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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

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

This w...

Read about the upcoming ADA training

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

Supervisor Sundberg re-appointed to EPA advisory committee

Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

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

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

Former Arcata Library Branch Manager Nick Wilczek named County Librarian

Nick Wilczek, County Librarian

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

Read more about the new Librarian

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

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

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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

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

Read about the stormwater survey

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

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

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

Read about serving on housing committee

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

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

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

Read about the Budget Roadshow

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

Completing the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata

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

Read more about the Humboldt Bay Trail

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

Submit your Measure Z application by Feb. 23

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

Humboldt County Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures 

c/o C...

Read more about Measure Z funding for FY 2018-19

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

Sea Level Rise report now available

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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

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

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

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

Read more about this meeting

County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Supervisor Bohn installed as chair of rural county coalition

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

Read more about Supervisor Bohn's Appointment

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

Public Hearing on Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance

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

Read more about this public hearing

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

Community input on accessible pedestrian facilities for county-maintained roads

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

Read more about accessible pedestrian facilities

County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Supervisor Bass Elected First Vice President of CSAC

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

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

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

Read more about CSAC

County Administrative Office
Posted on: November 9, 2017

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

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

Read more about Humboldt's innovative programs

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

Are You Prepared for Wildfire?

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

Read more about preparing for wildfire

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

Practice your earthquake response during the Great California ShakeOut

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

Held annual...

Read more about the Great California ShakeOut

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

Willow Creek workshop on cannabis ordinance

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

Read more about the workshop in Willow Creek

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

2nd Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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

Read more about the Garberville Workshop

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

County offices to close during organization-wide training day

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

Read more about All Hands Training Day

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 29, 2017

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

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

Read more about the GPU's final EIR

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

Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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

Read more about the Garberville Workshop

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

Apply now to serve on Partnership HealthPlan Board

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

Read more about the Partnership HealthPlan

Application County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 19, 2017

10 adults take big step towards sobriety, graduate Drug Court

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

Read more about Adult Drug Court graduation

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Draft EIR for proposed update to cannabis ordinance is now available

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

Read more about the draft EIR

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

Smoke from inland fires prompts opening of temporary clean air centers

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

“Smoke is basically condensed, fine particul...

Read more about clean air centers

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Notice of Planning Commission Public Workshops on Cannabis Ordinance Review

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

Read more about cannabis ordinance review

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

County to address sea level rise in vulnerable areas

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

In the Humbol...

Read more about sea level rise

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

Board appoints Lisa DeMatteo as HR Director

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

DeMatteo has extensive experience providing senior-leve...

Read more about DeMatteo's appointment

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

Headwaters Grant Fund accepting applications for 2017

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

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

More permitting services now offered from one single location

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

Read more about permitting

County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Humboldt County keeps citizens safe and informed with Humboldt ALERT

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

Read more about Humboldt ALERT

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

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

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

Ream more about ADA Workshop

County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Pesticide training for cannabis cultivators

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

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

Read on...

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

Humboldt County Events for the month of May

Humboldt County Events May 2017

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

Read more about May events

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

Scoping meeting to focus on cannabis Environmental Impact Report

**Please note: 

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

Read more about the Scoping Meeting

Additional Info on the cannabis EIR County Administrative Office

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Test narrows possible sources of beach contamination

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

Public Health La...

Read more about Microbial Source Tracking...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life Jacket Loan Program available for a second year

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

Read more about water safety...

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

Bird in Humboldt County tests positive for West Nile Virus

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

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

Read more about West Nile Virus...

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

This single question can save a life

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

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

Read more about suicide prevention...

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

DHHS lands third mental health grant

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

Read more about Mental Health grants...

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

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health Clinic

DHHS Senior Fiscal Assistant Jacob Michaud receives a vaccine.

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

“When travel...

Read more about travel vaccines...

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

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

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

Read more about HIV concerns...

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

State steps in as HIV concerns continue to rise

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

Read more about HIV concerns...

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

Public comment open for MHSA three-year plan

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

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

In 2004, California voters appro...

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

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

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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

An estimated 7,530 county residen...

Read more about Hepatitis Awareness Month

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

Rethink Your Drink Day supports healthy habits

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

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

Read more about Rethink Your Drink Day...

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

County Code Enforcement now taking some Environmental Health complaints

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

Read more about Environmental Health Complaints

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

Health officials see rise in local HIV cases

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

Read more about Humboldt County HIV cases

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

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

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

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

Read more about May is Mental Health Matters Month

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

Grant expands mental health services in the field

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

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

Read more about the SB 82 Triage Grant

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

DHHS Connect Spring 2018

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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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

Norovirus outbreak hits Eureka-area school district

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

One hundred and thirty-...

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

Make holiday food safety a priority

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

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

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

Grant funds McKinleyville traffic safety outreach

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

DHHS’s Healthy Communities Divisio...

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

Great American Smokeout encourages tobacco users to quit

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

Read more about the Great American Smokeout 2017

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

Veterans Service Office reaches out with expanded Veterans Day hours

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

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

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

Final LAMP available for review

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

Read more about the final LAMP

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

DHHS Connect Fall 2017

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

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

Dry weather test period extended

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

Read more about the dry weather test period

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

Expanded services helping youth transition to independence

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

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

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

September events dedicated to suicide prevention

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

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

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

Cyanobacteria confirmed in Big Lagoon

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

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

Public Health meningitis notifications completed

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

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

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

Eureka child hospitalized with meningitis

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

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

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

West Nile Virus detected in Humboldt County

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

Read more about West Nile Virus in 2017

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

Breastfeeding Rest Stop opens at the fair

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

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

Read more about the Breastfeeding Rest Stop

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

Housing Action Program reduces homelessness, benefits local families in need

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

Read more about Housing Action Program

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

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

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

Additi...

Read more about the free Learning Lab classes

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

Add vaccines to your back-to-school checklist

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

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

Read more about back-to-school vaccines

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

Youth-focused Wellness Week scheduled

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

Read more about TAY Wellness Week 2017

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

Cyanobacteria warnings issued for local rivers, lakes

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

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

Read more about cyanobacteria

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

DHHS Connect Summer 2017

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Read the summer issue of the DHHS Connect.

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

Life jacket loaners available countywide

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

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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...

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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...

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

Smokers: Go cold turkey before Thanksgiving

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

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...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Job Market partners improving searches

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Take precautions against ticks this season.

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health Clinic

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

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

“When traveling out ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Redwood Coast Career Fair Friday

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

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

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

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

The two inci...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

May is Mental Health Matters Month

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Youth filmmakers step out onto red carpet

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Job seekers sought for Career Fair 2016

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

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Grant program helps house homeless families

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

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Humboldt County Promotes Alcohol Awareness Month

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

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Warning issued on overdose risk from “street” drugs

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Be a hero to a foster child

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

Medication disposal proves successful

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Medication disposal bins opening at select local pharmacies

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

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

CDPH to Conduct Water Quality Study in Humboldt Bay

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

The st...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Foster care advocate leaving DHHS for state appointment

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

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

New commercial composting regulations in effect

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Don’t forget preteen vaccines

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Wastewater documents ready for public review, comment

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

I...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

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

The ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Retiring DHHS director honored with statewide award

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

The Circ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

FluMist Available Now

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

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Serve up food safety this holiday season

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Veterans Day brings improved service for local vets

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

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Low-cost shingles vaccine currently available for qualifying seniors

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

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

County secures $496,000 for homeless families

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

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Make time and schedule your flu vaccine now

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

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

Caution: Minimize your exposure to swimmer’s itch

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

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Volunteer crossing guards needed for Lafayette Elementary School

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

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Schedule back-to-school vaccines now

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

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week Fair at WIC

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Add vaccines to your college checklist

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

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Make septic tank maintenance a priority

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Take precautions against ticks this season

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Blue-green algae warning issued

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

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Disability and Senior Expo event Friday

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

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Keep water recreation fun and safe

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Low-cost rabies vaccines available

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

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

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

MHSA three-year plan ready for public comment

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

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Spring into health: Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway

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

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

May is Mental Health Month

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

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Career Fair May 15

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Enjoy healthy foods during Fruit and Veggie Fest 2015

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

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Influenza death reported in Humboldt County

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

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

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Gonorrhea rates up in Humboldt County

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

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

West Nile testing starts April 15

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Free vegetable seeds available through DHHS’s Mobile Outreach

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

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Local stores take recalled garlic powder off shelves

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

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

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Nurse-Family Partnership Graduates 19 participants

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Vaccines for Preteens

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

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Flu season likely to be severe.

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

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: August 26, 2014

Wellness Week Empowers Transition-Age Youth

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Trinity tests positive for blue-green algae

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

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Posted on: August 8, 2014

Young adults: Vaccines needed before school starts

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

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

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

T...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Humboldt County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

CalFresh Forum unites community partners

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

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Federal grant will benefit local youth.

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

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Blue-green algae warning issued

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

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

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

Documentary focuses on ending stigma of mental illness

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

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

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...

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

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

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

T...Read on...

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...

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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...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Jury Convicts Ezra Keith Williams

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Office of the District Attorney – Maggie Fleming, District Attorney

NEWS RELEASE

May 1, 2018

On April 30, 2018, a jury convicted Ezra Keith Williams of three counts of felony second degree robbery. The charges stemmed from the robberies of Umpqua a...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Jury Finds Rafael Martinez Guilty of Multiple Offenses

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NEWS RELEASE

February 8, 2018

 

Yesterday, a Humboldt County jury found 42-year-old Rafael Martinez of Arcata guilty of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, possession of burglar’s t...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Jury Finds David Gunderson Guilty on Multiple Counts

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District AttorneyNEWS RELEASEFebruary 2, 2018Yesterday, a jury found 62-year-old David Ervin Gunderson guilty of driving under the influence causing injury.  The jury also found true the special a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Multiple Defendants Sentenced

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney

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January 16, 2018

Today, Judge Feeney sentenced 25-year-old Shawn Hof Jr. of Carlotta, to 20 years in prison for assault with a firearm upon a peace officer (Penal Code section 2...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Micah Keyes-Anderson Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

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January 5, 2018

Today, District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that Humboldt County Judge Dale Reinholtsen sentenced Micah Keyes-Anderson to 13 years in prison for three felo...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Anthony Domenico Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Arson and Assault

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January 2, 2018

Today, District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that Humboldt County Judge John Feeney sentenced Anthony Domenico to 9 years in prison for two felonies: arson ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

William Edwards Woods III - Sentenced

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           Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District AttorneyNews ReleaseDecember 27, 2017Today, Judge Dale Reinholtsen sentenced William Edwards Woods III, 34 years-old from Eureka, t...

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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 13, 2018

Berta Ranch Covered Bridge Reopened

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

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

**PREVIOUSLY

The Humboldt County Department of Pub...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 13, 2018

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

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2018

SB1-funded road work on School Drive June 28

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION For School Road, McKinleyville

Post Mile 0.00 to 0.80

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Slurry seal on Redwood Drive June 12-18

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Culvert replacement on Alderpoint Road - with updated map

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION for

Alderpoint Road, Post Mile 35.27

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

Construction ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Notice of construction for Williams Creek Bridge on Grizzly Bluff Road

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Red Cap Road Bridge Replacement

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Notice of construction for Red Cap Road shoulder widening

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Notice of Construction for turn lane and parking lot in Cutten

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Road conditions for May 3

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Coffee Creek Rd in Ferndale is now open.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Road conditions for May 2

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Road conditions as of 9 am

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Road work on Bald Hills Road scheduled for May 14

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

Read about road work in Bald Hills Road

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Telegraph Creek Road to be closed May 2

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Portion of Shelter Cove Road to be closed on May 14

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

The following is the alternate route for this day:

At PM 7.60 Shelter Cove Rd

Head west on Toth Rd toward Parsons Rd

Turn right onto Parsons Rd

Head west on Parsons Rd toward Hillside Dr

Turn right onto Hills...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Notice of Construction for Bald Hills Road

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

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

Read about Bald Hills Road construction

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Road conditions for April 6

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Eel River Drive at Post Mile 1.0 is closed.

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Road conditions for March 23

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Road conditions for March 22

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Road conditions for March 15

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Road conditions for March 9 - 3:30 update

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**3:30 pm update**

Scenic Drive is now open.


**1 pm update**

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

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Road conditions for March 2 - 3:45 pm update

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**3:45 pm update**

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

**3:15 pm update**

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

**2:40 pm update**

Three cr...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Road conditions for March 1 - 3:30 pm update

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3:30 pm update

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

1:00 pm update

Horse Mtn has received 6 inches ...

Read about March 1 road conditions

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Road conditions for Feb. 23

Bair Road is OPEN. Carry chains.

Butler Valley Road – chains required

Fickle Hill Road – chains required

Kneeland Road – chains required

The following road closures are in effect:

Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75

Bair Road

The following ro...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Road conditions for Feb. 22 - Update

**10:45 am update**

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

**Original message**

The following road closures are in effect:

Meridian Road ...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Road conditions for Feb. 20

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The following road closures are still in effect:

Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75

The following roads are opened with conditions:

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

Read about Feb. 20 road conditions

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Road Conditions and Closures

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The following road closures are still in effect:

Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75

The following roads are opened with conditions:

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

Two-wheel drive vehicles must...

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

Road delay on Graham Road Feb. 15

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Road conditions for Jan 29

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The following road closures are still in effect:

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

The following roads are opened but could be flooded:

  • Berta Road
Read about Jan. 29 road conditions

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Road conditions for Jan. 25 - 3 pm update

3 pm update:

Chains suggested on Bald Hills Road (Weitchpec side)

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

**Following road conditions are still in effect**

There are chain advisories for the following roads:

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

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

The following road conditions are in effect:

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

3:15 pm update:

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Road conditions for Jan. 23

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Coffee Creek Road closed due to flooding

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Chain advisory for local roads - 2:15 update

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

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

2:15 update

  • Bair Road: 2 inches of snow. Signs a...
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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Culvert replacement, travel lane restoration on Alderpoint Rd

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

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Additional Info... Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Notice of construction for Lafayette Elementary School Safe Routes Improvement project

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

encourage students to walk to school.

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

Safe Routes project

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Alderpoint Road closed at Wallan Road due to fire

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Earthquake damage repairs to take place on Mattole Road

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Traffic Signal in Cutten to go live June 20

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2017

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Eureka area

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Arcata

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

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Willow Creek

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

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 14, 2017

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

McCann Ferry is operating

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

Eel Rock Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 2.7 mm 

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

Nunnemaker Road...

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Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Feb. 9 Road Conditions Updates

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: February 6, 2015

Feb. 6 Afternoon Road Closure Updates

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Redwood Drive to close Dec. 24

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

Road Conditions Updates
Posted on: December 4, 2014

Redwood Drive Still Closed

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 9-16-14

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

Humboldt Road conditions update. Road Conditions Updates

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Body found in McKinleyville

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

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Arrest in Miranda

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

On June 4, 2018, deputies wi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Butane hash lab discovered in Bayside

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Dinsmore

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

Read on about the Dinsmore search warrant

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2018

New released inmate transportation program

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

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Grandparent Scam

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

According to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Detonated pipe bomb discovered near Orleans

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

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Dinsmore

STARKEY MUGSHOT

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrested in possession of firearm, drugs

CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON MUGSHOT

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

The deputy followed the vehicle and conduct...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Hyampom

VANG MUGSHOT

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Occupied stolen vehicle arrest

COOK MUGSHOT

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

When deputies ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Animal cruelty investigation

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Owner-installed GPS tracker helps locate stolen vehicle

ELLIOTT MUGSHOT

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Stolen vehicle call leads to three arrests

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Disturbance call leads to arrest

Gildesgard mugshot

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Blue Lake Rancheria enters into deputization agreement with the HCSO

Sheriff Honsal and Chief Stokes shake hands

Sheriff William F. Honsal is pleased to announce that the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has entered into a deputization agreement with the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe.

This agreement further strengthens the ties between the Blue Lake Rancheria T...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Zachary Harrison arrested in Eureka

HARRISON MUGSHOT

A Southern Humboldt man wanted on charges of homicide was taken into custody this afternoon by the Eureka Police Department.

On June 6, 2018, at about 1:17 p.m., the Eureka Police Department received a tip that a subject matching the description of homicid...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Southern Humboldt’s Lieutenant retires from the force

Lt. Swithenbank with his family and several members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

A teary-eyed audience filled the Board of Supervisors Chamber this morning as a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, known for bringing a community together, said goodbye.

Lieutenant Kenneth Swithenbank officially retired today after almo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Assault on a peace officer

Ford Mugshot

On June 3, 2018, at about 2:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Fourth Street entrance of the Humboldt County Courthouse for the report of a female subject causing a disturbance.

Upon arrival, the deputy found 28-ye...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2018

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

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is joining a nationally coordinated effort to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operation Dry Water is a year-round national campaign focu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests six after months long investigation

On May 30, 2018, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served multiple warrants at various locations in Humboldt County.  Based upon a month long investigation, Agents identified multiple narcotics dealers and secured arrest and...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Robbery near Hoopa

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to find two suspects believed to have robbed a man near Hoopa.

On May 29, 2018, at about 9:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Cen...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Commercial bribery arrest

Mctigue Mugshot

A Humboldt County Planning and Building inspector was arrested Tuesday following an ongoing bribery investigation dating back to last year.

The investigation originated in November of 2017 when the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received compla...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Trinidad business burglarized

On May 24, 2018, at about 11:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Murphy’s Market in Trinidad to investigate a burglary alarm.

When deputies arrived, they found the glass front door to the store shattered. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Man arrested on kidnapping/attempted murder charges

LESLIE MUGSHOT

On May 23, 2018, at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a distressed female stating she was being held against her will. The line was disconnected and dispatchers’...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Safety Tips

This Memorial Day weekend the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office expects hundreds of people to visit our local rivers, beaches and redwoods. While you’re enjoying Humboldt County’s great outdoors, we encourage you to make safe ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Eureka man arrested on child pornography charges

CUNNINGHAM Mugshot

A Eureka man arrested in April following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of a minor is back in custody with new charges.

Andrew Jarrod Cunningham, 39, was arrested on April 24, 2018, on charges of child molestation and continuous sexual abuse of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Two arrested in possession of stolen vehicle

On May 23, 2018, at about 4:15 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit deputy on patrol in Fields Landing observed a suspicious vehicle parked on South Depot Road with two occupants inside. Prior to making contact with the vehicle, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Help support the HCSO’s new K9 Deputy!

Fundraiser for a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office K9, Safety Unleashed 2018

You have the power to unleash safety! How? By investing in a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Dual Purpose Canine (K9) Deputy!

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is raising funds to purchase and train our new K9 Deputy Gusto. Deputy Gusto is a ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Search warrant reveals 10K marijuana plants, environmental damage

MERDRANO ESCALANTE MUGSHOT

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of Rancho Sequoia Drive near Alderpoint. The following agencies...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Stolen vehicle arrest in Eureka

OWENS MUGSHOT

On May 20, 2018, at about 4 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy was conducting a routine patrol of Pennsylvania Ave., in the county jurisdiction of Eureka, when the deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a residence on the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Stolen vehicle arrest in Loleta

RAU MUGSHOT

On May 19, 2018, at about 10:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious vehicle on the 500 block of Scenic Drive in Loleta. According to the reporting party, a male and female ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Missing Blue Lake woman

Missing Person Janet Egan

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a missing Blue Lake woman.

On May 14, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report for Blue Lake reside...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Los Angeles man arrested on child molestation charges in Garberville

FRANCO MUGSHOT

A Los Angeles man wanted on suspicion of child molestation in Humboldt County extending back to 2017 has been arrested in Southern Humboldt.

On May 17, 2018, at about 3:45 p.m., deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicl...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Reduced Rate Adoptions at Humboldt County Animal Shelter

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is offering reduced-rate adoptions for dogs May 17 through May 25.

Due to the shelter’s dog kennels being over capacity, all adult dogs (6 months and older) are $50, seniors (dogs 7 years and older) are $35 and ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2018

New Sergeant takes command at Garberville Substation

Sergeant Williams stands in front of his patrol vehicle along the river in Southern Humboldt

Beginning this week, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Garberville Substation has a new sergeant in charge.

Sergeant Sam Williams has been assigned to the Garberville supervisor post. Williams replaces Sergeant Jesse Taylor, who has accepted a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Stabbing Investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that took place on a bridge this morning.

On May 16, 2018, between 10:30 and 11 a.m., a 67-year-old male resident of Rio Dell was going for a walk on the Eagle Prairie Bridge, which...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2018

National Police Week/Peace Officers Memorial Day

A black mourning band is placed on a sheriff's badge

On May 15, law enforcement across the nation will observe Peace Officers Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters of the Thin Blue Line. This day of remembrance falls during a time where we honor all law enforcement, as M...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Missing Child

Mira Carter is described as a Caucasian female toddler, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 2 fee

**Update 5/15/2018**Mira Ann Carter has been safely returned into the custody of her mother.

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Offic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

HCSO assists with Department of Fish and Wildlife search warrants

On April 30 and May 1, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued citations for more than 50 violations at four unregulated marijuana cultivation sites after executing searc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Narcotics arrest in Garberville

BARTLEY Mugshot

On May 8, 2018, at about 6:50 p.m., a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Garberville area observed a man riding a bicycle on Locust St. while wearing headphones. The man, later identified as 39 –year-old Christopher Jaso...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Federal court jury duty phone scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam targeting local residents, this time claiming to be from our office.

According to the victim who received the call, the scammer told the victim that he was from the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Public’s help needed to ID body

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a male body discovered in late February on Centerville Beach.

Efforts to identify the body have so far been unsuccessful. The body was found wearing a black shirt ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Notice of Temporary Accommodations for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office McKinleyville Station

Beginning Monday, May 7, 2018 through Friday, May 11, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office McKinleyville Station, located at 1608 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville, will undergo construction to become more accessible to persons with disabilities. This facil...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Illegal marijuana cultivation in Arcata

On April 13, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Abbot Lane in Arcata for a welfare check. During their investigation, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from a detached garage a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Wanted felon in possession of loaded firearm arrested

KELLEY Mugshot

On May 3, 2018, at about 10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Blue Lake area observed a vehicle parked alongside Larson Heights Road, lifted on a jack with a front tire missing. Deputies stopped to offer assistance to the travelers.

Upon ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Publishers Clearing House scam

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

The scammers identify themselves as being with Publishers Clearing House and tell the victim that they have won $2 million and a 2018 Mercedes B...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Burglary suspects arrested in Fortuna

On May 2, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 400 block of Camp Weott Road, outside of the Ferndale city limits, for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.

The victim told ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Death investigation update 2

The vehicle associated with Salvatore Riccobono IV has been located, thanks to the help of a citizen tip. The vehicle was located mid-morning on Friday, April 27, within the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka. No arrests have been made in associati...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Wags and Whiskers Adoption Event May 12

Are you wanting to add an animal friend to your family but haven’t been able to make it to the shelter during the week? Join the Humboldt County Animal Shelter at a special Saturday adoption event.

On Saturday, May 12, from noon to 4 p.m., join t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Wanted felon arrested with stolen property

LENHART MUGSHOT

On April 27, 2018, at about 1 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducting routine patrol in the McKinleyville area observed wanted felony warrant subject Loren Michael Lenhart, 26, at a bus stop on the 1600 block of Central Ave. T...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Homicide victim identified

The person found deceased on US 101 near Salmon Creek has been positively identified as Salvatore Riccobono IV, age 29, from Concord, California. Riccobono was in possession of a 1998 Gold Infinity SUV with California plate 4ASX760 which is unaccounted fo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Unsafe swimming conditions in Trinity River expected first week of May

On May 1, 2018 there will be an increase in the amount of water released from the Lewiston Dam, which will quickly effect the water levels of the Trinity River. The Sheriff’s Office is concerned that the increase in water levels on the Trinity R...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Child abuse arrest

On April 24 at about 8 a.m., after a month long investigation, the Sheriff’s office served an arrest warrant in the 3400 Block of 18th Street, Eureka, regarding 288(a) PC child molestation and 288.5 PC continuous sexual abuse of a minor. Arreste...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Man on federal probation arrested for narcotics possession

NUNEZ Mugshot

Acting on a tip, Special Agents with the Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and a Humboldt County District Attorney K-9 Investigator conducted surveillance in the 1600 block of Broadway in Eureka.

At about 12:30 P.M. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Death Investigation

On April 23, 2018 at about 5 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call about a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on NB101 near Salmon Creek. The call was transferred to the California Highway Patrol. Calif...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Two arrested for drug possession, child endangerment

On April 19, 2018, at about 11:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies, Child Welfare Services, and Hoopa Tribal Police officers responded to the Tsewenaldin Inn in Hoopa to conduct a welfare check on two children believed to be inside a mot...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2018

HCSO seeking burglary suspect

Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who attempted to steal a motorcycle from a McKinleyville residence early this morning.

On April 19, 2018, at about 4:55 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Twe-Goh Court in ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Wanted felon arrested in Manila following pursuit

WAGGONER MUGSHOT

A wanted felon was arrested in Manila after leading deputies on a foot pursuit.

On April 18, 2018, at about 1:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call from Manila residents reporting a suspicio...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Armed robbery in Willow Creek

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two male suspects believed to have robbed a residence in Willow Creek Monday evening.

On April 16, 2018, at about 6:18 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Moun...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Man arrested with stolen vehicle

PEDROZA MUGSHOT

Sheriff’s deputies in Southern Humboldt recovered a vehicle last night that was reported stolen out of Oregon earlier that day.

On April 16, 2018, at about 9:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies conducted a vehicle investigation on a silver Hond...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Traffic Collision Victims ID’ed

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the two women killed in a motor vehicle collision April 13, 2018 on Highway 101 south of Salmon Creek Road.

The driver of the 2007 Honda Civic has been identified as Emely Selina Carreno-Arenas,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Car prowler arrested

On April 12, 2018, at about 1:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Myrtle Ave. and 17th St. for the report of a car prowler.

Upon arrival to the area, deputies observed three white male adults in their 20&...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Firearms found during traffic stop

Two women were arrested after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of illegal weapons.

On April 11, 2018, around 11 a.m., a deputy with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office observed a truck with expired registration traveling south on Scen...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Missing person Bronson Tarrio has been located

Missing person Bronson Marcel Tarrio has been located in good condition at a property in Shelter Cove.

On April 10, 2018, a passerby in the Shelter Cove area recognized Tarrio and his vehicle from news reports of his missing person’s status. The ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Missing Person Bronson Tarrio

MP TARRIO

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help to locate a missing Eureka man.

Bronson Marcel Tarrio, 22, was reported missing today around 9:45 a.m. by his mother. Tarrio was last seen Sunday, April 8, around n...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2018

HCCF plans Re-entry Fair

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office award-winning Re-Entry Fair at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility returns April 24-25, 2018. The Re-Entry Fair is a two-day event committed to supporting re-entry concerns encountered by the currently ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Home Invasion Robbery in Shelter Cove

On April 7, 2018, at about 2:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hillside Drive in Shelter Cove for the report of a home invasion and robbery.

According to the victim, at about 1:45 p.m. three men with fi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Harrison Search Update

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies remained in the Rancho Sequoia area throughout the night, continuing the investigation into the whereabouts of Alderpoint homicide suspect Zachary Harrison.During this investigation, deputies arrested three kno...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Two Hoopa residents arrested on drug charges

On April 5, 2018, at about 8 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies and Hoopa Valley Tribal Police officers served a felony warrant at a residence on North Marshal Ln. in Hoopa.

Upon arrival to the residence, law enforcement located warrant sub...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Homicide suspect spotted in Rancho Sequoia

Sheriff’s Deputies are in Alderpoint today continuing the search for homicide suspect Zachary Harrison.

In the afternoon of April 4, 2018, sheriff’s deputies investigating the whereabouts of Harrison in the Rancho Sequoia area made cont...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Body found in Trinity River identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found in the Trinity River last year in Hoopa.

On Sept. 11, 2017, at about 3:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to the Trinity River Bar, near the Hoopa Wildland Fire Depar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Investigation at Winship Middle School

On April 4, 2018, at about 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service at Winship Middle School regarding a threat made over social media towards students.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Eureka Pol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Industrial Accident Update

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in an industrial accident on April 2, 2018 as 29-year-old Edgardo Tirado-Rangel.

According to witnesses on scene, Tirado-Rangel was clearing brush on a rural property near Trinida...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Alderpoint arrest/pursuit

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into homicide suspect Zachary Harrison’s whereabouts. As part of this investigation, sheriff’s deputies have been saturating the Alderpoint area.

On April 2,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Man arrested following McKinleyville armed robbery

HARDY MUGSHOT

On April 2, 2018, at about 7:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2200 block of Elizabeth Rd. in McKinleyville for the report of a subject brandishing a firearm.When deputies arrived on scene, they ob...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 1, 2018

Battery on Correctional Staff

JETT MUGSHOT

On April 1, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m., correctional deputies were working in the maximum security unit at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility when 31-year-old Kristopher Jett exited his cell for his allotted time out in the day room. Upon ope...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Industrial accident death

On April 2, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a rural property near Trinidad for the report of an industrial accident.

According to witnesses on scene, a 29-year-old male was clearing brush on the pr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2018

Boating Accident

On March 31, 2018, at approximately 1:36 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Cal Fire responded to the Miranda area for the report of a boating accident. A witness reported a boat overturned in the river, and two people were stra...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2018

Narcotics Arrest

On March 31, 2018, at around 1:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 82-year-old Robert Wolfe near Big Rock Rd. in Orleans.

 As deputies made contact with Wolfe, they located nar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Body identified as missing person

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Mattole Beach area as that of missing person Hana Hammer.

A hiker located Hammer’s body in the Mattole Beach area on Feb. 21, 2018.

Hammer was last seen in the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Two arrested for concealed firearms

On March 28, 2018, at about 11:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about suspicious activity on Stover Rd. in the Redwood Valley area.Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area an...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Three arrested in Blocksburg

On March 26, 2018, sheriff’s deputies conducted a follow-up investigation into the whereabouts of homicide suspect Zachary Harrison. While in the Blocksburg area, deputies made contact with three subjects associated with Harrison, two of which h...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 26, 2018

HCSO seeking homicide suspect Zachary Harrison

HARRISON MUGSHOT

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek homicide suspect Zachary Cordell Harrison. Harrison is wanted on charges of murder in connection to the shooting death of 58-year-old Robert Holtsclaw in Alderpoint September 23, 2017.

The Sh...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Butane Hash Lab Search Warrant

Butane Hash Oil Lab

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies were in the Orick area serving a search warrant that was unrelated to controlled substances or cannabis. During the service of the warrant, deputies discovered a large ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Animal cruelty investigation

CHRISTIE Mugshot

During a five month investigation into large-scale animal cruelty complaints about properties owned by or associated with local rancher Raymond Frank Christie, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies observed bovine bones and carcasses in/near waterw...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Death investigation

On March 19, 2018, at about 1 p.m., a pedestrian in the area of northbound Highway 101 and the Indianola Cutoff located a male body in the brush along the highway.

The male is believed to have been in his early 60’s. Foul play is not suspected.

Th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Felony warrant subject attempts to visit inmate, smuggle drugs

GAYMAN MUGSHOT

On March 13, 2018, Humboldt County Correctional Facility staff received a tip that felony warrant subject, Cascade Violet Gayman, 21, of Crescent City, was planning to visit an inmate in the facility using false identification.

At about 3:00 p.m. on March ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Body found Saturday identified as missing person

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found near the mouth of the Eel River on Saturday, March 10 as that of missing person Quincy Tod Mendes.

Mendes’ cause of death is pending further investigation.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Illegal guns recovered along Van Duzen River

Firearms recovered from the Van Duzen River Bar

On March 13, 2018, at about 9:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Old State Hwy 36 in Alton for the report of found property.

The resident who found the property told the deputy that he was walking along the Van Duzen Ri...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2018

HCSO Deputy receives CHP 10851 Award

Deputy Spellman receives award from a CHP officer

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy Spellman Stallworth was honored today for his stolen vehicle recovery efforts in Humboldt County.

Deputy Stallworth received a CHP 10851 Award for his work in 2017 recovering 12 stolen vehicles, at least three of ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Inmate assault on a Correctional Deputy

JOHNSON MUGSHOT

On March 11, 2018, at about 9 p.m., a correctional deputy working in the maximum-security unit of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility was assaulted by a male inmate during the inmate’s regular day-room allowance.

The inmate, 26-year-old Cam...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Man arrested after pursuit in Blue Lake

PULLEN MUGSHOT

A felony warrant subject is in custody after leading deputies on a pursuit in the Blue Lake area.

On March 10, 2018, at about 11:00 p.m., a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy observed a yellow Toyota pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Fortuna woman arrested on felony warrant

COOPER MUGSHOT

A Fortuna woman is in custody following a welfare check on Humboldt Hill.

On March 11, 2018, at about 7:15 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Humboldt Hill overpass for the report of a woman over the railing.When depu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Robbery on Mad River Beach

On March 8, 2018, at about 2:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Mad River Beach for the report of a robbery.

The female victim was reportedly walking her dog on the beach south of the Mad River Beach parking lot when s...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Illegal guns and a pipe bomb discovered during probation search

GIBSON mugshot

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered illegal guns, ammunition and a pipe bomb during a probation check Wednesday in Alderpoint.

On March 7, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies conducted a probation search on 40-year-ol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Man killed in Hydesville industrial accident

On March 7, 2018 at about 9:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a property on the 2500 block of Hill Ln. in Hydesville for the report of an industrial accident.

An independent contractor, identified as 42-year-old Scott...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Body discovered in burned Orleans residence

An autopsy is being conducted today on a body discovered in a burned structure in the Orleans area late last week.

On March 1, 2018, at about 7 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies and the Orleans Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Apply for your CCW permit online

Image of a gun

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is now offering a new way to apply for your concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit.

Interested applicants can now submit their CCW application online (https://humboldtca.permitium.com/ccw/start) and pay the requ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Wanted felon arrested following shoplifting call

WILSON mugshot

A Rio Dell man wanted on felony warrants was arrested this morning after attempting to shoplift from a Eureka business.

On March 6, 2018, at about 1:17 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 2500 block of Ha...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Body identified as 2016 missing person

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man discovered on the South Jetty beach on Jan. 6, 2017.

The body has been identified as missing person Mitchell G. Hernandez. Hernandez was reported missing to the Humboldt County...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Sheriff's Office searching for missing woman

Photo of missing person Chelsey Israel

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Garberville woman.

Chelsey Dawn Israel, 27, was reported missing on Feb. 28, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., by her boyfriend. Israel was last seen Sunday, February 25 at her residence on ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Remains identified as 2015 missing man

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified remains discovered last year near the College of the Redwoods as that of missing person Lucas Dale Blake-Williams.

Blake-Williams was reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Winter weather expected this week

Photo detailing winter weather courtesy of the National Weather Service

A strong storm system is expected to make landfall this afternoon through Friday. The National Weather Service reports strong, gusty winds of up to 50 mph and heavy rains are expected to begin this afternoon and evening. Coastal hail and heavy mountain sn...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Armed robbery in McKinleyville

On Feb. 28, 2018, at about 3:40 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Thiel Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of a residential armed robbery.

According to the victim, at about 3:30 a.m. three suspects ki...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Centerville Beach case autopsy complete

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the body discovered on Centerville Beach Feb. 24, 2018.

This autopsy revealed that the body is of a male. Preliminary results indicate a cause of death consistent with drowning.

This de...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 27, 2018

New snow rescue vehicle helps save life

Photo of Sheriff's Sno-Cat rescue vehicle

A man’s life was saved this morning with the help of a new Sheriff's snow rescue vehicle.

On February 27, at about 3 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Team was deployed to Big Hill Rd. in Hoopa to assist the Ho...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Wanted Texas man located in Garberville

Cochran mugshot

A man wanted by the state of Texas on charges of indecency with a child was arrested Friday in Garberville.

On Feb. 23, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies in Southern Humboldt received a tip from the Texas Attorney General’s ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Body found at Mattole Beach

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a body near Petrolia Wednesday afternoon.

On Feb. 21, 2018, at about 4:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a hiker who located the body in the Mattole Beach a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Wanted Orange County felon arrested in Garberville

MARZETTA mugshot

On Feb. 22, 2018, at about 4:05 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call for service from a male victim at the Rays Food Place in Garberville. The victim told dispatchers that he had been shot du...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Armed robbery in Willow Creek.

Photo of Patriot Robbery Suspect

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying the suspect of an armed robbery in Willow Creek.

On Feb. 18, 2018, at about 4:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Patriot Gas Station in Wil...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hoopa homicide update

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Saturday’s homicide in Hoopa as 33-year-old Angel Aubrey. Angel Aubrey is the sister of case suspect, 30-year-old Antone Aubrey.

Antone Aubrey was arrested in connection ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Loaded weapon discovered during traffic stop

BOWIE MUGSHOT

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at about 8 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Coupe after observing the vehicle with a broken tail light near the intersection of Meyers Ave. and Herrick Ave. in Eureka.

Upon stopping t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Deputies discover shotgun, ammunition in stolen vehicle

On Feb. 18, 2018, at about 3:11 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol in the Willow Creek area observed a man driving a maroon Ford F-150 recklessly near the intersection of Hwy. 96 and Hwy. 299.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the ve...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Man charged with Murphy's Market robbery

Lippert MUGSHOT

A man arrested by the Arcata Police Department after leading law enforcement on two pursuits, has been charged in connection with the Jan. 31 robbery of Murphy’s Market in Cutten.Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies have charged 29-year-...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 17, 2018

Willow Creek homicide

AUBREY MUGSHOT

On 02-17-18, at approximately 2:30 p.m, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a disturbance behind the Hoopa Gas Station.  Deputies, along with officers from the Hoopa Tribal Police Department, responded and loc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Elk River Arrest

MCNEIL

A resident reporting a suspicious vehicle in a gated Elk River community led to the discovery of firearms, processed marijuana and stolen property.

On Feb. 8, 2018 at about 6:28 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Tanglewood Dr. in...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 8, 2018

McKinleyville Arrest

SILLAWAY

On Feb. 8, 2018 at about 11:07 a.m., the Humboldt County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a possibly armed subject making general threats near the 2200 block of Cochran Rd. in McKinleyville.

The subject, later identified as 58-year-old ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Illegal guns, ammo discovered during traffic stop

CREWS

On Feb. 5, 2018 at about 11:05 p.m., a deputy with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a routine patrol in the area of Highway 299 near Friday Ridge Rd. when he observed a green Nissan sedan travelling eastbound on Highway 299 with one hea...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Body recovered from Van Duzen River

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a male body from the Van Duzen River on Monday.

On Feb. 5, 2018 at about 11:48 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call from a fisherman who told dispatchers...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Local phone scam

The Sheriff's Office has received several calls from citizens reporting a person claiming to be Lieutenant McDonald with the Sheriff's Office. The telephone number associated with the most recent scam is 707-210-5889. The caller claims the scam victims ha...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Narcotics arrest

townsend

On 01-31-18 at about 1:15 am a Humboldt County Sheriff"s Deputy made a traffic stop in McKinleyville for a lighting issue. While investigating on scene it was determined the driver of the vehicle provided a false name.  The deputy was able t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon

On Feb. 1, 2018, at about 9:03 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were called to assist the Fortuna Police Department with a reported stabbing incident that occurred within the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

During their investiga...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Rebekah Martinez Missing Person Status

On Nov 18, 2017, at about 1:06 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report for 22-year-old Rebekah Martinez. The reporting party, Martinez’s mother, told deputies she last had contact with Martinez on N...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Suspicious activity report leads to arrest

GHIDINELLI

A wanted felon is in custody after an alert neighbor notified law enforcement of suspicious activity.On Jan. 31, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1700 block of Bird Ave. in McKinleyville for the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Man wanted for Cutten Murphy's Market robbery

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who assaulted a store clerk while attempting to shoplift from a Cutten business.On Jan. 31, 2018 around 5:40 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Murphy&am...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 26, 2018

McKinleyville robbery suspect arrested

SCHWARTZ mugshot

Sheriff Deputies arrested the suspect of a robbery in McKinleyville just minutes after it was reported.

On Jan. 26, 2018 around 1:18 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a report from an employee at the Mill Cr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrested

SIDES mugshot

Around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2017, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 300 block of Panther Ridge Rd. in Willow Creek following up on a tip that wanted felony warrant subject Cody Benjamin Sides, 37, was inside.

The California High...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Sheriff's Office searching for missing Fortuna man

MENDES photo

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing Fortuna man last seen on Highway 36.

Quincy Tod Mendes, 35, was last seen around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2018. Mendes was driving eastbound on Highway 36 when he lost control of the veh...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Emergency Operations Center activated in response to Alaska earthquake

Around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City, Alaska. Due to the proximity and magnitude of the earthquake, a tsunami threat existed along the Pacific...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Man arrested with loaded rifle in McKinleyville

PHELPS mugshot

A man was arrested early Sunday morning after walking through McKinleyville with a loaded rifle.

On Jan. 21, 2018 around 2:49 a.m. a deputy patrolling the 1400 block of Glendale Drive observed a man walking along the roadway carrying a rifle. The deputy co...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrest

CORBERA mugshot

On Jan. 19, 2018 around 2:30 p.m. a sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol observed wanted felon Steven Mathew Corbera, 31, walking near the intersection of H St. and Harris St. in Eureka.

Corbera was taken into custody without incident on an outstan...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Boating Deputy arrests three in Loleta

BRINSON mugshot

Three are in custody following a traffic stop in Loleta.

Around 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2018, a sheriff’s boating deputy was on routine patrol on Cannibal Island Rd. when he observed a silver BMW without a license plate. The deputy performed a traffic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Heroin Intercepted at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

BANDA mugshot

On Jan. 16, 2018 the Arcata Police Department arrested Michele Kay Banda, 32, on charges of felony child endangerment and violation of probation. Banda was also booked on two bench warrants for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic co...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Man arrested following pursuit in Orleans

REED mugshot

A wanted felon is in custody following a pursuit in Northern Humboldt.

Around 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2018 a sheriff’s deputy on patrol in Orleans observed wanted felon Phillip Randall Reed, 28, riding a bicycle near Highway 96 and Dredge Rd. When the d...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Eel River Valley pursuit ends in arrest

CASTON mugshot

A wanted felon was taken into custody Friday night following a foot pursuit in the Eel River Valley.

Around 11:57 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017 sheriff deputies were dispatched to the Bear River Casino for the report that felony warrant suspect Matthew Gary Caston, 3...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Stolen UTV investigation leads to big discovery

Guns and drugs discovered in the trailer

Deputies investigating the theft of a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) made a big discovery Monday in Southern Humboldt.

On Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 around 11 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a business on the 3500 block of Redwood Dr. in Redway for the report o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Guns, high-capacity magazines discovered during vehicle investigation

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 around 3:26 a.m. a deputy on patrol in the Willow Creek area observed a lifted, blue pickup truck parked with its engine running on the south side of Highway 96 near mile marker two. The deputy had observed the vehicle in the ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Hoopa man arrested for metal knuckles

HOSTLER mugshot

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Mill Creek Rd. in Hoopa on Jan. 13, 2018 around 12:04 a.m. to assist Hoopa Valley Tribal Police with a domestic dispute.

Tribal Police Officers informed deputies that the suspec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Sheriff's Office gains new court services deputy

Deputy Sligh takes a photo with Sheriff Honsal

The Sheriff’s Office’s new court services deputy sheriff is a familiar face in Humboldt County.

Today Sheriff William Honsal swore in Deputy Sheriff Ron Sligh. Sligh is an Arcata native and a Humboldt State University graduate. He serve...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Inmate Mail Policy Change

The Humboldt County Correctional Facility is changing its policy on inmate mail in an effort to increase safety and security by deterring the introduction of contraband in the facility.

Beginning Feb. 1, 2018, the Correctional Facility will only be accepti...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Deputy Sheriff returns after fighting stage four

Charlie Lamb photo 1

When Deputy Sheriff Charlie Lamb walks into the room, it’s hard not to notice. It isn’t because of the 6-foot-7-inch deputy’s unusual height, but because of his infectious smile. Deputy Lamb has a reason to smile these days. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests one following vehicle pursuit

LOCKWOOD MUGSHOT

On Jan. 9, 2018, agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force were patrolling the Eureka area looking for 28-year-old Angela Lockwood. Agents knew Lockwood had an outstanding felony arrest warrant stemming from a previous narcotics investigation.

At abo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Body scanner stops woman from smuggling contraband into correctional facility

REMINGTON mugshot

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

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Sheriff’s Citizen’s on Patrol wins Community Builder Award

SCOP receives award

A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office volunteer program received a big award this week for its work in the McKinleyville area.

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) awarded the Sheriff’s Citizen’s on Patrol (SCOP) ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Traffic stop leads to arrest in McKinleyville

CONOBOY, DAVID mugshot

A traffic stop in McKinleyville last night led to an arrest and the discovery of over 22 pounds of marijuana.

Just after 11 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2018, a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no taillights at the intersection of C...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Crime tip leads to felony arrest in the Eel River Valley

HINES mugshot

A crime tip led to the arrest of a felony warrant subject last night in the Eel River Valley.

Around 10:48 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2018 sheriff’s deputies received information that felony warrant subject, Jacob Allen Hines, 32, was at the Bear River Casi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Orick Homicide Update

LOUREIRO mugshot

Ronald Joshua Loureiro, 29, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility yesterday afternoon (Jan. 4, 2018) on charges of homicide and a parole hold. Loureiro is the suspect of the homicide that occurred on Highway 101 near Drydens Rd. in Ori...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Homicide in Orick

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Orick near Highway 101 and Dryden’s Rd.

The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the call for service just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 for...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests two

On Wednesday, Jan. 3 at about 8 a.m. special agents with the Drug Task Force, assisted by detectives from Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing unit served a search warrant at a residence on the 2300 block of Maple Lane in Eureka....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Rescue near Mad River

Sheriff’s deputies rescued two hikers lost in the woods near the Mad River Boat Ramp last night.

The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from the two lost hikers around 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2018. The hikers told dispa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Two arrested after Hoopa pursuit

Two men are in custody following a felony traffic stop in Hoopa.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2018 two sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in the Hoopa Area near Boozer Ln. and Highway 96 when they observed wanted assault suspect, Cory Michael Nelso...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Alderpoint Rd. Homicide Victim Identified

Pacheco photo from Sutter County Sheriff's Office

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of the homicide on Alderpoint Rd. on Jan. 1, 2018 as 28-year-old Saul Perez Pacheco.

As Sheriff’s Deputies continue their investigation into Pacheco’s death, they ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests wanted felon

Acting on a tip, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force responded to the Redway area in an attempt to locate 52-year-old Kevin Sampson. Agents knew that Sampson had an active felony warrant for his arrest for possession of a narcotic for ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Big Lagoon Residential Shooting

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a residential shooting in the Big Lagoon area.

Around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2017, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 200 block of Big Lagoon Park Rd. for report...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Homicide Investigation in Southern Humboldt

Photo of Sheriff Coroner Star

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

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 30, 2017

Burglary suspect arrested

SMART MUGSHOT

Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Richard Lee Smart, 38, today (Dec. 30, 2017) in connection to the burglary of a Redway restaurant on Dec. 27.

Smart was booked on charges of burglary and vandalism. 

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The Humboldt County Sher...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff Greg Bickel retires after 24 years of service

Deputy Bickel Photo

It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new adventure for Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg Bickel. Bickel retires today, Dec. 29, after 24 years of service. While he admits he never expected a career in law enforcemen...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Attempted murder suspect in custody

Conoboy mugshot

Lee Allen Conoboy turned himself in to the custody of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility today around 11 a.m.

Conoboy was wanted for attempted murder of a house-mate in Fields Landing on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Wanted sex offender arrested in Garberville

Strauhal Mugshot

A wanted sex offender is in custody thanks to proactive efforts by a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy.

While responding to a call for service on Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2017, the deputy observed a black sport utility vehicle covered in tarps w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Motorcycle pursuit lands one in custody

Evans Mugshot

A Rio Dell man is in custody after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high speed pursuit.

Around 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2017, a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the Eel River Valley near Loleta when he attempted to make a tra...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Foot pursuit leads to felony warrant arrest

Painter Mugshot

Around 2:04 p.m. on Dec. 25, 2017 a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling California St. near Hodgson St. in Eureka when he observed wanted felon, 39-year-old Matthew Robert Painter, walking down the road. The deputy exited the vehicle...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Inmate Stabbing Assault

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Weapons Violation

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 4, 2017

Parolee Arrested

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

Upon arr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Snowcat Donations

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

EPD Homicide Victim

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Fortuna Downed Aircraft

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

McKinleyville Marijuana Robbery

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2017

McKinleyville Shell Station Robbery

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Conklin Creek Search Warrants

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Residential Burglary

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

Deputies contacted the victim who r...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Courthouse Screening Discovers Firearm

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Marijuana Eradication

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Assault and Fire

Update:

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Snake Bite Victim / Lost Coast

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Drowning, Trinity River Hoopa

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Assault on Correctional Deputy

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Press Conference Notification

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Armed Robbery

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Hwy 36 Valleys Search Warrants

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Speaker Series: Hope and Resiliency

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 6, 2017

Shooting in Briceland

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Orleans/Hwy 169 River Community

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Carjacking

UPDATE (7/25/17):

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Grand Theft

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

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

Residential daytime burglary

Update (7/21/17):

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team call out

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Sheriff's Office Marijuana Priorities

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Vehicle Burglary

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Gunshot Victim

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Marijuana Arrest - Case 201703377

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 13, 2017

DTF Eureka Arrests

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Phone Scam

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant - Case 201703331

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Residential fire fatality

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Investigator Todd Fulton's Retirement Proclamation

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Missing Person Ellen Temple

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Wanted Felon Arrest

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Bear Locked in Vehicle

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Shelter Cove Drowning

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Humboldt Bay Drowning

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Boating Deputies Make Arrest

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Klamath River Drowning Victim

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Administrator Investigation

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

Addendum

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Southern Humboldt's Most Wanted Arrest

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Injured Dog Recovering

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Inmate Death

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Search Warrant - Rancho Sequoia, Alderpoint

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Stabbing in Ferndale - Case 201702102

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

The victim sustained ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Ramey Warrant Arrest - Case 201503461

Raymond Earl Preschern

Update 1/20/2017:

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

Image for PSA Emergency Alerts

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2015

Correctional Facility Offers "Re-Entry Fair" for Inmates

Re-entry fair

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

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Sheriff's Office

News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2017

2017-18 Property Tax Bills

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

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

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Treasurer - Tax Collector
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Property Tax Postponement Program

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

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Treasurer - Tax Collector