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Masking requirement begins Saturday

Masking requirement begins Saturday

Joint Information Center HUMBOLDT – Eighty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Humboldt County Aug. 4, the highest single-day count in the county and far exceeding the average daily cases at the height of the pandemic in January. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at

Due to coronavirus, San Jose State scrimmage now a closed event

Humboldt State HSU – Due to a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Humboldt County, Humboldt State University and San Jose State University officials agreed today that the August 7 San Jose State University football intrasquad scrimmage in the Redwood Bowl will now be closed to the public and the media. Humboldt State University officials and

Buddy Brown Blues Festival postponed due to COVID safety concerns

Humboldt Folklife Society BLUE LAKE –  Out of concerns for public safety, and in response to the recent request from the Public Health Department to postpone large public events, the Humboldt Folklife Society regretfully has decided to postpone the Buddy Brown Blues Festival, which was to be held on Saturday, Aug.7 Perigot Park, Blue Lake.

Delta variant puts Eureka Friday Night Market on hold

Humboldt Made EUREKA – Given the steep rise in cases and hospitalizations associated with the delta variant in Humboldt County, Humboldt Made is postponing the Eureka Friday Night Market until further notice.   “In the best interest of our community, small businesses and health care workers, we are postponing the market,” said Alanna Powell, executive director

Resident in their 30s dies of COVID; public asked to reconsider gatherings

Joint Information Center HUMBOLDT – A Humboldt County resident in their 30s has died with COVID-19, the youngest local resident to die from the virus. Staff in the Departmental Operations Center extend their sympathies to the person’s family, friends and caregivers. Thirty-one new cases have been confirmed in the county today, and three new hospitalizations have

High levels of coronavirus in Eureka’s sewer wastewater

City of Eureka EUREKA – The City of Eureka has been notified of a higher-than-average concentration of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater flowing to the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Samples from the plant, which serves the greater Eureka area including Myrtletown, Cutten, and Pine Hill, were collected via the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS), a federal

Arcata woman drowns in Trinity River

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office WILLOW CREEK – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office urges caution when recreating in local rivers following the drowning death of an Arcata woman last week. On July 23 at about 6:18 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Trinity River at Kimtu Beach for the report of a possible

$5 million for Hammond Bridge replacement in funding bills

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) has included funding for the replacement of the Hammond Bridge in the House Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2022 funding bills, which will be considered in  the months ahead. The funding bills include $5 million for replacement of the bridge, which connects McKinleyville to the Arcata