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HUMBOLDT - An excise tax for commercial cannabis cultivation could soon be coming to the voters of Humboldt County.

Tuesday the Board of Supervisors will consider placing the excise tax measure on the November 8, election ballot. Humboldt County has availed itself to the new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act approved last fall and developed its own medical marijuana ordinance...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:34

EUREKA – The Humboldt County Staff is proposing a $352.5 million budget for the 2016 2017 fiscal year. Monday the Board of Supervisors received a presentation with recommendations and held two public hearings.

The proposed general fund will make up $122 million which will include a contingency reserve of nearly $1.7 million; only one-third of the county’s target for reserves. There is $...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 20:29

NORTH COAST - It’s the first day of summer. That means camping and cookouts.

It also means hotter and drier weather, so the Bureau of Land Management implemented fire restrictions beginning today.

All campfires and barbecues are prohibited outside of designated areas in the Samoa Dunes and King Range National Conservation Area.

Lanterns and camp stoves are allowed outside...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 18:12

EUREKA - Eureka City School Board will discuss next year’s budget and the public is invited to weigh in.

The yearly budget review is a chance to ask questions and share thoughts on the district’s priorities.

The board will discuss a variety of budget-related items as well as the College and Career Access Pathways or CCAP partnership with College of the Redwoods. CCAP began this...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 18:06

FERNDALE - The community of Ferndale is in need of a health inspector.

Current health inspector Robin Smith has held the job for 30 years and is set to retire. City staff must hire a local replacement or utilize the county's inspection services. 

Both council and community members expressed a desire to keep the position local at last week's city council meeting.

Either...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:54

BLUE LAKE-The search continues for a missing Blue Lake man who has a warrant out for his arrest.

68-year-old Roy Alan Gibbs was last seen on May 30. He allegedly sexually abused a 9-year-old girl over the course of several years. Charges include eight counts of lewd acts, providing porn to a minor, sexual assault, and terrorist threats. Anyone who knows anything about his whereabouts...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:48

Caltrans has partnered with Waze to improve the reliability of road information for commuters.

The partnership will allow both parties to exchange information.

Waze has a variety of anonymous road info generated from their thousands of users, as well as real-time traffic information. Caltrans will provide Waze with construction project and road closure info that they have. This...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:41

The man wanted for attempted murder in Humboldt Hill has turned himself in.

On Thursday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies responded to reported gun shots on the 2100 block of Chad Hill. Two victims said the suspects tried to force there way into the bedroom, because they had a personal issue with one of them.  One victim had minor injuries from assault, and the second victim had a...

Post date: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:38