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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt Bay Harbor Commission will once again consider certifying the final environmental impact report for the Coast Seafood’s Company and their shellfish aquaculture permit renewal and expansion project in Humboldt Bay.

The Harbor Commissioners voted to table the consideration during a previous meeting due to a variety of questions that still needed to be...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:29

RIO DELL - The City of Rio Dell will be moving forward with establishing a cannabis tax and put it before voters in the November 2017 election.

The tax is specific only to cannabis business and if approved by voters, revenue will be put into the general fund and give the city council options for how the money is used.

The council still has to approve the measure by a four fifths...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 21:18

EUREKA - The fishing and boating community and environmental groups all agree something must be done, but the discussion about where to deposit sediment dredged from Humboldt Bay continues.

The City of Eureka hopes to work with the harbor district on much-needed dredging. That work was last completed ten years ago.

Army Corps of Engineers indicates that three times the usual...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:25

EUREKA - Eureka residents will soon receive a notice in the mail regarding water and sewer rate increases.

The Public Works Department says that rate increases are necessary to pay for both infrastructure improvements and ongoing operations and maintenance costs.

Currently, a single family residence pays about $79 a month for water and sewer service combined.

If the five...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:23

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Sheriff's Office Press Release:

 

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

Humboldt County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposals for the 2016/2017 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 7 through...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:32

EUREKA - An autopsy determined that the transient that police found dead underneath the Ryan Slough Bridge a week and half ago, died of heart failure.

Sam Whitney was 63-years-old and officials say he was adequately dressed for the weather when they found him, and had a thick sleeping bag nearby.

According to the autopsy, Whitney may have died three to ten days prior to actually...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:52

ARCATA - If you’re looking to make your voice heard or have a political issue you’d like to discuss, you’re in luck because Representaive Jared Huffman will be in Humboldt Thursday night.

The Congressman will hold a town hall style meeting at Arcata High School’s Performing Arts Center, beginning at 5:30 PM on Thursday.

It will be an open forum for people to ask questions, as...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:47

MCKINLEYVILLE - The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee will decide Wednesday night whether or not to recommend a countywide smoking ordinance which would restrict spaces in the county in which residents are allowed to smoke.

According to Committee Chair, Ben Shepard, the county itself only has smoking restrictions for areas surrounding county facilities. This ordinance would...

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:39