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Supes wading into compost

Supes wading into compost

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Department of Environmental Health is seeking a balance between streamlining permitting of composting toilets and continuing to protect public health and the environment. The department asked for and got authorization to revise its Experimental Disposal System Program at the Aug. 21 Board of Supervisors meeting. Since

Board debates unpasteurized ‘Middle Ages’ milk

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county is considering rescinding or modifying its longstanding ban of raw milk, actions that its health officials strongly advise against. At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Board of Supervisors weighed the warnings of county staff against the arguments of raw milk advocates. Supervisor Virginia Bass sponsored the

County addresses pollution concerns

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union CLAM & MOONSTONE BEACH AREA – County staff has responded to concerns about potential onsite wastewater system impacts to impaired watersheds in the Clam/Moonstone Beach area, saying a mix of public outreach and monitoring will address them. The impacts relate to elevated fecal coliform levels at Luffenholtz Beach, Clam Beach,