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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…

Reggae Fest Praised By HumCo Planners

Reggae Fest Praised By HumCo Planners

Though its management has been generally praised by the county’s Planning Commission, the Reggae on the River music festival has to meet new requirements this year. Issues related to placement…

Researcher: 8,400 Grow Sites In Humboldt County

Researcher: 8,400 Grow Sites In Humboldt County

Two marijuana-related research projects were unveiled as the Board of Supervisors considered marijuana regulations, one quantifying the number of outdoor and greenhouse grows in the county and the other focusing…

New Work Awaits KMUD’s News Director

An era is ending for the news department of KMUD FM, Southern Humboldt’s listener-sponsored radio station, as its community-conscious director Terri Klemetson is leaving her post. Klemetson’s seven-year stint as…

HumCo’s Medical Pot Registry

HumCo’s Medical Pot Registry

Those involved in the marijuana industry now have the chance to put their names on a county registry that will allow priority processing once the state launches a medical marijuana…

HumCo Commission Approves 1-acre Pot Patch Limit

HumCo Commission Approves 1-acre Pot Patch Limit

The latest version of the county’s draft ordinance on commercial production of medical marijuana includes significantly expanded grow sizes and now allows a maximum grow size of one acre on…

SoHum Pot Bank Probs

SoHum Pot Bank Probs

In a panel discussion on banking and the medical marijuana industry, Southern Humboldt credit union managers highlighted the legal challenges of complying with various layers of law. State Board of…

Grand Jury: HumCo Needs Regional Fire District

Grand Jury: HumCo Needs Regional Fire District

A Grand Jury report echoes what firefighting officials have been telling Humboldt County — that rural fire departments have substandard equipment…

HumCo’s $3.5 mil Psych Staff Contract

Facing the loss of psychiatric services staff in the county’s Mental Health Branch, the Board of Supervisors has approved a one-year contract with a firm that recruits and hires psychiatrists.…

HumCo Gauges Effects of New Public Safety Laws

HumCo Gauges Effects of New Public Safety Laws

The jail population impacts of public safety realignment have been offset by the voter-approved Proposition 47 but Humboldt County officials aren’t sure that the new law will ultimately reduce inmate…

Study Evaluates Hwy 101 as Climate Change Closes In

Study Evaluates Hwy 101 as Climate Change Closes In

The authors of a new study on the vulnerability of road infrastructure to climate change say impacts will happen more quickly than anticipated and need to planned for now. A…

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