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​‘Feverish’ online spending hikes county sales tax income

​‘Feverish’ online spending hikes county sales tax income

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Despite predictions of reduced county unincorporated area sales tax revenue, the tax income has actually increased compared to last year due to “at-home spending” and online buying. ​The county’s sales tax scenario was outlined during a mid-year budget review at the January 26 Board of Supervisors meeting. ​A

Cautious reopening as C-19 cases slowly rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s emergence from sheltering in place continues, with previously banned activities like dining in restaurants and hair cutting now cleared for opening.  But not all businesses that are eligible for reopening are choosing to do so.  During a May 28 “media availability” video session, Sheriff Billy Honsal said

14 Humboldt cases as of Friday, March 27

March 27, 2020 – Two Additional COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Humboldt County Public Health HUMBOLDT – Two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today, bringing the total to 14 local cases since the outbreak began. Cases 11 through 14 are currently under investigation, with additional information expected next week. Case number five, confirmed on March 24,

Arcata and county updates, plus food safety tips

City of Arcata update Humboldt County PG&E Public Safety Power Outage Update Tuesday, October 29, UPDATE: PG&E has confirmed that all Humboldt County customers may lose power today, Tuesday, October 29. This includes the City of Arcata. Residents should continue to prepare for an extended power outage which could last for several days. PG&E has

McKinleyville seeks improved entrances, town trails

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Some McKinleyville residents want to spruce up the town’s main entrances, landscape them, make them safer and create more trail connections.  These and other transportation issues were discussed at the Jan. 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) and will most assuredly be discussed further by

Rambling Jack: Mack Town takes the reins

Something positive and important is happening in McKinleyville. It’s been visible at recent governmental meetings, where residents are showing up in larger numbers. They’re engaged. They’re informed. They’re asking for a greater say in how McKinleyville solves its problems and shapes its future. Take, for example, the Jan. 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory

County to hold budget meetings for public

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – The County of Humboldt will hold its fourth annual multi-site, interactive Community Budget Meeting on Thursday, March 3 beginning at 6 p.m. This innovative and award-winning meeting gives members of the public an opportunity to discuss current issues with their elected representatives and weigh in on the county’s $300 million

Rising costs burden county budget

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – County spending continues to exceed income but its structural budget deficit is less than it was last year. That was the upshot of a third quarter budget update given at the May 5 Board of Supervisors meeting. Assistant County Administrative Officer Amy Nilsen reported that General Fund expenditures

County unveils new website

County of Humboldt The County of Humboldt recently launched its new website, which includes more interactive tools for citizens, improved site navigation, and a fresh appearance that showcases the region’s beauty. The County’s web address has also changed to www.humboldtgov.org. “We wanted a website that would fit the needs of today’s citizen and could adjust