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Seriously, grow houses? My, how 2008 of you

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office HUMBOLDT – On Nov. 2, 2020, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the greater Humboldt Bay area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Humboldt County Code Enforcement assisted in the service of the warrants.

Craftsmans Mall sale could eliminate local control over site development

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The just-announced $3.95 million sale of the 8-acre Craftsmans Mall to the Humboldt State University Foundation could eliminate the local planning process for future development of the site. In one possible scenario that the university isn’t ruling out, the Planning Commission and Arcata City Council would have no

McKMAC could be ‘glue’ in triarchy with MCSD, county

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – In the short term, the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) plans to formalize its relationship with the local services district and will ask for a small amount of funding. In the long term, the McKMAC may look at the district’s latent powers, study incorporation and debate the possibility

911 system failures prompt emergency declaration and spending

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County works to fix a 911 communication system that is “rapidly breaking down,” more work needs to be done than expected and paying for it has been approved under an emergency resolution. ​The worrying failures of the county’s 911 communications infrastructure prompted an emergency declaration at