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HumCo Sets Standards For Dealing With Pot Violators

Humboldt County is grasping for ways to deal with marijuana permit seekers who have submitted incomplete applications but are proceeding with grows that violate commercial cultivation codes. The dilemma of…

Fishermen At The Brink

Fishermen At The Brink

The chairman of a state fisheries committee has said commercial fishing is in a “precarious state,” as record low salmon runs may trigger a disaster declaration and a proposed catch…

Salmon Runs Crash, North Coast Fisheries Closed

Salmon Runs Crash, North Coast Fisheries Closed

With record low runs forecasted, the commercial and recreational ocean Chinook salmon fishing seasons in the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) from Southern Oregon to north of Shelter Cove will be…

HumCo’s Pot Brand Tracking

The importance of tracking and branding Humboldt County’s commercially-produced marijuana is being emphasized as the Board of Supervisors solicits proposals to transition a pilot program into formal operation. The status…

Assemblyman Wood: Trump Election Sparks Marijuana ‘Uncertainty’

State Assemblymember Jim Wood has told the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors that the presidential election of Donald Trump has brought “uncertainty” to California, with health care and marijuana regulation…

HumCo Ponders Pot Tax Evasion Loophole

Humboldt County has set its state and federal lobbying priorities for the coming year and one of the top-ranking items identifies a significant obstacle to collecting marijuana grow taxes. The…

HumCo Forum Explores Mental Illness, Incarceration

A panel of mental health, probation and law enforcement officials has called on the community to support programs that avoid using the criminal justice system as a means of dealing…

HumCo Approves Water Sales To Pot Growers

A Garberville water supply business that will use rainwater collection and bladder storage has gained Planning Commission approval and may represent a new trend for irrigating marijuana crops. County permits…

2016 Crab Season Looking Good

2016 Crab Season Looking Good

State lawmakers have been told that the upcoming Dungeness crab season is likely to proceed normally, without significant impacts from toxic algae blooms. But the viability of the 2017 to…

Marijuana Farm Tours?

Marijuana Farm Tours?

A letter from the owner of a Humboldt County business that seeks to provide “educational and fun cannabis-themed tours of the Emerald Triangle” has motivated Humboldt County to explore how…

El Nino Rains Could Boost Sudden Oak Death

El Nino Rains Could Boost Sudden Oak Death

Humboldt County’s winter and early spring rainfall could intensify the spread of the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death (SOD) but the outcome won’t be known for another year or…

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