Posted on: December 1, 2017

Supervisor Bass Elected First Vice President of CSAC

Supervisor Virginia Bass, second from left, is installed as the First Vice President for CSAC on Thu

Following is a press release from the California State Association of Counties

SACRAMENTO –The California State Association of Counties® (CSAC), the statewide organization representing all 58 counties, elected Humboldt County Supervisor V...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Humboldt County recognized across California for innovative, cost-effective programs

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This year, six Humboldt County programs have been recognized as being among the most innovative, efficient and cost-effective in the state. These programs include re-entry efforts for jail inmates, tracking and tracing cannabis, increased public participa...

Read more about Humboldt's innovative programs

Learn more about the Challenge Awards County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Are You Prepared for Wildfire?

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More than a dozen wildfires have been making rapid progress across eight northern California counties this month, leaving a path of devastation in their wake. Homes and businesses have been burned to the ground, lives lost, and thousands of residents evac...

Read more about preparing for wildfire

Fire Safe Council web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Practice your earthquake response during the Great California ShakeOut

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While our local Tsunami Warning Communications Test has been canceled this year due to the ongoing disaster in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties, the “Great California ShakeOut” will still take place this week, and you are invited to join in.

Held annual...

Read more about the Great California ShakeOut

Register for the Great California ShakeOut County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Willow Creek workshop on cannabis ordinance

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On Wednesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Ryan Sundberg and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop in Willow Creek on proposed revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Or...

Read more about the workshop in Willow Creek

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 5, 2017

2nd Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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Due to the significant amount of interest shown during last week’s workshop in Garberville, Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will hold another meeting next week to further discuss proposed changes to the ...

Read more about the Garberville Workshop

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 3, 2017

County offices to close during organization-wide training day

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The County of Humboldt will again use an upcoming holiday as an opportunity to efficiently provide important training to employees on subjects like the Americans with Disabilities Act, ethics, discrimination and sexual harassment and more. For the second ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Final Environmental Impact Report for General Plan Update is ready to view

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The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the General Plan Update has been published and is available for public review in advance of a special meeting by the Board of Supervisors when they will be considering adoption of the General Plan Update, w...

Read more about the GPU's final EIR

General Plan Update web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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On Monday, Oct. 2 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop on the proposed county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO), and the associ...

Read more about the Garberville Workshop

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Apply now to serve on Partnership HealthPlan Board

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is seeking nominations to fill one seat on the Partnership HealthPlan Board of Commissioners. Partnership HealthPlan of California is the health plan for Medi-Cal patients in Humboldt and 13 other counties...

Read more about the Partnership HealthPlan

Application County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 19, 2017

10 adults take big step towards sobriety, graduate Drug Court

The Adult Drug Court Program invites the public to celebrate the completion of its program by 10 participants. The graduation will take place Oct. 6 at 2:30 pm at the Jury Selection room on the ground floor of the Humboldt County courthouse. Members of ou...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Draft EIR for proposed update to cannabis ordinance is now available

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The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (SCH # 2017042022) for the proposed amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities (proposed ordinance) is now available for review. Public comment on this document is invited for ...

Read more about the draft EIR

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Smoke from inland fires prompts opening of temporary clean air centers

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Smoke from more than a dozen fires burning North and East of Humboldt County have prompted officials to declare a local health emergency and spurred the opening of multiple temporary clean air centers.

“Smoke is basically condensed, fine particul...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Notice of Planning Commission Public Workshops on Cannabis Ordinance Review

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On Sept. 7, and Sept. 21 beginning at 5 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public workshop to review proposed draft revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO).  ...

Read more about cannabis ordinance review

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 25, 2017

County to address sea level rise in vulnerable areas

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On August 9 the Coastal Commission awarded a $50,000 grant to Humboldt County to develop collaborative strategies to address sea level rise for some of the county’s most vulnerable areas – King Salmon, Fields Landing, and Fairhaven/Finn Town.

In the Humbol...

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Humboldt Bay Area Plan County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Board appoints Lisa DeMatteo as HR Director

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The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Lisa DeMatteo as its new director of Human Resources. DeMatteo was appointed to the position by the Board of Supervisors in July and began work last week.

DeMatteo has extensive experience providing senior-leve...

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Human Resources website County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Headwaters Grant Fund accepting applications for 2017

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Headwaters web pageThe Headwaters Grant Fund is now accepting applications for economic development projects. The total award available through this funding cycle is $75,000 which will be divided among selected project proposals.  The deadline to...

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Application forms and background info County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 2, 2017

More permitting services now offered from one single location

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Navigating the county’s permitting process just became a little easier this week as two different permitting agencies are now helping customers from the same location. Effective Aug. 1, you can now get services from the Planning & Building Department ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Humboldt County keeps citizens safe and informed with Humboldt ALERT

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notificati...

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Sign up for Humboldt ALERT County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Registration deadline is tomorrow for no-cost ADA training for contractors, property managers

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In an effort to help local contractors, engineers, property managers and other businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County of Humboldt will be providing a free workshop on the subject in July. The deadline to register is F...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 15, 2017

Safe Homes program meeting in the Humboldt County Library

Humboldt County is moving forward with one of the Housing Element’s implementation programs that would allow qualified unpermitted homes to become permitted through a “Safe Homes” program. 

We invite you to provide us...

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Housing Element web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Humboldt Bay fuel spill exercise to take place Thursday

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) has partnered with Chevron and local emergency response agencies to conduct a full-scale functional exercise in Eureka on Thursday, June 8. A law enforcement and fire agency presen...

Read more about the exercise

County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Consider purchasing flood insurance and saving money before new maps become effective

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The federal government is getting ready to update its flood maps, and you may soon be required to purchase flood insurance for the first time. However, if you are one of the more than 200 citizens in Humboldt County who will be affected by these changes, ...

Read more about updated flood maps

WebGIS Application County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Are you in the tsunami zone? Now there's an app for that

Humboldt County now has a free Tsunami App! Check it out at http://arcg.is/2q9U50p.

Todd Becker, Environmental Analyst for the Humboldt County Department of Public Works and member of the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group (RCTWG) has developed an app for us...

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Get the tsunami zone app County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Pesticide training for cannabis cultivators

On May 31 the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.

Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance and...

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Visit the Agricultural Commissioner's web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Humboldt County Events for the month of May

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This monthly listing of community events, compliments of the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau, is now available. This is a hand out version - more detail can be found on the Visitor's Bureau website at www.redwoods.i...

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Read all May events County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Scoping meeting to focus on cannabis Environmental Impact Report

**Please note: 

The scoping meeting scheduled for May 12 will focus on the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Report. Attendees should be prepared to address the environmental impacts to be analyzed as identified in the Notice o...

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Additional Info on the cannabis EIR County Administrative Office

Posted on: December 15, 2017

South Bay district to close due to norovirus outbreak

After further discussion between district and Public Health officials, South Bay Union School District will close its three schools, all currently impacted by a norovirus outbreak. The closure will run from Dec. 18 through 22, with the winter break beginn...

Read more about school district closure

South Bay district to close due to norovirus (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Norovirus outbreak hits Eureka-area school district

More than 130 students from the South Bay Union School District are sick from what Public Health officials believe to be a norovirus outbreak centered at Pine Hill School and affecting nearby South Bay and South Bay Charter schools.

One hundred and thirty-...

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Norovirus hits local school district (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Make holiday food safety a priority

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) is reminding people to make food safety a priority this holiday season.

DEH, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California Depar...

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Make holiday food safety a priority (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Grant funds McKinleyville traffic safety outreach

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health branch are partnering to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in McKinleyville.

DHHS’s Healthy Communities Divisio...

Read more about McKinleyville’s new grant

McKinleyville traffic safety grant (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Great American Smokeout encourages tobacco users to quit

Tobacco-Free Humboldt and The American Cancer Society (ACS) are asking local smokers to quit tobacco use for one day during the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 16. The Smokeout is an annual event that reminds smokers about the resources availabl...

Read more about the Great American Smokeout 2017

Great American Smokeout 2017 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Veterans Service Office reaches out with expanded Veterans Day hours

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and the Veterans Service Office (VSO) will be celebrating by opening that day to serve veterans who may be unable to visit the office during regular business hours.

“Many vets may be unaware of all the benefits they’re owed,” said ...

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VSO reaches out with expanded hours (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Final LAMP available for review

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) is inviting the community and other agencies to review and comment on the final Local Agency Management Program (LAMP). The LAMP has been developed with ...

Read more about the final LAMP

Final LAMP available for review (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 4, 2017

DHHS Connect Fall 2017

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Check out stories about client successes, expanded services for Transition-Age Youth and a department update from Director Connie Beck. It’s all in the fall issue of our quarterly newsletter, DHHS Connect. 

DHHS Connect Fall 2017 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Dry weather test period extended

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) has extended the dry weather test period for evaluation of water quantity supplies for proposed subdivisions and residential construction through Monday, ...

Read more about the dry weather test period

Dry weather test period extended (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Expanded services helping youth transition to independence

Local young people are about to have improved access to services and supports with the opening of the Transition-Age Youth (TAY) Division’s new location on M Street in Downtown Eureka.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services...

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Expanded TAY services (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 6, 2017

September events dedicated to suicide prevention

Members of the county’s Suicide Prevention Network gave a presentation to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning focusing on local prevention efforts.

Rob England from United Indian Health Services, Heather Freitas from the Out ...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Cyanobacteria confirmed in Big Lagoon

Environmental Health officials from the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) reported that toxins associated with cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) have been confirmed at Big Lagoon. Health advisory signs are being...

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Cyanobacteria confirmed in Big Lagoon (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Public Health meningitis notifications completed

Public Health officials have completed direct notification of all individuals who may have come into close contact with a student who tested positive yesterday for bacterial meningitis.

Local medical providers have also been alerted, and medical practices ...

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Public Health notifications completed (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Eureka child hospitalized with meningitis

A Eureka child has been transferred to an out-of-county hospital with a confirmed case of Neisseria meningitidis, which is a contagious form of bacterial meningitis.

The child was sick for several days before seeking medical care, and the Public Health Bra...

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Eureka child hospitalized with meningitis (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 25, 2017

West Nile Virus detected in Humboldt County

Local health officials have announced the first confirmed human West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in Humboldt County in four years. The virus was detected during a routine blood donation from an asymptomatic resident following travel to another country, whe...

Read more about West Nile Virus in 2017

West Nile Virus detected in Humboldt County (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Breastfeeding Rest Stop opens at the fair

The Breastfeeding Task Force (BFTF) of Humboldt County will be providing a Breastfeeding Rest Stop booth at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale Wednesday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Sept. 4.

The rest stop, located inside Hindley Hall near the women’s restroo...

Read more about the Breastfeeding Rest Stop

Breastfeeding Rest Stop opens at the fair (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Housing Action Program reduces homelessness, benefits local families in need

A mother with a long history of homelessness and poor credit was unable to access low income housing and was living in a local shelter with her new baby. She was able to get assistance in the form of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Se...

Read more about Housing Action Program

Housing Action Program (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 11, 2017

The Job Market and College of the Redwoods team up for free workplace classes

The Job Market is offering several new adult education courses through the location’s College of the Redwoods (CR) Learning Lab this fall. The classes are free and created to help job seekers and current employees improve workplace skills.

Additi...

Read more about the free Learning Lab classes

Free Learning Lab classes (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Add vaccines to your back-to-school checklist

With summer winding down, it’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks and make sure their kids are up-to-date on their vaccines.

In July 2016, a new state mandate went into effect that requires all children entering transitional kindergar...

Read more about back-to-school vaccines

Back-to-school vaccines (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Youth-focused Wellness Week scheduled

The Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration’s (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board will hold its fifth annual Wellness Week. Local young people are invited to participate in a week of Hawaiian-themed wellness events that starts Monday, Aug. ...

Read more about TAY Wellness Week 2017

Youth-focused Wellness Week scheduled (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Cyanobacteria warnings issued for local rivers, lakes

Local Public and Environmental Health officials are warning recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae).

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in cooperation with the H...

Read more about cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria warnings for 2017 issued (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 11, 2017

DHHS Connect Summer 2017

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Read the summer issue of the DHHS Connect.

DHHS Connect Summer 2017 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Life jacket loaners available countywide

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is making 192 new life jackets available through loan stations at many of the county’s favorite water recreation locations. Community members of all ages will be able to borrow life jack...

Read more about life jacket loaners

Life jacket loaners available countywide (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Dental health grant to benefit local children

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is expected to receive a $3.8 million grant to participate in the statewide Local Dental Pilot Project (LDPP) aimed at improving access to dental care for income-eligible children.

The pi...

Read more about the dental health grant

Dental health grant for children (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Statewide fellowship program to address shortage of lab directors

A statewide program intended to address the shortage of qualified public health laboratory directors in California will pay for Humboldt County’s current lab manager to obtain a doctorate in Public Health.

Stringent requirements, including a Ph.D...

Read more about the state fellowship program

Statewide fellowship program (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Social services and bookkeeping trainings starting soon

The Job Market and College of the Redwoods are offering concentrated trainings designed to help people move into a new career quickly. Both Community and Social Services and Intermediate Bookkeeping trainings are accepting applications now. These multi-we...

Read more about Job Market employment trainings

Job Market employment trainings start soon (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Take precautions against ticks this season

Tick season is quickly approaching, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals.

The tiny, spider-like bugs attach themselves onto the skin of people and animals and f...

Read more about taking precautions against ticks.

Take precautions against ticks this season (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Low-cost rabies vaccines available

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May, June and July.

During the clinics, dog vaccinations are $10 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be avai...

Read more about low-cost rabies vaccines

Low-cost rabies vaccines available (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Young filmmakers share their craft during Arts Alive!

Youth and mental health advocates will gather on the red carpet Saturday and are inviting the community to join in. The Directing Change film screening will take place at the Eureka Theater during the May 6 Arts Alive!

The free event is a celebration of yo...

Read more about young filmmakers event

Directing Change film screening release (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 3, 2017

New Public Health Director Named

Long-time Department of Health & Human Services employee Michele Stephens has been named the department’s director of the Public Health Branch, replacing Susan Buckley who retired in January.Stephens joined DHHS in 2006 as a social worker, a...

Read more about the new public health director

New public health director release (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Keep your toddler healthy with up-to-date immunizations

Humboldt County joins more than 2,000 U.S. communities each May in celebrating National Toddler Immunization Month. The commemoration highlights the role vaccines play in protecting children, and underscores the importance of fully immunizing children aga...

Read more about Toddler Immunization Month

Toddler immunization release (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Enjoy healthy foods during annual Fruit and Veggie Fest

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Eureka Grocery Outlet are teaming up again for Fruit and Veggie Fest 2017.

The annual event, which celebrates healthy eating at food retail stores statewide, will take place Thurs...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Mental health recovery, awareness focus of May celebrations

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate in celebrations and activities aimed at reducing stigma and raising awareness. Known locally as “May is Mental Health Matters Month,” the calenda...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Redwood Coast Career Fair Tuesday

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job seekers to the 2017 Redwood Coast Career Fair.

DHHS and its Job Market partners including the North Coast Employer Advisory Council, are hosting t...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Wet weather test period extended

Wet weather test period extended

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) has, again, extended the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment s...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Warning issued on overdose risk from ‘street’ drugs

Local residents who use illegal or “street” drugs may be at increased risk of overdose, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), because pills and tablets that look like common pain medications like Norco and Vic...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Career Fair scheduled for May 2

Job hunters will get an opportunity to meet more than 50 local employers during the 2017 Redwood Coast Career Fair, Tuesday, May 2, from noon to 2 p.m. The Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisory Council needed more space this year and h...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 10, 2017

DHHS Connect Spring 2017

The spring issue of DHHS Connect, our quarterly newsletter, is ready to read.

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DHHS Connect Vol I, Issue 3 Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Mental Health team increases outreach to homeless

The Mobile Intervention & Services Team (MIST) is ramping up staffing to help more of Eureka’s most vulnerable mentally ill homeless people.

The program has recently added a new member, Anna Anguiano, a mental health clinician with the Humbol...

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PDF Release with Embedded Images Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Cal-Learn helps young parents thrive

In 2014, almost 250,000 babies in the United States were born to teenage mothers.

Teenage pregnancy and birth significantly contribute to high school dropout rates among girls, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that only 50 per...

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PDF Release with Embedded Image Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Humboldt County challenges highlighted in state health survey

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the results of its Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community survey which shows that Humboldt County youth have more access to unhealthy products than the state average.

The survey covers the a...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Medication disposal bins now available at six Humboldt County locations

Six Humboldt County pharmacies are now accepting expired, unused or unwanted medications, including prescription, non-prescription, controlled and non-controlled substances and pet medications. 

Humboldt County has a high rate of prescription medi...

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PDF Release with Embedded Image Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Hazardous waste fines levied on four Humboldt County businesses

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) recently issued hazardous waste violation fines to four businesses that operate in Humboldt County. 

The penalties and agency costs totaling $29,...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Make preteen vaccines a priority

The need for vaccinations does not end with early childhood. As kids approach their junior high years, so does the need for updated immunizations.

“Some childhood vaccines provide immunity that can gradually decrease over time, exposing a child t...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Dog tests positive for rabies

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory has confirmed that a dog that was briefly in Humboldt County has tested positive for rabies.

This dog is believed to have contracted rabies after an encounter with a rabid skunk ...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 27, 2017

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Humboldt County Dental Advisory Group is inviting residents to celebrate with free events and dental supplies.

As part of a national awareness campaign started by the American Dental...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Cervical health promoted

In a continued effort to reduce cervical cancer in women, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is promoting January’s nationwide designation as Cervical Health Awareness Month.

DHHS’s Public Health is joi...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Behavioral Health Board members being sought

Do you or a family member have experience in the local mental health system? Community members are encouraged to lend their insight by serving on the Humboldt County Behavioral Health Board (BHB). Members advocate for behavioral health services to the Hum...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Kick smoking for good in 2017

Quitting smoking is a great way to start the New Year, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services is reminding smokers that kicking the habit immediately improves health and saves money.

While a pack-a-day smoker can spend around $2,...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Volunteers still needed for Point-in-Time count

This year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count has been postponed by one month as recruitment for volunteers continues. Originally scheduled for the end of January, the PIT count will now take place in the early-morning hours of Feb. 28.

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 28, 2016

DHHS Connect Winter 2016-2017

The winter issue of DHHS Connect, our quarterly newsletter, is ready to read.

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DHHS Connect Vol I, Issue 2 Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Public Health awarded national accreditation

The Public Health branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has been awarded national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. One of 141 accredited health departments nationwide, Humboldt is the first C...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Keep the holidays happy with food safety

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds people to prioritize food safety this holiday season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California Department of Public Health off...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Volunteers needed for Point-in-Time count

With the biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless people coming up Jan. 31, the PIT committee is looking for volunteers and gathering donations.

During the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 31, volunteers will go to places throughout the county where homeless...

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PDF Release with Embedded Images Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Wet weather test period opens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH), announces the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS).

The effec...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 29, 2016

World AIDS Day recognized Dec. 1

World AIDS Day connects people around the world to show solidarity in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year it will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 1. Started in 1988, the observance is an opportunity to share new tools to fight the epidemic, like Pre...

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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Veterans Service Office opens doors at new location

On Monday, Nov. 21, the Veterans Service Office (VSO) opened the doors at its new location. The VSO has been located inside the Humboldt County Courthouse since the 1940s.

The new office, located at the corner of Sixth and L streets, is bigger, has mo...Read on...

Additional Info... Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Smokers: Go cold turkey before Thanksgiving

Tobacco-Free Humboldt and The American Cancer Society (ACS) are encouraging local smokers to participate in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Great American Smokeout is a national event planned by ACS to support smokers to quit tobacco...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Meeting to discuss waterless toilet regulations scheduled in Northern Humboldt

The County of Humboldt is seeking input from the community on improvements to current waterless toilet regulations. A discussion forum has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, at Trinidad Town Hall.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Veterans' service recognized year-round

With Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Veterans Service Office (VSO) is reminding local vets to make sure they are getting services they’ve earned.

There are a number of services available to Hu...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Housing campaign exceeds goal

The 30-60 Housing First Campaign in Eureka has come to an end, and more than 70 people have been housed since August.

A joint venture between the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt, the campaign was launched Aug. 8, with the goal of housing 30 local...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Primal Décor recognized for service excellence

Five Humboldt businesses looking for some outside perspective on how well they’re doing recently enlisted the help of The Job Market.

The Farm Store, Humboldt Herbals, Bucksport Sporting Goods, Primal Décor and Humboldt Republic Clothing Co. had Job Ma...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Stay healthy this season—get a flu vaccine now

Flu season has officially begun, and health officials say now is a good time to get vaccinated.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is offering the vaccine at its Public Health Clinic, 529 I St. in Eureka. Flu shots are...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

DHHS Connect Oct. 2016

Do you wonder what DHHS has been up to lately? Take a look at DHHS Connect, the department’s new quarterly newsletter. The first issue includes articles and information, along with a letter from Director Connie Beck. Check it out by clicking on the link b...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Public Health offering low-cost shingles vaccines to qualifying seniors

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has shingles vaccines available, and area seniors are encouraged to get this immunization.

Qualifying low-income seniors can get the shingles vaccine at the Public Health Clinic in Eu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Meeting to discuss waterless toilet regulations scheduled in Southern Humboldt

The County of Humboldt is seeking input from the community on improvements to current waterless toilet regulations. A discussion forum has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, at the Healy Senior Resource Center in Redway.

The Humboldt County Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Housing campaign hits goal early

In just over a month, 30 homeless people have already found housing thanks to the efforts of the 30-60 Housing First Campaign in Eureka.

The campaign goal was hit late last week, and that number is expected to rise.

A joint venture between the City...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

County’s opioid prescription rates declining

The amount of opioids prescribed in Humboldt County is going down. Opioids are a type of painkiller that can have serious side effects including overdose and death. Since 2009, more people have died from opioid overdose than car crashes in the United Stat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2016

Public notified of gas spill above South Fork Eel River

An estimated 4,000 gallons of gasoline from a petroleum tanker that overturned Wednesday in Southern Humboldt has leaked above the South Fork of the Eel River.

The incident occurred just south of the Salmon Creek exit from northbound U.S. Highway 101. ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Orleans cat tests positive for rabies

Today, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a cat in Orleans tested positive for rabies. A fox from the Orleans area also tested positive for rabies last month.

DHHS reminds every...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

‘Know the Signs' for Suicide Prevention Month

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is partnering with community groups to host events and trainings during National Suicide Prevention Month.

The purpose of the month’s events is to call attention to suicide as a comm...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Environmental Health officials remind community to use licensed contractors for groundwater wells

Officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) are reminding consumers to use licensed contractors to get groundwater well work completed.

DEH has seen a significant increase in the...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Be school ready with up-to-date vaccines

School will be back in session soon, and it’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks as well as make sure kids are up-to-date on their vaccines.

A new state mandate requires that all children entering transitional kindergarten, kinde...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Breastfeeding Rest Stop opens at the fair

The Breastfeeding Task Force (BFTF) of Humboldt County is providing a Breastfeeding Rest Stop booth at the Humboldt County Fair, Aug. 18 to 28, in Ferndale.

The booth will be located in Friendship Square, between Belotti Hall and the Dairy Barn. The R...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Seats still available for Housing First Summit Thursday

The Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition invites members of the community to the Adorni Center Thursday, Aug. 11, to learn more about Housing First.

The free, all-day Housing First Summit will feature keynote speaker Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D., founder of...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

County to open discussions about waterless toilet regulations

The County of Humboldt is seeking input from the community on waterless toilet regulations. Waterless toilets are also known as composting toilets or, as defined in the Humboldt County General Plan, alternative systems.

The majority of the current Humb...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Orleans area fox tests positive for rabies

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a fox from the Orleans area has tested positive for rabies. Testing was conducted following an incident that involved human exposure, with one person now receivin...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

City, county launch 30-60 Housing First Campaign

The City of Eureka and County of Humboldt are launching a campaign that’s goal is to house 30 homeless people in 60 days.

“We’ve been working on this for quite a few months,” said Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks. “We’re very excited to continue to par...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Public Health reports first rabid dog in county since 2010

For the first time in more than five years, a dog in Humboldt County has tested positive for rabies. The infection is believed to have resulted from a fight with a rabid skunk, although staff from the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) have ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

Mobile Outreach delivers services to Hoopa

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Mobile Outreach team is joining local agencies for an event in Hoopa. The effort is in response to the community’s reduced access to resources following the closure of the Hoopa Ray’s Food Plac...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Blue-green algae warning issued

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Mendocino County Environmental Health (Mendocino EH), and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) are issuing a warning to recreat...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Hydesville dogs attacked by rabid foxes

Two dogs from the Hydesville area were attacked by foxes that subsequently tested positive for rabies. Both dogs have been placed under 30-day, strict isolation quarantines. One of the incidents involved human exposures, with two people now receiving prop...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Job Market partners improving searches

Teamwork is helping the job hunt for applicants throughout Humboldt County.

The Job Market operators Redwood Community Action Agency, College of the Redwoods and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Employment Training Divisio...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Take precautions against ticks this season.

With tick season in full swing, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals against ticks.

The tiny, spider-like bugs attach themselves onto the skin of people and animals an...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health Clinic

With summer just around the corner, many Humboldt County residents are planning to travel outside of the country.

Exposure to new places, foods and cultures can be exciting, but may also bring with it exposure to new illnesses.

“When traveling out ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

Humboldt County joins more than 2,000 U.S. communities this May in celebrating National Toddler Immunization Month.

The commemoration marks vaccination’s critical role in protecting children, and underscores the importance of fully immunizing children ...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Redwood Coast Career Fair Friday

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job hunters to the 2016 Redwood Coast Career Fair.

DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisory Council, is host...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Fortuna fox tests positive for rabies: Health officials stress importance of vaccinating pets

A fox believed to have bitten a Fortuna teen and behaved aggressively at two locations has tested positive for rabies. The test was performed today at the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory in Eureka.

The two inci...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Enjoy a rainbow of healthy foods during Fruit and Veggie Fest 2016

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Eureka Grocery Outlet are teaming up for Fruit and Veggie Fest 2016.

The annual event, which celebrates healthy eating at food retail stores statewide, will take place Tuesda...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

May is Mental Health Matters Month

May is national Mental Health Month, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate.

Known locally as “Mental Health Matters Month,” May offers a full calendar of celebrations devoted ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Youth filmmakers step out onto red carpet

Youth and mental health advocates are gathering on the red carpet and inviting the community to join in. The Directing Change film screening takes place on Saturday, May 7, at the Eureka Theater during Arts Alive! The night is a celebration of young film ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Job seekers sought for Career Fair 2016

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job hunters to the 2016 Redwood Coast Career Fair. DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisory Council, is hosting...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Grant program helps house homeless families

Since the beginning of the year, 23 formerly homeless families have moved into housing thanks to a CalWORKs grant announced late last year.

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program—CalWORKs—provides needy families with time-l...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Humboldt County Promotes Alcohol Awareness Month

At its meeting April 19, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Humboldt County.

This year’s theme “Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use,” supports parent-teen commun...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Warning issued on overdose risk from “street” drugs

Local residents who use illegal or “street” drugs may be at increased risk of overdose, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Pills and tablets that look like Norco®, Vicodin® and other pain medications may contain fentanyl, a po...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Be a hero to a foster child

In response to a chronic need for foster homes in Humboldt County, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reaching out to the community and asking for some heroes to step up.

Emergency short-term homes are needed in addition to long-te...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

Medication disposal proves successful

Only four days after opening to the public, the new medication disposal bin at the Cloney’s Pharmacy on Harrison Avenue, Eureka has filled five times over, collecting 77 pounds of medication.

The pharmacy temporarily suspended disposal service while w...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Medication disposal bins opening at select local pharmacies

As a result of collaboration between the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health, Humboldt Waste Management Authority, the Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), Humboldt Independent Practice Association, Cl...Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

CDPH to Conduct Water Quality Study in Humboldt Bay

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that a water quality study being performed in Humboldt County may result in portions of Humboldt Bay turning red.

The st...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Spring Trainings Offered by the Job Market and College of the Redwoods

This spring the Job Market and College of the Redwoods will offer short-term trainings designed to help folks move into a new job quickly.

Two trainings are accepting applicants now. Both are intensive seven- to eight-week courses designed to provide ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Foster care advocate leaving DHHS for state appointment

On March 28, Rochelle Trochtenberg will walk into her Sacramento office and get acquainted with her staff of 15 as she settles into her new role as California’s foster care ombudsperson.

For the first time in California history, possibly the first ti...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Board of Supervisors proclaim March as ‘Social Worker Appreciation Month’

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors took time at its Tuesday meeting to honor social workers throughout the county for the work they do to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community.

“This is one of my favorite proclamations...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

New commercial composting regulations in effect

Over the last decade or so, Humboldt County has become a hotbed for the manufacturing of garden and agricultural soil products. People in the business of producing compost, or creating soil products or fertilizers by mixing materials such as compost, man...Read on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Don’t forget preteen vaccines

The need for vaccinations does not end with early childhood. As kids approach their junior high years, so does the need for updated immunizations.

“Immunity received from some childhood vaccines can gradually decrease over time, exposing a child to ser...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Family Violence Prevention Program is kicking off its “Check Yourself” campaign to educate the community.

The campaign focuses on...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month—Launch of the Smile Humboldt Campaign

The Humboldt County Dental Advisory Group invites residents to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month in February with free events and dental supplies.

As part of a national awareness campaign started by the American Dental Association, the ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Wastewater documents ready for public review, comment

As part of the process of reviewing its onsite wastewater (septic) permitting program, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) released three draft documents for public review and comment.

I...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Construction, Landscaping and Bookkeeping Trainings Offered by The Job Market and CR

Ever had a desire to switch careers but haven’t found the right opportunity? Do retraining opportunities that take two or more years require more time than you can afford? The Job Market can help.

This winter, the Job Market and College of the Redwood...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH), is announcing the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS).

The ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Retiring DHHS director honored with statewide award

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has awarded Humboldt County Health & Human Services Director Phillip R. Crandall the prestigious Circle of Service Award. It was presented Thursday at the Professional Building in Eureka.

The Circ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Transportation Assistance Program helps people get home in time for the holidays

Being away from home can be difficult at any time of year, especially during the holiday season. If you have family or other opportunities waiting for you at home but do not have the means to get there, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

FluMist Available Now

Still need a flu vaccine, but not looking forward to a shot in the arm? The Public Health Clinic is taking appointments for FluMist flu vaccine nasal spray.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’
Public Health Clinic recently ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Serve up food safety this holiday season

With the start of the holiday season just around the corner, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health is reminding people to keep food safety in mind.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Californ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Veterans Day brings improved service for local vets

New legislation taking effect Thursday will allow Humboldt County’s veterans to access all of their well-earned benefits simply by presenting a California driver’s license.

Assembly Bill 935, recently signed into law, will allow a vet to apply for a d...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Low-cost shingles vaccine currently available for qualifying seniors

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has shingles vaccines available, and area seniors are encouraged to get immunized.

Currently, qualifying low-income seniors can get a shingles vaccine at the Public Health Clinic in E...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

County secures $496,000 for homeless families

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has been awarded almost half a million dollars to open doors to housing for local homeless families.

The grant, provided by the California Department of Social Services, will fund a ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Make time and schedule your flu vaccine now

Flu season has arrived and public health officials say now is a good time to get vaccinated.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) will begin offering the vaccine Thursday, Oct. 22, at its Public Health Clinic, 529 I St. ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

You’re invited: ‘Nutrition in the Garden’ harvest party

Cooking demonstrations and a children’s seed packet giveaway and planting station are just a few of the activities for attendees to enjoy at this year’s “Nutrition in the Garden” fall harvest party.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

Caution: Minimize your exposure to swimmer’s itch

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people that swimmer’s itch is a common hazard during warmer months in some of the lakes and slow-moving rivers and streams in Humboldt County.

Swimmer’s itch occurs when a s...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Youth-focused week of events invites participants to ‘Blast Off to Wellness’

The Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration’s (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board will hold its third annual “Wellness Week.” Starting Monday, Sept. 14, local young people are invited to participate in a week of outer space-themed wellness events.
...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Volunteer crossing guards needed for Lafayette Elementary School

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Lafayette Elementary School Parent Teacher Association are looking for volunteer crossing guards to help students safely get to and from school.

“Crossing guards help make sc...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Schedule back-to-school vaccines now

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is urging parents to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up-to-date before school starts in the fall.

“Vaccinating is one of the most important things parents can do to protec...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week Fair at WIC

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS’s) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will host a Breastfeeding Fair on Friday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event, which will be he...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Add vaccines to your college checklist

College-bound students, now is the time to make sure to get vaccinated before heading off to school.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends college students, especially those living in dormitories, get the following vaccinations if ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Sign up for free, family-friendly cooking, menu planning

Looking to enjoy some family-friendly, delicious fun? Join the Department of Health & Human Services for “Food, Fun and Family,” a six-class series designed to help families eat more healthy foods.

The free classes start Thursday, July 16 and will ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Make septic tank maintenance a priority

Just as the oil must be changed on a regular basis to protect a car's engine, septic tank systems also require regular maintenance to promote system longevity and to protect the environment.

“Failing septic systems can cause nutrient-rich liquid waste ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Take precautions against ticks this season

As the weather gets warmer and summer starts, people spend more time outside gardening, hiking, biking and camping and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals against...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Blue-green algae warning issued

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) are issuing an early warning this year to recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with algae.

Historically, algae warnings...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Disability and Senior Expo event Friday

On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health educators will be on hand to provide information about safe medication use at the ninth annual Disability and Senior Expo.

Hosted by Tri-Co...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Keep water recreation fun and safe

Whether rivers, lakes, the beach or pools, water recreation is a favorite summer pastime for many. The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health officials are reminding everyone it is important to put safety first whil...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

In May, Humboldt County will join more than 2,000 U.S. communities for National Toddler Immunization Month to celebrate vaccination’s critical role in protecting children and underscore the importance of fully immunizing children against diseases like who...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Low-cost rabies vaccines available

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May and June.

Dog vaccinations are $6 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be available. The cost of the...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

MHSA three-year plan ready for public comment

Starting May 8, community residents are invited to review and comment on the county’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year plan.

The plan outlines the MHSA programs and expenditures through fiscal year 2016/17. The comment period will be open ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Spring into health: Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway

Several local organizations are joining forces to sponsor a “Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway” on Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Fortuna Community Garden Project, the Department of Health & Human Services an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

May is Mental Health Month

“May is Mental Health Month” and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate in events throughout the month.

Come down to Arts Alive in Old Town, Eureka on Saturday, May 2 and enjoy the “Reframe Your Br...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Career Fair May 15

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job seekers to the 2015 Redwood Coast Career Fair. DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisor Council, is hosting...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Enjoy healthy foods during Fruit and Veggie Fest 2015

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Grocery Outlet will be teaming up to brighten the grocery shopping experience on Friday, May 1 with Fruit and Veggie Fest.

The annual, statewide event celebrates healthy eatin...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Influenza death reported in Humboldt County

A Humboldt County woman who died this week has tested positive for Influenza. A second woman, seriously ill, has also tested positive for the virus.

The woman who died was in her 40s and in otherwise good health. The second patient is in her 50s with s...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Gonorrhea rates up in Humboldt County

Gonorrhea is on the rise in Humboldt County and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people about the importance of getting tested.

Gonorrhea, which can be successfully treated if caught early, is one of the most common sex...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

West Nile testing starts April 15

As the weather warms up, the mosquito population increases. Starting April 15, the West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program hotline will be up and running and people can call in to report dead birds and tree squirrels.

Last year, California had a re...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Free vegetable seeds available through DHHS’s Mobile Outreach

Looking for a way to add fresh, healthy produce to your diet? With spring in the air, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is encouraging people to consider planting a garden.

“Gardening provides a great opportunity to spend time outsid...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Local stores take recalled garlic powder off shelves

Five local stores have removed products manufactured with organic garlic powder from their shelves, following a voluntary recall from Frontier Co-op due to concerns of potential Salmonella contamination.

To date no illnesses have been associated with t...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

County residents looking to have input into the Humboldt County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Program are invited to attend a meeting in Scotia on the evening of April 1.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Environmental...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

County residents looking to have input into the Humboldt County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Program are invited to attend a meeting in Arcata on the evening of March 23.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Environmenta...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Nurse-Family Partnership Graduates 19 participants

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a program of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, graduated 19 participants on Feb. 26. NFP is an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregna...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Vaccines for Preteens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services reminds parents that vaccination is not just for infants, but teenagers also need immunization.

In an effort to raise awareness about vaccines, DHHS’s Public Health is joining agencies aroun...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Foster families urgently needed

The Department of Health & Human Services Foster Care program is experiencing an urgent need for emergency short-term foster homes in addition to an ongoing demand for long-term foster care families throughout Humboldt County.

“There are many circu...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 14, 2015

DHHS, EPD launch Mobile Intervention and Services Team

Starting this month the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Mental Health staff has joined forces with officers from the Eureka Police Department (EPD) to coordinate in serving homeless people with severe mental illness.

...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 9, 2015

Cervical health promoted

In a continued effort to reduce cervical cancer in women, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is promoting January’s nationwide designation as Cervical Health Awareness Month.

DHHS’s Public Health is joining communities...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 6, 2015

Volunteers, Donations sought for Homeless Count

With the biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless people coming up Jan. 28, the PIT committee is asking for assistance in recruiting volunteers and gathering donations.

During Jan. 28, volunteers will connect with homeless people around the commu...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 6, 2015

Folic acid needed for pregnancy success

Jan. 4 through 10 is Folic Acid Awareness Week and public health officials are encouraging all women of childbearing age to make sure they include enough folic acid in their diet.

“Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for proper cell growth,” sa...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 5, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Environmental Health Division, is announcing the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). The effect...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 18, 2014

Flu season likely to be severe.

Following new reports from the CDC regarding the anticipated severity of this flu season, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding residents about the importance of getting vaccinated.

On Dec. 12, the CDC issue...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mobile Outreach hosting senior services event.

Seniors looking for access to services and resources can make one stop on Dec. 18, when the Department of Health & Human Services Mobile Outreach will host an event at the Arcata Community Center’s Senior Lunch Site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Represent...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 13, 2014

Covered California enrollment starts Nov. 15

Saturday, Nov. 15 marks the start of open enrollment in Covered California insurance plans. Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, all state residents—even those with pre-existing conditions and those unable to afford medical coverage in the pas...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 5, 2014

Veterans Day is every day at Veterans Service Office

Humboldt County will join the nation in celebrating Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. It’s an important opportunity to thank local vets for their service to the country.

For the Veterans Service Office (VSO) of the Department of Health & Human Serv...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 8, 2014

DHHS offers flu vaccines

The Department of Health and Human Services will begin offering flu vaccines Tuesday, Oct.14, at its Public Health clinic at 529 I St. in Eureka.

A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because flu viruses are constantly chang...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 3, 2014

2015 HUD Notice Of Funding available to the Humboldt Housing & Homeless Coalition

The Humboldt Housing & Homeless Coalition (HHHC) is eligible for $731,963 in HUD funding in 2015 for programs providing services and housing to chronically homeless individuals.

This year, in addition to renewal projects and possible new projects ...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 3, 2014

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference raises awareness about helping moms with depression

Pregnancy and birth are usually happy events for families. However, 10 to 25 percent of all pregnant women and new mothers are affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, (PMAD.) Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to increas...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 29, 2014

2-1-1 Humboldt helps connect homeless to services.

Starting Oct. 1, homeless people in Humboldt County can make a single phone call to be connected with a range of critical services by dialing 2-1-1.

Previously, local people looking for assistance needed to call lists of agencies and organizations to t...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 5, 2014

Health Advisory lifted for Cyanotoxins on Trinity

Officials from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are lifting the health advisory for Kimtu Beach Park on the Trinity River after new results came in Friday, showing that toxins associated with blue-green algae are no longe...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Take precautions against swimmer’s itch

With the continuing warmer temperatures, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people that swimmer’s itch is a common hazard during the warm summer months in some of the lakes, and slow-moving rivers and streams in Hu...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 3, 2014

Groups collaborate on “Nutrition in the Garden” party

Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to sponsor a “Nutrition in the Garden” party on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by Food for People, the Department of Health and Human Services, U.C. Coopera...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 26, 2014

Wellness Week Empowers Transition-Age Youth

Starting Monday, Sept. 15, local young people will be celebrating healthy living in a weeklong wellness event. The Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration’s (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board will kick off its second annual “Wellness Week,” designed...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Back-to-school vaccines: It’s that time again.

With the new school year starting, the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is urging parents to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up to date.

“Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent illness,” said Ira Si...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 20, 2014

Trinity tests positive for blue-green algae

Officials from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) report that toxins associated with blue-green algae have been detected in the Trinity River. Health advisory signs are being posted, and confirmation testing is currently un...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 8, 2014

Young adults: Vaccines needed before school starts

With classes at many colleges starting this month, college-bound students should add something very important to their “to-do” list before school: Go get recommended vaccines.

“In order to stay healthy, some vaccines are needed before you start colle...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 30, 2014

Eureka city, county and nonprofit leaders work together to reduce homelessness.

City of Eureka and Humboldt County leaders met with representatives of the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition (HHHC) on July 17 to hear about Eureka’s draft “Homelessness Policy Paper,” prepared as part of the city’s General Plan Update process.

T...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 29, 2014

HPV vaccine rates continue to lag, according to CDC report.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report (CDC) shows that many teenagers continue to go without vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease that can also lead to cancer.

HPV, the most common sexually tra...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 25, 2014

Humboldt County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a raven submitted for testing from Humboldt County. This is the first WNV-positive bird reported in Humboldt County this year. A positive bird was confirmed in July 2013.

A total of 872 birds across the state...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 25, 2014

CalFresh Forum unites community partners

Humboldt County’s participation in the CalFresh program has increased by a record 83 percent in the last six years.

In May 2008, 10,209 local people were enrolled in the federal food assistance program that helps low-income households put healthy food ...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 21, 2014

Federal grant will benefit local youth.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Division has received $30,926 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“This is very exciting as this is a new opportunity for DHHS to better s...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 18, 2014

Blue-green algae warning issued

Officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are warning recreational users of all fresh water bodies to avoid contact with algae this summer and early fall.

Low flows along several local rivers including the South...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 17, 2014

Documentary focuses on ending stigma of mental illness

A screening of the documentary “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” will take place on Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Winema Theater in Scotia.

The event is being hosted by the Department of Health and Human Servic...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 11, 2014

Low-cost shingles vaccine is available for eligible seniors.

Humboldt County seniors who want the shingles vaccine may be eligible for a reduced immunization fee through the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Public Health staff members can help seniors apply...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 9, 2014

Play it safe around water this summer.

Summertime finds tourists and locals alike at North Coast rivers and lakes, the ocean and swimming pools. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Public Health officials remind everyone it is important to put safety first while enjoying activities ...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 7, 2014

Eureka Police Department and DHHS work together to support the mentally ill.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Mental Health staff will soon be partnering with Eureka police officers as part of a new community outreach team to better serve severely mentally ill people who come to the attention of law enforcement.

T...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 2, 2014

Help Humboldt County youth win national award.

Your vote can help the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC) win national recognition.
HCTAYC is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Division. The TAY Division, which serves young a...Read on...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 27, 2014

Take precautions against ticks

With summer just around the corner, families will be spending more time outdoors participating in activities such as hiking, biking, camping and gardening.
While enjoying warmer weather and natural settings, people are reminded to guard themselves — a...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 16, 2014

National WIC program marks its 40th year

The Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) has been helping low-income pregnant women, new mothers and young children across the country to eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy for the past 40 years.
The federally funded program provides f...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 2, 2014

DHHS helps ensure water well safety

Consuming enough water each day is important for a person’s health. To meet their fluid needs, most Americans will turn on the faucet and tap into the public water system or grab some bottled water off the shelf. More than 15 million U.S. households, howe...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 20, 2014

Board of Supervisors proclaims May as ‘Foster Parent Appreciation Month’

Foster parents throughout Humboldt County were honored today by the Board of Supervisors for their dedication to helping local children and youth.

Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg read a proclamation at this morning’s board meeting recognizing M...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 20, 2014

Measles case confirmed in Humboldt County

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services announced today that a man admitted to a local hospital earlier this week has tested positive for measles.

The man, whose name and other identifying information will not be released, had recent...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 15, 2014

DHHS employee honored at national behavioral health conference

A peer support specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Transition Age Youth Division was honored May 6 in Washington, D.C., by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Qaiel Peltier, 23, was re...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 9, 2014

Pet owners urged to vaccinate animals against rabies

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May and June.

Dog vaccinations are $6 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be available. The cost of the...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 8, 2014

Fruit and Veggie Fest focuses on healthy eating

Food, fitness and fun are planned for the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program’s Fruit and Veggie Fest to take place Friday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grocery Outlet, 625 Commercial St. in ...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 2, 2014

HUD grants help local homeless assistance programs

Eight Humboldt County homeless assistance programs have received federal funding totaling more than $647,000 to help keep people off the streets.
The funds are part of $1.56 billion in Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance grants awarded in April by the ...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 25, 2014

CAST open house to celebrate 18 years of community service

Humboldt County’s Child Abuse Services Team (CAST), which works to protect young victims of abuse, will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 29, at its Eureka office.

The public is invited to meet members of the team — which consists of personnel from ...Read on...

Department of Health & Human Services

Posted on: December 11, 2017

DA Fleming Announces Hiring of New Deputy District Attorneys

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney

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December 11, 2017

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorneys Josh Rosenfeld and Joel Buckingham.

Mr. Rosenfeld, a g...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Joshua Marcum Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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December 1, 2017

This week Joshua Brandon Marcum, 34, of Livermore, entered no contest pleas to felony counts of forcible false imprisonment and witness dissuasion. Mr. Marcum a...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Kade Chandler Sentenced

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November 28, 2017

Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Feeney today ruled on the punishment of 23-year-old Kade Chandler for two counts of felony gross vehicular manslaught...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Jury Convicts Anthony Domenico of Arson and Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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November 17, 2017

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday a jury found 56-year-old Anthony Domenico of Manila guilty of arson of an inhabited s...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Officer-Involved Shooting Video Policy Public Meetings Announcement

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November 9, 2017

Humboldt County District Attorney (DA) Maggie Fleming is collaborating with local governments and their law enforcement agencies to develop a policy for the rel...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Barbara Jones Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Robbery and Other Offenses

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September 29, 2017

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today 41-year-old Barbara Jones of Eureka pled guilty to robbery, admitted the use of a knife ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

David Boardman Found to Be Sexually Violent Predator

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September 21, 2017

Following a court trial, Judge Timothy P. Cissna this morning found 32-year-old David Boardman to be a sexually violent predator under California Welfare and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Anthony Burgess Sentenced

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September 11, 2017

Today, 25-year-old Anthony Manuel Burgess was sentenced to 7 years in state prison after pleading guilty to using a firearm during the commission of a robbery...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Billy Joe Giddings Sentenced 52 Years to Life in Prison

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Today, District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Dale Reinholtsen sentenced 38-year-old Billy Joe Giddings to 52 years to life in pr...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Jury Convicts Ivan Martinez-Chavarin of Multiple Felonies

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August 17, 2017

On August 16, 2017 a jury convicted 23-year-old Ivan Martinez-Chavarin of possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of unlawful firearm activity, and posse...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Shawn Hof, Jr. Wanted for Attempting to Shoot CDFW Officer

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August 9, 2017

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office is sharing a recent California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release in order to better inform citizens abou...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Derrick Toste Pleads Guilty to Four Fish and Game Violations

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August 4, 2017

Derrick Toste, a 46-year-old Eureka resident, pled guilty yesterday to four misdemeanor charges under the California Fish and Game Code: spotlighting deer, posses...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Felony Charges Filed Against Mazair Eshghipour for Practising Dentistry Without A License

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July 24, 2017

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced today that her office has filed felony charges against Mazair Eshghipour, also known as Michael Eshghipour, related to E...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Alexi Greenspan Found Guilty of Felony Resisting an Executive Officer Causing Great Bodily Injury

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July 18, 2017

Yesterday a Humboldt County jury found 26-year-old Alexi Greenspan of Arcata guilty of felony resisting an executive officer causing great bodily injury. This offe...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Kyle Zoellner Not Held to Answer for the Charge of Murder

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May 5, 2017

The recently completed preliminary hearing concerning the tragic death of David Josiah Lawson did not result in Kyle Zoellner being held to answer for the charge of ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Jury Finds Destry Girard Guilty of Five Counts Including Felony Resisting an Officer

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney NEW RELEASE October 17, 2016 Today a Humboldt County jury found 43-year-old Destry Beargrease Girard guilty of felony Resisting an Officer and four misdemeanors: Driving Under the Influen...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Culvert replacement, travel lane restoration on Alderpoint Rd

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION FOR ALDERPOINT ROAD AT POST MILE 1.67The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be replacing a culvert and restoring two travel lanes on Alderpoint Road at Post Mile 1.67.Construction is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Dec...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Notice of construction for Lafayette Elementary School Safe Routes Improvement project

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be constructing sidewalks and curb ramps in the vicinity of Lafayette Elementary School to improve safety and

encourage students to walk to school.

Shoulder closures will occur at various locations on Park...

Safe Routes project

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Alderpoint Road closed at Wallan Road due to fire

Alderpoint Road (county road F6B165) is closed at Wallan Road (county road 6B166) because of a fire in the area.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Earthquake damage repairs to take place on Mattole Road

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing earthquake damage to restore two-way traffic on Mattole Road (3C010) at post mile 43.17. 

Lane closures with one-way controlled traffic will occur at the project site. The traffic co...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Measure Z paving projects - dates change for Briceland Thorn and Evergreen Roads

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On Wednesday, June 21 the Humboldt County Department of Public Works will begin work on the following paving projects:

June 21-22; Shelter Cove Rd from Thorne-Junction to Mattole River Bridge

*New Dates* June 26-27; Briceland Thorn Rd from Alder Lane to Eel...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Limited traffic on Azalea Avenue June 21-22

Humboldt County Public Works is limiting traffic on Azalea Avenue on June 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  for maintenance. Road crews will be paving the road from Sunnygrove to State Route 200. Emergency vehicles and local residents will be the ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Mountain View Road closure in Kneeland June 9

Mountain View Road in Kneeland has been posted for Friday, June 9 from 7:30 am to 5 pm due to culvert replacement. There could be up to 1 hour delays at post mile 9.00.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Traffic Signal in Cutten to go live June 20

On Monday, June 5 the Humboldt County Department of Public Works will begin testing a new traffic signal at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Fern Street in Cutten. The traffic signal will become fully operational on Tuesday, June 20, the week after mo...

Read more about the new traffic signal in Cutten

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Measure Z funded road work in Southern Humboldt rescheduled for June 12

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Due to expected rain in the forecast, the road work scheduled to take place Thursday in Garberville and Redway is being re-scheduled for Monday, June 12. Wednesday’s road work is taking place as scheduled.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Eureka area

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with American Pavement Systems, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Eureka area on May 31st and June 1st.

Temporary road closures or restrictions to travel and traffic, ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Arcata

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with American Pavement Systems, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Arcata area on May 23, 24, and 25.

Temporary road closures or restrictions to travel and traf...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Willow Creek

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working with American Pavement Systems, Inc. will be resurfacing Country Club Road, Patterson Road, and Bigfoot Avenue in the Willow Creek area on May 17th and 18th. The road work is being funded by Measure Z...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Road Conditions 02/14/17 1030 http://humboldtgov.org/roads

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Alderpoint Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 30.33 mm and 34.79 mm 

Eel Rock Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 2.7 mm 

Shively Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 3.56 mm, 7.00 mm and 8.42 mm 

Nunnemaker Road...

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

Feb. 9 Road Conditions Updates

Meridian, Port Kenyon and Dillon closed, other area roads flooded
Hookton Road flooding at Eel River DriveJacoby Creek, Graham Road and Berta Road are posted flooded
Alderpoint Road at Circle Bar post mile 36.98 is open to small vehicles onlyWilder ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Feb. 6 Afternoon Road Closure Updates

Port Kenyon closed due to flooding California to Market
Anderson Lane in Trinidad closed due to a tree and phone lines downMeridian, Port Kenyon, Rose and Dillon closed other area roads flooded
Hookton Road closed due to flooding at Eel River DriveP...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Redwood Drive to close Dec. 24

County Public Works will be closing Redwood Drive on December 24 from 8:00 am -Noon between Renner and Evergreen to work on the bluffs.

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

Redwood Drive Still Closed

Redwood Drive is still closed between Dean Creek and Redway due to power and phone lines down in the roadway. PG&E was unable to give a time to reopen. We will keep you updated via the county website, on twitter @HumCoOES and @HumCoGov and of Facebook...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 9-16-14

Redwood Drive is open between Evergreen and the Renner station. It will not be closed tomorrow.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Inmate Stabbing Assault

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at approximately 1550 hours a Correctional Deputy was conducting routine checks in a dormitory style housing unit when he noticed multiple inmates looking into the bathroom area. He responded to the area and noticed an inm...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Weapons Violation

On 09/05/2017 at 5:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station were conducting crime suppression patrols in downtown Garberville.  During their patrols, Deputies located a suspicious vehicle en...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 4, 2017

Parolee Arrested

On 09/02/2017 at 11:56 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station were dispatched to a motel located in the 800 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville, to investigate the report of Domestic Violence.

Upon arr...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

Snowcat Donations

In the last year the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Search and Rescue Sheriff’s Posse, has successfully rescued more than 30 people in extreme snow conditions in rural areas of Humboldt County.  It is the responsib...

Read more about the Snowcat purchase

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

EPD Homicide Victim

The deceased victim in the Eureka Police Department’s shooting this weekend, 08/25, has been identified as 58-year-old Frederick William Loftus (02/04/1959) of Eureka. Next of kin has been notified. Persons having information on this case may co...

Read more about the EPD homicide victim

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Fortuna Downed Aircraft

On Sunday, 08/27, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Drake Hill Road and Hillcrest Drive in the Fortuna area for the report of a downed aircraft. The pilot stated he experienced mechanical problems and had to land the 1947 No...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

McKinleyville Marijuana Robbery

On Sunday, 08/27, at about 9:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff Office deputies responded to an apartment complex in McKinleyville regarding the report of a robbery. When the deputies arrived at the incident location, the victim told the deputies he had bee...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2017

McKinleyville Shell Station Robbery

On Sunday evening, 8/27/17, at about 9:30 p.m., the Shell gas station at 1606 Central Avenue in McKinleyville was robbed of approximately $200.00 in cash and 5 cans of tobacco “chew”. The clerk on duty told deputies that he was vacuuming the store when a ...

Read more about the McKinleyville Shell robbery

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Conklin Creek Search Warrants

On Tuesday 08/22/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) began a three-day operation investigating non-permitted large scale marijuana cultivation sites in the Conklin Creek area of Petrolia. A total of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Residential Burglary

On 08-22-2017 at 4:08 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arthur Road, Garberville, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.  

Deputies contacted the victim who r...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Courthouse Screening Discovers Firearm

On Tuesday, August 22nd at about 8:45 am Security Screeners for the Humboldt County Court House in Eureka discovered a loaded handgun inside a briefcase. As the briefcase style bag was being passed through the security system, screeners identified what ap...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Marijuana Eradication

On August 14th and August 15th, 2017, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), assisted by Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (C.A.M.P.), conducted a two-day operation in the areas of the Lacks Creek Drainage near the H...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Assault and Fire

Update:

As a follow-up to the assault and fire in Manila this morning. Fifty-six-year-old Anthony Michael Domenicio (07/22/1961) was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon by Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies. He was charged with two fel...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Snake Bite Victim / Lost Coast

On Monday, August 14th, 2017 at approximately 4:30 pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a female juvenile that was bitten by a Rattlesnake. The juvenile was hiking the Lost Coast south of Petrolia with family members when the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Drowning, Trinity River Hoopa

On Monday, August 14th, 2017 at approximately 3:45 pm Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a swimmer in distress in the Trinity River. It was reported by family members that 64-year-old Stanley Capoeman was swimming near t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Assault on Correctional Deputy

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at about 1920 hours, a Correctional Deputy Dillon Huffman was assigned to work in a Maximum Security Housing Unit. While conducting his routine cell checks on the 2nd tier he was lured into a cell which housed two inmates, Lo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Press Conference Notification

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Sheriff W. Honsal will hold a press conference in regards to the assault on a Humboldt County Correctional Deputy that occurred on August 9th. The conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is being held in the Correctional Facili...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Armed Robbery

On this date at 1:43 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local alarm company of an alarm activation at the 76 gas station in the 2600 block of Central Avenue, McKinleyville.  The gas station clerk then ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Hwy 36 Valleys Search Warrants

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) conducted a three-day operation and served six search warrants in the areas of Burr Valley and Larabee Valley this week to investigate allegations of illegal cultivatio...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Speaker Series: Hope and Resiliency

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce an ongoing project titled “Speaker Series: Hope and Resiliency”. This event is occurring within the Humboldt County Correctional Facility from August 1st until September 4th. The speakers include...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 6, 2017

Shooting in Briceland

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, at about1220 hours, an Officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was flagged down by a motorist at the intersection of Briceland Road and China Creek Road, Briceland.  The motorist reported that his friend had be...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Orleans/Hwy 169 River Community

Sheriff Honsal would like to announce the assignment of Deputy Karl Norton to Orleans and the Highway 169 River community.    Deputy Norton will split his time between both areas.  Deputy Norton has 7 years law enforcement exper...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

On Wednesday 07/26/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants that covered three private parcels to investigate an allegation of illegal cultivation of marijuana. The private par...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team

On 07-25-17 at about 2115 hrs the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was called out.  The Eureka Police Department had located a suspicious object in the gutter near the intersection of 14th and Del Norte ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Carjacking

UPDATE (7/25/17):

 After contacting the victim and obtaining a detailed statement we have updated information.  The female victim was sleeping in her vehicle when she was awakened by a white male adult. He first asked if she was ok, and a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Grand Theft

On 6-24-17 the Sheriff’s Office investigated a Grand Theft that occurred on Elk Ridge Road near the town of Briceland.  Numerous items were stolen from the property including:

  • Two 2500 gallon water tanks       ...
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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Residential daytime burglary

Update (7/21/17):

Last night deputies continued to investigate this incident.  23-year-old Johnny Ray Mobley (see attached photo) was located hiding in the attic of a residence near where the suspect vehicle was located.  Stolen property ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team call out

On 07-20-17 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was called to Hilfiker Rd in Eureka for a possible pipe bomb.  Two EOD technicians responded and met with members of the Eureka Fire Department who had se...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Sheriff's Office Marijuana Priorities

The Sheriff’s office has fielded many questions over the past several months regarding how the changes in the law will affect enforcement of illegal marijuana cultivation in the county. Proposition 64, the adult recreational use of marijuana, al...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Vehicle Burglary

On 07-19-17 at about 1324 hrs deputies were dispatched to the Tegtmiers area of the Trinity River for a report of a vehicle burglary that had just occurred.  This is a well-known swimming/sunbathing area down river from the town of Willow Creek. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Gunshot Victim

On 07-19-17 at about 2143 hrs Deputies were dispatched to a report a gunshot victim walking around the Alderpoint area.  Deputies were initially unable to locate the female victim but later contacted her at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Gar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting

On July 14, 2017, at approximately 2157 hours, 3 Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in two marked patrol vehicles in the area Highway 169 North of Weitchpec.  The deputies were in full Sheriff’s Office patrol un...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Marijuana Arrest - Case 201703377

On 07-14-17 Deputies responded to the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport in McKinleyville for a report of an airline passenger attempting to board a commercial flight with a large amount of marijuana. Once on scene deputies contacted Michael...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 13, 2017

DTF Eureka Arrests

On July 13, 2017, at approximately 0900 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and Officers with the Eureka Police POP Unit served search warrants in the 2300 block of Maple Lane in Eureka. The Superior Court warrant was obtained after a le...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Phone Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving phone calls from the public regarding a “phone scam”. There is a male caller who states he is Lt. Haines from  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The H...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant - Case 201703331

On Tuesday 07/11/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant to investigate an allegation of illegal cultivation of marijuana. The parcel in question had no application on file with ...

Read more about the Hyampom search warrant

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Residential fire fatality

On 07/11/17, at approximately 5:15 in the morning, Fortuna Fire Dept. along with Loleta and Rio Dell Fire Depts. responded to reports of a structure fire in the Royal Crest Mobile Estates at the residential address, 1589 Imperial Lane. The Sheriff&rsq...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Investigator Todd Fulton's Retirement Proclamation

On Tuesday, July 11th, at about 9:15 in the morning, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution for retiring Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Todd Fulton. Investigator Fulton has been employed with the HCSO for the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Missing Person Ellen Temple

At about 3:00 in the afternoon on July 3rd, Lila Temple reported that her 71 year old mother, Ellen Cameron Temple (DOB 03/20/1946), was missing. Ellen is a white female, 5’4” tall, 135 pounds, blue eyes, and long straight brown hair. Ellen is a transient...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Wanted Felon Arrest

On 07-10-17 a Main Station Patrol Sergeant was traveling through the city of Eureka when he saw a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Broadway Street.  He recognized the vehicle which was reportedly involved in several local burglaries.  ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Bear Locked in Vehicle

On 07-10-17 Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Greenwood Heights for a call of a bear locked in a vehicle.  Once on scene Corporal Borges, Deputy Crotty and Lieutenant Fridley found a gray faced adult black b...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Shelter Cove Drowning

At about 1215 hours on Sunday July 9th , a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Shelter Cove for the report of an apparent drowning victim. Fifty one year old Myers Flat resident Michael Allen Byerley (DOB 08/13/1965) had been surfing when he exper...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Humboldt Bay Drowning

On Sunday, July 2nd, at about 1100 in the morning, a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Waterfront Drive regarding the report of a deceased individual floating in Humboldt Bay. An autopsy of the individual, identified by fingerprints as Shane Chr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Boating Deputies Make Arrest

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit was working normal marine patrol on Humboldt Bay.  The marine unit was in the area of Coast Seafood along the Eureka Channel. Deputies Conan Moore, pictured on the left, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Klamath River Drowning Victim

On Friday, 06/30/2017, at about 4:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Klamath River at Young’s Bar near Highway 169 regarding the report of a drowning victim. On arrival, HCSO deputies discovered a deceased indiv...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Administrator Investigation

This release is to inform the public that Sheriff William Honsal has started an investigation into the current and past practices, policies and procedures of the Public Administrator’s Office relating to the disposal of property under a formal o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

Addendum

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit began to investigate the legality of the marijuana grow site on the parcels owned by Brett Visser after receiving several complaints. The complaints surrounded illegal marijuana acti...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Southern Humboldt's Most Wanted Arrest

On 6-27-2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies received an anonymous tip that wanted fugitive, Shaun Maurice Stringfellow, was seen walking in the 3200 block of Redwood Drive, Redway. Stringfellow was previously featured on the Sheriff's Off...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Injured Dog Recovering

On Monday June 26, 2017 at about 0847 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a reporting party (RP) stating they located a dog that appeared injured.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Co...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Inmate Death

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at about 0245 hours, a Correctional Deputy and Medical Staff in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility were conducting routine medical checks of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility’s Medical Unit when they disco...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2017

One Taken Into Custody After Two Week Crime Spree

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 1200 hours, the two week crime spree, perpetrated by the mysterious cowboy hat wearing subject claiming to be an FBI Agent, has finally came to an end. James Martin Pawlyk, age 50, was taken into custody with the assis...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Traffic Stop Leads to 108 Pounds of Marijuana

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 0007 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on routine patrol in the area of School Road and Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The Deputy observed a vehicle with an unreadable rear license plate and attempte...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Shooting Investigation

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at about 5:50 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible gunshot victim located at a residence on the 3900 block of Union St., in Eureka.

Deputies responded to the scene and located a male subject who appear...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Search and Rescue

On Monday June 19, 2017 at about 1507 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a possible drowning at Camp Kimtu in Willow Creek. It was reported a group of three teenaged females were traveling dow...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Two Arrested in Eureka

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at about 1631 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the Eureka Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the 800 block of Nancy Court in Eureka for a report of a burglary in progre...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

New Hires

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9 recruits from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the 119th College of the Redwoods Basic Police Academy. Sheriff William Honsal is pleased to announce the following as new Humboldt County Sheriff&am...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Attempted Homicide at Centerville Beach

On Friday June 6th at approximately 9:00 am the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in regards to a small child being attacked by the child’s mother at Centerville beach near Ferndale. The caller stated that the mother was attempting to p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Missing Person Ayette Dial

On 6/12/2017, 30 year old Ayette Dial was reported as a missing person. Dial is described as of Filipino ancestry, 5 feet tall weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a tiger on her foot, a tattoo of a dragonfly on her wris...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Sheriff's Office K9 Visits Ridgewood Elementary School

Today some kindergarteners at Ridgewood Elementary School received a surprise visit from K9 Deputy Louie and his Handler Colby Henson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Louie displayed his excitement for playing fetch (his reward for a job well done...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart to pass along the news that we lost one of our own early yesterday morning. Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone was visiting family and friends in Butte County when he experienced a medical emergency in the middle of the night. Deputy Mi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Body Found in the Klamath River

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at about 2030 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communication Center received a report from a fisherman who had discovered a body floating in the Klamath River, Weitchpec. Deputies responded to the location approxima...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Felony Warrant Suspect taken into Custody

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at about 0819 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Bridgeville Resident Deputy Filippini was on routine patrol on Highway 36. At mile post marker 18, the Deputy recognized wanted suspect Wade Daniel Harris, age 35, standi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Two Men Wanted for Assault - Case 201702796

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at about 2114 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5700 block of Wymore Road in Arcata for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male victim, age 43, lying in the grass off the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Suspected Heroin Found by Sheriff's Office K9 - Case 201702570

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 K9 Handler Colby Henson and his narcotic dog Louie were conducting routine searches of an outside work area where inmate work crews are located. K9 Louie made a positive indication in the work area. Upon further investigation of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

PG&E Contributes to Sheriff's Office Communications Center

In early April Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Supervisor Morgan Schlesiger began communications with PG&E staff to seek funding to acquire a new radio software application to enhance communication between the Humboldt County...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Missing Person / Search and Rescue - Willow Creek

On Wednesday May 24th, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report from the mother of 26 year old Joseph Barriga-Crawford of Willow Creek. Joseph was reported to have left his home on Tuesday May 23rd at approximat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Assault in Hoopa

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at about 1648 hours, the Hoopa Valley Trial Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Airport Road in Hoopa for a report of shots fired. Once on scene it was learned that an altercation to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Stabbing in Eureka

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at about 1600 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Herrick Ave in Eureka for a report of a disturbance. It was reported a male subject had been stabbed. Once on scene, Deputies determ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Burglary Arrest

On 05-23-2017, at about 12:45 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Lower Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to several citizens who...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Robbery in Redway

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at about 0928 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Woods Ranch Road in Redway for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that two male suspects arrived at the vi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Drug Task Force Arrest

On 05-23-17 at around 10:00 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Boone Street in the city of Fortuna.

W...

Read more about DTF's arrest of Ms. Potts

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Body located in the Eel River

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at about 1548 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased male on the river bank of the South Fork of the Eel River. The body was located at the base of a cliff between the Sprowel Cr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Armed Robbery in Hoopa

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at about 0717 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the California Highway Patrol and the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police responded to a business on Highway 96, in Hoopa for a report of an armed robbery. Onc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Suicidal Subject

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at about 1201pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 300 block of School Road, Miranda for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. It was also reported the subject had shot his dog.

Once deputies arri...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2017

In Custody Death

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at about 2115 hours a Correctional Deputy in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility was conducting a security check of the maximum security female unit when she discovered an inmate, who was housed alone, in their cell that appe...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Can anyone identify these suspects?

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries and the use of stolen credit/debit card; all occurring in the Mckinleyville area. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects possibly inv...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Zebra Found Deceased

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at about 1452 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a zebra had been fatally shot on Mattole Road, Petrolia. Per the owner, the zebra was found deceased in a hay field about 20 yards from th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Missing Person Elizabeth Smith -Update- Case 201702277

Update (5/16/17):

Missing person Elizabeth Smith has been located in Del Norte County and is unharmed. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating Elizabeth. 

Previous (5/15/17):...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2017

McCann area Search and Rescue/Recovery

On May 4th at approximately 2pm a search and rescue effort was initiated in the McCann area east of Weott for the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that had crashed into the main fork of the Eel River. Family members and friends of the Pilot, 61 year old R...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Search Warrant - Rancho Sequoia, Alderpoint

On Tuesday May 9th members of the Humboldt County Drug Enforcement team assisted the California Highway Patrol in the service a search warrant in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint. The warrant stemmed from a heavy equipment theft investigation being c...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Update on fatal traffic collison on US-101

Update:

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Ralph Pak Summers, age 49 of Mckinleyville.

 

Previous:

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On May 5, 2017, at approximately 12:40AM, CHP dispatch received calls...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 8, 2017

DTF Investigation

After a month’s long investigation Special Agents with the Drug Task Force were granted a search warrant for 42 year old Tito Bryant, his vehicle and his residence located in the 500 block of H Street in Arcata.  

On Thursday 5/...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Stabbing in Ferndale - Case 201702102

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, at about 7:45 am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a male subject had been stabbed at a residence on Waddington Road in Ferndale. The victim asked an acquaintance to call 911.

The victim sustained ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Shelter Cove Homicide - 201702096

Update (5/8/17):

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Jesse Earl Simpson, age 42 of Shelter Cove.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to cal...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Volunteers Recognized

On Tuesday evening, 04/25/2017, the Eureka Police Department hosted an annual appreciation dinner for the Humboldt County Volunteer organizations at the Elks Lodge. The event was well attended and provided an opportunity for Humboldt County’s “First Respo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Names released by Coroners Office

Update

The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Terry Allan Hayse, age 57 of Rio Dell. The female subject has been positively identified as Annette Kaleialoha Brooks, age 61 of Carlotta.

Previous:

Press release from the Califo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Search Warrant Served

On 04-18-17 at around 6:00 P.M. Special Agents with the Drug Task Force, assisted by Officers from Eureka Police Department and Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at two residences located i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Trinity River Release / Lewiston Dam

We would like to advise the public that there will be a controlled release of water from the Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River starting tomorrow (4-22-17), and continue through Wednesday (4-26-17). The release will rise from 400 cubic feet per second (179...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Hwy 299 Traffic Fatality Update

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified and released the name of the subject who tragically died in the traffic accident on Monday April 17th, on Hwy 299 east of Blue Lake Blvd. The decedent is 53 year old Janine Elaine Orcutt of Hoopa Ca.

Furt...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Arson Investigation - Case 201701809

On 4-17-17 at about 4:15 am Hoopa Tribal Police reported a suspicious fire with three buildings involved, behind Hoopa High School on Loop Rd. in Hoopa. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and discovered the three buildings fully engulfed in flames....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Gunshot victim

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 10:12 a.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a residence on Dyerville Loop, in Myers Flat for a report of a gunshot victim and possible home invasion robbery. The victim told deputies that he was met by numerous in...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Burglary

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 7:36 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on Herrick Avenue for a report of a burglary. As deputies arrived, an eyewitness advised the suspects were still on scene and getting into a vehicle. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Twenty-three Pounds of Marijuana Seized

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at about 0247 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Garberville units conducted a traffic stop on Sprowel Creek at Redwood Drive, Garberville. Once deputies approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. Du...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approve Inmate Tablet Pilot Project

Today, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a pilot project that will provide inmates in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility access to education on a electronic tablet platform. The focus of this project will be to maintain ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Can you help ID this female

On Monday, April 03, 2017 at about 0119 hours, an unknown female entered a residence on the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave, Eureka. The female suspect removed the victim’s purse and phone from the residence and left the area on foot. The victim&rs...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

HCSO received donation from the Eureka Moose Lodge

On Friday, April 07, 2017, the Eureka Moose Lodge held an event for first responders which several local fire and law enforcement agencies attended. The Lodge raised $10,000 that was distributed to the agencies. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Off...

Read more about the donation from the Moose Lodge

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Swearing in Ceremony

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Sheriff Mike Downey was pleased to announce the swearing in of eight new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and seven promotions.  

Promotions:

     Jason Benge – Com...

Read more about the Swearing in Ceremony

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Arrest in Redway

On 04-08-17, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in the 100 block of Empire Avenue, Redway when they noticed silver colored Toyota Tacoma parked partially in the roadway.  Deputies learned prior to approach...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Investigation

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at about 1424 hours Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies responded to the 7200 block of West End Road, Arcata for an agency assist per California Highway Patrol. It was reported to law enforcement as a tra...

Read more about the investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sex Offender Sweep

During the week of March 27th, 2017, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies conducted a sex offender sweep at various locations throughout the county. The purpose of this sweep was to make sure sex registrants are complying with Califo...

Read more about the sex offender sweep

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Barricaded subject in Willow Creek

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, at approximately 1454 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Mountain View Lane, Willow Creek for a welfare check. Suspect Kason Henry Crutchfield, age 26 was reported to be in viol...

Read more about the barricaded subject

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Stabbing in Alderpoint

UPDATE

The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Eugene Arnold Minikel, age 37 of Redway. This investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office reg...

Read more about the stabbing in Alderpoint

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Two Pounds of Suspected Meth Located by Agents

      As a result of a three-month long investigation, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force learned there was a vehicle traveling to Humboldt County from the Bakersfield area transporting a significant quantit...

Read more about the meth arrests

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Five Subjects Taken into Custody by Drug Task Force

    On 03-15-17 at about 0820 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by members of the Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 block o...

Read more about DTF arresting five people

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Low-Cost Firewood Vouchers Available

Low cost firewood vouchers will start being sold on Tuesday, May 2 at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HSRC) located at 1910 California Street in Eureka.   Households with an individual 55 or older and living on a low to moderate inc...

Read more about the firewood vouchers

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Gang Awareness Training was conducted

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Gang Resource Intelligence Team (GRIT) conducted Gang Awareness Training for the staff at the Humboldt County Office of Education. The training covered why kids jo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Puppy rescued from Humboldt Bay

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 0930 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that someone had dropped a puppy off the middle span of the Samoa Bridge. A fishing crew on a boat witnessed the incident and was able...

Read more about the puppy rescue

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Sheriff's Office and Immigration Enforcement

In recent weeks there have been several inquiries regarding the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office policy regarding immigration enforcement and cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security; US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Sheriff's Offic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Subject identified in CHP traffic collision

On March 12, 2017, at approximately 1209 hours, California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a traffic collision southbound on US-101 south of Tompkins Hill Road.  The 45 year old deceased male was positively identified by the Humboldt County Cor...

Read more about the CHP investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Second Annual Re-entry Fair

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Re-entry Fair!

This event will occur March 27th-29th in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. This event takes place in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Dialogue...

Read more about the Re-entry Fair

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Search Warrant served in Rio Dell

On 03-09-17 at about 1115 hours Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Firs...

Read more about the Rio Dell search warrant

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Multiple Vehicles Burglaries in McKinleyville

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in McKinleyville between the hours of 2:30 am and 5:30 am.  A total of 13 vehicles were reported to be...

Read more about the burglaries in McKinleyville

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Travelers Rescued by Deputies

On Friday March 10, 2017 at about 8:43 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a female subject. The female caller stated she and three other females were traveling in their Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle on a rural ...

Read more about the rescue by deputies

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Two Subjects Rescued

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at about 12:51 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff's Communications Center received a 911 call from a male subject, age 32. The male caller stated he and another male, age 35, were lost in the wooded area behind First Road, McKin...

Read more about the two rescued

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Three Subjects Rescued

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at about 8:15 pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a male subject, age 36. The male caller stated himself and two females ages 39 and 34, were traveling in their vehicle in th...

Read more about the three people rescued

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2017

One taken into custody in Hoopa

On Monday, March 06, 2017 at about 1045am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tribal Resource Officers and California Highway Patrol Officers were dispatched to Mill Creek Road, Hoopa for a report of a suicidal subject. It was reported a male s...

Read more about the arrest in Hoopa

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Multiple vehicles vandalized in the Cutten area

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vehicle vandalisms that occurred on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Cutten area between the hours of 2230 and 0230. A total of 8 vehicles were located with broken windows and nothing...

Read more about the Cutten vandalism

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2017

One of Humboldt's Most Wanted subjects arrested

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, at approximately 1216 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) responded to Nob Hill Court, Shelter Cove in regards to information on the possible theft of utility services. While deputies were conducting an inves...

Read more about the Arlotta arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Can anyone identify these subjects

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible theft and assault that occurred on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Garberville area. The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the subjects possibly invol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Stolen property recovered and two suspects taken into custody

On Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at about 9:15 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 500 block of Melville Road, Garberville. Upon arrival, it was reported that two apartments had been burglarize...

Read more about the stolen property recovery

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Two taken into custody after vehicle pursuit

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at about 1448 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Bowie Road, Loleta for a report of possible shots fired. The female juvenile victim reported two male suspects only known as Tim and Spook...

Read more about the vehicle pursuit arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Friendly Reminder

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that Kneeland is all private property. The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints about people leaving their trash and damaging the ...

Read more about Kneeland

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

Humboldt County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposals for the 2016/2017 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 7 through ...

Read more about the OHV grant application

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Autopsy shows Sam Whitney died from natural causes

UPDATE-

Sam Whitney was found deceased February 11th under the Ryan Slough Bridge. Whitney was dressed adequately for the weather. A thick sleeping bag was found nearby.

During the autopsy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Whitney’s cause of death ...

Read more about the Sam Whitney death

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Body located in the Humboldt Bay

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at about 0410 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Eureka Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt Bay Fire and the United States Coast Guard personnel responded to the 3rd span of the ...

Read more about the body located in Humboldt Bay

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 21, 2017

At Risk Missing Person - Case 201700854

Update (2/22/17):

On 2/21/17 at approx. 1800 hours, missing person Anne Farley was located at her home, in good health.  Farley indicated she had been spending time with a friend.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for th...

Read more about missing person Anne Farley

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 16, 2017

One of Humboldt's Most Wanted subject taken into custody

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) received a tip regarding the whereabouts of fugitive Joshua Wentworth. At approximately 1015 hours, Deputies from the HCSO Trinity River Division (TRD), assisted by O...

Read more about the Josh Wentworth arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Vehicle theft is on the rise in Humboldt County

There has been a spike in vehicle theft in Humboldt County.  For 2015 there were 494 stolen vehicles.  In 2016 there were 688.

The Honda Accord continues to rank as the number one vehicle stolen out of Humboldt County, a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Body found near Ryan Slough Bridge

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at about 4:44 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area of the Ryan Slough Bridge, Eureka for a report of a body lying in a stream. The body was located by Deputies underneath the Ryan Sl...

Read more about the body found in southern Humbold

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Retirement of Sheriff Downey

Sheriff Michael Downey would like to take the opportunity to inform the citizens of Humboldt County of his intent to retire as Sheriff of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, effective Saturday, May 6, 2017.   Sheriff Downey stated thi...

Read more about Sheriff Downey's retirement

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Shots fired in McKinleyville

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at about 1150am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the 1600 block of Woody Road in McKinleyville for a report of an erratic driver. While deputies were...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Drug Task Force search warrants

On 02-06-17 at about 10:30 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement served three Humboldt County Superior Co...

Read more about the DTF search warrant arrests

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Standoff in Hoopa 201700608

On Monday, February 6, 2017, at about 1055am, Hoopa Tribal Officer responded to Little Moon Lane in Hoopa for a patrol check of reports of a woman screaming. From his vehicle, the Tribal Officer observed a female on a porch of a residence holding a rifle....

Read more about the standoff in Hoopa

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Burglary Arrest - Case 201700472

Update (2/3/17):

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at about 1:35 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were conducting follow up to the burglary that occurred on the 1000 block of Wiyot Drive.  Deputies contacted 33 year old Jeremiah Hathaway Johnson ...

Read more on the burglary in Wiyot

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 29, 2017

Felony Warrant Arrest

In a three-day span, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two suspects who were previously featured on the “Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster”.

On 01-27-2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies received an anonymous tip that Za...

Read more on Southern Humboldt's Most Wanted

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Drug Task Force Arrests

     On 01-27-17 at about 0700 hours the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence located in the 180...

DTF arrests Warren, Freeman, and Waymond arrests

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Attempted Homicide - Case 201700301

Update (1/25/17):

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at approximately 7:06 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, with the assistance of the Humboldt County SWAT team, served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Felt Rd. in Miranda...

Read more on the attempted homicide in Miranda

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Burglary - Case 201700333

A suspect steals an ATM machine from College of the Redwoods.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the College of the Redwoods on Tompkins Hill Rd in Eureka for a report of a burglary. &...

Read more on the stolen ATM machine from CR

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 21, 2017

Robbery - Case 201700325

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at about 7:00 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to Burger King at 1645 Heartwood Drive, Mckinleyville for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred.

Witnesses told deputies an unknown suspect entered the bu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Ramey Warrant Arrest - Case 201503461

Raymond Earl Preschern

Update 1/20/2017:

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 39 year old William Lamar Hinson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the murder of 37 year old Khanh Lam.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators determined Hinson was an...

Read more on the Ramey warrant arrest of Hinson

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Suicidal Subject - Case 201700274

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 4000 block of Hwy 101 in Bayside to a welfare check request of a possible suicidal subject armed with a handgun.  Deputies received informa...

Read on the suicidal subject in Bayside

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Deputy Coroner Roy Horton Retirement

Sheriff Mike Downey and the members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Deputy Coroner Roy Horton for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Humboldt County.  Roy began his career with the City of Arcata in 1993 as a r...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 13, 2017

At Risk Missing Person - Case 201700196

Update 1/17/2017:

On Saturday, January 14, 2017 at around 4:15 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call that at-risk missing person, Marilyn Jarnaghan had returned safely to her residence in Hoopa.  Deputies contacted Ma...

Read more on at risk missing person Marilyn

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Robbery - Case 201700184

On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at approximately 7:11 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded the Subway sandwich shop in the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave in Eureka for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  Deputies spoke with the repo...

Read more on the robbery at Subway in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Child Pornography Arrest - Case 201602748

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at around 8:30 a.m. Detectives with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Matthew Aaron Steele for distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.  Steele’s arrest came at th...

Read more on the child pornography arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Sex Offender Arrest - Case 201700123

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a business on the 1300 block of Hiller Rd in McKinleyville for a report of sexual battery.  Deputies spoke with a female juvenile victim who stated 56...

Read more on the sex offender arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Kidnapping - Case 201700105

On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs met with a possible assault victim.  The female victim told deputies she was kidnapped by her estranged husband, 57 year old Alvin Lee Wingo, Jr., on Decembe...

Read more on the kidnapping by Alvin Wingo

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Burglary Arrest - Case 201606326

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff Office received a report of a burglary victim in the Eureka area in which the victim discovered his stolen property being offered for sale on Craigslist.  Deputy Sheriff’s and the victim ma...

Read more on Anthony Holberg's burglary arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Public Service Announcement - Trespassing on Titlow Hill

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that the first five miles of Tiltow Hill Rd from Hwy 299 is private property.  The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints about people leaving ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Orick Resident Deputy

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Joe Conlin has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Orick Community. 

Deputy Conlin is a life-long resident of Humboldt County, having been born and raised in Arcata. &...

Read more about Orick Resident Deputy Joe Conlin

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Public Service Announcement - Winter Driving Tips

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people that winter driving can be dangerous and stressful.  Freezing rain, snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures make driving in the winter dangerous and, potentially, life threatening. &...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Public Service Announcement - Trespassing While Seeking Snow

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that the Kneeland-Greenwood Heights area is primarily all private property.  Snow seekers should utilize the Horse Mountain, Six Rivers National Forest ar...

Read more on trespassing in Kneeland area

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Vandalism - Case 201606389

On Friday, December 30, 2016 at approximately 1:20 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to Ramone’s Bakery on Harrison Ave in Eureka for a vandalism report which had occurred earlier that morning when the business was closed.  Deputies met wit...

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Video surveillance Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Public Service Announcement - New Year's Eve and Pets

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter would like to remind pet owners of the dangers associated with the New Year’s Eve festivities and animals. Every New Year’s Eve holiday brings loud noises and disturbing activities, which frighten animal...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201606311

Update (12/29/16):

An autopsy was conducted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 for the decedent found on the Ma-le’l Dunes in Manila on the 26th.  The cause of death was determined to be drowning. 

Coroners have been unable to make positive id...

Read more on the death investigation in Manila

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Hash Lab Explosion - Case 201606314

On Monday, December 26, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs along with Arcata Fire responded to a triplex residence on the 1800 block of Ocean Drive in McKinleyville for a report of an explosion.  Upon arrival deputies...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Home Invasion Robbery - Case 201606280

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a residence on the 200 block of Pine Drive in Salmon Creek for a report of a home invasion that had just occurred.  Deputies met with a 69 year old f...

Read more on home invasion robbery in Salmon Creek

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Inmate Death - 201606139

Update (12/22/16):

Humboldt County Coroner’s have identified the inmate who died on Tuesday, December 13th as 44 year old Thomas Robert Smith.  The cause of death is pending toxicology reports.   

Coroners have been unable to loca...

Read more on inmate death

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Stalking - Case 201605786

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at about 10:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unwanted subject outside a residence on the 4000 block of Cedar Street in Eureka.  Deputies have previously received numerous calls in...

Read more on stalking arrest in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Child Endangerment - Case 201606228

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at approximately 7:52 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible kidnapping that had just occurred at a residence on the 400 block of Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.  It was reported 21 year ...

Read more on child endangerment arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - December 19, 2016

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of seventeen new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and four promotions.  

Promotions:

     Duane Christian – Lieutenant

     Ke...

Read more on swearing in ceremony for December

Photographs from Swearing in Ceremony in December Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Homicide Investigation - Case 201606114

Update (12/19/16):

On Sunday, December 18, 2016 at approximately 9:40 p.m. Hector Godoy-Standley and Catherine Fode, who are both wanted for last week’s murder of Tyson Claros, turned themselves in to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  Both Go...

Read more on the homicide in Manila

Booking photos for arrested suspects Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201606136

Update (12/19/16):

On Friday, December 16, 2016 at approximately 11:23 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs received information regarding the possible location of the suspect vehicle associated with the attempted homicide in Redway on Tuesday, December 13...

Read more on attempted homicide in Redway

Pictures of possible suspect vehicle Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Services strongly encourage all residents to register for the county’s public mass notification system, VESTA Alert. Alerts may be sent about developing or existing emergency conditions, includi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Warrants

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Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the list of active warrants currently issued in Humboldt County is now readily available on-line at http://humboldtgov.org/sheriff. The warrant list will be updated every Wednesday. Please do not attempt to appre...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2015

Correctional Facility Offers "Re-Entry Fair" for Inmates

Re-entry fair

On December 18, 2014 General population inmates housed in the Humboldt Correctional Facility were given an opportunity to meet with several community based organizations from within the county. The concept of a Re-Entry Fair is the same as a Job-Fair. Inm...

Read about correctional facility re-entry fair

Sheriff's Office

Posted on: September 20, 2017

2017-18 Property Tax Bills

Property tax bills for the current year will be mailed by the end of September. 

The first installment of Humboldt County Property Taxes is due November 1 and MUST be paid by December 11, 2017 in order to be considered timely. Payments received af...

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Treasurer - Tax Collector
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Property Tax Postponement Program

The Humboldt County Treasurer-Tax Collector is pleased to announce that the State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program has returned after being suspended by the State Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are 62 or older, blind,...

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Treasurer - Tax Collector