Humboldt, Going Down!

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Feb. 14, 2023
Going Down @ 7:32 a.m.

Some residents in Humboldt’s eastern regions woke up in beginner winter wonderland conditions. Thanks to some frozen LoCO readers you can behold the brr below!

Brenna in Carlotta

Carol in Fieldbrook

Carol in Willow Creek

Dee in Willow Creek

Kadoo in Hoopa

Corri in Fruitland Ridge

JW in Hoopa

Wes in Fieldbrook

Sarah on Highway 36

Jamie in Carlotta

Beth in Carlotta (Photo not of Beth)

Lauren in Blue Lake

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Feb. 10, 2023
Going Down @ 11:15 a.m.

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Feb. 9, 2023
Going Down @ 10:45 a.m.

In a clear statement about Cal Poly Humboldt’s student housing situation, someone vandalized one of the university signs — located at the intersection of LK Wood Blvd and Sunset Ave — crossing out the word “Humboldt” and writing “Homeless” in its place with red spray paint. 

The vandalism took place sometime on Wednesday night, following a large protest held on campus in response to the university’s recent announcement  that returning students will be ineligible for on-campus housing in the Fall 2023 semester. 

When the Outpost drove past the sign this morning, a CPH maintenance employee was already in the process of cleaning up the graffiti. This was the only graffiti that we saw, but we’re not sure if it was the only sign that was spray painted in the night.

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Video: John Kennedy O’Connor

Emergency crews are clearing debris from a section of Fifth Street between D and E streets after a rush hour fender bender involving a pickup and a semi truck. Consider alternate morning commute routes if you can.

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Feb. 8, 2023
Going Down @ 10:32 a.m.

And we’re off! Caltrans notes that the beginning stages of the Indianola Undercrossing project will begin with some tree trimming starting on Wednesday. Details in the handy clip below.


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todd / 1:49 a.m.

One detained and officers are code 4

todd / 1:46 a.m.

CHP has the road blocked just before Hoopa. Suspect vehicle is now at the roadblock and reportedly ran into a patrol vehicle. One at gunpoint

todd / 1:39 a.m.

The vehicle is stopping and starting in the area of mile marker 14 (a couple miles from Hoopa) CHP reports that the suspect threw a black object from the window. CHP also now stating that a rifle may have been pointed out the window of the suspect vehicle. CHP had a helicopter in the area which is now turning back to Redding. The suspect is pointing the rifle out the window again. Medical is being requested to stage

todd / 1:22 a.m.

Passing mile marker 11.5 (about 5 miles from Hoopa) vehicle is slowing to 15 MPH and a deputy states he believes the driver may be looking to foot bail

todd / 1:13 a.m.

Still on Bair Rd towards Hoopa at mile marker 8. They have entered an area of light snow on the road but a deputy reports it is “easily drivable”. Speeds are down to 15

todd / 1:03 a.m.

Continuing on Bair Rd towards Hoopa speeds 35. Passing mile marker 3.5 (I believe the mile markers on Bair restart from 0 after the fork with Stover Rd)

todd / 12:51 a.m.

Vehicle is taking Bair Rd. HCSO had a unit enroute from Titlow Hill to block Bair at 299 to prevent the suspect from turning but was unable to get there in time.

todd / 12:44 a.m.

Continuing eastbound HW 299 at mile marker 10 speeds 80 light fog, light traffic. CHP has a unit in the pursuit. Several HCSO units dropped out but they still have at least two units involved

todd / 12:40 a.m.

Continuing eastbound HW 299. Passing Essex speeds 100. An HCSO deputy is advising that their vehicle has damage to a headlight, possibly from contact with the suspect vehicle. Passing Blue Lake speeds 100

todd / 12:37 a.m.

Approaching North Bank speeds 110 MPH. Vehicle is turning onto Highway 299

todd / 12:34 a.m.

Trinidad Vehicle Pursuit: HCSO attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Trinidad area. The vehicle fled southbound on Highway 101. Currently passing Clam Beach speeds 100 MPH. HCSO is requesting CHP take over the pursuit. Unknown what the original stop was for. Now passing Murray

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Feb. 6, 2023
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TIMBER! The Pine Motel has fallen | Photo: Andrew Goff

As part of plans to add another drive through chain restaurant to Eurekaโ€™s “river of money,” the old Pine Motel on Broadway is now almost completely wiped from the earth. Crews could be seen finishing up the nuisance propertyโ€™s demolition on Monday morning. 

As the Outpost previously reported, a new Starbucks and Subway are planned for the location.

Sample what a Pine Motel-less Broadway looks like in the clip below. 

Plans for the new development courtesy the City of Eureka

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Kickers of asses. Photo: Cal Poly Humboldt.

Ho! Congrats, once again, to the national champion Cal Poly Humboldt rugby team, who today will do the small-college version of the Golden State Warriors’ trip to the White House with a special ceremony on the floor of the California legislature.

Says the Office of Sen. Mike McGuire:

Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire couldnโ€™t be more excited to welcome national champions to the Senate floor TODAY in recognition of the Cal Poly Humboldt Menโ€™s rugby team who clinched the 2022 National Collegiate Rugby Championship last December.

The title is the first national championship for the Lumberjacks in the rugby programโ€™s 49-year history. 

The recognition ceremony will begin shortly after 2:00pm, once Senate session convenes. The ceremony can be viewed via live streamed here: 

Players, coaches and Cal Poly Humboldtโ€™s President Tom Jackson Jr. will join Senator McGuire for the special ceremony.

Official photos will be issued on Monday afternoon. 



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Feb. 1, 2023
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Sez Cal Poly Humboldt:

Cal Poly Humboldt will be holding a free, surplus hand sanitizer giveaway event at its Samoa Boulevard Facility (1601 Samoa Blvd) on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. The sanitizer is in 17-ounce bottles and can be used in homes or businesses. Anyone is welcome to sanitizer. First come, first served until supplies run out.

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Jan. 31, 2023
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Jan. 27, 2023
todd / 10:57 p.m.

Deputies are on scene investigating and report that they are code 4 with one detained on the Fieldbrook call

todd / 10:46 p.m.

Fieldbrook Altercation w/ Possible Shots Fired: 2300 Block of Fieldbrook Rd. cross of Grassy Creek for a report of an altercation between two individuals and one individual possibly fired a gun at the other. No injuries reported. HCSO responding code 3

todd / 10:42 p.m.

Fieldbrook Altercation w/ possible Shots Fired

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