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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- County officials took the first step in nailing down a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

A five-year financial forecast report was presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday by the County Administrative Office. The financial forecast for the general fund looks slightly less positive this year compared to last. It’s primarily the result of spiking insurance costs...

Post date: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:46

NORTH COAST- After recent fiber outages repeatedly left the North Coast’s telecommunication and network systems in the dark, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors heard a report Tuesday on an upcoming AT&T upgrade that could prevent future outages. More than an inconvenience, they often leave rural residents completely cut off.

“What will happen on this new network that’s being...

Post date: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:30

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today appointed Connie Beck to the position of Director of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).
Beck brings considerable experience and expertise to the position. She has worked for DHHS for 20 years and has been the department’s interim director since late December. She also served as Assistant Director, Administration...

Post date: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:59

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Crescent City has appointed a new interim city manager to take over for Public Works Director, Eric Wier, but the effort to find a permanent city manager goes on. 

Eugene Palazzo left the post last month to take a position with the City of Galt near Sacramento. Wier took a turn as temporary replacement and Monday, the city council appointed Michael Knight as the...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:37

EUREKA - Police are calling it a targeted robbery; Five suspects brandishing weapons, allegedly assaulted a man, and ransacked his home in Eureka.

Just after 8 Sunday night, Eureka Police responded to the 3500 block of California Street. Five unidentified subjects armed with two shotguns and a pistol demanded money from a resident. According to officers, the robbers pistol-whipped the...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:05

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Representatives from some of Humboldt County’s many non-profit groups learned how to strengthen their enterprise by engaging community support at the Board Leadership Roundtable. The Northern California Association of Non-Profits or NorCAN offers monthly roundtables to help non-profit groups become stronger organizations and better serve our community. Open to members and non...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:48

EUREKA - What was a simple slab of concrete last week, became Eureka's first fully-constructed parklet. Crews installed walls and built-in benches over the weekend. Ramone's Bakery and Café added tables and chairs this morning and have a few more finishing touches like filling planter boxes with flowers and adding an outdoor heater. After some initial reluctance customers started using the...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:45

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – Humboldt County officials will consider a new strategy for fighting the difficult and growing problem of homelessness Tuesday as it continues to haunt area families and social service agencies.

Last week the city of Eureka and the Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting to hear a comprehensive report from a Sacramento consulting firm on how to develop and improve...

Post date: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:53