Three Injured in Hoopa Shooting

UPDATE below original post: Following an incident near Hoopa, three individuals, possibly with gunshot wounds have been transported to local and out-of-the-area hospitals. According to incident commander Lt. George Cavinta of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 1:45 p.m. today, a woman heard gunshots near Hoopa. When she investigated, she discovered a male subject in need of medical attention. He was

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Saxifrage: Little Flowers That Grow in Rocky Places

Here’s this week’s wildflower tidbit. Keep following along and you’ll soon know local flora like a pro. Today, Cheryl Lisin of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association (like the Facebook page here and be delighted by beautiful photos showing up in your status) describes these delicate beauties. She writes, California saxifrage grows in moist places, preferring rocks to soil. It is a

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District Attorney’s Office Hires New Hands to Lighten Load

This is a press release from the District Attorney’s Office: On March 20, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of three new deputy District Attorneys: Trenton Timm of Scotia; Moksha Chattopadhya of San Jose; and Whitney Barnes of Moreno Valley. All have joined the D.A.’s office this month and all will initially handle misdemeanor cases. Former Humboldt

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Arrest for Water Theft

This is a press release from the Rio Dell Police. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty: On Thursday March 19th Rio Dell Police arrested Mr. Darren Gallagher of Wildwood Avenue after an investigation into theft of utilities, specifically water resources. Water service at a Wildwood Avenue address had

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Fortuna’s Shooting: One More Domestic Violence Victim

When the ex-wife of Russell Allan Kellim left her home to meet him early Wednesday morning outside of her Fortuna gated community, she thought she would be doing a routine custody exchange of their two-year-old daughter. We don’t know what changed her plans but soon after the planned meeting, she returned to her home with her child still strapped safely in the car seat. There,

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Speaking of the Drought….

Worried about water in this fourth year of the drought? Saturday, a festival of information will be held at the old Osprey building by the Sprowel Creek exit in Garberville.  Speakers will talk about water quality, conservation and there will be information on how to get grants for water storage. According to the sponsors, Eel River Recovery Project, Trees Foundation and the Institute for Sustainable

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