CAMPing in Humboldt? There's a Variety of Garden Spots

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Department of Justice Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) with the eradication of marijuana in Humboldt County. Between Monday, August 8th and Thursday August 11th , Officers eradicated a total of 42,402 growing marijuana plants from open fields. The plants were seized from the following locations: Redwood Valley off Highway 299 Baird

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Bear Mauling Ruled Out –It's Murder!

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=44000+Block+of+North+Highway+One+(1)+Westport,+CA&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=57.772232,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=44000+California+1,+Westport,+California+95488&ll=39.737521,-123.816091&spn=0.222289,0.445976&z=12&output=embed&w=425&h=350] On receiving reports of a possible bear attack, the Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies along with Coastal Medical Personnel rushed last night to the 44000 Block of North Highway 1 North of Westport, CA.  Once there, medical personnel and deputies found the victim dead alongside his vehicle.  They determined that the victim’s injuries were not consistant with an attack

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Accident on 36 Closes East Bound Lane

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.492393,-124.001312&spn=0.212269,0.445976&z=12&output=embed&w=425&h=350] An accident on State Route 36 has closed the east bound lane. A 6000 lb John Deere Frontend Loader is on its side in that lane.  It may be awhile before a tow truck powerful enough to deal will be able reach the area which is at mile marker 16. UPDATE: Road cleared.

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Former Willits Man Among the 31 Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

A former Willits man, Jesse Pittman, was killed aboard the U.S. Chinook helicopter that was shot down early Saturday morning over Afghanistan. The incident which killed 7 Afghans and 31 US  troops was the greatest single loss of US soldiers during the Afghan war. Pittman formerly served as a firefighter in Mendocino. A sad story made more sad and personal

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Verizon Phone and Suddenlink Services Crash in Humboldt

Suddenly Suddenlink Internet and phone connections as well as Verizon and AT&T phone services have crashed throughout Southern Humboldt.  (Ferndale has issues so does Northtown and me here in the hills across from Miranda.) See Lost Coast Outpost for their coverage! UPDATE: Lost Coase Outpost is reporting that a fiber optic cable was damaged by fire near Willits.  See here

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Miranda Man Arrested in Connection with Kidnapping

  Humboldt Co Sheriff Press Release: On 08-04-2011, approximately 7:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kevin Eric Wangler, 33 years of Miranda in connection with the Kidnapping and Robbery of a 44-year-old Willow Creek man, on 08-03-2011. Wangler was identified as the second suspect in this case and was located by deputies at a residence located on Bloody Nose

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