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McKINLEYVILLE - In Mcinleyville, $70,000 from the Measure Z sales tax will provide walkers and cyclists on McKinleyville Avenue a safer commute to school.

Humboldt County Public Works will widen McKinleyville Avenue from Murray Road to Gassaway Road and add a shoulder to be used as a bike lane and pedestrian walkway.

Now, commuters walk in the road or on makeshift paths in the...

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:00

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - For nearly forty years, Hospice of Humboldt has provided end of life care for community members. For those left behind, the organization offers free grief support services for people dealing loss.

Counselors say grief can take a variety of forms; anger, confusion, even feelings of guilt.

Hospice of Humboldt helps address these feelings through individual and...

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:58

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The numbers are in and ridership is up at ACV.

Ridership increased each month of this year; nearly 27% on average and 40% just this quarter, according to a new report from Fly Humboldt.

The Aviation Division points to a greater offering of seats as well as passengers' happiness with the newer 70 and 76 seat jets.

The effort to recruit new airlines is...

Post date: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:55

EUREKA - The city of Eureka is looking to increase rates for solid-waste collection by Recology Humboldt County.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, city council will possibly approve a 9.34% increase to the rates, which would go into effect for all customers July 1. The city receives a franchise fee from Recology, which totals an estimated $750,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Per terms of...

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

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