s briefing by Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott. “There’s been a significant improvement in containment” on the Wind Complex, Pimlott said.

Brown vetoes bills banning smoking on state beaches, parks; pot use still not allowed |Oct 16, 2017

Cigarette butts are the most common type of litter on California’s beaches, but Gov. Jerry Brown recently vetoed two bills that would have banned smoking at all state beaches and state parks in California.

Humboldt County to benefit from housing bill package, McGuire says |Oct 16, 2017

Humboldt County is poised to benefit from a recently approved package of state bills that aims to increase California affordable housing options, according to North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire. Gov.

Fundraiser helps SoHum’s community park |Oct 16, 2017

A costume fashion show set for Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Eureka is serving as a fundraiser for Southern Humboldt Community Park. The show is at the Historic Eagle House in Eureka and the theme is “Up Up and Away, An Odd and Elegant Steampunk Adventure.

Garberville CHP officers assist in wildfire relief |Oct 16, 2017

Humboldt County and city agencies are mobilizing dozens of officials to support efforts to help as Mendocino County deals with devastating fires. Along with county agencies, two officers from the Garberville CHP station remain in Mendocino to help with road closure, according to Garberville CHP Sgt.

Environmental groups to Humboldt County: no more new cannabis grows |Oct 16, 2017

The heads of five environmental organizations are calling on Humboldt County officials to focus their attention on combatting illegal cannabis grows before permitting new farms. The

State to fire victims: Don’t sift through the ash |Oct 16, 2017

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office announced Saturday that he expected the remainder of East and West Roads in Redwood Valley to have evacuations lifted at noon Sunday. The county on Saturday afternoon urged people going back into burned zone not to try to clean up or look for things in the ash around your house.

Community roundup: What’s happening in the area |Oct 16, 2017

Food distribution from pantry this week The monthly government food commodities provided by Food for People in Eureka will be distributed at the Christian Science Reading Room on Maple Lane in Garberville on Oct.