Lt. Bryan Quenell, commander of the Drug Task Force, said today that the connection between the owner and the drug operation, which in addition to a hash lab included a marijuana grow with over 2,800 plants, is not yet clear.Read More
The reason is largely due to Measure Z, the half-percent countywide sales tax approved by voters in 2014. Revenue from the tax, aimed at supporting public safety and essential services, has made it possible over the past year for the Sheriff’s Office to hire a significant number of new employees — on both the support staff side and the law enforcement side.Read More
At its May 3 meeting, the Board of Supervisors considered $12.7 million of new Measure Z funding requests. There will be an estimated $6.5 million of Measure Z sales tax revenue available for requests in the fiscal year beginning July 1.Read More
On Friday, April 22, several clubs, organizations, and agencies were represented in the six people at the meeting. Thirteen groups are listed as participants in SHEPT, including the Red Cross, health care organizations, public agencies, media, service groups, and the local Civil Air Patrol organization.Read More
The Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District (RID) Board of Directors heard presentations from representatives of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District at their regular meeting on Thursday, April 21.
Matt Rees, new chief executive officer of the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, introduced himself to the board and the 25 members of the public in attendance, and spoke about the challenge of building a new health care facility in Southern Humboldt.Read More
While an autopsy was performed last Wednesday, Enright said that an official cause in the death of Christopher Duke, a longtime member of the Garberville-Redway area transient community, would have to wait for toxicology results, which could take up to three weeks.Read More
The county has received close to $14 million in applications for Measure Z sales tax funding, with the largest requests coming from its Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Works and the Humboldt County Fire Chiefs’ Association.
The deadline for submitting applications was Feb. 19 and 43 of them came in. Private and public agencies are making their cases for Measure Z funding that will be approved for the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.Read More
Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell said that the fire hazard posed by Bear Canyon, a steep drainage that comes right up to the north edge of Garberville, has been significantly reduced thanks to a brush-clearing project that took place over 10 days late last month.Read More