Haunted House in SoHum

Kym Kemp / Wednesday, Oct. 29 @ 10:03 p.m. /  Community

Are you a haunted house connoisseur? I hear this one is very spooky.

Plus, there is a costumed dance on Saturday. 

Support a local Volunteer Fire Department while having a creepy good time.

This Cute Pup and Her Mom Are Lost…Help?

Kym Kemp / Wednesday, Oct. 29 @ 2:14 p.m. /  Animals

Hey, do you know this little cutie? She and her mom were found walking down the street near the Avenue of the Giants on Forest Grove Lane in Miranda on Monday.  The mom (see below) has a collar but no tag. She is not chipped.

Today, the super helpful people at the Garberville Vet gave the pup a Parvo shot for free today. The Humane Society of the Redwoods is willing to pay half to get them both spayed so if you are willing to donate or have information contact the Miranda Market at 707 943 1927.

Currently, the nice folk at the Miranda Market are taking care of them both—employees are bringing them home at night but this darling duo need to go home. Failing that, maybe you’re interested in adopting?

Autopsy Performed on Deceased in Shelter Cove Homicide

Andrew Goff / Wednesday, Oct. 29 @ 1:52 p.m. /

On Sunday, Oct. 19, the Outpost reported on the shooting death of 32-year-old Ethan Stroud at a house in Shelter Cove. Readers will recall that, allegedly, Stroud assaulted two women at a residence on Olson Road and was shot by one of the women in self-defense.

Yesterday, LoCO spoke with Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Trevor Enright who said an autopsy performed on Ethan Stroud showed that the man did in fact die of gunshot wounds to the chest and left leg. Lt. Steve Knight of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the autopsy report was consistent with the witnesses’ description of the situation. No charges have been filed in the case.


Garberville Gunshot Homicide Victim Identified

Kym Kemp / Wednesday, Oct. 29 @ 11:49 a.m. /  Crime

Humboldt County Coroner’s Office press release:

On October 14, 2014 at approximately 1149 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office located a partially skeletonized deceased person in a Garberville transient encampment in close proximity of southbound US Highway 101, east of mile marker 12.

On October 18, 2014, Coroner forensic pathologist determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds. Manner of death is believed to be homicide.

The remains have been positively identified as 30 year old, Robert James Flaherty, hailing from Sugarcreek, Ohio.

True Survivorman! Missing Hunter Found After Seven Days in Trinity County Wilderness

Kym Kemp / Tuesday, Oct. 28 @ 6:27 p.m. /  News

According to the Press Democrat, a man missing since last Wednesday in remote areas of Trinity County was found today around 4 p.m. by a chartered helicopter. According to the article,

Missing hunter Dave Stornetta was found alive Tuesday, nearly a week after he went missing from his hunting group in the remote Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness northeast of Covelo.

Stornetta’s wife Kelly Stornetta said her son Kyle called her just before 4 p.m. and said Stornetta had been found….

[His wife said,] “He’s going to be really pissed at how much I spent on those helicopters.”

Read the rest of the story here.


Missing Hunter and His Dog Still Sought in Trinity County

Kym Kemp / Tuesday, Oct. 28 @ 4:42 p.m. /  Missing


A Manchester man and his dog have not been seen for almost a week after they went missing while hunting in southwestern southeastern Trinity County near the Soldier Ridge area. Extensive searches on foot, with dog and by helicopter have not located the pair.


Trinity County Sheriff’s Office press release:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On October 22, 2014 the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing hunter in the Soldier Ridge area located in the southern part of Trinity County. The reporting party stated Dave Stornetta was hunting on the north side of Soldier Ridge at approximately 7:00am and was to return to the trail head around 12:00pm. When Stornetta did not return the hunting party began to search for him, and at approximately 8:00pm they contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that Mr. Stornetta was missing. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Sheriff’s Office gathered information on the area, put a search and rescue team together and responded to the Soldier Ridge area the morning of October 23, 2014. An initial hasty search was conducted in the area where the hunting party stated that Mr. Stornetta was supposed to hunt. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

On October 24, 2014 approximately 46 ground searchers, 4 K-9 teams and two helicopters, from 11 different agencies were used to search the area. A 2.5 mile radius was searched by ground from Dave Stornetta’s last known point. Helicopters were able to search a significantly larger area. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Due to severe weather and the potential danger to searchers the search was suspended on October 25, 2014 and was to resume on the morning of October 26, 2014. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

On October 26, 2014 search and rescue efforts resumed with assistance from 64 ground searchers, 3 K-9 teams and two helicopters. A 5 mile radius was searched by ground with air operations extending to a 20 mile radius. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

On October 27, 2014 search and rescue efforts resumed again with 49 ground searchers, 1 K-9 team and one helicopter. A 5 mile radius was again searched by ground and air operations again extended to a 20 mile radius. As of October 27, 2014 at approximately 7:00pm the operational phase of ground searchers was transitioned to patrolling the area during daylight hours in conjunction with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

PTA Fair Still On Today

Kym Kemp / Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 12:22 p.m. /  Community

A little wind and rain doesn’t stop the tough folk in SoHum.