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Senior Jacob Smith pitched a no-hitter to cap a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, as McKinleyville beat Arcata, 9-5 and 4-0, in the Big 5. With head coach Scott St. John banished from the dugout after being ejected in the opener, Smith and the Panthers responded with a dominating performance in the ...
McKINLEYVILLE – The County of Humboldt is kicking off a pedestrian and bicycle safety education program in McKinleyville, with a whole series of events planned for later this year. Banners with safety messages will be hung on light poles on Central Avenue, presentations will be given to school children, ...

Jenni Devinger of Arcata gets a sample from Terry Gardner, a wine representative and assistant winemaker for Trinity River Vineyards at Vines by the Sea in McKinleyville's Pierson Park on Saturday afternoon. The celebration of hops and grapes was a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club McKinleyville ...
On April 19 at around 4:55 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Twe-Goh Court in McKinleyville for a residential burglary alarm, The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) reported. Upon arrival to the residence, deputies reported hearing noises coming from the back yard of the home. They entered the back ...
MCKINLEYVILLE- The Coast Guard Aviation Training Center instructors evaluate every unit in the Coast Guard to ensure every procedure is done safely and effectively, meeting the Coast Guard's standards. Instructors take a look at everything from book knowledge, to flight procedures, to the physical ...
On April 19, 2018, at about 4:55 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Twe-Goh Court in McKinleyville for a residential burglary alarm. Upon arrival to the residence, deputies heard noises coming from the back yard. Deputies entered the back yard and observed a male subject attempting to pull a motorcycle ...

Dallin Fjerstad and Tien Agapinan, both 18, of Boy Scout Troop 53 and sponsored by the McKinleyville LDS church, earned their Eagle Scout badges by earning 21 merit badges and completing a community service project. Among the merit badges needed to become an Eagle Scout are badges for ...
McKinleyville's Lizzie Dolan holds the top marks this spring in the Humboldt-Del Norte League in both the 100 meters and 200 meters, but she's not the only local athlete to have impressed. In between the wet weather, several North Coast standouts have been posting PRs as the season builds momentum, ...
Jamie Bellermann enjoys walking at one of the many recreational trails near the Mad River in McKinleyville. "I'm hiking on the mad river bluff trail, every day, twice a day," Bellermann said. He often takes his toddler and dog with him on his walks, but sometimes he hears gunshots. "It isn't a frequent enough occasion that I'm ...
A man who pulled out a firearm and fired shots during a marijuana transaction with a group of people on 2200 block of Elizabeth Road in McKinleyville about 7:30 last night was arrested by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department, according to Samantha Karges, their spokesperson. She said, “During the ...
On April 2, 2018, at about 7:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2200 block of Elizabeth Rd. in McKinleyville for the report of a subject brandishing a firearm. When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a male subject matching the description of the suspect ...
Shunka Fourwinds Mad River Union ARCATA, APRIL 1 – Recent efforts to re-introduce indigenous animal species locally may have backfired. The trend began not in eco-groovy Arcata, but McKinleyville, where the Friends of Widow White Creek were able to re-establish a colony of Eye-Sucking Lampreys, ...
McKinleyville., Ca (KIEM)- The Winter Olympics are over; but for north coast special needs students, the games have just begun. McKinleyville high school hosted the annual Special Olympic Games earlier this afternoon news channel 3's Dru Miller was there and has more. Other challenges for those ...
Merrick is accused of killing 16-year-old Tessa Rae Gingerich by running over her with his pickup truck as she walked along Central Avenue in McKinleyville. He was on probation for a “wet reckless” conviction at the time. “We would object to a continuance,” Kling told the judge this morning. “This is now the ...
Merrick is accused of being under the influence when he struck and killed Tessa Rae Gingerich, 16, of McKinleyville on Dec. 14, 2016. At Thursday's hearing, O'Connell requested that a trial confirmation date for Merrick be delayed for two weeks until April 9. O'Connell said she has not had adequate time to ...
MCKINLEYVILLE – This Easter Sunday, many families will be giving gifts to their children and some of those gifts might be rabbits. However, that may not be the best idea for every family. Bunnies who go to homes who aren't prepared for them often end up back in the store, or worse, released. On Monday ...
The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member's Choice and Azalea Awards dinner and auction Friday night at Blue Lake Casino. The Azalea Award, given since 2001 to McKinleyville community members who have a history of service, was presented to Kenny and Cathy Richards, who ...

This time in Maryland, leaving the shooter dead and two others injured, based on preliminary reports. And by the time this issue leaves newsstands a week from now, statistics say the United States will have likely recorded another school shooting. As Malachi Stephens, an 11th grader at McKinleyville High ...
Karges added, “[W]e have been seeing a lot of car burglaries lately- this weekend especially in areas like Myrtletown and McKinleyville. However, many burglaries go unreported. The more reports made, even if it's using our online platform, the better we are able to track and map problem areas.”.
Karges added, “[W]e have been seeing a lot of car burglaries lately- this weekend especially in areas like Myrtletown and McKinleyville. However, many burglaries go unreported. The more reports made, even if it's using our online platform, the better we are able to track and map problem areas.”.
The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) is one such unincorporated area. MCSD provides water, sewer, drainage, open space, lighting districts, soccer and baseball parks, a botanical garden, bocce ball, basketball courts, skating rink, picnic areas and trails for approximately 17,000 people.
McKINLEYVILLE – Nearly 100 people turned out in McKinleyville recently to learn about the county budget and help set priorities for how tax dollars should be spent. The crowd, made of mostly McKinleyville residents, was the largest county officials have seen since starting what it calls the Humboldt ...
One person has been charged in connection to the Valentine's Day burglary of a McKinleyville business. Tyler Blaine Gingerich, 21, has been charged with the burglary of a commercial storage facility on the 1600 block of Murray Rd. on Feb. 14. Gingerich and an accomplice cut a fence and broke into ...
McKINLEYVILLE., Ca (KIEM)– Four Humboldt Bay aircrew members are recongnized today, after successfully rescuing a stranded hiker near Crescent City. The Ceremony was held in McKinleyville and involved friends family and a visit from the 11th District Coast Guard Commander. The coast guard air ...
McKinleyville's first fully permitted cannabis dispensary, Satori Wellness, is set to open its doors after a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday. According to a McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce news release, the new dispensary — located at 1551 Nursery Way — is a dual business. Satori Movement, which ...
MCKINLEYVILLE, CA. – A built-in sprinkler system is being credited for preventing a fire at a Safeway store from being much worse. The fire broke out at the Safeway on City Center Road in McKinleyville about 7:30PM Tuesday. Arcata firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from a vent on the back of the ...
Blake-Williams was 37 years old at the time he went missing and lived in McKinleyville. On Sept. 26, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m., a PG&E wildlife biologist supervising a nearby PG&E project found skeletal remains and clothing items in the wooded area east of the College of the Redwoods main campus, the sheriff's office ...
MCKINLEYVILLE, CA. – The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men who broke into a home early Wednesday. Deputies answered a call from the 2200 block of Thiel Avenue in McKinleyville. The resident said two men with guns, along with another man, kicked open the front door, then ...
On Tuesday at 7:33 p.m., Arcata Fire District firefighters were called to a reported structure fire at the McKinleyville Safeway located at 1503 City Center Road. Battalion Chief Gomes arrived on scene first and discovered black smoke coming from a vent on the back of the building. Being familiar with the ...
MCKINLEYVILLE, CA. – A scare for store shoppers – the McKinleyville Safeway is evacuated Tuesday evening after a small fire breaks out in a backroom loft. Store employees quickly got all customers out of the store to safety when the fire broke out just before 8PM. Multiple agencies responded, and the ...
On Feb. 28, 2018, at about 3:40 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Thiel Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of a residential armed robbery. According to the victim, at about 3:30 a.m. three suspects kicked open the front door of the residence and entered the victim's ...
McKinleyville, Ca.,(KIEM) A McKinleyville woman is in shock after she said she was scammed at a gas station. On Saturday morning, Nichole Moritz and her boyfriend were heading to Willow Creek, before they started their trip they stopped at the 76th gas station on Hiller and Central Avenue. Moritz claims ...
After a struggle to find funding, the Brooke County community of McKinleyville will be able to repair its water lines. This water repair project first needed some money pumped into the system. Officials with the Hammond Public Service District came several months ago asking the Brooke County Commissioners for cash.
A ninth-inning Austin Kadle double scored two runs and gave visiting Arcata enough separation to hold off McKinleyville 10-7 in an extra innings affair Tuesday evening. “We have a lot of young players who feel a lot of pressure when the game tightens as it did today,” Arcata head coach Troy Ghisetti said.
The man charged with murder in the hit-and-run death of a McKinleyville teenager in December 2016 had his bail reduced Tuesday from $1 million to $300,000. Visiting Superior Court Judge Joseph Hurley agreed with Conflict Counsel Meagan O'Connell's motion to have the bail of James Arthur Merrick, ...
McKINLEYVILLE – An effort to confront and try to put an end to racism continues in McKinleyville. At its March 28 meeting, the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee received an update on the efforts of a group called the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity (MARE). The group is made up of ...


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