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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:

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Public review period opens for environmental impact study of acquisition of Fourth Street parcels

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On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, Humboldt County published the study evaluating potential environmental impacts for the proposed acquisition and develop of three parcels located on Fourth Street between K and L Streets within the City of Eureka. The proposed Ini...

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Read the study County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 11, 2019

County offices to close Monday for 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 fourth ...

Read more about All Hands Training Day

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Project Trellis set to provide more than $1.5 million directly to local cannabis industry

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Those involved in the local cannabis industry will have two opportunities to receive funding through the county’s Project Trellis to help their businesses and combat the effect of the war on drugs. In total, more than $1.5 million will be availa...

Read more about Project Trellis

Project Trellis Web Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Adult Drug Court Program to graduate 11 participants on Oct. 18

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The Adult Drug Court Program invites the public to celebrate the completion of its program by 11 participants. The graduation will take place Friday, Oct.18 at 2:30 pm at the Jury Selection room on the ground floor of the Humboldt County Courthouse. Membe...

Read more about Drug Court

Adult Drug Court Info County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Redwood Coast Energy Authority enters second phase of strategic planning update

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The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) continues efforts to update its guiding plan with two public workshops. Both workshops will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 721 Waterfront Drive in Eureka, Room 203.

The Thursday, Oct. 17 workshop, from...

Read more about RCEA's energy planning efforts

RCEA's website County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Board approves agreements to resume construction on Juvenile Hall

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved several agreements which will allow construction work at the county’s Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility Project (Project) to resume immediately.

Work at the Project has been on hold si...

Read more about the Juvenile Hall construction

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

PG&E Power Shutoff Thursday Morning Update

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As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, PG&E is reporting that it has restored power to approximately 75,000 customers in Humboldt County. Weather conditions yesterday allowed the utility to fly and visually check the transmission lines that were affected ...

Read the Thursday morning update

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 9, 2019

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Evening Update

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is reporting that it has been given the “all clear” to immediately begin the process to restore power to the county. Please note that this does not mean that electricity will be restored immediatel...

Read about the Wednesday evening update

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 9, 2019

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Afternoon Update

As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, most or all Humboldt County residents remain without power after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shut off power early this morning as part of a planned Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that originated in another ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 9, 2019

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Morning Update

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In the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) activated its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocols, which resulted in shutting off power to parts of Humboldt County. PG&E is reporting that around 60,000 customers...

Read about Wednesday morning updates

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 8, 2019

PG&E to shut down power to Humboldt County

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) that Humboldt County will lose power at midnight tonight due to de-energization of two transmission lines originating in Shasta C...

Read more about the shutdown

County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 8, 2019

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs could impact Humboldt County

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Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) is preparing for the potential shutdown of PG&E power to areas of Humboldt County. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, PG&E notified the county that it may activate Public ...

Read more about PSPS in Humboldt

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Small farm cultivators can get applications processed in time for 2020 grow season

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If you are a small marijuana cultivator, without a county permit, please know there is still time to submit an application and have a permit approved in time for the 2020 cultivation season. The county is committing to small farmers that if you are applyi...

Read more about small farm permitting

Cannabis Services Web Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Humboldt County Seeking Cannabis Marketing & Branding Proposals

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The County of Humboldt’s Economic Development Division is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the collective branding, promoting, and marketing of Humboldt County’s cannabis industry.

The purpose of the RFP is to acqui...

Read more about the cannabis marketing RFP

The formal RFP is at the Project Trellis web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Have a business idea? Attend the CRAB Fair on Nov. 16

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In celebration of National Entrepreneurs day, every Humboldt County resident with a business idea is invited to the C.R.A.B. (Community Resource and Access for Businesses) Fair on Nov. 16 at the Eureka Library! The event is free and open to the public.

Eve...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Hemp Cultivation Ordinance workshops begin next week

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After listening to public comments and holding three workshops, we have developed draft regulations for industrial hemp cultivation. We invite you to attend two upcoming workshops to discuss these regulations and gather public input prior to upcoming publ...

Read about community workshops

Industrial Hemp web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Construction begins tonight on Courthouse project for victim & children services, HVAC replacement

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The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce that construction will begin tonight on the Courthouse Fifth Floor Remodel Project.  The construction project completely renovates the unoccupied space on the south side of the Courthouse 5th floor, m...

Read more about this construction project

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Construction begins tonight on Courthouse project for victim & children services, HVAC replacement

5th Floor Remodel Map

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce that construction will begin tonight on the Courthouse Fifth Floor Remodel Project.  The construction project completely renovates the unoccupied space on the south side of the Courthouse 5th floor, m...

Read more about this construction project

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Pre-existing cannabis cultivators can still apply for county permits

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The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department wants to remind cannabis cultivators that "pre-existing" cannabis operations (those existing prior to Dec. 31, 2015) can still apply for county permits to become legal. 

The window is ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Public hearing to amend zoning maps coming on Sept. 19

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On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka,...

Read more about proposed zoning map amendments

Background info on the General Plan implementation County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Required Upgrades to FAA Equipment May Affect Flights Through Monday

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Some flights at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport (ACV) may be affected through Monday as a result of necessary upgrades being done by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to their navigational equipment on the airport&...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Child Support Awareness Month Highlights Services Available to Families

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August is Child Support Awareness Month and North Coast Child Support is reminding parents that Humboldt, along with 48 county and regional child support agencies across the state, offers a range of services to assist parents in supporting their children....

Read more about Child Support Awareness Month

North Coast Child Support web site County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Visit Supervisor Fennell and Planning & Building at their New Shared Office in Southern Humboldt

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Second District Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Planning & Building Department invites community members to attend an open house event at their new shared county facility in Redway on Monday, July 29. The event will be held at 3156 Redwood Drive an...

Read more about the Open House Event

County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Learn More About PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program at Open House Event

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PG&E is inviting the community to learn more about its Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP). You can visit the Fortuna River Lodge Conference Room on Monday, July 15 between 6-8 pm to hear about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet wit...

Read more about PG&E's Open House

More info about PG&E's wildfire safety efforts County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 19, 2019

First Economic Prosperity In our Counties (EPIC) Symposium on June 28

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On Friday, June 28 the Humboldt County Economic Development Division will hold its first Economic Prosperity In our Counties (EPIC) Symposium. The event features the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and U.S. Depart...

Read about the EPIC Symposium

Register now County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 13, 2019

New Southern Humboldt office for Supervisor Fennell, Planning & Building Department to open Monday

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In an effort to provide Southern Humboldt residents with better access to their elected official and the Planning & Building Department, the county will open a satellite office in Redway on Monday, June 17. The Redway location is 3156 Redwood Drive. S...

Read about the satellite office in Redway

County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Help Humboldt's public health plan by serving on Partnership Board

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is seeking nominations to appoint a representative to the Partnership HealthPlan of California Board of Commissioners. Partnership is the Medicaid-managed care health plan for Humboldt County’s Medi-Cal p...

Read more about serving on Partnership Board

View the application County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 4, 2019

First inclusive county playground to be unveiled at Freshwater Park

Freshwater Park's ADA-accessible playground is shown with a platform and "zip line" feature

A months-long construction project that included a full, colorful overhaul of the playground and other facilities at Freshwater Park will be unveiled to the public on Friday, June 7. When the park re-opens, children of all abilities will be able to use th...

Read more about improvements at Freshwater Park

Freshwater Park web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Comment period extended for Wind Energy Project

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The close of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Humboldt Wind Energy Project has been extended from June 5, 2019 to June 14, 2019.

All comments on the Draft EIR must be received by the county no later than 5 p...

Read more about the Wind Energy .

Wind Energy Project Website County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Humboldt County Parks Expands Life Jacket Loaner Program

Brightly colored life jackets are available to borrow at loan stations around Humboldt County.

Life jackets will be available at Big Lagoon, Freshwater, Van Duzen, and A.W. Way County Parks from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day thanks to a grant from the Sea Tow Foundation. Life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult extra-large will be...

Read more about the Life Jacket Loaner Program

Life Jacket Loaner Program County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Workshops To Discuss Rezoning To Implement The Humboldt County General Plan Land Use Maps

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You are invited to attend a workshop near you to discuss and provide your input about the zoning changes, review mapping in your community, and help the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors align the county’s zoning maps with the Gen...

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Zoning Map Amendments County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Funding Opportunity: GO-Biz grant Solicitation is now available!

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The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has announced that the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program Grant Solicitation is now available.

The Grant Solicitation and link to the Online Application Po...

Read more about this funding opportunity

CalCRG Website County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Wind Energy Project Draft EIR now available for review

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The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Humboldt Wind Energy Project is now available for review. Humboldt Wind, LLC submitted an application to Humboldt County for a conditional use permit to construct and operate the proposed project, a wind...

Read more about the wind energy project

Wind Energy Project Draft EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Revised dates for Housing Element workshop and public hearing

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The Planning Commission workshop and public hearing for the 2019 Housing Element have been rescheduled due to the number of scheduled agenda items.

The Planning Commission workshop will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the...

Read more about 2019 Housing Element

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Headwaters Fund seeking new board members - Applications due April 15

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The Headwaters Fund is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Headwaters Fund Board. Applications can be found on the county website and are due on April 15th.

The Headwaters Fund invests in projects through grants and loans to help the citizens of H...

Read more about the Headwaters Fund Board

Headwaters Fund Board Website County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Planning Commission Seeking Public Input on Zoning Text Amendments to Implement General Plan

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The Planning Commission wants to encourage public participation on the amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.  In order to increase public understanding the review of the amendments have been divided into smaller pieces as follows: 

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Read more about zoning text amendments

Zoning Text Amendments County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Adult Drug Court to graduate 7 participants

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The Adult Drug Court Program invites the public to celebrate the completion of its program by 7 participants. The graduation will take place March 22 at 2:30 pm at the Jury Selection room on the ground floor of the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka. Me...

Read more about Drug Court graduation

Learn more about Adult Drug Court County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Discuss Sea Level Rise and Tsunami Safety for the Humboldt Bay Area

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Workshop Announcement

 

Humboldt Bay Area Plan Update Workshop #3

Discuss Sea Level Rise and Tsunami Safety 

for the Humboldt Bay Area 

 Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 6 to 8 PM

Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Tsunami aware...

Read more about sea level rise

Local Coastal Plan Update County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Report crop, other damages from recent storm

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A series of storms known as an atmospheric river recently hit Humboldt County resulting in significant flooding of agricultural areas. The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) issued a notice to citizens warning that several local rivers may...

Read more about storm damages

Damage Reporting Web Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Humboldt Bay Area Plan Update Workshop

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Workshop Announcement

 

Humboldt Bay Area Plan Update Workshop #2

 Discuss Potential Commercial, Residential and other Land Use Changes

 for the Humboldt Bay Area Plan

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 6 to 8 PM

 

Humboldt County ...

Read more about the HBAP update

Local Coastal Plan Update web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 22, 2019

What County Work is Most Important to You? Humboldt Roadshow Coming to Your Town in March

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The Humboldt County Roadshow will make its first stop on March 13, and citizens are invited to attend when it hits your area. At this interactive, award-winning event you can visit in person with elected officials and county staff to talk about your commu...

Read more about the Humboldt County Roadshow

Roadshow web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Update on County Code Enforcement Actions on Unpermitted Cannabis Operations for 2019

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Humboldt County Code Enforcement uses a variety of tools and information sources to actively identify, investigate, and notice property owners who have unpermitted cannabis operations on their property. If you intend to legally cultivate cannabis in Humbo...

Read more about Code Enforcement

Planning & Building web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Workshop Announcement - Potential Land Use & Zone Changes

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Industry around the Humboldt Bay area is changing, resulting in large amounts of vacant industrial land.  Humboldt County is studying how to re-use this land to provide a diverse mix of business and industry.  It may be necessary to chan...

Read more about potential zoning changes

Local Coastal Plan Update web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Humboldt County Releases Draft McKay Community Forest Trail Plan

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The Humboldt County Public Works today released the draft McKay Community Forest Trail Plan for public review. The purpose of the Trail Plan is to provide a blueprint for the development of trails, access points, and amenities to support recreational and ...

Read more about trails in the McKay Forest

McKay Community Forest web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Review proposed changes in Humboldt County’s Zoning Ordinance to Implement 2017 General Plan

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Humboldt County is considering amendments to the Humboldt County Zoning Ordinance for the areas outside the Coastal Zone to implement the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan.  A series of public workshops to discuss these proposed changes will be h...

Read more about proposed GPU changes

County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Renewed opportunity to improve public safety with Measure Z funding

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The voters of Humboldt County in November renewed a measure that provides locally controlled funding for public safety and essential services. Now, the citizen group that advises the Board of Supervisors on these funds is looking for projects that make Hu...

Read more about applying for Measure Z funding

Measure Z Committee web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 17, 2019

County Parks Division to assist keeping federal public lands open during federal shutdown

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At the request of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Humboldt County Parks Division will be assisting in keeping our Humboldt County BLM public lands open during the federal shutdown. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 19, Humboldt County Parks will service t...

Read more about the county keeping BLM lands open

County Parks & Trails web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Get Your Idea for Local Job Growth Off the Ground with a Grant from the Headwaters Fund

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If you have a great idea that could promote local business growth or job creation, consider applying for a grant award through the Humboldt County Headwaters Grant Fund. Applications for Fiscal Year 2018-19 will be accepted from Feb. 1 through Mar. 29, wi...

Read more about the Headwaters Grant Fun

Headwaters Grant Fund web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Final Call to Apply to Serve on the Measure Z Committee

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If you are interested in improving public safety in Humboldt County, consider applying to serve on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Measure Z Expenditures. This committee recommends to the Board of Supervisors projects to be funded by the lo...

Read more about the Measure Z committee

Measure Z Web Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 31, 2018

State Recommends Funding for Completion of Humboldt Bay Trail

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The project to complete the 4-mile gap in the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata is on the list of projects recommended for funding through the state’s 2019 Active Transportation Program.

The Active Transportation Program is a competiti...

Read more about the Humboldt Bay Trail

Find more info on the Humboldt Bay Trail website County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Public Invited to Apply for At-Large Position on Planning Commission

The Humboldt County Planning Commission will have a vacant seat open and members of the public are invited to apply. The Planning Commission is the county’s planning agency, made up of seven individuals appointed by the Board of Supervisors to r...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 4, 2018

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

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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 ...

Read more about National Day of Mourning

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 ...

Read on ...

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

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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

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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...

Read on...

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

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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

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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

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

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

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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

County of Humboldt - The Home of the Redwoods Seal

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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Law enforcement officers train to better handle mental health crises

Law enforcement officers and mental health service providers are learning techniques to de-escalate mental health crises during this week’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.

The five-day CIT course teaches law enforcement officials to iden...

Read more about crisis intervention training...

Crisis Intervention Team Training (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Health officials urge pertussis vaccine as local cases rise

Local public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated for pertussis after a local infant who tested positive for the disease was hospitalized in an intensive care unit earlier this month.

Since July, nine county residents, includ...

Read more about Humboldt pertussis, Sept. 2019

Health officials urge pertussis vaccine (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Water efficiency workshop scheduled

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) will host a water efficiency workshop to introduce recent programmatic changes regarding water saving strategies.

DEH staff will share information and answ...

Read more about the water efficiency workshop...

Water efficiency workshop scheduled (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Second annual Healthy Snack Day coming up

Learn helpful tips and recipes to make snacking healthy, easy and affordable at the second annual Healthy Snack Day scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Eureka Grocery Outlet.

Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities, win free prizes...

Read more about Healthy Snack Day 2019...

Second annual Healthy Snack Day coming up (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 6, 2019

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and community partners are hosting events and trainings during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Humboldt County wi...

Read more about Suicide Awareness Month 2019

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Nurse-Family Partnership celebrates 10 years of working with local mothers, children

Nearly 230 families have graduated from the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program since the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) launched it 10 years ago.

Supervising Public Health Nurse Kathryn O’Malley, who oversees...

Read more about Nurse-Family Partnership...

Nurse-Family Partnership celebrates 10 years (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Local health care professionals recommend no cannabis use for pregnant and breastfeeding moms

Research shows that cannabis use during pregnancy can increase the risk of low birth weight and affect a baby’s brain development officials from a workgroup of the local Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Project told the Humboldt County Board of ...

Read more about cannabis use and pregnancy...

Cannabis Use and Pregnancy (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Seventh annual Wellness Week kicks off

Young people ages 16 to 26 are invited to learn about the importance of mental wellness at the Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board’s seventh annual Wellness Week.

This year’s Survivor-themed ...

Read more about HCTAYC Wellness Week...

HCTAYC Wellness Week 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

New visitation center allows foster children to spend more time with family

Local mom Ashaley said she enjoys spending visitation time with her children at the county’s new Multi-Family Visitation (MFV) Center.

The MFV center, which is located at the Jefferson Community Center in Eureka, is run by the Humboldt County Dep...

Read more about the Multi-Family Visitation Center

New center allows more visitation time (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Health & Human Services officials urge vaccination in wake of new pertussis case

Public Health officials were notified late Wednesday that a Eureka teen has tested positive for pertussis, also known as whooping cough, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease.

In a follow-up investigation, communicable disease staff identified 4...

Read more about local pertussis case...

New pertussis case in Humboldt County (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 3, 2019

DHHS Connect Summer 2019

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The summer issue of DHHS Connect is now available. Learn how the statewide CalFresh expansion is helping Humboldt County residents, find tips to protect yourself from illness when traveling abroad and read an update from DHHS Director Connie Beck.

DHHS Connect Summer 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Add travel vaccines to your packing list

Summer is officially here. If your plans include visiting another country, take steps to protect yourself from potential illness, and get your travel vaccines today.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a travel advisory rec...

Read more about travel vaccines...

Add travel vaccines to your packing list (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Prepare for power shutoffs this summer

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is encouraging residents to prepare for potential power outages after the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) began conducting preemptive power shutoffs in fire-prone areas.

Preempt...

Read more about preparing for power shutoffs

Prepare for power shutoffs this summer (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

The oysters are fine; the math was not

Public Health officials announced this morning that local oysters are safe to eat after a math error at the Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory led to a brief closure of Humboldt Bay.

“We realize this couldn’t have come at a worse ...

Read more about local oysters safe to eat...

Local oysters safe to eat (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Updated Community Health Assessment now available

From left: Michele Stephens, Lara Weiss, Jeremy Corrigan, Olivia Wilder, Humboldt County Health Offi

The Community Health Assessment (CHA), a comprehensive overview of the health of the Humboldt County community, was presented at the Board of Supervisors meeting this afternoon.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public He...

Read more about the 2018 CHA...

2018 Community Health Assessment available (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Walkability assessment to evaluate student safety concerns in McKinleyville

A youth-led walkability assessment will be held in McKinleyville to better enable area students to safely walk, bike and roll to school. The assessment is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning in the McKinleyville Union School ...

Read more about upcoming walkability assessment...

McKinleyville walkability assessment (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 3, 2019

SSI/SSP recipients now eligible to apply for CalFresh

Nearly 6,000 disabled and elderly Humboldt County residents are eligible to apply for CalFresh benefits after the state expanded the nutritional benefits to people on Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP).

Although benefits can...

Read more about the CalFresh Expansion...

SSI/SSP recipients may apply for CalFresh (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 1, 2019

May is Mental Health Matters Month 2019

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) invites community residents to a series of events that aim to reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health challenges as part of “May is Mental Health Matters Month.&...

Read more about Mental Health Matters Month 2019

Mental Health Matters Month Calendar 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Spring 2019 DHHS Connect

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Read about the groundbreaking at The Center at McKinleyville, find out how Hope Center participants celebrated the Center’s 11th anniversary and check out the full calendar of May is Mental Health Matters Month events. It’s all in the ...

Read the complete Spring 2019 DHHS Connect

Spring 2019 DHHS Connect (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Groundbreaking held for The Center at McKinleyville

A coalition of agencies and service providers broke ground today on The Center at McKinleyville, a one-stop location for services, information and activities for community members in McKinleyville and the northern region of Humboldt County.

The Center was ...

Read more about The Center groundbreaking...

Groundbreaking held for The Center (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Bilingual bike and health fair planned in Fortuna

Learn about the benefits of cycling at a free bilingual health and bike fair in Fortuna. “Baile, Bicis y Ser Felices!” or “Dance, Bike and Be Happy!” is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ...

Read about the bilingual bike & health fair...

Bilingual bike and health fair in Fortuna (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Public comment open for MHSA annual update

Community residents are invited to review and comment on Humboldt County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) annual update.

The Annual Update and Prevention and Early Intervention Evaluation and Annual Innovation Project Report lays out MHSA-fund...

Read more about the MHSA annual update...

Public comment open for MHSA annual update (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Wet weather test period extended

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

Read about extended wet weather test period...

Wet weather test period extended (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Mobile Outreach to host special events for seniors

Seniors living in outlying areas of the county will have greater access to services without the need to travel to Eureka at two outreach events planned for Trinidad and Redway in April.

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

Read more about Mobile Outreach senior events

Mobile Outreach senior events (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Campaign focuses on opioid addiction prevention

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently launched the “Your Pain is Real. So Are the Risks.” campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription medications that contain opioids and encourage patients to tal...

Read more about a new opioid awareness campaign...

Opioid addiction prevention campaign (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 1, 2019

HUD grants help local homeless assistance programs

More than $860,000 has been distributed to eight Humboldt County homeless assistance programs to help keep people off the streets.

The funds are part of more than $415 million in Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance grants awarded this month to programs a...

Read more about Continuum of Care grants...

Read more about homeless assistance programs (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Unsheltered Point-in-Time count numbers finalized

More than 1,470 unsheltered people were counted in Humboldt County during this year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count, according to results from the Jan. 23 count of people experiencing homelessness.

This year’s count showed the largest numbe...

Read more about the 2019 Point-in-Time count...

Unsheltered PIT count numbers finalized (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 11, 2019

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 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Fortuna WIC office to open at library temporarily

The Fortuna Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program recently closed its Main Street office, and will reopen at the Fortuna Library on Monday, Feb. 4.

The Fortuna Library office will have limited hours and is expected to serve as a short-term solution un...

Read more about the Fortuna WIC temporary move...

Fortuna WIC office temporary move (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 9, 2019

HHHC News Release - Volunteers needed for upcoming Point-in-Time count.

Flier for 2019 Point-in-Time count

The Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition (HHHC) is looking for volunteers to participate in the Jan. 23 Point-in-Time (PIT) count to connect with people experiencing homelessness in the community.

The count is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deve...

Read more about the HHHC Point-in-Time count...

Volunteers needed for Point-in-Time count (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Winter DHHS Connect

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Check out the coverage DHHS’s Public Health Lab received in the nationally circulated Lab Matters magazine, turn to page three to view photos from this year’s annual Foster and Kinship holiday party and read about some of the departmen...

Read more of the DHHS Connect - Winter 2019...

DHHS Connect - Winter 2019 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Behavioral Health Board seeking new members

Do you or a family member have experience with the local mental health system? Consumers of mental health services, their family members and transition-age youth are encouraged to lend their insight by serving on the Humboldt County Behavioral Health Boar...

Read about Behavioral Health Board recruitment...

Behavioral Health Board seeking new members (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

DHHS Connect Spring 2018

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...

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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...

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

Cervical health promoted

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

DHHS’s Public Health is joi...

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

Behavioral Health Board members being sought

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

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

Kick smoking for good in 2017

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

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

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

Volunteers still needed for Point-in-Time count

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

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

DHHS Connect Winter 2016-2017

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

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

Public Health awarded national accreditation

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

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

Keep the holidays happy with food safety

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

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

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

Volunteers needed for Point-in-Time count

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

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

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

Wet weather test period opens

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

The effec...Read on...

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

World AIDS Day recognized Dec. 1

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

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

Veterans Service Office opens doors at new location

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

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

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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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release with Additional Data Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

DHHS Connect Vol I, Issue 1 Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 18, 2016

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

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

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

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

Redwood Coast Career Fair Friday

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

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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.
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PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

PDF Release Department of Health & Human Services
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...

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

Flu season likely to be severe.

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

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

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

Mobile Outreach hosting senior services event.

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

Represent...Read on...

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

Covered California enrollment starts Nov. 15

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

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

Veterans Day is every day at Veterans Service Office

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

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

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

DHHS offers flu vaccines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health Advisory lifted for Cyanotoxins on Trinity

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Take precautions against swimmer’s itch

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

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

Groups collaborate on “Nutrition in the Garden” party

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

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

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

Wellness Week Empowers Transition-Age Youth

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trinity tests positive for blue-green algae

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

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

Young adults: Vaccines needed before school starts

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

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

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

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

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

T...Read on...

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

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

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

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

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

Humboldt County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

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

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

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

CalFresh Forum unites community partners

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

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

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

Federal grant will benefit local youth.

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

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

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

Blue-green algae warning issued

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

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

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

Documentary focuses on ending stigma of mental illness

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

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

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

Low-cost shingles vaccine is available for eligible seniors.

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

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

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

Play it safe around water this summer.

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

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

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

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

T...Read on...

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

Help Humboldt County youth win national award.

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

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

Take precautions against ticks

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

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

National WIC program marks its 40th year

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

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

DHHS helps ensure water well safety

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

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

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

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

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

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

Measles case confirmed in Humboldt County

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

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

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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: October 4, 2019

Outstanding Warrant - Ariel Arguelles-Sosa

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney

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October 4, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Ariel Arguelles-Sosa (age 41), who has an outstanding felony warrant ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Victim Witness Office - Temporary Relocation

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July 31, 2019

Today a fire burned the outside corner of the District Attorney Victim Witness Office at 712 Fourth Street.  Fortunately no one was injured, but the Offic...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Outstanding Warrant Suspect - Adrian Olsen

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July 30, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Adrian Markus Olsen (age 31), who has an outstanding felony w...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Outstanding Warrant Suspect - Robert Hunter

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July 30, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Robert Christopher Hunter (age 39), who has an outstanding fe...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Outstanding Warrant Suspect - Jonathan Hockenberry

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July 30, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Jonathan Hockenberry (age 27), who has an outstanding felony ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Outstanding Warrant Suspect - Nathan LaCount

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July 23, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Nathan Michael LaCount (age 40), who has outstanding felony w...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Outstanding Warrant Suspect - Melissa LaCount

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July 23, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Melissa Ann LaCount (age 35), who has outstanding felony warr...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Outstanding Warrant Suspect - Janet Egan

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July 23, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office seeks assistance from the community with the apprehension of Janet Marie Egan (age 50), who has an outstanding felony warr...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Jury Convicts Seng “Jimmy” Yang of 16 Felonies, Including Sexual Assault Charges

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June 3, 2019

This morning a Humboldt County jury convicted 38-year-old Eureka resident Seng “Jimmy” Yang of 16 felony charges, including continuous sexual ab...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Jury Finds Erick Battersby Guilty of Attempted Murder

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May 6, 2019

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today, a jury found 34-year-old Erick Allen Battersby guilty of attempted murder, with the special allegation that it...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Gina Chamberlain Sentenced for Felony Elder Abuse

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April 29, 2019

On April 26th, Humboldt County Judge Lawrence Killoran sentenced Gina Catherine Chamberlain (age 52) to four years and eight months in prison for felony elder abu...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Kistler found guilty after 2017 incident on Arcata Plaza, faces 11 years to life

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Today a jury found 35-year-old Nicholas Kistler guilty of attempted premeditated murder, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and resisting arrest. The jury also found that the defendant personally used a deadly weapon and inflicted gr...

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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: 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: 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: October 3, 2019

Upcoming Culvert Replacement

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Humboldt County Public Works Road Crews will be replacing a culvert on Copenhagen Road in Loleta, near post mile marker .5 and .8. Barricades are being put up at this time to also alert drivers of the work that is scheduled to be done on October 9th, 2019...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Upcoming Road Closure.

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*****Change in Dates for Upcoming Road Closure*****

Redwood Drive between Evergreen Road and Bear Canyon Road will be closed on October 8, 2019 between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

Redwood Drive between Willow Avenue and Dean Creek Road will be closed on O...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Traffic Delays due to Chip Sealing.

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Humboldt County Public Works Road Crews will be chip sealing on September 23, 2019 and September 24, 2019, at Patricks Point Drive, post mile marker 0 to 3. This area will be subject to traffic delays. Please avoid traveling in the area if at all possible...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Upcoming Road Closure due to Chip Sealing.

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Mayfair Street will be closed Wednesday September 25, 2019 from the hours of 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Public Works Roads Department will be chip sealing. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Upcoming Construction

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Notice of Construction for Wilder Ridge Road at post mile marker 5.33 and post mile marker 5.70. Work will be starting on Monday September 16, 2019 with a completion date in December 2019. A single-lane detour with stop sign controls will be provided at e...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Update on Road Closure.

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Patricks Point Drive is now back open.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Traffic Delays

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There will be traffic delays today starting at 10 am on Alderpoint Road at Burr Creek Bridge, crews will be recovering a vehicle. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Upcoming Road Closure

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Mayfair Street, Willow Creek 

Mayfair Street in Willow Creek will be closed on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, between the hours of 9:30 am and noon. The Road Crew will be chip sealing. Thank you for your patience during this time. 

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

What's Your Street Story.

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Below is a flyer with information on where to go to share stories about hit or near miss accidents that individuals have been in. You can also report where you feel safe or unsafe traveling. 

Visit: streetstory.berkeley.edu/county/Humboldt&nbs...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Shelter Cove Road Culvert Replacement.

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Beginning September 3, 2019 thru September 6, 2019 Shelter Cove Road will be closed near post mile marker 7.40. The road will also be closed the night of September 4, 2019. The Road Crew will be replacing a culvert. Resort Improvement District will also b...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Upcoming Construction with Delays

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Construction is scheduled to begin on Mitchell Road at post mile marker 1.15 on Monday, August 26, 2019, with a completion date in December 2019. Expect delays greater than 15 minutes at any time during this period. A link has been attached with further i...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Stay Alert!

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The new school year is here!  Please stay alert and watch out for children walking to and from school and watch for school buses making several stops. Do not pass a bus with the stop sign showing.

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Possible Traffic Delays on Maple Creek Road.

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Maple Creek Road

There may be traffic delays on Maple Creek Road on Friday, August 9th, 2019 starting at 7 am. Our Road Crew will be assisting with removing an overturned RV that went over the side of the bridge recently. Please remain patient and alert du...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Berta Bridge

Inside Berta Bridge

Thanks to all the hard work from the Public Works Bridge Crew, Berta Bridge is now back open.

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 26, 2019

New Culvert replacement on Witman Lane in Ferndale.

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The Ferndale Road Crew putting in a new culvert on Witman Lane in Ferndale, Tuesday July 23rd, 2019. Additional photo's will be posted showing the progress.

Witman Lane, Ferndale 

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Power Outage to affect the Traffic Signals in McKinleyville.

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Stop Sign

Monday July 29th, 2019 between the hours of 4 am and 6 am, PG & E will be working in the area of Heartwood Drive and Sutter Road in McKinleyville.  This will affect the power to the Traffic Signals at Heartwood Drive and Sutter Road....

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Traffic Signal at Sutter Road and Central Avenue in McKinleyville.

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On Saturday July 27th, 2019 we will be upgrading the Traffic Signal in the westbound left turn pocket, at Sutter Road at Central Avenue in McKinleyville. We will be upgrading the signal to, two left turn arrows. The Signal will be in 4 Way Flash ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Upcoming Road Closure on Stanford Drive in Eureka.

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Road closure and or long delays are expected on Stanford Drive in Eureka, from August 5th, 2019 through October 15th, 2019. A culvert will be replaced which will close Stanford Road off of Humboldt Hill Road. Please stay alert and courteous while driving....

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Updated Road Closure on Harris Road in Alderpoint.

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Harris Road at post mile marker 1.16 is now back open, after repairs to a road slip out and a contractor installing a wire wall. 

Harris Road

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Updated Road Conditions on Bigfoot Avenue and Patterson Road in Willow Creek.

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Wednesday July 24th, 2019, our road crews will be working at the intersection of Bigfoot Avenue and Patterson Road in Willow Creek. Expect there to be delays, the crew will be putting in a new culvert. 

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Road Construction on Kneeland Road.

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Our road crew will be installing a culvert on Kneeland Road near post mile marker 24.50 tomorrow, July 17, 2019. This work is funded by SB-1. Barricades and signs have been posted. There is expected to be up to, two hour delays. Thank you for you patience...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Upcoming Road Closure on La Pointe Road in Cutten.

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Monday August 5th and 6th 2019, our road crews will be prepping for paving on La Pointe Road. There will be no parking allowed on this road for the entire week, signs will be posted. The road will be completely closed for paving on August 7th. This is a j...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Culvert Replacement on Kneeland Road.

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On July 1, 2019 we advised that Kneeland Road at post mile marker 8.52 would be closed on July 16, 2019 from 8 am to 5 pm.  The road crew was able to complete the culvert replacement early and Kneeland Road is currently open.

Kneeland Road

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Road Conditions Updates

News Flash

Posted on: September 10, 2019

Robbery in Blue Lake

On 09-07-2019, at about 9:15 p.m., a
male subject entered the Patriot gas station on the 200 block of Blue Lake Blvd.,in Blue Lake. The subject approached the counter and brandished a firearm at
the cashier.  The subject demanded moneyfrom ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Disturbance on Cummings Rd.

On 08-23-2019, at about 6:00 AM, the Humboldt County
Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls from citizens reporting a female onCummings Road in Eureka that appeared to be in distress.  It was also reported the female was in
posses...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Missing Person investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Office would like to remind citizens who may be using the outdoors this time ofyear to be observant during their activities.

Hans Lippuner was last seen
by his house mates on October 16, 2018, in the Dows Prairie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Protesters arrested at Humboldt Redwood Company

On 08-15-2019, at about 12:35 pm,
the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service at theHumboldt Redwood Company in Scotia.  It
was reported that protesters on scene had locked themselves down with devicesat the e...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sex offender registration compliance sweep

Between August 6th and August 9th, 2019, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted an annual sex offender registration compliance sweep throughout the County of Humboldt. Representatives from the Fortuna Police Department, Arcata Police Dep...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Update to McKinleyville homicide

On 08-10-19, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Office began an investigation into a reported stabbing that occurred on the1100 block of Boss Rd. in McKinleyville, in which a male died.

The decedent has been identified as Dylon T.
Liakos, age 30, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Countywide Met investigations

On 08-05-2019, Deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) began a four-daycountywide operation targeting large scale illegal cannabis cultivation.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Man with a gun in McKinleyville

Tyler Dean Godwin

On 08-08-2019, at about 11:10 AM, the Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man with a gun on the 1600 blockof Sutter Rd., in McKinleyville.  It was
reported that a male subject was shooting...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2019

Body located off shore near Trinidad

On 08-04-2019, at about 9:30 AM, the United
States Coast Guard notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office they hadreceived a call of a body having been located just off shore of a beach near
Trinidad.  It was reported that Kayake...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 1, 2019

MET investigation Brannon Mountain

On 07-31-2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Brannon Mountain area. 

During the service of the search warran...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Arson in Redway

On 07-26-2019, at about 4:30 AM, the Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious fire on the 100 blockof Apple Ln., in Redway.  It was reported
that a vehicle had been set on fire.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2019

MET investigation

On 07-24-2019, deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 2search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom area.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and DF...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Shots fired in McKinleyville

On 07-24-2019, at about 10:00 AM,
the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls from citizensreporting shots being fired near the 1400 block of Reasor Rd., in McKinleyville.
Itwas reported that a black male adult wearin...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Marijuana Enforcement near Hyampom

On 07-23-2019, Deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 2search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom
area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cal F...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Marijuana enforcement warrants served in Bayside and McKinleyville

On July 18, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Bayside and McKinleyville areas. The Humboldt County Planning and...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Cutten home invasion arrest

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On July 16, 2019, at about 2:51 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the 6200 block of Berry Lane in Cutten for the report of an unknown subject attempting to gain entry into residences.

A deputy on patrol in th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2019

McKinleyville Armed Robbery

On July 15, 2019, at about 2:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2300 block of Grace Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon making contact with the 39-...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Cannabis search warrants served in Hyampom area

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On July 11, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom area of Humboldt County. The California Department of Fis...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Sheriff's Office seeking whereabouts of missing Stockton man

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UPDATE: Missing person Jamie Moseley has been located. Deputies made contact with Moseley shortly after 5 pm. on July 12, 2019. Moseley returned to his campsite on his own, in good condition.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Stolen vehicle recovery

On July 10, 2019, at about 9:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Alderpoint area observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the Eel River bar, with a male subject possibly stripping parts from the vehicle.

Deputies made acce...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Assault arrest

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On July 7, 2019, at about 1:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 1800 block of Myrtle Avenue, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

When deput...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Drug Enforcement Unit serves search warrant in Rancho Sequoia

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On July 3, 2019, 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 following agencies ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Fallen Officers Phone Scam

Scam Alert

Another phone scam is targeting Humboldt County residents claiming to be from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

A local resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office reporting that she received two calls this week claiming to be someone f...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Sheriff's Office seeking whereabouts of missing Lodi woman

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate missing person Tiffany Alma Faith Clark, 38, of Lodi, CA. Clark is believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances.

A black Ford Ranger associated with Clark w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit participates in Operation Dry Water

Sheriff's Lt. Mike Fridley stands on the Sheriff's Jet boat

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is joining a nationally coordinated effort this weekend to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

On July 5 through July 7, 2019, the Sheriff&am...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Burglary investigation

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a Fort Seward burglary suspect.

On June 29, 2019, at about 7:45 a.m., a local property owner contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding a burglary that had...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Human remains located

On June 27, 2019, at about 10:40 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were contacted by State Parks rangers regarding an abandoned vehicle belonging to a possible missing person located in the Dolason Prairie area of the Redwood Nat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Vehicle investigation leads to arrest

Two bags of heroin

On June 27, 2019, at about 11:19 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the 3300 block of Blue Lake Boulevard observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a turnout along the roadway.

The deputy contacted two subjects occupying the vehi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Stabbing Investigation

On June 26, 2019, at about 9:21 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2300 block of Grace Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of a physical altercation occurring, with one male subject armed with a kni...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Trespassing arrests

On June 24, 2019, at about 8:57 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Humboldt Redwood Company on Monument Road, in the county’s jurisdiction of Rio Dell,  for the report of one subject being detained by ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Weitchpec residential structure fire investigation

On June 25, 2019, at about 6:15 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of a residential structure fire with subjects possibly still inside on Mitchell Road near Weitchpec.

Sheriff’s deputies were firs...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Garberville burglary arrest

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On June 20, 2019, at about 10:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on the 800 block of Redwood Drive in Garberville for a burglary that had just occurred.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2019

HCCF rolls out new body-worn camera program

Female correctional deputy with a Axon Body camera in an inmate dorm

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the successful implementation of body-worn cameras in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Axon body-worn cameras are now being implemented in the Correctional Facility’...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Child concealment investigation update

Delisse Jones

Missing child Ariana Bemis-Eib was returned to the custody of her father on June 19, 2019, at about 11 p.m. Ariana was reportedly healthy and in good spirits.

Delisse Lalee Jones remains at-large and has a warrant out for her arrest. Anyone with informatio...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Phone scam targets Humboldt County residents

Scam Alert

Another phone scam targeting Humboldt County residents has left one victim out over $1,800.

The victim told the Sheriff’s Office that she received a call from someone claiming to be with the Texas Department of Justice, with a matching caller ID ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Four arrested for trespassing during logging protest

Deputy attempts to safely remove protester from ladder while in a boom truck

On June 17, 2019, at about 3:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Monument Road, in the county's jurisdiction of Rio Dell, for the report of protesters blocking an access gate to Humboldt Redwood Company property.

When d...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Burglary investigation in Redway

On June 10, 2019, at about 8:40 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 400 block of Redway Drive in Redway for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Vehicle theft arrest

DEMARCO booking photo

On June 7, 2019, at about 3:06 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Thomas Drive and Redwood Drive in Garberville for the report of a physical altercation between two subjects.

When deputies arrived on s...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Escaped work crew inmate apprehended in Eureka

ALLMON BOOKING PHOTO

On June 4, 2019, at about 10:25 a.m., a citizen reported to a Eureka Police Department (EPD) officer that wanted Humboldt County Correctional Facility work crew inmate Corey James Allmon, 25, was seen running near D and Clark Streets.

After a brief foot pu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Public's help needed to locate inmate who walked away from work crew

ALLMON booking photo

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) inmate who walked away from an inmate work crew this afternoon.

On June 3, 2019, at about 1:10 p.m., HCCF inmate Corey...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Assault suspect apprehended following pursuit

On May 30, 2019, at about 12:20 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a female juvenile regarding a home invasion and assault occurring at a residence on the 7100 block of Worthingt...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Traffic stop leads to discovery of heroin, methamphetamine

Heroin and Methamphetamine on a table

On May 28, 2019, at about 10:33 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Blue Lake area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 299 near the Essex Lane exit due to the driver’s inability to maintain a lane.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Blue Lake

LYNCH BOOKING PHOTO

On May 27, 2019, at about 1:36 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Blue Lake area a conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle on the 700 block of Casino Way.

The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Brent Clayton Lynch, wa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Plane crash investigation in Garberville

Plane crashed into trees

On May 26, 2019, at about 6 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Jerold Phelps Hospital in Garberville for the report of a plane crash survivor.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the survivor, a 48-year-old Garber...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 28, 2019

EOD investigation in Lower Redway

Explosive device on the riverbar

On May 26, 2019, at about 11:07 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area of the riverbar near Azalea Road in Lower Redway for the report of a possible explosive device. Deputies located, what appeared to be, an oxygen ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Big Lagoon remains identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified skeletal remains located at Big Lagoon State Park on March 8, 2019, as that of 46-year-old Timothy Jason Moore of Alabama. Foul play is not suspected in Moore’s death; however, his ca...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Loleta pursuit ends in arrest

HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ BOOKING PHOTO

On May 17, 2019, at about 3:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Loleta area observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Table Bluff Road, unable to maintain its lane.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the ve...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Public's help needed to locate missing 4-year-old

Ariana Bemis-Eib

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a missing 4-year-old girl.

Ariana Bemis-Eib, 4, of Orick, was reported missing by her father on May 15, 2019, at about 8:30 p.m. after she failed to return from a sc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Stranded hikers rescued

On May 16, 2019, at about 1 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Gold Bluffs Beach area in Northern Humboldt for the report of four stranded hikers.

The subjects told dispatchers that the group had hiked several miles f...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Two arrested in possession of stolen property

On May 14, 2019, at about 11:33 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Glendale area observed two subjects, known to law enforcement, outside of a vehicle parked on the side of the road in the 300 block of Green Hill Lane, Blu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Two arrested during cannabis warrant service in Loleta

Greenhouse with growing cannabis plants

On May 15, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation on the 200 block of Indianola Reservation Road in Loleta. The California Depart...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Burglary suspect arrested

BUSKIRK BOOKING PHOTO

On May 11, 2019, at about 1:15 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of Stagecoach Road in Trinidad for the report of a burglary.

According to the victim, three or four unknown suspects stole ne...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Redway armed robbery investigation

On May 11, 2019, at about 12:37 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a motel on the 3100 block of Redwood Drive in Redway for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that three ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Wanted felon arrested

Illegal guns, ammunition, stolen chainsaws and other items found during a search warrant

On May 12, 2019, at about 7 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies responded to an RV park in the area of the 4000 block of North State Highway 101, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, to serve a felony arrest warrant.

Upon arrival, deputie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Second arrest made in burglary, pursuit investigation

Mattingly booking photo

On May 5, 2019, at about 1:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies assisting with a call for service in the McKinleyville area observed a vehicle associated with a wanted felony warrant subject parked outside a residence on the 1900 block of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Suspicious vehicle investigation leads to arrest

Shawnee Foster booking photo

On April 27, 2019, at about 10:49 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the 3500 block of Trinity Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a suspicious vehicle, which was occup...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Man rescued from the Trinity River

Sheriff's jet boat

On April 27, 2019, at about 4:40 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communication Center received a 9-1-1 call for service regarding a male subject swept away in the Trinity River.

According to the reporting party, the 32-year-old male victim dec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Correctional deputies and court services bailiff save inmate’s life

Two correctional deputies and a court services bailiff saved an inmate’s life Wednesday afternoon.

On April 24, 2019, at about 3:30 p.m. a Humboldt County Correctional Facility male inmate had just finished a court hearing and was returning back ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 23, 2019

HCSO launches new online crime information tool

Screenshot of the Citizen RIMS Portal showing a crime map

It is now easier than ever for the public to access real-time crime information from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with the new HCSO Citizen RIMS portal.

“Citizen RIMS is an extension of our computer aided dispatch and records ma...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Burglary investigation leads to pursuit

HUNT Booking Photo

On April 21, 2019, at about 12:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Three Creeks Road in Willow Creek for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.  

According to the reporting party, two u...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Shooting investigation

On April 16, 2019, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Lake Benbow Drive for the report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that four victims had arranged to meet with a female subjec...

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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

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