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HumCo Grand Jury: End Late Night Jail Releases

HumCo Grand Jury: End Late Night Jail Releases

This year’s Humboldt County Grand Jury Report calls for an end to after-hours releases from the county’s jail facility between 9pm and 6am and finds that not returning indigent offenders…

Huffman’s Trespass Grow Forum

Huffman’s Trespass Grow Forum

The vexing problem of trespass marijuana grows was probed at a forum convened by North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman, who emphasized the need for collaboration between police and wildlife agencies…

HumCo Struggles to Maintain Services

Humboldt County is proposing what’s been described as a down-to-the-bone budget with a $2.7 million deficit and unless new revenue sources emerge, the situation will get worse in future years.…

HumCo: New Klamath Pact A Game-Changer

HumCo: New Klamath Pact A Game-Changer

County supervisors have said that a Klamath Basin water use agreement stemming from a key court ruling opens new potential for federal legislation on dam removal. Klamath Basin water issues…

HumCo Rejects Reggae On River Attendance Increase

HumCo Rejects Reggae On River Attendance Increase

Troubled by security issues, the county’s Planning Commission has held the line on attendance at this year’s Reggae on the River festival.  The Mateel Community Center, the festival’s operator, asked…

Humco Wants Daylight Jail Release

The county is backing a new State Assembly bill that would authorize county sheriffs to allow jail inmates to stay in jail long enough to be released during daylight hours.…

HumCo: Jail Release Dilemmas

A community forum on county jail release policies put questions to a local panel whose members in turn asked residents to consider what they can do to effect change. Faced…

HumCo Considers Homeless “Villages”

Humboldt County supervisors are looking at the possibility of establishing a shelter village for homeless people but they expect churches and community groups to be the main organizers. The potential…

Sohum Resident Accused Of Shocking Eureka Murder

Sohum Resident Accused Of Shocking Eureka Murder

A Southern Humboldt man has been charged in the New Year’s Day murder of the pastor of one of Eureka’s most iconic churches. Police believe Father Eric Freed, the pastor…

HumCo DA Gallegos Won’t Run For Re-Election

The county’s upcoming district attorney election will have a new dynamic now that incumbent Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos has announced that he won’t be in it. In a Nov.…

Crab Season To Open

The state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) reports that Dungeness crab in two out of three tested ports in the northern region have met the shell-to-meat ratio needed to…

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