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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…

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…

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