(Mary Bullwinkel — For the Beacon)
Scotia residents soon to receive power from PG&E

Switch from Greenleaf Power to occur on neighborhood by neighborhood basis
10/16/2014 11:51 PM PDT
Electricity to power the town of Scotia will soon be provided by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and for the first time in history, residents will write monthly utility bill checks to PG&E. 
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Breast cancer support available in Eel River Valley
10/16/2014 11:51 PM PDT - 17 women living in Fortuna and surrounding communities found support over the past year from the volunteers at the Eel River Valley Outreach site for the Breast and GYN Health Project. [Full Story]

Business collaborative peers into Fortuna's future
10/16/2014 11:51 PM PDT - More than 80 people attended the Fortuna business collaborative, held last week at the Fortuna River Lodge, a gathering designed to compile and promote a three to five year vision for the city of Fortuna. [Full Story]

Hard cider tasting launches annual Apple Harvest Festival
10/09/2014 12:08 AM PDT - A first time hard cider tasting event called Taste of the Harvest, helped kick off the annual Apple Harvest Festival in Fortuna on Friday. Hard apple cider is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice. [Full Story]

  • Feds revisit grain rules for brewers - 10/01/2014 04:08 PM PDT
  • Redwood Prep receives $20,000 grant - 09/11/2014 04:43 PM PDT
  • Caregivers, vision loss meetups to come - 08/27/2014 01:25 PM PDT
  • (Tina Fineberg/AP)
    Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Full Story
    (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
    Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it. Full Story