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Sheriff hires 4, DA hires two with Measure Z funds

Money available for first-time home buyers

Board makes interim appointments

Retiring DHHS director honored

Job training available

New jet at county airport

Master food preserver classes begin soon

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Where to go for Winter Fun

If you are looking to play in the snow this winter, please remember that there are plenty of public lands available to enjoy, rather than private land.
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The Sheriff's Office Gets Social
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center (aka Dispatch), is now on Twitter! The Communications center will tweet critical incidents, major road closures, and public safety advisories. The Sheriff's Office now has three Twitter accounts.
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Our Missions: Planning & Building
The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is responsible for protecting public health, safety, and welfare. The department achieves this through building permit review and inspections consistent with California model codes as well as planning and development review and approval consistent with the county's General Plan. The department also provides administrative and development assistance services.
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Sheriff hires 4 new deputies with Measure Z funds

The two new correctional deputies are Arthur Johnson and Jordan Checots, both from Eureka. The two deputy sheriff recruits are Brandon Head and Foy Melendy. Head is currently enrolled in the College of the Redwoods police academy and Melendy will begin attending this month.

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District Attorney hires two deputy DAs with Measure Z

The two new deputy district attorneys are Michael McDonald of Blue Lake and Jamie Murdock of Orange. Both will be handling misdemeanor caseloads. The District Attorney's Office now has 16 full-time deputy district attorneys

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Additional funds available for first-time homebuyers

Humboldt County was recently chosen as one of just six jurisdictions in California to receive funding for the First-Time Homebuyer program. Humboldt will receive roughly $1 million, which will be used to provide low-interest deferred loans to local citizens looking to purchase a home.

Board makes interim CAO DHHS Director appointments

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 14 appointed Cheryl Dillingham to the position of interim County Administrative Officer and Connie Beck to the position of interim Director of the Department of Health & Human Services.

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Retiring DHHS director honored with statewide award

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) awarded former Humboldt County Health & Human Services Director Phillip R. Crandall the prestigious Circle of Service Award.

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Construction, landscaping, bookkeeping trainings offered

Ever had a desire to switch careers but haven’t found the right opportunity? Do retraining opportunities that take two or more years require more time than you can afford? The Job Market can help.

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New jet begins servicing Humboldt County airport

A large crowd of well-wishers and Fly Humboldt supporters were on hand to celebrate the launch of United Express/SkyWest's new E-175 jet service. This 76-seat jet commenced service at the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport in December.

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County seeking member for Headwaters Fund Board

The County of Humboldt is recruiting for a new member for the Headwaters Fund Board, the community body overseeing all aspects of the Headwaters Fund. The new board member will begin service in February.

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Save money on prescription drugs with Coast2Coast Rx

Humboldt County residents have saved more than $1.7 million on prescription drugs in the last five years by using the free Coast2CoastRx card.

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92-year old woman saved from mail scam by friend, sheriff

On Thursday, Dec. 17 a Humboldt County Community Service Officer, contacted a 92 year old female victim of a mail scam. The victim stated she received a letter mailed to her residence by an unknown subject stating if she sent them $500 then they would send her $795,000.

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Master Food Preserver classes begin soon

Home food preservation simmered on a back burner of the stove for many years, but is now enjoying resurgence in Humboldt County as a result of increased interest in eating healthy, growing and eating local foods, and the revival of a do-it-yourself food movement.

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Health & Wellness Tips:   January

As you reflect on the triumphs and pitfalls that you may have experienced in 2015, it’s a great time to commit (or recommit) to finding your path to health and well-being. This month’s we have great tips on preventing brain injuries and improving brain function, how to get more physical activity into your day and how to get more fiber into your diet (and body!) Start your New Year off right by making your health and well-being a top priority in 2016!

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Wet weather test period opens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health, is announcing the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems.
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Wastewater documents ready for public review, comment

As part of the process of reviewing its onsite wastewater (septic) permitting program, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health released three draft documents for public review and comment.
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