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Trump has been with the Russians for years

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:13pm

It should be obvious to anybody paying attention that Trump has been collaborating with the Russians for years. Flynn, Sessions, Kushner, Tillerson, Manafort, DeVos's brother and Donald Jr. all had secret meetings with the Russians in 2016. The Fox News Right Wing Echo Chamber has been strangely quiet in spite of overwhelming evidence of corruption.

Reader gives kudos to Ferndale Rep's 'Beast'

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:13pm

I had the pleasure of going to see the play "The Beauty and the Beast" at the Ferndale Repertory Theatre on May 5.

It was one of the best plays I have seen there; the acting, costumes were wonderful. I highly recommend taking the time to see it. What was neat was some parents brought their children and they enjoyed it and were well behaved; kudos to the parents.

Judge: Marcia Kitchen will stand trial

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 1:19pm

A Humboldt County judge ruled today that there was enough evidence for Marcia Kitchen to stand trial for her alleged role in a hit-and-run that left her daughter and daughter's friend dead.

Judge John Feeney said there was sufficient cause to believe Marcia Kitchen might have been drunk when she allegedly struck the 14-year-old girls on Eel River Drive near the Fortuna city limits.

Salt River Restoration Project construction contract to be awarded

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:01am

The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors on Thursday are set to discuss and possibly award the construction contract for the portion of Salt River project that will be completed in the fall.

The board meeting agenda states that the board possibly accept Figas Construction as the "lowest, responsive, responsible bidder for Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project Upper Phase 2A.

Tim Martin's stereotyping is an insult and wrong

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:27pm

I am the proud daughter of a Humboldt County logger and it's interesting that Tim Martin ("loggers and environmentalists don't mix," Times-Standard, May 7, Page A4) chooses to insult thousands of local families who helped build this county and who have worked hard at an honest living providing for their families for generations.

Arcata mayor: 'The city wants justice for Josiah'

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:26pm

As mayor of Arcata, I too want justice for Josiah. The city wants justice for Josiah.

Josiah Lawson's death has shaken our community to its core. I, along with the other council members, police chief, and city manager commit to putting our resources, time and energy into the ongoing investigation to find the truth about what happened at the party the night that Josiah's life was tragically taken.

'Arcata should have more rule of law in their streets'

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:26pm

So in Arcata, disrupting businesses, blocking traffic, and holding a young mother and child hostage until the mob's will is done is peaceful? ("Judge's ruling prompts protests," Times-Standard, May 7, Page A1.) I can only wonder what Arcata considers dangerous. Once again we see the mob ruling the streets.

'Please folks, think about your driving and slow down'

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:26pm

I witnessed a very close call on Hodgson Street Monday morning. A mom, pushing a stroller with a second young child in tow, was legally crossing the street and almost got mowed down by a BMW accelerating toward her. I'm glad the mom was watching approaching traffic because the driver sure wasn't. She gave the driver an earful from the middle of the street where she had to stop to keep from being hit.

Trump to FBI chief: You're fired

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:07pm

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey today, saying it was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the nation's top law enforcement agency following several tumultuous months.

"The FBI is one of our nation's most cherished and respected institutions, and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement," Trump said in a statement.

Update: Son details Marcia Kitchen's confession

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:39pm

Editor's note: This article contains graphic descriptions that some readers may find disturbing.

Marcia Kitchen's 18-year-old son testified today that his mom tried to get him to cover up evidence after striking his sister and his sister's friend with her car, and later confessed to killing both girls.

Hundreds hold campus walkout at HSU

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:01am

As the Humboldt State University clock tower struck noon on Tuesday there were already about 100 people gathered on the campus quad in anticipation of a walkout to protest discrimination in the community and demand justice for David Josiah Lawson.

As the series of speeches made by faculty, staff and students started moments after the clock silenced the crowd seemed to almost triple in size.

CHP: Kitchen told witness she 'hit the girls'

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:35pm

Editor's note: This article contains graphic descriptions that some readers may find disturbing.

A California Highway Patrol officer said today he interviewed a woman who claimed Marcia Kitchen admitted to her that she'd run over her own daughter and her daughter's friend on July 12, 2016, during a fatal crash in Fortuna.

Crime scene described as Kitchen prelim begins

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:13pm

Speaking during a preliminary hearing this morning, a Fortuna police officer said he found Faith Tsarnas dead and Kiya Kitchen critically injured at the scene of the July 12, 2016, crash on Eel River Drive.

Officer Jason Kadle said not long after Marci Kitchen arrived at the scene demanding to see her daughter.

Lawyer: Marin coroner denies molesting allegations

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:01am

The head of the Marin County coroner's office made his initial court appearance on child molestation charges Monday but delayed entering a plea.

Police arrested him Thursday in Eureka and booked him into the Humboldt County jail, where he spent the weekend, on a sexual abuse warrant. His $750,000 bail was not addressed during the Monday hearing.

Loleta resident talks about growing up during WWII

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:01am

Gerhard Drumm, 88, was born in a small town along the Tisa River in Serbia, then a part of Yugoslavia. He recently released a book detailing his experiences as a teenager during World War II and the subsequent Communist occupation of the Eastern Bloc of Europe.

The retired United Methodist minister now lives with family in Loleta.

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:01am

Every May we recognize Foster Care Awareness Month, and each year, thousands of children in California enter the foster care system, through no fault of their own. Year after year, we rally to raise awareness of the plight of foster children and the need to support them. Our work sometimes feels like an uphill battle, yet we are energized when we hear stories about a teen who has graduated from high school, a child who has been adopted and has a new "forever family," or about a child who is able to reunite with their parents.

Left lives in self-contained artificial fake news bubble

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:01am

The "mainstream media" no longer exists in America: we have the ranting left and Fox News, period.

The left now lives in a self-contained, artificial bubble where every other person has the exact same views and political agenda. They're so far out of touch with middle America, they're not just marginalized, they're irrelevant.

Sunny early week before rain returns

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 3:57pm

This past weekend was wicked windy, prompting the local weather office to issue a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook, but meteorologists on Sunday were still waiting to see where the gales hit the hardest.

"We're still waiting for the wind event, which is going on now, to play out," National Weather Service Eureka meteorologist Patrick Doll said Sunday.

Civic calendar: Your local government in action

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 3:50pm

Editor's note: The following is a list of the council meetings, planning commission and the board of supervisors meeting that are scheduled this week around Humboldt County.

Blue Lake City Council

When: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Where: Skinner Store Building behind City Hall


Marin coroner arrested in Eureka on molestation warrant

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 3:07pm

The head of the Marin County coroner's office was arrested in Eureka on a warrant charging him with four felony counts of child molestation over a period of seven years.

Chief Deputy Coroner Darrell Alan Harris, a San Rafael resident, was found in Eureka on Thursday afternoon after authorities issued an alert to law enforcement agencies to look for him.