Archives for August 2019

Rio Dell Murder Under Investigation

A murder is under investigation in Rio Dell. On Thursday, August 29, 2019, at about 6:30 PM, a homicide occurred in the City of Rio Dell. A twenty-six-year-old man was driving on Monument Road when he pulled to the curb and got out of his car. The driver of another vehicle; a dark (maybe blue), two-door Honda (or maybe a Saturn or Acura), fired multiple shots at the victim as he tried to walk away. The victim was struck once in the abdomen. He was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. Witnesses described the suspect as a black man with dreadlocks. It is believed that one or more of the windows in the suspect vehicle were damaged.

Eureka Fire Blamed On Stove

A fire Wednesday afternoon on the 2300 block of Myrtle Avenue. It happened at about 4pm.
Crews arrived on scene to see grey smoke pushing out a window with no answer
to the door. Firefighters had to get in through an upstairs window.
Once inside, crews found a pot left on the stove, burn on and nobody home.
After securing the appliance, ensuring a fire-safe environment, and completing a
search, crews set up ventilation to rid the apartment of health hazardous smoke.
Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind our community to be vigilant about
cooking safety. Never leave your stove on and unattended, even for a few
minutes, as cooking fires can rapidly spread out of control.

Stockton Unversity Undergrads Can Gain Government Internships

Government internships are being offered as the result of a partnership between Stockton University and Atlantic County. The Press of Atlantic City reports the agreement was solidified this week. Interested parties can gain interships in various departments including Administration, Public Safety, Law, Human Services and Family and Community Development. Any Stockton Unversity undergrad can apply for the internships, which are unpaid.

Grant May Lead To New Health Facility In Arcata

A $300,000 grant may help put a new facility at the vacant lot at the intersection of Foster and Sunset Avenues in Arcata. Open Door Community Health Centers secured the grant from Humboldt Area Foundation. The blueprints are planning to build a two-story, 31,000 square foot facility on the site. The lot was purchased by Open Door five years ago and they hope to break ground next year and complete the building process in 2022. The project has not yet come before the Arcata Planning Commission for review.

Deadly Accident In Humboldt County

The investigation continues into a fatal crash early Tuesday morning in Humboldt County. At about 1am, the Humboldt Area CHP Dispatch Center received a call of a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle on Northbound US-101 south of Main St. in Fortuna. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a deceased pedestrian, later identified as 55 year old Margery Wells of Eureka. The driver of the vehicle which struck Ms. Wells, identified as 26 year old Moshe Pepper of Mad River, continued a short distance up the roadway and contacted law enforcement to report he had been involved in the collision.
Impairment is not considered to be a factor in this collision. At this time it is unknown why Ms. Wells was in the roadway.

Eureka’s New Marketing Consultant Has Some Questions For You

The newly hired marketing consultant for Eureka wants to know your thoughts on building a brand for the city. Lost Coast Outpost reports Eddy Alexander has mailed a postcard to every home and business in the City inviting each resident and business owner to share their opinions about what makes the city unique. The survey, which can be taken online at eddyalexander.com/eureka or in person at either City Hall or the Eureka Library, includes various questions which will help the firm better understand community priorities and preferences.
The survey will be available until midnight September 15, 2019.

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Aug. 27, 2019 2:23 AM CST
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Eureka Marketing, Branding Survey In The Mail

The newly fired marketing consultant for Eureka wants to know your thoughts on building a brand for the city. Lost Coast Outpost reports Eddy Alexander has mailed a postcard to every home and business in the City inviting each resident and business owner to share their opinions about what makes the city unique. The survey, which can be taken online at eddyalexander.com/eureka or in person at either City Hall or the Eureka Library, includes various questions which will help the firm better understand community priorities and preferences.
The survey will be available until midnight September 15, 2019.

Annie And Mary Trail Project To Be Discussed

Arcata City Council will discuss the draft project report for the Annie and Mary Trail Connectivity Project at their upcoming meeting on Wednesday, September 4.
The Annie and Mary Connectivity Project will create a new trail that will connect Sunset Avenue/Larson Park to Valley West, the Aldergrove Industrial Park and the Mad River at Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s Park 1 on West End Road. This project also aims to improve overpasses, create neighborhood connections to the trail and improve pedestrian access to parks and businesses.

Public outreach and planning for the current phase of this project was funded by a Caltrans Sustainable Communities grant. These public outreach opportunities have generated valuable community input that has been used to develop the initial designs and alignment concepts for the new trail.

On Wednesday, September 4, the Arcata City Council will discuss the Annie and Mary Trail Connectivity Project and consider potential alignments for non-motorized travel along the trail through northern Arcata to the Mad River. The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chamber at Arcata City Hall, located at 736 F Street. All community members are encouraged to attend to learn more about this project and provide public comment

Thursday Night Fire At Best Western

Just after 9:00PM on Thursday, August 22nd, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to the Best Western at 3500 Broadway St. Crews arrived and were alerted to smoke and flames pushing out of the left side of the building by several guests who had evacuated the building. At this time, we believe the fire originated in the walls of the sauna as a result of a faulty heating unit. The sprinkler in the fitness room was operating properly and was activated to release water as designed. Crews evacuated the building and were able to extinguish the remaining smoke and flames. There were no injuries, and damage was confined to the fitness room area at an approximation of $20,000. After working with PG&E to secure power and gas and with hotel maintenance
staff to secure fire watch, guests were allowed to return to their rooms safely.

Missing Hiker Found Dead

A 34 year old hiker who went missing in the Trinity Alps was found dead Sunday morning. Daniel Komins’ backpack was found off the trail between L Lake and Mirror Lake. Search and rescue teams then found Komins’ remains near the backpack, which they determined to be his. A preliminary investigation appears to indicate that Komins may have fallen in the steep and rocky terrain. Komins was an EMT in Blue Lake, an experienced hiker and hadn’t been heard from since August 11th. He had embarked on a five day solo hike.