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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Revised Website Accessibility Policy and Standards

Humboldt County’s Website Accessibility Policy and Standards & Style Guide have been revised and went to the Board of Supervisors on 10/16/2018.For your reference, here are direct links to the revised documents:

Website Accessibility Policy

Web Standard...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Rural Community and Business Leaders Raise More Than $56,000 for Humboldt County Charities

Supervisor Bohn presenting members of Families Advocating Autism Now (FAAN) with a check from RCRC f

The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) announced today that rural community and business leaders from across the state raised $56,590 for seven Humboldt County Charities at RCRC’s 2018 Annual Meeting. Raised during the RCRC Basket...

Read more about charities that will benefit

County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 4, 2018

County offices to close on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in observance of National Day of Mourning

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Offices at the County of Humboldt will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 5, in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H. W Bush.

Essential services, such as law enforcement offices, will remain open and operational.

Humboldt County follows ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Miss Deadline to Register to Vote for Nov. 6 Election? It’s Not Too Late!

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State law allows voters who missed their voter registration deadline on Oct. 22 to register on a later date and vote the same day. Called Conditional Voter Registration and Provisional Voting, the Humboldt County Office of Elections will be offering this ...

Read more about registering

More elections info County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Tuesday update on unknown substance located at county courthouse

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Based on results from yesterday’s field tests, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services - Public Health concluded that the substance found on the ground floor court house door at 421 I Street in Eureka was not an identified ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Potential changes in land use and zoning for Industrial/Coastal-Dependent Lands

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Humboldt County is evaluating the Humboldt Bay Area Plan and Coastal Zoning Regulations related to Industrial/Coastal-Dependent (MC).  A recent study suggests there is an over-supply of MC-designated lands, and, it may be in the public interest f...

Read more about potential zoning changes

Local Coastal Plan web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 5, 2018

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 third y...

Read more about the county's training day

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Planning Commission Hearing on Oct. 4

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Planning Commission Hearing on Zoning Text Amendments andZone Reclassifications to Implement the General Plan

DATE: Thursday, October 4th - 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Board of Supervisors Chamber

Humboldt County Courthouse

825 5th Street

Eureka, CA 95501

On Thursday, Oc...

Read more about the hearing

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Drug Court Graduation on October 12 at 2:30pm

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Humboldt County Probation, Adult Drug Court

825 5th Street, Eureka, California 95501

brobie@co.humboldt.ca.us   (707) 476-2371

  

Press Release- For immediate release- 

Future contact person- Chief Shaun Brenneman 2...

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Additional Info... County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Poll workers needed for Nov. 6 General Election

Poll Workers

The Humboldt County Office of Elections is looking for Poll Workers for the upcoming Statewide General Election on November 6.

Position Needed

Clerks (team members)

Clerks

Clerks open and close the polls, issue ballots, keep track of who has voted, and, in so...

Read more about becoming a poll worker

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Permit processing becoming more efficient, transparent with new online platform

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In an effort to provide more efficient and transparent customer service, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department later this month will transition to a new online system to process building and land use permits.

Beginning Sept. 24, the Planning...

Read more about online permit managment

Online Permit Management County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Nearly 80 laptop computers donated to foster youth

Foster youth holding a laptop standing between two support staff

Representatives from the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), National Homebuyers Fund, Inc. (NHF), and iFoster on Tuesday provided an update to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on the distribution of nearly 80 gifted laptops to loca...

Read more about the laptop program

County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Ag Department hosting pesticide use training for cannabis cultivators

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The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is teaming up with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation later this month to offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.

Humboldt County’s ...

Read about pesticide training

County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Cody Roggatz to serve as county's Director of Aviation

Cody Roggatz

The County of Humboldt is taking its airport system to new heights, and Cody Roggatz will be the person to lead the way. On Tuesday, Aug. 21 the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to formally appoint Roggatz, currently the Transportation Di...

Read about Cody Roggatz's appointment

Additional Info... County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Child Support Awareness Month “They Don’t Need Perfect – They Just Need You”

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August is Child Support Awareness Month. The California Department of Child Support Services (CA DCSS) and the 49 local and regional child support agencies use this opportunity to inform the public about the availability and benefits of child support serv...

Read about Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support website County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Board Unanimously Places Public Safety & Essential Services Renewal Measure on November Ballot

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to place the Public Safety and Essential Services Renewal Measure on the November ballot. If enacted, the measure would renew existing, voter-approved locally controlled funding for essentia...

Read about the renewal measure

Additional Info... County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Humboldt County Assessing Needs to Help Respond to Fires

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As multiple wildfires continue to threaten our neighboring counties, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has created an information line dedicated to assessing the needs of evacuees entering our community.Evacuees entering...

Find evacuee resources and information

County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Humboldt files suit against big pharma over opioid crisis

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In the face of the worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history, known as the opioid crisis, the County of Humboldt this week filed a federal lawsuit against the largest manufacturers and primary distributors of prescription opioids in the United Sta...

Read about the county's lawsuit

County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Study: Humboldt Bay at highest risk of sea level rise on U.S. west coast

Map showing King Salmon inundated by 3 feet of water

Humboldt Bay is at the highest risk of sea level rise on the entire U.S. west coast. The County has completed a sea level rise vulnerability assessment indicating three communities are at risk of being inundated by sea level rise. Nearly 400 residential p...

Read more about Sea Level Rise in Humboldt

Local Coastal Plan Update County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Funding Awarded to California Conservation Corps for Trail Construction in McKay Community Forest

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On June 28, 2018, the California Transportation Commission approved a funding award of $660,000 to the California Conservation Corps to support two years of trail construction within the McKay Community Forest, located southeast of Eureka. Funding was pro...

Read more about the McKay Community Forest

McKay Community Forest web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

'Definite Plan' for Klamath Dam Removal Unveiled

County Seal

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) filed the Definite Plan for Klamath Dam removal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today. The Definite Plan provides specific details regarding the removal of the lower four Klamath River dams...

Read more about the Definite Plan...

Additional Info... County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

More bus rides to and from Southern Humboldt beginning Monday

Humboldt Transit Authority bus with three staffers standing in front of it. Tree from the Avenue of

Beginning on Monday, July 2, Humboldt County bus riders will have more opportunities to take public transportation to and from gorgeous Southern Humboldt, including more stops along the world-renowned Avenue of the Giants. The Humboldt Transit Authority (...

Read more about expanded service in SoHum

Learn more at the HTA website County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 21, 2018

County Fair To Postpone July Flat-Track Motorcycle Race Event

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The Humboldt County Fair Association is postponing a July 14, 2018 flat-track motorcycle race event until the summer of 2019.  The fair association is currently working through Humboldt County’s Conditional Use Permit process to hold sp...

Read more about the event postponement

County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Airport to hold live drill on Wednesday

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The Humboldt County Aviation Division will be holding a live emergency drill at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30 pm to approximately 8 pm. Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 requires that t...

Read more about the airport drill

County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Humboldt Bay Trail: Travel and trail use survey

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The County of Humboldt is pursuing the funding necessary to construct the final four miles of the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata. Please complete our survey to help the county understand current non-motorized travel patterns between...

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Take the survey County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Learn about county's family-centered approach child support services

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Giving a child the security and happiness they need when their parents live separate lives can be a tough road. The North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services recognizes and respects that road, and they are here to help. If you are interest...

Read more about child support

County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 11, 2018

No-Cost ADA Training for Design Professionals, Building Owners & Property Managers

ADA Training Flyer

In an effort to help local design professionals, plan checkers, inspectors, building owners and other businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County of Humboldt will be providing a free workshop on this subject in June.

This w...

Read about the upcoming ADA training

ADA Training Flyer County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Supervisor Sundberg re-appointed to EPA advisory committee

Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

On May 2, 5th District Supervisor and Chair of the Board Ryan Sundberg was reappointed to serve a second term on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee. The committee was chartered in 1992 to advise the E...

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Learn more about the LGAC County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Former Arcata Library Branch Manager Nick Wilczek named County Librarian

Nick Wilczek, County Librarian

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Nick Wilczek as its new Library Director. Wilczek, formerly the branch manager for the Arcata Library, was appointed by the Board of Supervisors recently and will begin serving as the department director on Tu...

Read more about the new Librarian

Learn more about the Library County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Measure Z spending plan totals $11.6 million for FY 18-19

Heavy equipment digging a trench and replacing a damaged culvert

With $7.2 million already dedicated to next year’s budget for public safety services like employing deputies in the Sheriff’s Office, prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office,  probation officers to reduce recid...

Read more about this year's Measure Z projects

More info available at the Measure Z web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Board appoints Reavis as Public Defender

Marek Reavis - Public Defender

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Marek Reavis as its new Public Defender. Reavis was appointed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday after serving as the interim Public Defender since March 12. Reavis takes over for Kaleb Cockrum, who was ap...

Read more about the Public Defender

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Supervisor Fennell elected president of California Cannabis Authority

2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell

The California Cannabis Authority (CCA) Board has elected Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell as its first president to lead the organization. The newly-established county Joint Powers Authority met for the first time last month in Monterey County....

Read more about the Cannabis JPA

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Innovative program helps rural families get needed financial support

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Over the last 19 months North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services (North Coast DCSS) has collected more than $1 million in child support for California families through its newly-developed worker’s compensation team.

Last fiscal y...

Read about innovation at North Coast DCSS

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Advocacy body for rural California heading to Humboldt

RCRC

Following is a news release from the Rural County Representatives of California, which is chaired by First District Supervisor Rex Bohn:

Nearly 50 locally elected officials, county leaders and staff will descend upon Humboldt County later this month as the...

Read more about the RCRC meeting

County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Poll workers still needed for June 5 Primary Election

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Lots of folks have inquired about serving as a poll worker for the upcoming Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 5, but more are still needed.

Positions Available

  • Inspectors (team leaders)
  • Clerks (team members)
  • Rovers (traveling support to poll workers)
  • E...
Read more about the June 5 primary election

Office of Elections website County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Tsunami Preparedness Week kicks off today

County and Sheriff logos

Are you ready for a tsunami? Monday, March 26 marks the beginning of Tsunami Preparedness Week on the North Coast. During this week, Humboldt County is taking the opportunity to practice our emergency alert procedures in the event of a tsunami generated f...

Read more about tsunami preparedness

County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Public hearing on Monday for commercial cannabis land use ordinance

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Notice of Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

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

DATE: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:00 am

LOCATION: Board of Supervisors Chamber

Humboldt County Courthouse

825 5t...

Read about the cannabis public hearing

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Poll workers needed for June 5 Primary Election

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The Humboldt County Office of Elections is looking for Poll Workers and Election Workers for the upcoming Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 5, 2018.

Positions Available

  • Inspectors (team leaders)
  • Clerks (team members)
  • Rovers (traveling support to poll ...
Read more about the June 5 primary election

Office of Elections website County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

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Humboldt County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposals for the 2017/2018 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 6 through ...

Read on about the grant program

County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Participate in a stormwater survey

Person rinsing paintbrush in to sensitive marsh land.

The North Coast Stormwater Coalition invites all community members to participate in the 2018 Stormwater Survey. The North Coast Stormwater Coalition works collaboratively with North Coast County and City governments to reduce stormwater pollution and pro...

Read about the stormwater survey

Stormwater Survey County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Help Humboldt's shelter crisis, serve on new housing committee

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is currently accepting applications for the Housing Trust Fund and Homelessness Solutions Committee. Among other duties, this committee will recommend to the Board projects that should be funded using monies derive...

Read about serving on housing committee

Housing Trust Fund and Homelessness Committee Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 22, 2018

How Can the County Work Better For You? Budget Roadshow Coming to Your Town Soon

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The Humboldt County Budget Roadshow will begin making stops around the county next week, and citizens are invited to attend when it hits your town. At this interactive, award-winning event you get a chance to visit in person with elected officials and cou...

Read about the Budget Roadshow

Learn more about the county's budget County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Completing the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata

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The County of Humboldt will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka to discuss the plan to complete the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata. The community is invited to see the current...

Read more about the Humboldt Bay Trail

More information on the Humboldt Bay Trail County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Submit your Measure Z application by Feb. 23

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There is just one week left to submit your proposal to increase public safety in our community. Download your application below and mail the completed form to :

Humboldt County Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures 

c/o C...

Read more about Measure Z funding for FY 2018-19

Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Sea Level Rise report now available

Dike overtopped during a king tide tidally inundating low-lying lands on South Bay

Humboldt County has completed a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and you are invited to view it now.

The assessment, prepared by Aldaron Laird and Trinity Associates, with grant money the county received from the California Ocean Protection Council,...

Read more about sea level rise

Local Coastal Plan web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Final listening session on Monday regarding accessible facilities

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The last of three listening sessions regarding accessible facilities will take place on Monday at 6 p.m. in Redway. See below for more information.

**Original press release - Dec. 19, 2017**

The Department of Public Works is seeking input from the community...

Read more about this meeting

County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Supervisor Bohn installed as chair of rural county coalition

From Left: California Senator Mike McGuire, Supervisors Virginia Bass, Estelle Fennell, Rex Bohn and

Humboldt County First District Supervisor Rex Bohn on Wednesday was installed as chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). A 35-member county strong body that advocates on behalf of rural counties, RCRC is an important voice when it ...

Read more about Supervisor Bohn's Appointment

RCRC Website County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Public Hearing on Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance

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On Thursday beginning at 6:00 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the county’s Commercial Cannabis Lan...

Read more about this public hearing

Cannabis EIR page County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Community input on accessible pedestrian facilities for county-maintained roads

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The Department of Public Works is seeking input from the community regarding the standards that the County uses to design pedestrian facilities on the county-maintained road system.  The county is in the process of undertaking a massive project t...

Read more about accessible pedestrian facilities

County Administrative Office
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...

Read more about CSAC

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: 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...

Read on...

Visit the Agricultural Commissioner's web page County Administrative Office
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...

Read more about May events

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...

Read more about the Scoping Meeting

Additional Info on the cannabis EIR County Administrative Office

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Grant supports youth substance use prevention

A $625,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program will continue to provide funding for the Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP).

A community coalition founded in...

Read more about youth substance use prevention...

Grant supports substance use prevention (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Make holiday food safety a priority

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ Division of Environmental Health (DEH) is reminding people about the importance of making food safety a priority this holiday season.

DEH, along with the Centers for Disease Control a...

Read more about holiday food safety...

Make holiday food safety a priority (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Housing funds available to keep people sheltered for winter

As the days get shorter and nights get cold, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) reminds residents of housing programs that can keep many of the county’s most vulnerable off the streets.

“We’ve...

Read more about housing for winter...

Housing funds available for winter (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Campaign encourages tobacco users to quit smoking for a day

The Tobacco Education Network, a part of Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are asking local smokers to quit tobacco use for one day during the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 15. This annual event...

Read about the Great American Smokeout 2018...

Great American Smokeout 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

More dental professionals in Humboldt County to accept Denti-Cal

Six local Registered Dental Hygienists will soon be able to provide additional dental services to young children who have Denti-Cal, dental insurance under the Medi-Cal program. This will improve access to oral health care for income-eligible children and...

Read more about new Denti-Cal providers...

More dental providers to accept Denti-Cal (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Law enforcement training focuses on addressing mental health crises

Thirty-five law enforcement officers and mental health service providers from agencies across the county are participating in a four-day Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to learn strategies to better respond to people experiencing mental health cri...

Read more about law enforcement & mental health...

Learning to handle mental health crises (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 11, 2018

National campaign shares safe sleep tips for babies

Public Health officials are reminding parents and caregivers to provide a safe sleeping environment for babies to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

“Creating a safe sleep environment not only helps prevents SIDS from oc...

Read more about safe sleep...

Campaign shares safe sleep tips for babies (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 1, 2018

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 Extension...

Dry Weather Test Extension 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Community partners are ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, members of the Humboldt County Suicide Prevention Network gave a presentation t

This year’s Suicide Prevention Month theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide.” The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is working with community and tribal partners to host events and offer ...

Read more about Suicide Prevention Month 2018...

‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide' (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 6, 2018

DHHS Connect - Summer 2018

DHHSConnect-Summer2018

Learn more about what it took to install the Public Health Lab’s new 600 pound refrigerator, find out about events and trainings scheduled during Suicide Prevention Month and check out Director Connie Beck’s department update to learn ...

Read more of DHHS Connect - Summer 2018...

DHHS Connect - Summer 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Occupational empowerment program is ‘Helping Humboldt’

Helping Humboldt participants Kirstie Wright and Ross Lewis, both of Eureka, stand in front of the H

The property surrounding the library in Eureka is getting some much needed attention, thanks to a new program that provides residents with meaningful work that serves the community.

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS...

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DHHS launches 'Helping Humboldt' program (PD Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Breastfeeding Rest Stop available at the fair for eighth year

The Breastfeeding Task Force (BFTF) of Humboldt County is providing a Breastfeeding Rest Stop booth at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale Thursday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 26.

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

Read more about the Breastfeeding Rest Stop...

Breastfeeding Rest Stop available at fair (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Sixth annual Wellness Week planned

The Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration’s (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board invites young people ages 16 to 26 to its sixth annual Wellness Week starting Monday, Aug. 6.

The week of wellness-focused events kicks off with a tie-dye part...

Read more about Wellness Week...

HCTAYC Wellness Week 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 19, 2018

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 warnings...

Cyanobacteria warnings issued 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Schedule your back-to-school vaccines

The start of the new school year may feel far away, but it’s not too early to schedule an appointment for back-to-school vaccines.

In 2016, a state mandate went into effect that requires all children entering transitional kindergarten, kindergart...

Read more about back-to-school vaccines...

Schedule your back-to-school vaccines (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 2, 2018

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 precautions against ticks

Precautions against ticks (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 25, 2018

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Local health officials are reminding people it’s always important to get tested and know your HIV status in recognition of National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday, June 27. Humboldt County recently saw a spike in newly diagnosed cases, and the onl...

Read more about National HIV Testing Day...

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Test narrows possible sources of beach contamination

Development of a new test has given the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory the ability to better identify the specific sources of fecal contamination found in water samples.

Public Health La...

Read more about Microbial Source Tracking...

Test narrows sources of beach contamination (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 21, 2018

EBT card system will have 24-hour outage in late June

Attention! You will not be able to use your EBT card Saturday night, June 23, 2018, 11 p.m. to Sunda

County residents who use electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards are advised that due to a statewide system upgrade, cards will not be usable from Saturday, June 23 at 11 p.m. through Sunday, June 24 at 11 p.m.

During this 24-hour period, EBT card users wi...

Read more about the June 2018 EBT card outage...

EBT card 24-hour outage in late June 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Life Jacket Loan Program available for a second year

Summer officially kicks off this week. As you plan to enjoy local rivers, beaches and lagoons, make water safety a priority. Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Life Jacket Loan Program is making more than 150 life ...

Read more about water safety...

Life Jacket Loan Program (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Bird in Humboldt County tests positive for West Nile Virus

An American Crow in Humboldt County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first WNV-positive bird reported in the county this year. 

Statewide, a total of 15 birds have tested positive for WNV already this year, according to t...

Read more about West Nile Virus...

Bird in Humboldt tests positive for WNV (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 12, 2018

This single question can save a life

Nearly 45,000 people lost their lives to suicide in the United States in 2016, according to new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Almost 4,300 of those were in California.

The CDC says between 1999 and 2016, suicide rat...

Read more about suicide prevention...

Suicide prevention: Know the signs (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 7, 2018

DHHS lands third mental health grant

A $7.5 million grant over the next four years will make it possible for children and youth throughout Humboldt County to receive much needed mental health services at their schools. This brings to more than $9 million, the amount of grant funding awarded ...

Read more about Mental Health grants...

DHHS lands third mental health grant (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health Clinic

DHHS Senior Fiscal Assistant Jacob Michaud receives a vaccine.

Summer is just around the corner and international travel may be on the agenda for some Humboldt County residents. While exposure to new places, foods and cultures can be exciting, it can also bring with it exposure to new illnesses.

“When travel...

Read more about travel vaccines...

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 29, 2018

New link to news release: State steps in as HIV concerns continue to rise

Two communicable disease specialists from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are in Humboldt County assisting local officials investigating an increase in the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV that was identified last month and has ...

Read more about HIV concerns...

State steps in as HIV concerns continue (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 25, 2018

State steps in as HIV concerns continue to rise

Two communicable disease specialists from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are in Humboldt County assisting local officials investigating an increase in the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV that was identified last month and has ...

Read more about HIV concerns...

State steps in as HIV concerns continue (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Public comment open for MHSA three-year plan

Community residents are invited to review and comment on Humboldt County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year plan.

The plan lays out MHSA-funded programs and expenditures through the 2019/20 fiscal year.

In 2004, California voters appro...

Read more about the MHSA three-year plan...

Public comment open for MHSA three-year plan (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 17, 2018

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Millions of people in the U.S. live with chronic hepatitis, and according to the California Department of Public Health, Humboldt County’s rate of new cases of hepatitis C is nearly three times the state average.

An estimated 7,530 county residen...

Read more about Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Rethink Your Drink Day supports healthy habits

Learn how to reduce sugar intake and improve overall health at Rethink Your Drink Day on Wednesday, May 16. Community residents can participate in this Statewide Day of Action right here in Humboldt County.

Join Healthy Communities, St. Joseph Health, Humb...

Read more about Rethink Your Drink Day...

Rethink Your Drink Day 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 9, 2018

County Code Enforcement now taking some Environmental Health complaints

In an effort to expedite abatement of violations of County Code, Humboldt County Code Enforcement is taking complaints that have traditionally been accepted and investigated by the county’s Department of Health & Human Services, Division of ...

Read more about Environmental Health Complaints

Environmental Health Complaints (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Health officials see rise in local HIV cases

County health officials are reporting a recent spike in HIV cases after an unusual number of infections were confirmed in April. Several of the cases are believed to be related.Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of cases of chlamydia, ...

Read more about Humboldt County HIV cases

Health officials see rise in local HIV cases (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 26, 2018

A Decade of Hope: Recognizing 10 years of Mental Health Month celebrations

Participants of the 2017 Mental Health Walk march to the courthouse.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services invites the community to recognize “May is Mental Health Matters Month” with a series of events designed to reduce stigma and spread awareness about the importance of mental...

Read more about May is Mental Health Matters Month

May is Mental Health Matters Month (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Grant expands mental health services in the field

A nearly $1 million dollar grant over the next three years will expand treatment options for people experiencing mental health crisis.

The funding, from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s SB 82 Triage grant, will make it p...

Read more about the SB 82 Triage Grant

Grant expands mental health services (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 18, 2018

DHHS Connect Spring 2018

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The latest issue of DHHS Connect is ready to read. Learn more about the March 29 Tsunami Communications Test, find out what is going on throughout the county for May is Mental Health Matters Month and check out DHHS Director Connie Beck’s depart...

Read the DHHS Connect Spring 2018

DHHS Connect Spring 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 13, 2018

CWS opens Office of the Ombudsperson

Child Welfare Services (CWS) has opened an Office of the Ombudsperson which is available to provide independent review of questions and concerns related to CWS.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) CWS ombuds offi...

Read more about the CWS Office of the Ombudsperson

CWS Office of the Ombudsperson (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Upcoming job trainings offered by The Job Market and College of the Redwoods

Looking for a quick training to help move your career in a new direction? Mark your calendar for The Job Market’s Office Specialist and Community and Social Services trainings starting in May and June.Office Specialist training class runs from May 14 thro...

Read more about spring 2018 job trainings

Upcoming job trainings (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 5, 2018

New syringe disposal locations added in Eureka

Five new syringe disposal locations are now available in Eureka, adding to Humboldt County's variety of options for safe, legal and convenient disposal of used syringes.The additional locations are part of a joint effort between Humboldt Waste Management ...

Read more about Eureka's disposal locations (PD

Additional Info... Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 22, 2018

LAMP approved by North Coast Water Board

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has approved Humboldt County’s Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) for permitting and oversight of on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). 

Approval of the LAMP represents a th...

Read more about the approved LAMP

LAMP approved by North Coast Water Board (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 15, 2018

County, state reach settlement agreement over child welfare

The Superior Court of Humboldt County has accepted a stipulated judgment cooperatively negotiated by the California Attorney General (AG), the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Servi...

Read more about the child welfare settlement

County, state reach settlement agreement (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 30, 2018

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

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

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

Read more about Children's Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health Month (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Wet weather test period begins today

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

Read more about the wet weather test period

Wet weather test period begins today (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Cervical Health Awareness Month focuses on prevention

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health is joining communities around the U.S. in promoting cervical health.

Unlike most cancers, cervical cancer is preventable. The Human...

Read more about Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 11, 2018

DHHS Connect Winter 2018

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Get tips on how to prepare for an emergency, learn about the first two syringe disposal kiosks installed in Eureka, and read a department update from Director Connie Beck. It’s all in the winter issue of our quarterly newsletter, DHHS Connect.

Read the DHHS Connect Winter 2018

DHHS Connect Winter 2018 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Flu season ramping up; vaccines still available

Local emergency rooms are currently reporting a high volume of patients coming in with influenza-like symptoms including coughs, sore throats and fevers, but health officials say staying home and getting rest is often the best way to combat the flu.

Humbol...

Read more about the 2018 flu season

2018 flu season ramping up (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Meeting scheduled to discuss LAMP changes

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) is holding a meeting Jan. 10, about the newly adopted Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) and changes to Humboldt County Code related to Onsite Waste Tre...

Read more about the scheduled LAMP meeting

Meeting scheduled to discuss LAMP changes (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Norovirus outbreak forces more school closures

Due to a further increase in the number of students with symptoms consistent with norovirus, five additional schools have elected to close early for the winter break.The schools are Eagle Prairie Elementary and Monument Middle School, both in the Rio Dell...

Read more about additional school closures

Norovirus outbreak forces more school closures (PD Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Start 2018 with emergency preparedness

The new year is a great time for setting resolutions—goals to strive for, things to achieve. This year, consider adding emergency preparedness to your list.Massive flooding in Texas and Florida, and destructive fires throughout California serve ...

Read more about emergency preparedness in 2018

Start 2018 with emergency preparedness (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Norovirus outbreak prompts closure of Eureka City Schools

An increase in student absenteeism believed to be related to a norovirus outbreak has prompted Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Donald Baird to recommend the closure of the 10 schools in the Eureka City Schools District.These schools are Alice Birney El...

Read more about Norovirus outbreak prompts closure

Norovirus closes Eureka City Schools (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Two syringe disposal kiosks installed in Eureka

Two syringe disposal kiosks have been installed in Eureka, and a third is on its way. The kiosks, purchased by the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), are intended to provide a safe and convenient location to dispose of used ...

Read more about disposal kiosks

Two syringe disposal kiosks in Eureka (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
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-...

Read more about the norovirus outbreak

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...

Read more about holiday food safety

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 ...

Read more about Vets Day hours

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...

Read more about expanded TAY services

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...

Read more about cyanobacteria in Big Lagoon

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 ...

Read more about Public Health notifications

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...

Read more about meningitis hospitalization

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.

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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.

Read on...

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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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...

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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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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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...

PDF Release with Embedded Image Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Banda pleads guilty to drug possession in jail, misdemeanor child abuse

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Today, Michele Kay Banda (age 32), pled guilty to felony possession of drugs in a correctional facility and misdemeanor child abuse.

The charges stemmed from a January 16, 2018 incident at the Red Roof Inn in Arcata, when a hotel guest stepped out of her r...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Chris Dickens Convicted of Felony Animal Cruelty

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November 16, 2018

On November 15, a Humboldt County jury convicted 68-year-old Chris David Dickens of Trinidad of felony animal cruelty. The case began on June 12, 2015, when th...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Review of Officer Involved Shooting Involving Ervin Eugene Sweat, Jr.

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November 13, 2018

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office has completed review of the investigation into the law-enforcement-officer-involved shooting that resu...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

DA's Office Seeks Assistance with Apprehending Owen Delong

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November 7, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of Owen Michael Delong (age 45), who has outstanding warrants for possession ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

DA's Office seeks assistance with apprehending Joshua Oneal

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October 30, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of Joshua Shane Oneal (age 36) who has an outstanding warrant for Driving Und...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

DA's Office seeks assistance with apprehending Sanford Vonladwig

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October 30, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of Sanford Vonladwig, who has multiple outstanding warran...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

John Vella Convicted on Felony Firearm Charges

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October 24, 2018

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday a Humboldt County jury convicted John Anthony Vella of two counts of possession...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Donavan Baltzley Found Guilty of Multiple Firearm Related Felonies

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October 12, 2018

Today the jury found 29 year-old Donavan Baltzley guilty of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of being a felon in possession...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Olivo Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison

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October 4, 2018

Today, 20-year-old Joe Olivo III was sentenced on charges of voluntary manslaughter with personal use of a knife, for the killing of 14-year-old Jesus Garcia-Rom...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

BOLO: Silvia Maria Lara Solares (Age 29)

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August 29, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Silvia Maria Lara Solares (age 29), who has an outstanding warrant fo...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Olivo and Nunez Plead Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter

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August 29, 2018

Today, 39-year-old Joe Olivo Jr. and 32-year-old Mario Nunez pled guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter committed in furtherance of a criminal gang. Both d...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Upcoming Hearing - Joshua Cooley

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August 17, 2018

In response to strong public interest in the potential release of a person previously determined to be a sexually violent predator into the Howard Heights area, ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

DA's Office seeks assistance to apprehend Michelle Inboden

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The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Michelle Lynn Inboden (Age 45), who has an outstanding felony warrant for possession of drugs (heroin) for sale as well as multiple misdemeanor warrants ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Charles Cole Pleads Guilty to Vandalizing the Co-op

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July 20, 2018

Today, 59-year-old Charles Cole of Arcata pled guilty to vandalizing the Arcata Co-op  on November 6, 2015.  The terms of his sentence include: 3...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Outstanding Warrants for Marc Scot Henson and Leland Nelson Shinn

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July 17, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of two people with outstanding warrants as a result of their failure to appear i...

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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: June 21, 2018

Official Elections Results

Official Cumulative and Precinct Reports have been published.  

View the results on our web page.

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

County To Perform Air Quality And Soil Testing

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Engineers and Geologists will be performing air quality and soil testing in Downtown Eureka on Friday and Saturday around the Humboldt County Courthouse and Jail. The pictured canister will be placed in the gravel parking lot along the east side of the ja...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

The More You Know: Humboldt County has a Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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2018 has been a devastating wildfire year. With neighboring communities suffering such catastrophic losses, one cannot help but wonder if this could happen here in Humboldt County. The answer is yes, it can.      In 2002, after ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

County To Perform Air Quality And Soil Testing

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Engineers and Geologists will be performing air quality and soil testing in Downtown Eureka on Friday and Saturday around the Humboldt County Courthouse and Jail. The pictured canister will be placed in the gravel parking lot along the east side of the ja...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Road Restrictions on Titlow Hill Road

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Chains are required for all vehicles on Titlow Hill Road.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E in Orick and Miranda

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  • December 4 through February 1,  2019 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Drydens Road in Orick performing maintenance on a main line. Work will be in the undeveloped roadway and shoulder area. Please be cautious of work cre...
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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Road Opening: Hoaglin Road in Southern Humboldt

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The accident on Hoaglin Road at P.M. 2.00 has been cleared and the road is open.Hoaglin Road Closure Notice

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Road Closure on Hoaglin Road in Southern Humboldt

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Hoaglin Road at P.M. 2.00 is currently closed due to a truck and trailer that slid off the road. There is no estimate yet on when it will reopen. Updates will be posted as they become available.Hoaglin Road Closure Notice

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD in Eureka; MCSD in McKinleyville; PG&E in several locations in Humboldt

For Your Information

  • November 26 through December 31 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka performing maintenance and service hook up. Work will be in the parking lanes and shoulder area. Please be cautious of work crews an...
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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E in McKinleyville and Eureka

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  • November 19 through January 22, 2019 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Spruce Avenue in McKinleyville performing maintenance on a main line. Work will be in the unpaved travel lanes. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area...
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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD in Eureka. PG&E in Blue Lake and Alderpoint

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  • November 7 through December 31 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Bingen Avenue in Eureka performing Service hook up. Work will be in the sidewalk, travel lanes, parking lanes and shoulder area. Please be cautious of work crews and v...
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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Notice of Bridge Opening

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Construction crews have been working very hard since July to build the new bridge over Williams Creek on Grizzly Bluff Road in Ferndale. The months of work paid off today when they were finally ready to allow traffic over the new bridge. There is still wo...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD is working in Eureka. PG&E is working in McKinleyville and Westhaven.

For Your Information

  • October 29 through December 31 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Walnut Drive in Cutten performing maintenance and service hook up. Work will be in the parking lanes and shoulder area. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles i...
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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD on Circle Drive and Higgins Street; PG&E on Glendale Road

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  • October 22 through November 30 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Circle Drive in Myrtletown performing maintenance work and service hook up. Work will be in the parking lanes and shoulder area. Please be cautious of work c...
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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Notice of Road Opening

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm, Mattole Road at P.M. 22.60, Humboldt County Public Works closed the roadway to install the flatcar bridge across Davis Creek. The shut down was scheduled for 4 hours. At 4:42 pm the road was reopened and traffic was f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

FYI Update: HCSD in Myrtletown; PG&E in Willow Creek

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  • October 17 through November 30 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on John Hill Road in Myrtletown performing emergency repairs and maintenance. Work will be in the parking lanes and shoulder area. Please be cautious of work cr...
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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Updated Road Information for Stagecoach Road

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Stagecoach Road in Trinidad had been posted with restrictions:  MOTOR HOMES, TRAILERS AND 3 AXLES OR MORE NOT PERMITTED. The road is too narrow and has tight curves to the bridge approach. 

Posted road restrictions for Stagecoach Road

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Notice of Road Opening for Eel River Drive

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Construction on the storm damaged culvert on Eel River Drive has been completed. After 2 months of extensive construction the roadway is open completely and it is a very smooth drive now. Road striping will be completed soon. Thank you for your patience d...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Notice of Road Opening for Stagecoach Road

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Humboldt County Public Works has installed a single lane flatcar bridge across the washout on Stagecoach Road and the road has been reopened. Stop signs are posted on either side of the bridge to cross only when clear. Please watch for oncoming traffic, o...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HSCD in Myrtletown; PG&E in several areas of Humboldt County

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  • October 4 through November 30 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Hillcrest Dive in Myrtletown performing maintenance work and service hookup. Work will be in the travel lane and shoulder areas. Please be cautious of work cr...
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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Notice of Construction on West End Road in Blue Lake

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be replacing a culvert on West End Road, south east of Rebecca Lane in Blue Lake. This project is funded by SB1

Construction is scheduled for Monday,October 15 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm....

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Notice of Construction on Mattole Road, P.M. 22.60

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Humboldt County Public Works will begin work to place a bridge over the storm damaged area on Mattole Road at P.M. 22.60 beginning on October 16th. The road will be open but expect delays up to 2 hours. There will be flaggers in the area so please be atte...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E in several areas of Humboldt County this week

For Your Information

October 8  through October 26 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Wagner Street in Trinidad performing maintenance work on a main line. Work will be in the sidewalk area. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Upcoming Road Closure Information for Redwood Drive

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Humboldt County Public Works will be performing slide mitigation work on Redwood Drive on October 16 and October 18 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The road will be closed to all local traffic except emergency vehicles and school buses. 

On October 16th ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E Fernbridge Drive and Harrison Ave

For Your Information

October 1 through October 26 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Fernbridge Drive in Fernbridge performing maintenance on a main line. Work will be in the undeveloped road area and shoulder  Please be cautious of w...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E on Mad River Rd, HCSD on Harris St. and Herrick Ave.

For Your Information

September 27 through December 30  – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Mad River Road in Arcata performing maintenance on a main line. Work will be in the undeveloped roadway along the shoulder. Please be cautious of work cre...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E on Stevens Way, Sprowl Creek Road and Briceland Thorne Road

For Your Information

September 17 through September 18 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Stevens Way in McKinleyville performing maintenance on a main line. Work will be in the sidewalk area. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in t...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Notice of Construction on Kneeland Road in Kneeland

Kneeland Road 23.80 construction flier

Humboldt County Public Works will be replacing a culvert on Kneeland Road, approximately 5 miles south of the Kneeland Airport turnoff. Construction will be October 9 through October 11. Although the road will not be closed, delays could be as long as 3 h...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Notice of Construction on Tompkins Hill Road in Eureka

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Humboldt County Public Works will be replacing a culvert on Tompkins Hill Road on October 2 through October 4, 2018. The location is approximately half a mile south of College of the Redwoods. The road will be close each day from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and de...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD on Fern Street and Bayview Lane in Eureka; PG&E on Mattole Road in Mattole.

For Your Information

September 7 through October 6 - Humboldt Community Services District is doing maintenance work on a main line on Fern Street in Cutten. Work will be in the paved road surface, parking lanes and shoulder.  Please be cautious of work crews...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Notice of Road Construction on New Navy Base Road in Samoa

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Humboldt County Public Works will be grader patching sections of New Navy Base Road on September 11th, 12th and 17th.  The road will remain open but there will be flaggers in the construction area.  This project is funded by Measure Z.

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 6, 2018

36th Annual Hammond Trail Run follows County Roads

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September 8 2018, the 36th Annual Hammond Trail Run will be happening in McKinleyville. The Half Marathon and 3 Mile Run will be between 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, with the actual race starting at 8:30 am at Hiller Park. Although no county roads will be closed f...

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For Race info, visit 6RRC Facebook Events page Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD on Forest Lake in Myrtletown

For Your Information

August 30 through September 30 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Forest Lake in Myrtletown performing emergency repairs and maintenance. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area.  For questions or concerns,...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E on Main Street, Central Avenue and South Broadway

For Your Information

August 27 through October 19 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Main Street in Loleta performing maintenance and service hook up. Work will be performed in undeveloped roadway and on the shoulder. Please be cautious of work crews a...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2018

McKinleyville Street Crossings are a little safer.

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Pedestrian Crossing Signals on Central Avenue

Pedestrian crossings just got a little safer now with the installation of new Pedestrian Countdown Crossing Signals along all of the intersections on Central Avenue. The new signals show a countdown to warn ped...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Pedestrian Signal Upgrade installation on Central Ave, McKinleyville

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August 20  through August 24 - Humboldt County Public Works will begin installing new pedestrian signals along Central Ave in McKinleyville. These upgrades will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists in the area. Please watch fo...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Road Construction on Eel River Drive, Loleta

Eel River Drive Notice

August 20 through late November - Humboldt County Public Works will be replacing a damaged culvert at P.M. 1.00 on Eel River Drive in Loleta. The road will be closed until the project is complete. Please plan alternate routes through the area and obey all...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD on Harris St. and PGE on Alice Ave.

For Your Information

August 20  through September 4 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Harris Street in Eureka performing maintenance on a main line. Work will be in the traffic lanes. Please be cautious of work crews and vehi...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E on Tompkins Hill Road and HCSD on Beechwood Drive, Eureka

For Your Information

August 13 through August 18 – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Tompkins Hill Road at Summit View area performing maintenance on a Main Line. Work will be performed in the traffic lanes and on the shoulder. Please be cautious of wor...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: HCSD on Walnut Drive, Harrison Street and Excelsior Road

For Your Information

August 6  through September 30 – Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be in the area of 5403 Walnut Drive, Eureka performing maintenance and service hook up. Work will be performed in the traffic lanes and on the shoulder. P...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Crosswalk construction at Central Avenue and Railroad Drive in McKinleyville

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Humboldt County Public Works, Roads Division will be removing and re-establishing crosswalks on Central Avenue at Railroad Drive in McKinleyville from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18. Construction will take place during the hours of 8 am and 5 pm between these dates.

F...

Read about the Central Avenue project

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: PG&E on Westgate Drive and Donna Drive, Eureka

For Your Information

July 30 through August 3 

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Westgate Drive in the Elk River area performing maintenance and service hook up. Work will be performed in the traffic lanes and on the shoulder. Please be cautious of work c...

Read the July 28-August 4 FYI Update

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Measure Z-funded paving to take place on Jacoby Creek Road in August

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**Updates on this project are posted to the Roads facebook page**

On Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 9, Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be paving Jacoby Creek Road, p.m. 1.41 to 1.91. Paving will take place during the hours of 7:30 a...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Detour bridge available for Dinner Creek culvert replacement project

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION FOR DINNER CREEK CULVERT REPLACEMENTThe Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be replacing an existing culvert on Briceland-Thorne Road. Construction is scheduled to begin on today and is expected to be completed by the en...

Read about culvert fix on Briceland-Thorne Road

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2018

FYI Update: PG&E on Drake Hill Road and Myrtle Ave

For Your Information

July 23 through July 27

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will be on Drake Hill Road in Fortuna performing maintenance and service hook up. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area.  For questions or concerns, please contact PG&...

Read the July 23-29 FYI Update

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Weekly FYI Update: Utilities in Eureka and Fortuna

For Your Information

July 16 through August 10

Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) will be on Wilson Street in Eureka performing new service hookup. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area.  For questions or concerns, please contact  ...

Read about July 16 FYI update

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 11, 2018

SB1 construction in Shelter Cove

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION For Humboldt Loop Road, Post Mark 0.49 and Ridge View Circle, Post Mark 0.00, Shelter Cove

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be replacing 2 culverts at the intersection of Humboldt Loop Rd. and Ridge View Circle in ...

Read about culvert replacements in Shelter Cove

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Weekly 'FYI Update' includes work in Myrtletown and Cutten

For Your Information

July 5 - Aug. 31 - Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) is doing Emergency Maintenance work around 3421 Trinity Street, Myrtletown. Work is in the travel lanes and on the shoulder.  Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area...

July 11 schedule of local utility work

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 5, 2018

FYI Update: HCSD on Lilac Lane 7/10 - 7/31

For Your Information

Beginning July 10 through July 31 Humboldt Community Services District will be in the area of Lilac Lane performing new service hook up.

Work will be in the road and sidewalk areas. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area.

If you have any ...

Read about HCSD's work on Lilac Lane

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 5, 2018

FYI Update: PG&E on Fern Drive in Eureka 7/9 - 7/13

For Your Information

Beginning July 9 through July 13 PG&E will be in the area of Fern Drive performing maintenance work and service hook up.

Work will be performed in the roadway. Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area.

If you have any questions or conce...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 3, 2018

FYI Update: HCSD work along Avalon Drive

For Your Information

Beginning July 3 through August 31 Humboldt Community Services District will be in the area of 6144 Avalon Drive to connect new services.

Work will be performed in the sidewalk and roadway areas.

Please be cautious of work crews and vehicles in the area.

If ...

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Map to location of utility services work Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 3, 2018

SB1-funded construction in Whitethorn/Shelter Cove

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION For Upper Pacific Road, Post Mile 0.81 And Lower Pacific Road, Post Mile 0.00

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be replacing 2 culverts at the intersection of  Upper Pacific Road and Lower Pacific Road in W...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 3, 2018

FYI Update: AT&T in Fieldbrook

For Your Information

Beginning July 1 through October 30 AT&T/Pacific Bell will be in the area of  Murray Road and Old Railroad Grade Road in Fieldbrook performing maintenance on their main lines.

Work should be contained to the shoulder of the road. Plea...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Public Works introduces 'For Your Information' updates

For Your Information

“For Your Information” is a new effort by the Humboldt County Roads Division to bring you information regarding planned and on-going utility projects taking place in your neighborhoods. Our intention is to help you know where, and by w...

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Roads and utilities updates Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Berta Ranch Covered Bridge Reopened

Berta Ranch Covered Bridge

As of 12:30 pm on June 14, the Humboldt County Department of Public Works has lifted the weight restrictions on Berta Bridge.

The Bridge is now open to all traffic.Thank you for your patience during repairs.

**PREVIOUSLY

The Humboldt County Department of Pub...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2018

SB1-funded maintenance on Tish Tang Road, Hoopa Airport Road to begin June 29

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be Slurry Sealing Tish Tang Road and Hoopa Airport Road, Hoopa. This project is funded by the SB1 gas tax of 2017.

Construction is scheduled for June 29, 2018 with a completion date of July 2, 2018. Expec...

Read about SB1 road work

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2018

SB1-funded road work on School Drive June 28

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION For School Road, McKinleyville

Post Mile 0.00 to 0.80

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be Slurry Sealing School Road between Ocean Drive and Fischer Avenue.

Construction is scheduled for June 28, 2018 with completion...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Slurry seal on Redwood Drive June 12-18

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be slurry sealing Redwood Drive starting from P.M. 0.50 at the North Garberville Highway 101 Off Ramp to Redway Drive, P.M. 2.1, Redway.

Construction is scheduled to begin June 12, 2018, with a completion...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Culvert replacement on Alderpoint Road - with updated map

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION for

Alderpoint Road, Post Mile 35.27

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be replacing a culvert that was damaged in last year’s storms, in the area of the 35000 block Alderpoint Road, Blocksburg.

Construction ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Notice of construction for Williams Creek Bridge on Grizzly Bluff Road

Williams Creek Bridge

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works on Monday will begin replacing the Williams Creek Bridge on Grizzly Bluff Road to improve safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.A 10-ft wide, single-lane detour bridge with stop sign controls will...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Red Cap Road Bridge Replacement

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will resume construction of the new bridge on Red Cap Road at Big Rock Gulch to improve safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with stop sign c...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Notice of construction for Red Cap Road shoulder widening

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Karuk Tribe, will be widening and repaving Red Cap Road to improve safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.Paving driveways and side streets at connections to Red Cap Road i...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Notice of Construction for turn lane and parking lot in Cutten

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On Monday, May 7 the Humboldt County Department of Public Works will begin constructing (weather permitting) a left turn lane at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Northridge Road and a new parking lot along Northridge Road in Cutten. This construction ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Road conditions for May 3

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Coffee Creek Rd in Ferndale is now open.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Road conditions for May 2

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

Road conditions as of 9 am

Meridian Road in Ferndale is now OPEN.
Shelter Cove Road will be open by Noon today.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Road work on Bald Hills Road scheduled for May 14

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Yurok Tribe, will be replacing culverts and paving a portion of Bald Hills Road.Motorists can expect up to 30-minute delays. Lane closures with one-way cont...

Read about road work in Bald Hills Road

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Telegraph Creek Road to be closed May 2

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

Telegraph Creek Road at Puma Road will be closed on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 8AM to 6PM due to installing a railcar bridge over a failed culvert.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Portion of Shelter Cove Road to be closed on May 14

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

Shelter Cove Road, PM 7.60 will be closed on May 14.

The following is the alternate route for this day:

At PM 7.60 Shelter Cove Rd

Head west on Toth Rd toward Parsons Rd

Turn right onto Parsons Rd

Head west on Parsons Rd toward Hillside Dr

Turn right onto Hills...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Notice of Construction for Bald Hills Road

Bald Hills Road - Photo by Martin Swett

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Yurok Tribe, will be replacing culverts and paving a portion of Bald Hills Road beginning on May 1.

Motorists can expect up to 30-minute delays. Lane closures with one-way controlled t...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Road conditions for April 6

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

Eel River Drive at Post Mile 1.0 is closed.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Road conditions for March 23

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Bald Hills Rd- 6” new snow, currently snowing. Road clear, 2wd-chains mandatory, 4wd carry chains

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Road conditions for March 22

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

Bald Hills Rd- 4 inches new snow, road clear, carry chains
Titlow- 5 inches new snow, road open to towers chains required
Bair rd- Open from Redwood valley to Hoopa, carry chains

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Road conditions for March 15

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

Bald Hills Rd 6-8 inches new snow. Rd open, carry chains and watch for Ice.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Road conditions for March 9 - 3:30 update

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**3:30 pm update**

Scenic Drive is now open.


**1 pm update**

Scenic Drive is closed at m.p. 160 due to a slide.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Road conditions for March 2 - 3:45 pm update

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**3:45 pm update**

Mattole Rd by Bull Creek- CLOSED Power lines downTitlow Hill Snow Report: 14' fresh snow, open to the towers, everyone carry chains

**3:15 pm update**

Bald Hills Rd- 14 inches new snow road is open chains required

**2:40 pm update**

Three cr...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Road conditions for March 1 - 3:30 pm update

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

3:30 pm update

Bald Hills Rd 4 inches new snow. Rd open with chains required.Barrys Rd road open, chains Required.Bair Rd 4 in new snow and still snowing. Road open from the store to Hoopa. Chains are required.

1:00 pm update

Horse Mtn has received 6 inches ...

Read about March 1 road conditions

Roads Information Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Road conditions for Feb. 23

Bair Road is OPEN. Carry chains.

Butler Valley Road – chains required

Fickle Hill Road – chains required

Kneeland Road – chains required

The following road closures are in effect:

Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75

Bair Road

The following ro...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Road conditions for Feb. 22 - Update

**10:45 am update**

Road conditions update:1)Butler Valley Road – chains required2)Fickle Hill Road – chains required3)Kneeland Road – chains required

**Original message**

The following road closures are in effect:

Meridian Road ...

Read about Feb. 22 road conditions

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Road conditions for Feb. 20

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

The following road closures are still in effect:

Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75

The following roads are opened with conditions:

Horse Mountain Road (aka Titlow Hill Road) – extremely icy from mile post 2.00 - 4.70. 2 wheel drive vehicles must carry snow...

Read about Feb. 20 road conditions

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Road Conditions and Closures

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

The following road closures are still in effect:

Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75

The following roads are opened with conditions:

Horse Mountain Road (aka Titlow Hill Road) – extremely icy from mile post 2.00 - 4.70. 

Two-wheel drive vehicles must...

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Additional Info... Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Road delay on Graham Road Feb. 15

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On Thursday, February 15 expect up to 2 hour delays due to road repairs on Graham Road, off Old Arcata Road, p.m. 0.80, between Bayside and Jacoby Creek.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Road conditions for Jan 29

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

The following road closures are still in effect:

  • Coffee Creek
  • Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75
  • Port Kenyon @ m.p. 0.60

The following roads are opened but could be flooded:

  • Berta Road
Read about Jan. 29 road conditions

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Road conditions for Jan. 25 - 3 pm update

3 pm update:

Chains suggested on Bald Hills Road (Weitchpec side)

Williams Creek Bridge at Grizzly Bluff Road (m.p. 10.23) is now OPEN

**Following road conditions are still in effect**

There are chain advisories for the following roads:

  • Kneeland Road (light sn...
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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Road conditions for Jan. 24 - 3:15 pm update

The following road conditions are in effect:

  • Meridian Road at m.p. 0.75 is closed due to flooding
  • Grizzley Bluff Road, Williams Creek bridge closed due to bridge maintenance. Mile marker 10.23
  • Howard Heights road is closed due to flooding

3:15 pm update:

  • Berta...
Read more about road conditions for Jan. 24

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Road conditions for Jan. 23

Grizzley Bluff Road is closed until 5 p.m. today at m.p. 10.23 at Williams Creek Bridge due to bridge maintenance.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Coffee Creek Road closed due to flooding

Coffee Creek Road in the Ferndale area is closed at m.p. 0.80 due to flooding.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Chain advisory for local roads - 2:15 update

Due to snow falling in the area, motorists are advised to use chains when driving on the following roads:

  • Alderpoint Road: Snow falling in the area
  • Bald Hills Road: 3-4 inches of snow at the top. Watch for ice.

2:15 update

  • Bair Road: 2 inches of snow. Signs a...
Read more about driving on Alderpoint Rd

Road Conditions Updates
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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Additional Info... Road Conditions Updates
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...

Read more about Measure Z funded paving

Road Conditions Updates
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.

*****

Previously:

The Humboldt County Depa...

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Road Conditions Updates
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, ...

Read more about road work in Eureka

Road Conditions Updates
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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Road Conditions Updates
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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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 14, 2017

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

McCann Ferry is operating

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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Road Conditions Updates
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...

Road Conditions Updates
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...

Additional Info... Road Conditions Updates
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.

Road Conditions Updates
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...

Additional Info... Road Conditions Updates
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.

Humboldt Road conditions update. Road Conditions Updates

News Flash

Posted on: December 7, 2018

Highway 36 Homicide Investigation

On Dec. 7, 2018, at about 2:49 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of State Highway 36 near mile marker 43 for the report of a traffic collision and gunshot victim.

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a t...

Read on about the homicide investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 7, 2018

HCSO adds Lenco BearCat to fleet

The Sheriff's Office BearCat response vehicle at the waterfront in Eureka

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the addition of a new Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response vehicle) to our fleet of resources that serve the residents of Humboldt County.  

The BearCat is an al...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Join the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the 14th Annual Holiday Open House!

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter's 14th Annual Holiday Open House is being held tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 12 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to join the shelter for snacks and refreshments, tours, a raffle and a silent auction. The shelter w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Robbery and assault with a deadly weapon investigation

On Dec. 5, 2018, at about 3 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2600 block of Bolier Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of a male subject with head injuries.

Upon further investigation, deputies learne...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Armed Robbery at Eureka Gas Station

On Dec. 5, 2018, at about 11:56 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a gas station on the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave. in Eureka.

According to th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Stolen property linked to multiple burglaries located during Orleans SWAT operation

Four firearms seized during the Orleans search warrant

On Dec. 4, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team conducted an operation at a property in the area of Ferris Ranch Road in Orleans to locate a suspect known to be armed and dangerous and search for possible stolen property associat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Ridgewood burglary suspect identification

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of a burglary in the Ridgewood area.

On Nov. 27, 2018, the suspect in these photos reportedly forced entry inside a residence on the 6100 block of Beec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Myers Flat robbery

On Dec. 1, 2018, at about 3:18 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 200 block of Myers Avenue in Myers Flat for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

According to the female victim, at about 3 p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Mckinleyville Robbery

Miguel Enrique Amador mugshot

On December 1, 2018, at about 10:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received three 911 calls from an unknown individual. Upon being contacted a fourth time, an unknown female notified dispatch of an emergency but immediately dis...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Armed robbery Eureka

On Dec. 2, 2018, at about 3:20 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence in the unincorporated area of Eureka.

According to the male vict...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Sheriff’s ‘No Shave November’ competition raises over $2,900 for local youth

Group of No Shave November participants and donation recipients standing on the steps outside of the

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 brought an end to ‘No Shave November’ at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the month of November, deputies and staff were given the chance to opt out of dress code for a donation of $30 to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Stolen vehicle recovery and arrest

On Nov. 29, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol at Clam Beach County Park observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the north parking lot. The deputy observed two male subjects associated with the vehicle leave ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Armed robbery at Azalea Park

On Nov. 28, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call for service regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Azaela State Reserve parking area.

Deputies made conta...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Sexual Assault Investigation

On Nov. 27, 2018, at about 11:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to New Navy Base Road in the Fairhaven area for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that ear...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Cannabis eradication in Honeydew

On Nov. 27, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served four search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation on the 4100 block of Wilder Ridge Road, east of Honeydew. The California Dep...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Attempted smash and grab burglary

On Nov. 26, 2018, at about 3:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center was notified of a burglary alarm at a gas station on the 1600 block of Myrtle Avenue.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found that the g...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Highway 36 pursuit

Mark Brown Mugshot

On November 22, 2018, at about 10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of Highway 36 near Bridgeville observed a silver Toyota Corolla traveling westbound, repeatedly swerving into the eastbound lane.

When deputies attem...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Home invasion armed robbery Honeydew

On Nov. 21, 2018, at about 6:51 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a home invasion armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence on Wilder Ridge Road in Honeydew. 

Accord...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Armed Robbery Redway

On Nov. 20, 2018, at about 9:50 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on the 50 block of Orchard Lane in Redway.

According to the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 20, 2018

McKinleyville Gas Station Armed Robbery

On Nov. 20, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on the 2600 block of Central Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

According to the store clerk,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Child pornography arrest

Terry Silva mugshot

A Southern Humboldt man was arrested Friday following a month-long child pornography investigation.

On Oct. 9, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received notice from the National Center for Missing and Ex...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Public's assistance needed to identify suspect

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a man suspected of using a stolen credit card at a McKinleyville-area gas station.

On Nov. 11, 2018, at about 2:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2018

One arrested following observed narcotics transaction

Jared Nelson Mugshot

On Nov. 17, 2018, at about 10:07 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy on patrol near the 4500 block of Lewis Ave. in the unincorporated area of Eureka observed a possible narcotics transaction occurring between two men in the stree...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 17, 2018

PRCS Suspect located with assistance of K9

On Nov. 17, 2018, at approximately 2:21 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip that wanted suspect Jacob Hines was near the Bear River Housing area in Loleta. The citizen advised deputies that Hines was driving a red four doo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 17, 2018

Armed Robbery/Carjacking

The suspect of an armed robbery and carjacking at a Blue Lake gas station was taken into custody in Del Norte County on Nov. 17, 2018.

Jeffrey Clair Gatlin, 49, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol in Crescent City. He is currently being held in t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Consumer survey contest phone scam targets local residents

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam targeting local residents.

A resident told the Sheriff’s Office that she received a call from an Indianapolis phone number. The caller claimed to be with a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Stolen vehicle investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate two men suspected of stealing a vehicle and fleeing from law enforcement.

On Nov. 7, 2018, at about 3 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy observed a v...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Burglary arrest in Loleta

On Nov. 5, 2018, at about 12:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 900 block of Singley Road in Loleta for a residential burglary alarm activation.

When deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Two arrested following disturbance / assault investigation

On Nov. 3, 2018, at about 7:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received several calls for service from a residence on the 200 block of Carroll Road in Loleta regarding a disturbance.

Upon arrival to the p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit serves additional search warrant on Grouse Creek Watershed parcels

On Nov. 1, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation and ti...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit serves search warrant in Rancho Sequoia

On Oct. 30, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt County. The California Departm...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Two arrested on felony warrants in Pine Hill

On Oct. 31, 2018, at about 7:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a probation search at a residence on the 4800 block of Allen Court in the Pine Hill area, following several citizen complaints of possible narcotics activity occu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2018

HCSO seeks attempted robbery suspect identification

Attempted robbery suspect wearing hood and sunglasses inside the business.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of an attempted armed robbery at a McKinleyville business last week.

On Oct. 23, 2018, at about 1:47 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit search warrant in Grouse Creek watershed

On Oct. 29, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Grouse Mountain area of Humboldt County. The California Department of F...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Join the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for No Shave November!

This November, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office personnel will be growing out their facial hair and/or coloring their hair and nails blue to raise funds for local child advocacy programs as part of No Shave November. 

In order to take pa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Attempted homicide investigation

On Oct. 27, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for service from a property near Mile Marker 27 of Highway 36, in the Bridgeville area, for the report of a male subj...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Emergency responders train on countywide Criminal Mass-Casualty Incident Response Protocol

On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, emergency responders from across the county gathered at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds to learn more about a new set of guidelines created to help save lives faster in the event of a criminal multi-casualty incident.

The Humbol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Annual sex offender registration compliance sweep

Between Oct. 15-19, 2018, Humboldt County Sheriff’s detectives and representatives from the Fortuna Police Department, Arcata Police Department, US Marshals Service and FBI, conducted an annual sex offender registration compliance sweep througho...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Arcata homicide victim identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide occurring in Arcata on Oct. 25, 2018 as that of 26-year-old Peter Samuel Triantos. Triantos is an Alabama native, who was residing in Eureka at the time of his death.

Tr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Immigration Policy

Immigration enforcement is a prominent issue across the United States. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received many inquires as to our policy on immigration enforcement and our cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Phone scams target Humboldt County residents

Scam Alert

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of three phone scams targeting residents this week.

Amazon Scam

A local resident reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be with the online marketplace Amazon. According to the v...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Inmate flees courtroom following arraignment

ADAMS mugshot

On Oct. 23, 2018, at about 1:55 p.m., an inmate of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility fled a Humboldt County Superior Courtroom during the court’s afternoon arraignment calendar.

Amber Robina Adams, 36, had just completed her arraignment i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Butane Hash Oil Lab Explosion Investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit is continuing its investigation into a butane hash oil lab explosion occurring on the 1200 block of E. Bates Road in McKinleyville on Oct. 21, 2018.

The property did not possess the requi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 17, 2018

DEU serves warrant in Southern Humboldt

On Oct. 16, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal commercial cannabis cultivation in the Southern Humboldt area. The California Department of Fish an...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fifth Annual “Great California ShakeOut” Set for October 18, 2018

Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, individuals and communities throughout Humboldt County will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Held annually on the third Thursday of Oct...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Gas leak investigation in McKinleyville

On Oct. 2, 2018, at about 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for a gas leak and a possible barricaded subject at a residence on the 1400 block of Railroad Drive in McKinleyville.

Th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Felony warrant arrest

On Sept. 11, 2018, at about 10:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of the 800 block of Eureka Street, in the county jurisdiction of Eureka.

Deputies contacted two subjects inside the vehic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Humboldt County Sheriff’s SWAT participates in 48 hour training exercise

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s SWAT team is bringing home new skills and knowledge to better serve and protect the public after participating in a 48-hour, 36-scenario exercise in the Bay Area September 6-10.

Urban Shield is a full-scale, internat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Body located on Bell Springs Rd identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man located deceased on Bell Springs Road September 2 as that of 54-year-old Ricardo Galvez-Calleja of Mexico.

An autopsy of Galvez-Calleja’s body was conducted on Septem...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Home Invasion Armed Robbery

On Sept. 11, 2018, at about 10 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 3200 block of Redwood Drive in Redway for the report of a home invasion armed robbery occurring earlier that morning.

According to victi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Join the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for Coffee with Corrections!

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce an exciting opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The public is invited to attend Coffee with Corrections happening on Saturday,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Gunshot victim in Southern Humbolt

On Sept. 6, 2018, at about 7:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a local hospital for the report of a male gunshot victim with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies made contact with the 39-year-old victim at the hospital. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Trespassing arrest

On Aug. 31, 2018, deputies with Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division conducted a special operation to investigate ongoing trespass and theft violations at a business located on the 2500 block of Central Ave. in Mckinleyvill...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 2, 2018

Death investigation on Bell Springs Rd

On Sept. 2, 2018, at about 6:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Bell Springs Road, near the Alderpoint Road junction, for the report of a deceased male subject found on the roadway.

The deceased male appear...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Hoopa man arrested on child molestation charges

On Aug. 31, 2018, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office investigators served a search/arrest warrant at a residence on the 14000 block of Highway 96 in Hoopa following an investigation into child molestation allegations.

During the service of the warr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Wanted felon arrested thanks to community help

On Aug. 30, 2018, at about 9:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies received citizen tips that a felony warrant subject, wanted by law enforcement since May, was in the area of the Miranda Market.

Deputies located the subject, 40-year-old De...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon

On Aug. 29, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1600 block of Bird Ave. for the report of a physical altercation between two housemates.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the suspect, 37-year-old ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2018

HCSO EOD Team investigates suspicious object

On Aug. 27, 2018, at about 2:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of a suspicious object discovered by a person doing landscaping work in a field on the 1800 block of Murray Road in Mc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Ettersburg Junction homicide victims identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified two bodies discovered in a burning vehicle near the Ettersburg Junction on Aug. 14 as that of Tiffany Marie Ellebrecht, 31, and Jeremy Dieter Kuemmel, 32, both of Humboldt County. Autopsies of ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 26, 2018

Myers Flat armed robbery

On Sunday, August 26, 2018 at about 12:26 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on Dyerville Loop Road, Myers Flat for a report of trespassers on the property which contained a marijuana grow. Upon arrival at the property, deputie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2018

HCSO Captain Kym Thompson enters retirement after 25 years of service

Cpt Thompson headshot

She is the first and only female operations patrol deputy in Humboldt County history to promote beyond the rank of patrol sergeant, the second of only two female deputies ever assigned to the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, and a champion of ethics and a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2018

One arrest, two firearms seized during Dinsmore search warrant

On August 22, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Humbol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Joshua Cooley Placement Opposition

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received several inquiries from the public regarding the potential release of a man, previously determined to be a sexually violent predator, into the Freshwater area. Sheriff William F. Honsal submitted ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2018

21K cannabis plants eradicated on Wood Ranch Rd

On August 21, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Wood Ranch Road area of Southern Humboldt. The California Department ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Berry Summit cannabis search warrants

On August 20, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Berry Summit area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Double homicide suspect arrested in Chico

A suspect connected to two suspicious deaths in the area of the Ettersburg Junction has been arrested in Chico.

Ulisses Rodriguez, 24, of Chico, was detained by the Chico Police Department on Aug. 20, 2018, at about 7:25 a.m., following a traffic stop near...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Cannabis search warrants on County Line Rd.

On August 16, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the area of County Line Creek Road. The California Department of Fish and Wildli...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Two saved in North Jetty water rescue

On August 16, 2018, at about 12:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the North Jetty for the report of a female in distress under water.

While enroute to the scene, deputies learned that the female was no longer under wa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Trespass cultivation eradicated

On August 15, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Blake Mountain area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Suspicious death investigation

On August 14, 2018, at about 9:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to assist the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire with a vehicle fire on Briceland Rd. near the Ettersburg Junction.

Fire personnel informed deputies th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Cannabis eradication in the Rancho Sequoia area

On August 14, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Cannabis eradication in the Blake Mountain area

On August 13, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Blake Mountain area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Suspicious object investigation at Hiller Park

On August 11, 2018, at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious object in the men’s restroom at Hiller Park in McKinleyville.

The Humboldt County Sheriff&rs...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Homicide Victim ID

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of the homicide at Ocean View Cemetery on August 9, 2018, as 16-year-old Brandon Brocious of Eureka.

All inquiries regarding this case should be directed to the Eureka Police Departme...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Jail search produces weapon

On August 11, 2018, a correctional deputy working in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility received information that an inmate was possibly in possession of a weapon in their cell and had made threats to use the weapon on staff.

Due to the serious natu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Cannabis eradication in Rancho Sequoia

On August 8, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt. The California Department o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Deputy helps stop social security scam in progress

The victim of a Social Security phone scam will be getting his money back thanks to a sheriff’s deputy’s quick actions.

On August 9, 2018, at about 2:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Cente...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Pine Hill armed robbery investigation

On August 7, 2018, at about 5:20 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Herrick Ave. and Meyers Ave. in Pine Hill for the report of a subject with a gunshot wound yelling for help.

The victim told deputies he had ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2018

DIRECTV phone scam targets Humboldt County residents

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of a new phone scam targeting Humboldt County residents.

In this phone scam, the caller claimed to be “Paul Wilson” from DIRECTV. The scammer told the victim that DIRE...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Car dealership burglary suspect arrested

On August 3, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a car dealership on the 1700 block of Central Ave. in McKinleyville.

When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, 28-year-old K...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2018

Armed Robbery

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 at about 1:57 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Fairway Market at 590 Herrick Avenue, Eureka for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Witnesses told deputies an unknown suspect entered the b...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Coroner’s Office volunteer recognized for outstanding work serving the community

Autopsy Assistant Coordinator Sandi Case

It isn’t about death, it’s really all about life at the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office, according to Autopsy Assistant Coordinator Sandi Case. Case is a seven-year volunteer at the Coroner’s Office and received a special recognition award Wednesday from...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Animal Shelter Reduced Rates

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is offering reduced-rate adoptions for dogs through August 10, 2018.

Due to the shelter’s dog kennels being over capacity, adoption fees for dogs who have resided at the shelter since April 2018 or earlier are n...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Death investigation

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man found deceased near Highway 101 yesterday as that of 18-year-old Hunter Allen of Eureka.Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to c...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Attempted homicide investigation

On August 1, 2018, at about 12:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a local hospital for the report of two gunshot victims.

During the course of their investigation, deputies learned that the female and male victims were appro...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Weapons arrest

On July 30, 2018, at about 8 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Allen Court in the unincorporated area of Eureka for the report of a suspicious vehicle and occupant.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the occupant o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Humboldt County Assessing Needs to Help Respond to Fires

As multiple wildfires continue to threaten our neighboring counties, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has created an information line dedicated to assessing the needs of evacuees entering our community.

Evacuees entering...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Felon in possession of a firearm

On July 29, 2018, at about 7 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of Buhne Street in King Salmon for the report of a man brandishing a firearm and making criminal threats to a neighbor.

When de...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Protect your vehicle from car prowl

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received an increase in reports of vehicle burglaries and vandalisms on beaches along the Samoa peninsula, including the Samoa Dunes and the Ma-le’l Dunes.

Car prowl, also known as theft from veh...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Cannabis search warrants

Following a weeklong operation investigating illegal cannabis cultivation in southern Humboldt County, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has served 12 search warrants, eradicated approximately 46,486 growing mariju...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Missing Person Basil Tolson

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a Kentucky man reported missing from the Trinidad area.

Basil Tolson, 32, of Hazel Green, Kentucky, was reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s O...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Search and rescue for missing man

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the community’s help to locate a missing man last seen in the Elk River area.

On July 25, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2018

22K cannabis plants eradicated during Rancho Sequoia search warrants

On July 25, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served four search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt. The following agencies assisted in th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2018

14K cannabis plants eradicated in Briceland area

On July 24, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in Southern Humboldt. The following agencies assisted in the service of the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2018

DEU & CDFW serve four search warrants in Southern Humboldt

On July 23, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) served four search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in Southern Hum...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Man arrested following pursuit

A man wanted after fleeing from deputies Tuesday, July 17, was taken into custody Friday without incident.

On July 17, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of Highway 101 and Giuntoli Lane observed a vehicle w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Felony warrant arrests

On July 18, 2018, at about 8 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Alton area observed a suspicious vehicle parked under the Van Duzen Bridge on the river access road.

Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies discovered two fema...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Marijuana eradication near Pilot Ridge

On July 16, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant in the area of Pilot Ridge near Holm Creek as a result of citizen complaints about illegal cultivation of marijuana. The C...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Vehicle theft arrest

On July 14, 2018, at about 12:22 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Blue Lake area observed a vehicle, reported stolen out of Eureka on July 10, traveling west on Highway 299. The deputy then observed the vehicle merge ont...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2018

DEU finds extensive environmental destruction during search warrant operations

On July 10, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of the Cedar Creek watershed in Northern Humboldt Count...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2018

13K+ plants eradicated during DEU search warrants

On July 9, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) served three search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijua...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Suspicious item in Cutten

On July 5, 2018, at about 8 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious item in the gravel median at the intersection of Campton and Walnut Roads in Cutten.

The Humboldt County Expl...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Sheriff launches anti-opioid campaign

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and RX Safe Humboldt are teaming up to protect the next generation from a lifetime of addiction.

On July 6, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office and RX Safe Humboldt launched a new anti-opioid campaign titled ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Four arrested following attempted robbery

On July 3, 2018 at about 3:30 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2300 block of Sprowel Creek Road in the Garberville area for the report of an attempted armed robbery.

According to the male victim, when ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon

RUSSELL MUGSHOT

On July 3, 2018, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5000 block of Valley West Blvd. in Arcata for an assault that had occurred in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

Upon arrival, deputie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Body identified as missing Eugene man

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man found on February 24, 2018 on Centerville Beach as that of 37-year-old Jeremy Dimitri Vlahos of Eugene, Oregon.

Vlahos was reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff&r...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Correctional Deputy Saves Choking Inmate

Correctional Deputy Silva in front of a thin blue line flag

A Humboldt County Correctional Deputy is credited for saving an inmate’s life on Monday.

On July 2, 2018, Correctional Deputy Anthony Silva was supervising a male minimum-security dorm within the Humboldt County Correctional Facility during what ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Dog attack victim dies of injuries

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal dog attack on June 25, 2018 in Arcata as 91-year-old Donald Steele. Steele’s cause of death has been determined to be from injuries consistent with a dog attack....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Man arrested with drugs, metal knuckles

Pethes Mugshot

On June 28, 2018, at about 2:17 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area observed a suspicious male subject riding a bicycle on School Road. Deputies observed the subject turn down Windsor Ave. and stop his bi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Myers Flat man arrested for arson

MERRIMAN MUGSHOT

On June 23, 2018, at about 9:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the area of Orchard Way and Boy Scout Camp Road in Myers Flat for the report of a male subject intentionally setting a residence on fire w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Body found in McKinleyville

On June 22, 2018, at about 12:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Hiller Road in McKinleyville for the report of a body found in a field.

The body has been identified as that of 44-year-old Demetrious ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Arrest in Miranda

FRIEND MUGSHOT

A Miranda woman is in custody on child endangerment charges following an ongoing investigation into community complaints that led to the discovery of illegal drugs and paraphernalia during a probation search earlier this month.

On June 4, 2018, deputies wi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Butane hash lab discovered in Bayside

On June 21, 2018, at about 6:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a child welfare complaint responded to a residence on the 1400 block of Splinter Lane in Bayside. When deputies arrived, they observed a Hispanic male adult i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Dinsmore

On June 20, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of County Line Creek Road near Dinsmore. The following agenc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2018

New released inmate transportation program

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a new transportation program for inmates released from the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. As part of this program, the Sheriff’s Office is providing inmates arrested i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Grandparent Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received information about another phone scam targeting local residents. This scam targets older Humboldt County residents, with the scammer pretending to be the victim’s grandchild.

According to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Detonated pipe bomb discovered near Orleans

On June 18, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., firefighters with the United States Forest Service (USFS) located a detonated pipe bomb while attempting to suppress a small brush fire in the area of the Ullathorne boat ramp near Orleans. Firefighters evacuated the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Dinsmore

STARKEY MUGSHOT

On June 14, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of County Line Creek Road near Dinsmore. The following ag...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrested in possession of firearm, drugs

CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON MUGSHOT

On June 14, 2018, at about 9 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol in McKinleyville observed a vehicle associated with a wanted felony warrant subject traveling east on School Road.

The deputy followed the vehicle and conduct...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Hyampom

VANG MUGSHOT

On June 13, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of U.S. Forest Service Route 1 near Hyampom. The followin...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Occupied stolen vehicle arrest

COOK MUGSHOT

On June 13, 2018, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence located on the 1200 block of Allard Ave., in the county jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a disturbance about a vehicle.

When deputies ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Animal cruelty investigation

On June 12, 2018, at about 6:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of six kittens intentionally drowned at Martin’s Slough in Eureka. A sheriff’s deputy checked the ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Owner-installed GPS tracker helps locate stolen vehicle

ELLIOTT MUGSHOT

On June 13, 2018, at about 2:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information that a vehicle stolen from a Fortuna business was on Apple Lane in Redway. The stolen vehicle was outfitted with an owner-installed GPS tracker. The ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Stolen vehicle call leads to three arrests

On June 12, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of Elm Ave. in McKinleyville to assist the California Highway Patrol in recovering a reported stolen vehicle with several o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Disturbance call leads to arrest

Gildesgard mugshot

On June 11, 2018 at about 6:15 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Reasor Road in McKinleyville. While responding to Reasor Road, deputies learned that a white suburban associated wit...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Body scanner stops woman from smuggling contraband into correctional facility

REMINGTON mugshot

Humboldt County Correctional Deputies stopped a woman from smuggling controlled prescription medication into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility thanks, in part, to the facility’s new full body scanner.

Around 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2018 an o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Homicide Investigation in Southern Humboldt

Photo of Sheriff Coroner Star

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in Southern Humboldt.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Jerald Phelps Community Hospital just before 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018...

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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 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: 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...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

Image for PSA Emergency Alerts

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: 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...

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Sheriff's Office

News Flash

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