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County: Timing, scale of COVID-19 peak unknown

County: Timing, scale of COVID-19 peak unknown

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt’s curve of COVID-19 cases begins its climb, the county’s Public Health Branch is uncertain about when it will peak and how many cases it could involve.   During a March 30 virtual town hall meeting, county Public Health Officer Teresa Frankovich said that county hospitals can

Pilot rescued after plane crash in Humboldt Bay

EUREKA – The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a plane crash in North Humboldt Bay on Thursday morning, Feb. 6. At approximately 7:10 a.m., the Eureka Police Department relayed a distress call to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders from a commercial pilot after his plane crashed.  Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard

George Wheeler, July 17, 1949 – Feb. 5, 2020

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Community leader George Wheeler, who championed for a skate park, solar power and pesticide-free parks in McKinleyville, died early this morning, Feb. 5 surrounded by family. He was 70 years old. Wheeler died from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. “It’s in my bones, it’s in my brain,” Wheeler said

Morning update on power shutoff

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Morning Update County of Humboldt – The Home of the Redwoods Seal In the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) activated its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocols, which resulted in shutting off power to parts of Humboldt County. PG&E is reporting that around 60,000 customers

Update on school closings

From the Humboldt County Office of Education: The following list are confirmed school closures for today: Southern Humboldt USD Big Lagoon School/District Trinity Valley Elementary Fuente Nueva Charter School Pacific View Charter School Cuddeback School/District Coastal Grove Charter School Fortuna Elementary School District Rio Dell School District Trinidad School/District Scotia School/District Loleta School District McKinleyville

Water district fighting Glendale cannabis factory

From the Oct. 2, 2019 edition   Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – ​The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District has appealed the permitting of a Glendale cannabis manufacturing complex, stating that project’s development on a former lumber mill site runs the risk of “contaminating the district’s drinking water supplies.” ​Filed on September 19 and

Most schools open tomorrow during planned power outage

From The Humboldt County Office of Education: Public Safety Power Shutoff – Schools Closures Due to the planned PG&E power shutoffs, the following Humboldt County schools and offices will not be open on Wednesday, October 9:  Big Lagoon Southern Humboldt Union School District Trinity Valley Elementary School Please note all other Klamath Trinity sites have

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