Posted on: June 13, 2017

Child Support Services issues Father's Day Message

This Father’s Day, the state and local Child Support Services agencies commend fathers who set a good example and support the well-being and stability of their children. Fatherhood involvement benefits not just the children or the parent, but so...

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North Coast Regional DCSS Web Site
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...

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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, ...

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WebGIS Application
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

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
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Comment period on revised draft EIR for General Plan Update extended

The comment period on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) for the General Plan Update is extended to Friday, June 30, 2017. 

The RDEIR is available for public review on the county’s website at and available in hardcopy ...

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General Plan Update web page
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Notice of Public Workshops on Cannabis Ordinance Policy Review

In the matter of Proposed Amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities

DATES:   Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm - Planning Commission


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More on Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Governor Brown appoints Elvine-Kreis to Humboldt County Superior Court

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From the Governor’s Press Office

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Gregory J. Elvine-Kreis to a judgeship in the Humboldt County Superior Court.

Elvine-Kreis, 47, of Arcata, has been supervising attorney at the Humbol...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

May 18 Planning Commission cancelled

The Planning Commission special meeting that was scheduled for May 18, 2017 has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. All items that were scheduled to be heard at that meeting will be moved to the June 1st meeting.

 General questions can be di...

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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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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Humboldt County Events for the month of May

Humboldt County Events May 2017

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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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
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Humboldt and Mendocino counties announce the closure of Bell Springs Road to through traffic

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On Sunday, April 16th, a rock slide six miles north of Leggett in northern Mendocino County forced the closure of Highway 101.  The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) has not provided an update on when Highway 101 may re-open, but...

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CalTrans Road Conditions
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Statement from the Board of Supervisors

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When the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appointed David Marcus as the county’s Public Defender on Feb. 9, the Board requested a date where they could meet with Mr. Marcus and set expectations and goals for the position. That date was today and the B...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

County releases Notice of Preparation for cannabis environmental impact report

Humboldt County has just released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will evaluate the environmental impacts of proposed changes to the County’s Commercial Cannabis Ordinance. A sampling of the changes to...

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Cannabis EIR info
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee Finalizes Recommendations

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The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z expenditures this week finalized its recommendations for projects to be funded in Fiscal Year 2017-18. In total, the committee recommended 12 projects to be funded, in addition to projects that requi...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Groundbreaking ceremony for Juvenile Hall replacement project

The County of Humboldt will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, April 3 to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new Juvenile Hall facility. By replacing the current aging facility, the county can more effectively create a safe and supportive...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Governor appoints Supervisor Sundberg to Coastal Commission

Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced his appointment of Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg to the California Coastal Commission.

Established in 1972, the Coastal Commission works in partnership with coastal cities and counties to plan an...

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California Coastal Commission
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Online forum for Measure S closes April 3

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In November 2016, Humboldt County voters passed Measure S which places a tax on individuals who cultivate cannabis for commercial purposes. Now, as the county prepares for the impacts of this measure and newly legalized industry, the Board of Supervisors ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Clarification regarding recent appointment of Public Defender

Following is a press release from the Board of Supervisors:

There has been a lot of misinformation surrounding the Board of Supervisors’ hiring of David Marcus as the Public Defender that needs clarification.

After receiving numerous applications ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

North Coast Regional Child Support Director Wins Inaugural Debbie Frahm Leadership Award

North Coast Regional DCSS Director Lisa Dugan receives the Frahm Leadership Award from California Department of Child Support Services Director Alisha Griffin

Sacramento – North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) Director Lisa Dugan was honored by California DCSS Director Alisha Griffin last Wednesday for the county’s outstanding efforts to support families throughout...

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