Humboldt County saw significant rainfall and stormy conditions over the last 24 hours, and while several rivers were expected to flood later today it appears the impacts will be less than previously forecast. While the storm did not hit as hard as anticipated, it's important you are prepared and informed so you take appropriate actions before, during and after significant flood events, especially if you are in a low-lying part of the county.
We, the members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to providing competent, effective, and responsive public safety services to the citizens of Humboldt County and visitors to our community, recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to all persons, holding ourselves to the highest of professional and ethical standards.
On Nov. 4 voters passed Measure Z, the county's public safety/essential services measure, with more than 55 percent voting in favor. The Board of Supervisors has begun forming an advisory committee to give recommendations on how Measure Z funds should be spent. The committee will consist of the following:
A big storm is upon us now but that does not mean the drought is over. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received 400 drought tool kits from The Home Depot to help low-income California households conserve our limited water resources during the statewide drought emergency.
A short program of scenes from the classic Christmas ballet story, the Nutcracker, performed by young artists from DreamQuest. Bring your children to add an extra touch of magic to their winter season, and to enjoy the exuberance and grace of the DreamQuest dancers. Read More. More Library events
On the 2nd Saturday each December, thousands of people line the streets of Eureka and delight at the evening spectacle of huge trucks adorned in holiday lights. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at Redwood Acres and lasts until about 8:30 p.m. Read More.
Granicus, the company that stores and presents the agendas and minutes for the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, was hit by a cyber attack earlier this month and experienced system-wide problems. As a result, Board agendas were unavailable until Granicus fixed the problem on Monday night. Read More.
Saturday, Nov. 15 marks the start of open enrollment in Covered California insurance plans. Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, all state residents—even those with pre-existing conditions and those unable to afford medical coverage in the past—can qualify for coverage. Read more
Effective Nov. 24, two Sheriff’s Office Sergeants, Kevin Miller and Dennis Young, will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Corporals Jesse Taylor, Justin Braud and Detective Samuel Williams will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Read more.
Master Food Preservers are trained, dedicated volunteers who help educate the community about food safety and home food preservation using up-to-date, scientifically sound methods. If you enjoy preserving food, contact our local University of California Cooperative Extension Office. Read more