In odd-year elections, ballots are often filled with school and special district issues. That was the case this year, however only 23 percent of registered voters turned out to cast their vote. Election results are set for certification today, but election night results are available now.
Voting by mail is easy, convenient and safe. The Office of Elections sends your ballot to you a few weeks before an election, and you vote the ballot and send it back to the Office of Elections so that it arrives by Election Day.
The Humboldt County Elections Office strives to ensure that all eligible residents are able to exercise their right to vote; that elections are held in a fair, accurate, and efficient manner; and to provide reliable information and the best possible service to voters, media, and others interested in our elections.
Sheriff hires two more deputies with Measure Z funds
The two new deputies are Tis-Mil Matilton from Hoopa, and Maxwell Soeth from Eureka. These two Deputies are the direct results of Measure Z funding to increase the staffing levels for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. With the swearing in of these two new deputies, there are a total of five new Deputy Sheriff’s in the Field Training Program.
Humboldt County's roads are used by law enforcement, fire protection, and other emergency services to respond to calls for emergencies. Those response times are hampered by poor road conditions. The County's average Pavement Condition Index (PCI), which is a measurement of road conditions from 0 to 100, was 58 in 2011. The Public Works Department is taking steps to improving our roads and our public safety.
Humboldt Made invites you to make your special feast as Humboldt Made as possible. Swap recipes, shop deals and tell them your tales. You can also enter to win local prizes. After eating shop Small Business Saturday at the Humboldt Made Store at Redwood Acres.
Kristin Brinks currently serves as the deputy director of Community Services for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. There she oversees 13 programs including the health and human services agency programming at the Community Corrections Center, the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, and serves as the Agency’s liaison on homelessness.
Board appoints Robert Wall Interim Director of Planning
Robert Wall currently serves as the supervising long-range planner in the department. There he has helped guide the General Plan Update (GPU), developing a robust public outreach process including putting on workshops and hearings throughout the county. As interim director, Wall will supervise the department and continue guiding the GPU and the medical marijuana land use ordinance, among other duties.
Troy Fletcher, a longtime Executive Director for the Yurok Tribe, passed away on Friday evening, after suffering from a heart attack. He started his career with the Yurok Tribe as the first Tribal fisheries manager in 1994.
County receives award to build re-entry resource center
On Nov. 12 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) that the proposal turned in by the County was successful and that the County has been awarded $20,000,000 to build the Humboldt Community Corrections Reentry Resource Center.
Decade of Difference marks six years serving youth
As the Decade of Difference embarks on year six, it remains committed to its vision that the community will unite and engage in long term strategies to prepare our youth to be successful contributing members in our community.
Grant funds available to support firewise activities
This project involves assisting residential communities to become, or maintain their status as recognized Firewise Communities/USA sites and supporting actions to prevent the potential for home ignitions from wildfire. Read more
Veterans Day brings improved service for local vets
New legislation taking effect Thursday will allow Humboldt County’s veterans to access all of their well-earned benefits simply by presenting a California driver’s license. Read more