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Posted on: January 22, 2020

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Hello, and welcome to my new communications channel! Our county website is a great place to go for information on what the county is up to, and on my web page you can find out more about the 5th District and sign up to get notified whenever I sha...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Website Accessibility Policy

This is our annual distribution of Humboldt County’s  Website Accessibility Policy.  Below is a list of related documents/pages:

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Facial Coverings To Be Required In All County Facilities

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With the emergence of the more contagious Delta variant in California, which rapidly increased to over 80% of cases in California in the past weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again throughout the state. This is especiall...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Proclaim Local Drought Emergency

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After receiving a recommendation from the Humboldt County Drought Task Force, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 20, adopted a resolution proclaiming a countywide local emergency due to drought. 

The emergency proclamation is the first step...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Headwaters Grant Fund Accepting Applications for Economic Development Projects

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If you have a great idea that could promote business growth or job creation in Humboldt County, consider applying for a grant award through the County of Humboldt’s -Headwaters Grant Fund. Applications for the 2021-22 grant round will be accepte...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Serve Your Community, Earn Extra Money as an Election Worker for the California Recall Election

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Election workers are needed as the Humboldt County Office of Elections is gearing up for the quickly approaching California Gubernatorial Recall Election on Sept.14.

The format will be similar to the 2020 Presidential General Election. The recall election ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

As Humboldt Reopens, County Launches Redesigned Website

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The County of Humboldt launched its redesigned website Wednesday, July 14, after it was delayed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

The web address will remain the same, humboldtgov.org, but the redesigned site allow...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Future of Internet Resources for Businesses in Post Covid Economy

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The Humboldt County Prosperity Network invites residents to join in conversation to explore how changes in broadband access and internet connectivity will affect businesses in our community. The virtual meeting will be held via ZOOM on Wednesday, July 21 ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Poised to Provide Economic Boost to Samoa Peninsula

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With the goal of creating new jobs and economic growth, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors recently approved the formation of the Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) for the Samoa Peninsula. The proposed EIFD consists of over ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Humboldt County Supervisors to Finalize Interim Appointments for Hayes, Brownfield

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will seek to finalize the appointments of Elishia Hayes to the position of Acting County Administrative Officer (CAO) and Luke Brownfield to the position of Acting Public Defender, at their next scheduled meeting o...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Public Input Needed for Trinidad Local Road Safety Plan

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The City of Trinidad has received a state grant to prepare a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) and is seeking public input. The City has been working with local agency partners such as the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office, Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

County to Be Closed Tomorrow, June 18, in Observance of Juneteenth

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Today, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19 as a federal holiday. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 15, adopted a proclamation urging recognition of this holiday. As such, the majority of co...

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Climate Action Plan

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The County is coordinating with other local agencies to develop a regional Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout Humboldt County.

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Humboldt Bay Trail

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The Humboldt Bay Trail is a network of paved paths connecting the communities around Humboldt Bay. Efforts are actively underway to complete a continuous 14-mile, non-motorized trail from central Arcata to the southern end of Eureka.

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

2021-22 County Budget Adopted

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The 2021-22 Adopted Budget is now available for review

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Project Trellis

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The County of Humboldt Cannabis Business Micro-grant, Marketing, and Local Equity Program, commonly referred to as ‘Project Trellis,’ is a trailblazing support initiative for the county’s cannabis industry.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021 - Public Health Plans Vaccination Events for Young Adults

The Public Health mobile vaccination team is set to appear at several community events in Eureka at the end of this week in an effort to reach young adults, a sector of the community with a high overall incidence of COVID-19 infection and a low vaccinatio...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021 - Humboldt County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors Amid Rise in Delta Variant

Humboldt County joins 25 other California counties in recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors in public places.

As the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is increasingly circulating locally, masking ind...

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JUL23 Masking Recommendation (PDF) COVID-19 Related News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021 - Get Vaccinated at the Redwood AutoXpo

Attendees at this year’s Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo will see the shiny white van of the Humboldt County Public Health mobile vaccination unit along with the gleaming classic cars and hot rods on Saturday, July 24.

The 30th Annual Fortuna Redwood Aut...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021 - Vaccines Appear Effective Against COVID-19 Variants of Concern

Local health officials see strong evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are effective against all four “variants of concern” that have been identified in Humboldt County since November 2020. Yet young adults, the group most affected by these...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021 - Eureka’s COVID-19 Testing Site Moving to Wharfinger Building July 1

The Eureka COVID-19 testing site run by OptumServe is moving to a new facility and will be located at the Wharfinger Building starting Thursday, July 1. Operating hours will remain the same, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021 - SnapNurse Team Builds on County’s Mobile Vaccination Efforts

Humboldt County vaccination clinics have gone mobile to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the people who need them, meeting people where they live, work and socialize. Here to support the efforts of Public Health and other approved local vaccinators is a state...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 - Cal/OSHA Aligns COVID-19 Workplace Rules with CDPH Guidance

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, revised COVID-19 safety regulations for California’s workplaces. Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order to implement the relaxed rules effective immediatel...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 - Tips on Talking to Kids About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Health officials are encouraging parents and guardians of age-eligible children to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine and prepare to support them through the process.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021 - Free Rapid Testing Kits Available to Organizations

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COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now available at no cost to organizations, including businesses, faith-based organizations and congregate living facilities, through the State of California Testing Task Force (TTF). 

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021 - California Mask Guidelines to Stay in Place Until June 15

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California Mask Guidelines to Stay in Place Until June 15

California will keep its current indoor masking guidance without making any changes until June 15, the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) agency announced today. 

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Jury Returns with First Degree Murder Verdict in the Homicide of Bo Triantos

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 July 2, 2021

On July 1, 2021, a Humboldt County jury found Brandon Matthew Watson, age 29, of Arcata, guilty of one count of first-degree murder for the homicide of Pe...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Daniel Raymond Aubrey Sentenced

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June 01, 2021

Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Raymond Aubrey was sentenced today to serve one year in jail and was given a three-year formal probation term by Judge Kelly Neel afte...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Jury Concludes that Scott Dean Eden is a Sexually Violent Predator

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May 28, 2021

A Humboldt County jury today unanimously concluded that SCOTT DEAN EDEN is a sexually violent predator within the meaning of the Sexually Predator Act (SVPA).

In 199...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Jury Finds Jason Barnes Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

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 May 5, 2021

On May 5, 2021, a Humboldt County jury found Jason Ryan Barnes, age 48, of Eureka, guilty of one count of involuntary manslaughter for the homici...

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Jonathan Marcks Sentenced to 22 Years for Child Sexual Assaults

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April 13, 2021

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District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today Jonathan Eisenhard Marcks, 36, of Arcata, was sentenced to 22 years in state prison after Marcks pled guilty...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Jury Finds Michael Flowers Guilty of All Charges

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 April 9, 2021

Wednesday, a Humboldt County jury convicted 64-year-old Michael Dennis Flowers of all charges brought against him by the District Attorney: rape, forcibl...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Kyla Baxley Promoted to Chief Investigator

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 April 1, 2021

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office announced Kyla Baxley has been promoted from Senior District Attorney Investigator to Chief Investigator. ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Jury Finds Jeffry Tsarnas Guilty of Felony Hit and Run Causing Serious, Permanent Injury

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April 1, 2021

On April 1, 2021, a Humboldt County jury found 57-year-old Jeffry Lee Tsarnas guilty of felony Hit and Run Causing Serious, Permanent Injury. 

The conviction stems from a November 27, 2018 incident on Fernbridge, when Tsar...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Review of EPD Officer Involved Shooting Completed

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February 26, 2021

DA Maggie Fleming has completed her review of the investigation regarding the Eureka Police Department (EPD) Officer involved shooting of 51-year-old John Kar...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

David B. Anderson II Pleads Guilty to Four Felonies

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 February 19, 2021

 Earlier today 49-year-old David B. Anderson II pled guilty to committing four felonies in November 2018: attempted pandering (Penal Code (P...

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Election Results - First Election Night Report

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The latest report for the Humboldt County November 3 Presidential General Election is now available.

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How to Vote for President for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election

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As a voter registered with No Party Preference, if you want to vote for U.S. President you must request a primary election ballot with presidential candidates from one of the following pa...

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Poll Workers Needed for March 3rd Presidential Primary Election

The Humboldt County Office of Elections is looking for poll workers for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election.

Eligible Poll Workers must be a: (1) registered voter, (2) legal permanent resident, or (3) high school student age 16 or older with a 2.5 ...

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Official Cumulative and Precinct Reports have been published.  

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021 - Warning issued after person becomes sick from potential harmful algae, dog dies

Environmental health officials are reminding community residents to be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms after a report was made of a person becoming ill following time spent in the South Fork Eel River north of Weott. State staff is currently takin...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Drought raises public health concerns

On May 10, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded the drought emergency proclamation to 41 counties, including Humboldt. With this proclamation comes acknowledgement that droughts can cause changes to communities and the environment that impact publi...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

This summer stay safe near the water

This summer make safety at the rivers, oceans and lagoons a top priority. Local waterways are cold and have swift currents, which can pose threats to even the strongest swimmers. Remember these tips for staying safe near water: 

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

New Public Health Director to start end of June

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) employee Sofia Pereira has been named the department’s new director of Public Health and will be stepping into her new role June 27. Pereira is replacing Michele Stephens, who was promoted to Assistant Dire...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Cyanobacteria in the Mad River

Public Health officials are reminding residents to keep an eye out for cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, while recreating at local rivers and lakes after samples with the toxin were collected at two locations on the Mad River.

The Blue Lake Ra...

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20210528 - Cyanobacteria in the Mad River (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021 - County signs stipulated judgment with State Attorney General

The California Attorney General (AG) and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) jointly submitted a request Thursday to the Humboldt County Superior Court to enter into a proposed stipulated supplemental judgment that intends...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Low-cost rabies vaccines

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics through mid-July. 

During the clinics, dog vaccinations are $10 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will also be available. The c...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Adult mental health crisis center in the works for Humboldt County

Early this month, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS’s) request to allocate funding to establish and run a sub-acute transitional facility for adults e...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Learn more about MHSA, public comment ends May 27

On Friday, you’re invited to a meeting about the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). A public hearing on the MHSA will take place the following Thursday, May 27. 

Friday’s virtual meeting will focus on the legal and regulatory r...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Multimillion-dollar grant to assist local youth in crisis

Thanks in part to a $5.1 million grant from the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children, Humboldt County will soon have a residential facility for children and youth experiencing mental health crises. 

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Prepare for Wildfire Season with HCFSC's Newest Publication!

The Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (HCFSC) is proud to present a new guide for Humboldt County residents developed in collaboration with UC Cooperative Extension. Preparing Your Home for Wildfire is an excellent guide for anyone seeki...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021 - County Records Highest Single-Day Case Count as Officials Warn of Delta Spread

Sixty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Humboldt County today, the highest single-day report since the first local case was diagnosed in February 2020. A total of 5,114 county residents have tested positive for the virus.

Four new h...

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JUL30 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021 - 35 New Cases Reported Today

Thirty-five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 5,045.

To limit the spread of the virus in the community, unvaccinated residents over the...

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JUL29 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021 - County Tops 5,000 Cases of COVID-19; Public Urged to Help Contain Spread of Virus

Twenty-one additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 5,010.

Public Health officials call on the community to help limit the spread of th...

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JUL28 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021 - 18 New Cases; CDC Revises Masking, Testing Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization of a person in their 60s have been reported in Humboldt County today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,989.

Citing the increased spread of...

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JUL27 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021 - 74 New Cases Reported Since Friday

Seventy-four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County since Friday. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,971.

Three new hospitalizations also were reported since Friday, including on...

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JUL26 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021 - 44 New Cases Reported Today, Highest Single-Day Total Since Mid-May

Forty-four new cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization of a person in their 50s have been reported in Humboldt County today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,897. 

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JUL23 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 - 29 New Cases; Some OptumServe Sites to Close, Testing to Continue in Eureka

Twenty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,853. 

The OptumServe testing service, contracted by the State of California,...

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JUL22 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 21, 2021

July 21, 2021 - 27 New Cases Reported Today

Twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Humboldt County today. One previously reported case was removed because it was determined to be from another jurisdiction. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the viru...

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JUL21 COVID Update (PDF) Humboldt Health Alert
Posted on: July 20, 2021

July 20, 2021 - 23 New Cases Reported Today; Officials Urge Vaccination as Delta Cases Rise

Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 4,798. Three new hospitalizations were also reported, including one person in their 40...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021 - 46 New Cases Reported Since Friday

Forty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Humboldt County since the most recent report Friday. A previously reported case has been removed after it was determined to be a duplicate. The total number of county residents who have tested positiv...

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On the Same Page Book Club, Severance by Ling Ma

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August 4 - 'Severance' by Ling Ma.

Downsizing, corporate drones, and a zombie plague! In this satirical, all-too-real novel, Candace Chen lives in a dystopian, crumbling New York City - until she must escape it. Banding together with others to escape prove...

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April 21, 2020 - California Cannabis Equity Grants Program Provides $30 Million in Grant Funding

"The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), in partnership with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, announced $30 million in grant funding through the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions."

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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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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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Myrtle Avenue

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On Friday, July 30, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. there will be lane closures at Myrtle Avenue and Hubbard Lane, for Signal Repair. The turn pockets will be closed. 

Thank you for your patience during this time. 

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Shively Road

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GR Wilcox Enterprises will be performing work for Humboldt County on Shively Road at Post Miles 3.50-3.51, 7.90, and 8.42. The work will begin today, July 26th, 2021, with a culvert replacement at Post Mile 8.42. No full closures are anticipated, and we e...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Donna Drive, Humboldt Hill.

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Humboldt County Public Works Roads Division will be paving Donna Drive, August 3rd thru August 10th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use alternate routes during this time, if possible. 

Thank you for your patience. 

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Notice of Construction for Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing four sites on Alderpoint Road between Alderpoint and Blocksburg at Mile Post 21.8, 22.8, 23.0-23.05, and 23.75.

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Notice of Construction for Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be working on Mattole Road at Post Mile 5.00 and Post Mile 13.67, between Honeydew and Petrolia. 

Traffic through the construction sites will be restricted to a single lane with stop sign control...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Alderpoint Road Near Bridgeville.

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing Alderpoint Road at post mile marker 44.79, approximately 2.5 miles south of Bridgeville. 

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Alderpoint Road.

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing Alderpoint Road at post mile marker 36.98, approximately 10 miles south of Bridgeville. Traffic through the construction site will be restricted to a single lane with traffic controls until ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Notice of Closure of Harris Road at Alderpoint Road

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing Alderpoint Road at the Harris Road intersection. 

Harris Road will be closed at this location and motorists are asked to use Bell Springs Road as an alternate route. 

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mattole Road.

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing 3 sites on Mattole Road within 3 miles of Ferndale. 

Mattole Road at post mile markers 40.98, 42.76, and 43.62.

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Mattole Road Between Honeydew and Petrolia.

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works will be repairing Mattole Road at Post Mile 6.50, between Honeydew and Petrolia. 

Traffic through the construction site will be restricted to a single lane with traffic signal controls until the work ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

“Know Before You Go” this OHV Safety Awareness Week

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Unit encourages the community to “Know Before You Go” this OHV Safety Awareness Week, May 15 – 23, 2021.

Whether you are a new or experienced rider, it is essential to take all safety pre...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Correctional Deputies save choking inmate’s life

Correctional Deputies Heckert and Hudson

Two Humboldt County correctional deputies saved an inmate’s life last week after successfully performing the Heimlich Maneuver.

On March 8, 2021, during dinner service in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, Correctional Deputy Jakob Heckert was work...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Text to 9-1-1 Now Available in Humboldt County

Text to 9-1-1 now available in Humboldt County

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the availability of Text to 9-1-1 for all residents in the county’s unincorporated areas.

While calling 9-1-1 during an emergency is still the preferred way to ask for help, Text to 9-1-1 is a new...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Humboldt County Correctional Facility launches Jail-Based Competency Treatment Program

A L-Shaped couch and a rocking chair in the new JBCT unit of the jail

Dressed in all brown, three men fill their coffee cups, take a seat on the couch and talk about life. It’s more relaxed here than in other places of the facility, with flowers and inspirational quotes spread across the walls. And if it weren’t for the jum...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2021

HCSO 2020 Annual Report Now Available Online

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Dear community members, 

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office 2020 Annual Report is now available for viewing online at humboldtgov.org/2637/Annual-Report. In this report you will find information about every division of the Sheriff’s Off...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 10, 2020

HCSO teams up with local businesses to support shelter animals this Christmas

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with Safeway and two local businesses to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals as part of Operation Santa Paws.

Operation Santa Paws is a holiday collection drive for shelter and rescue dogs, bringing nee...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 30, 2020

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

Correctional Deputy Ahmed displays his beard for No Shave November

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, brought an end to ‘No Shave November’ at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the month of November, deputies and staff were given the opportunity to opt out of dress code, growing out their facial hair and/or coloring t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 12, 2020

An Open Letter to Humboldt County: 8 Can't Wait and the HCSO

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In the last week, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous inquiries and messages of support regarding the national campaign, 8 Can’t Wait. Thank you for reaching out and bringing this to our attention. After reviewing the recommendation...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Fraudulent letter investigation

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking community members who have received a fraudulent letter sent via U.S. Mail.

The letter, titled “Notice of Lien” and addressed from an organization in North Carolina, may use the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 29, 2021

North Jetty Boating Accident Investigation

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On July 28, 2021, at about 2:23 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the North Jetty for the report of a boating accident.

During their investigation, deputies learned that the operator of a fishing boat became disoriented ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Two correctional deputies injured in jail assault

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Two correctional deputies were injured today during an assault inside the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.  

On July 27, 2021, just before 10 a.m., two correctional deputies inside a housing unit were attempting to escort a disruptive inmate...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Eel River Drowning Investigation

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On July 26, 2021, at about 3:27 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Eel River near Holmes Flat for the report of a possible drowning.

According to witnesses, a 57-year-old male victim had been swept under by the river&...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Missing Person Investigation in Westhaven

Missing Person Walter Wright

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate missing person Walter Wayne Wright, 35, of Westhaven.

Wright was reported missing on July 21, 2021 at about 12:45 p.m. He was last seen on July 11 at about 1 a.m. w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Trinity River Drowning Investigation

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office urges caution when recreating in local rivers following the drowning death of an Arcata woman last week.

On July 23, 2021, at about 6:18 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Marijuana Enforcement Team Watershed Protection Operation

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During the week of July 19-22, 2021, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 23 search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in four Humboldt County watersheds. The California Dep...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2021

At-Risk Missing Person Found

Missing woman Sky Vrbas

UPDATE: At-risk missing person Sky Marie Vrbas was located at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 21, 2021, by the Rio Dell Police Department. Vrbas was found to be in good health.

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Multiple overdose incidents at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

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Humboldt County Correctional Deputies and medical staff at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility used medication to save four individuals suspected of overdosing on fentanyl.

Over the past weekend, correctional deputies were alerted to four separate me...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Woman arrested after leaving infant in vehicle

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On July 16, 2021, at about 4:57 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business the 1700 block of Myrtle Avenue, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of an infant left inside of a vehicle unatte...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Property Taxes are due for Humboldt County

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News Release

Property taxes are due now! Take a moment today and pay.

  • Pay by personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. Payments for the first installment are considered timely if they are postmarked by December 10, 2020.

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

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