Natalya Estrada

Morning Edition Host

A former KHSU intern has returned "home" to host the local segments of KHSU's Morning Edition.  Natalya Estrada also interned for KQED's The California Report before reporting for KVCR, the San Bernadino NPR affiliate. "Then I came up here to work for the Times Standard...still doing that.  It's a lot of fun.  And I couldn't stay away from public radio, and I'm here again...and it's great," the Fontana native said.

Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit

A total of 500 homes and structures are destroyed and 75 are damaged by the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Additionally, 4,978 structures are threatened. The fire has grown to 80,906 acres and is 5 percent contained. More than 38,000 people have evacuated. Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit is set to hold a community meeting conference at 4 p.m. today (Saturday, July 28) at Alta Mesa Elementary School-at 2301 Saturn Sky Way in Redding. 

Humboldt State Athletics

The Humboldt State University Athletics Department announced the end of the HSU football program after 2018. HSU President Lisa Rossbacher said in a released statement that this was an unfortunate, but necessary step in addressing the University’s structural deficit and also protecting HSU’s core academic mission.  

City of Arcata

In last week's Arcata City Council Meeting, city council was addressed by North Coast Prepatory Academy students Olivia Joachim and Eva Swartz presented several facts about gun control laws throughout the state and country.


Both the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests Services have released an update that the Grape Fire is currently at 244 acres but containment has increased to 60 percent as of May 1st. According to officials there will be a meeting on Thursday May, 3rd at 4 p.m. at the volunteer fire station in Hyampom. District Rangers and District Fire Management Officers from both Forest Services will be at the meetings to address questions and concerns.

There is an update from the City of Arcata on the case of David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student killed at a party in April 2017. 

The history of Native and Indigenous people in California is told through many lenses. According to Deborah Miranda—author of the book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, the stories of her people and many others who survived decades of persecution and genocide under colonialism, the gold rush and California missions, have not been told by enough native perspectives.


[KHSU is updating this post as the situation evolves.]

As of Wednesday, at least 22 fires are burning across northern California counties with little to no containment.

11:18 Weds: Air quality statement: "Smoke from fires to the south (Mendocino Lake Complex and from the Santa Rosa area fires) may continue to affect southern Humboldt County depending on proximity. The weather forecast is for winds to continue to push this smoke to the south over the weekend. Air quality in southern Humboldt is forecast to be “Good” to “Moderate” with the possibility for “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in the late evening. "

Del Norte and Trinity Counties should see “Good” to “Moderate” air quality.        

Natalya Estrada/KHSU

For nearly four years Zev Smith-Danford and Alex Nordquist staged music, art, culture, and creativity in the living rooms, garages and free space granted to them by generous friends.


Michelle-Charmaine Lawson, mother of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson who was killed at a party in Arcata in April, held up a poster of her son. She stood among Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman, Arcata mayor and  Susan Ornelas and Vice Mayor Sofia Pereira, and other community members. Charmaine spoke into the microphone and expressed her worry for the next few months.