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Preparing your home and community for wildfire

Board passes FY 2015-16 budget

Measure Z to fund 15 public safety projects

Tips for staying safe around water this summer

More options for financing energy efficient upgrades

GPU hearing to take place in Southern Humboldt

DA warns of phone fraud scam

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One Less Spark
One Less Wildfire

In California, it's not a matter of IF a wildfire will happen, but WHEN. The County of Humboldt, Cal-Fire and Six Rivers National Forest created a publication that will raise awareness about wildfire hazards and provide tools and information that can help homeowners, their families, homes and properties survive and thrive in a wildfire-prone environment.
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Collaborating To Protect Communities

The Fire Safe Council collaborates with many agencies and communities to create the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments.
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Our Missions: Fire Safe Council

  • Assess fire risk
  • Promote community fire-safe planning and coordination
  • Link fire-prevention programs
  • Support the fire service and local Fire Safe Councils

Board adopts budget that enhances safety, keeps services

The adopted budget totals just over $319 million. This budget is an increase of roughly $13.4 million, which is due mostly to $8.9 million in public safety expenses funded by Measure Z. The General Fund, which contains the county’s discretionary dollars, is set at $115.2 million. General Fund estimated revenues, however, are only $112.2 million.

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Measure Z to fund 15 public safety projects in community 

Citizens passed Measure Z, a half-cent sales tax, in November to increase public safety, and this budget makes substantial investments in that area. By preserving these funds for their intended use, this budget funds 65 additional public safety positions.

See more details on the specific projects to be funded by Measure Z.

Keep water recreation fun and safe this summer

Whether rivers, lakes, the beach or pools, water recreation is a favorite summer pastime for many. The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health officials are reminding everyone it is important to put safety first while enjoying activities in and around water.
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Cooperative Extension 2014 year in review

In this 2014 Year in Review, we offer highlights of how our programs touch families, communities and local businesses. To accomplish our mission we partner with Humboldt and Del Norte Counties to offer practical solutions to life’s problems, connecting the issues to the informational resources of the University of California and providing trusted research‐based solutions. .
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More financing options for energy efficient upgrades

The California HERO program is similar to the Open PACE program adopted by the county in April. It allows you to finance energy improvement projects through your property tax bill. 
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Early warning issued for blue-green algae

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) are issuing an early warning this year to recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with algae.
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Take precautions against ticks this season

As the weather gets warmer and summer starts, people spend more time outside gardening, hiking, biking and camping and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals against ticks.
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Land Use proposed map change hearings move to Southern Humboldt

On Monday, July 13, the Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed land use map changes as it applies to Southern Humboldt. The hearing is a part of the General Plan Update - Planning Commission reviewed draft plan.
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District Attorney warns of phone fraud scam

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office has been alerted to a phone fraud scheme against the public. Criminals are making unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Department
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Make septic tank maintenance a priority

Just as the oil must be changed on a regular basis to protect a car's engine, septic tank systems also require regular maintenance to promote system longevity and to protect the environment
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Sign up for free, family-friendly cooking, menu planning

Looking to enjoy some family-friendly, delicious fun? Join the Department of Health & Human Services for “Food, Fun and Family,” a six-class series designed to help families eat more healthy foods. The free classes start Thursday, July 16 and will focus on kitchen safety, creating a healthy plate, menu planning, label reading, smart shopping and cooking skills.
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Historical Society Lecture Series to return in September

Our popular Humboldt County Historical Society Lecture Series will return to Eureka Library in September. In the meantime, why not go visit the archive at 703 8th St in Eureka, CA? It's a treasure trove of local history!
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