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IN THIS ISSUE:

SOS brings support services to homeless

Volunteer firefighters 2013 annual report

Free seeds for your spring garden

Library to show 1930s Lubitsch film

Sheriff swears in two new deputies

Headwaters Fund appoints new chair

Be a scientist for a day with UCCE

Officials discuss food insecurity, tour facility
More below

May Meetings

Board of Supervisors
Tues. May 6, 9 am
Tues. May 13, 9 am
Tues. May 20, 9 am
Tues. May 27, 9 am

Housing Element
Mon., May 5, 1:30 pm
General Plan Update
Mon., May 19, 1:30 pm

Planning Commission
Thurs., May 1, 6 pm
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Photo c/o Jill Duffy
The McKay Tract Community Forest is located east of Cutten and
Redwood Fields (shown on left), and south of Redwood Acres.

Leaving A Legacy

Board votes to accept funds, purchase 1,000 acre McKay Tract Community Forest

The forest, located in southeast Eureka, will be managed in collaboration with the City of Eureka for multiple purposes including public access and recreation, sustainable timber harvest, and watershed and resource conservation. Watch the discussion or  Read More

Stay up to date on Community Forest news

The Humboldt County Public Works Department has a web page dedicated to the McKay Tract Community Forest. There, you can sign up for email updates, read a brief project report, view maps, learn the history of this remarkable land, and see how the County plans to afford it all. Read more


Watch a video presentation detailing the plan for the McKay Tract Community Forest

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Street Outreach Services brings support to homeless

Department of Health and Human Services staffers take to the streets each week, heading out on foot or in an RV to locate and help people experiencing homelessness, providing them with services and sustenance. Read more

Volunteer firefighters donate nearly 100,000 hours to county fire service

One of the projects detailed in the 2013 Humboldt County Fire Chiefs' Annual Report is the new Fieldbrook fire station. See what each fire department has done over the last year, maps of coverage districts and more. This year's report is dedicated to the memory of Briceland Fire Chief, Tim Olsen (pictured), who passed away on March 20. Read more and see the resolution honoring Olsen's life.

DHHS’ Mobile Outreach program offers free vegetable seeds for spring gardens

To encourage folks to try home gardening, DHHS’ Mobile Outreach program offered free assorted vegetable and herb seed packets — from spinach and squash to carrots and corn — to those who visited the traveling Mobile Outreach vehicle during one of its scheduled stops around the county in April.
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Library's film Series: 'Design for Living'
Wit, satire, romance from Ernst Lubitsch

Tues., May 6 at 6:30 p.m. (1933 / b&w / 91 min.)
Based on the play by Noel Coward. A playwright and an artist both fall in love with a beautiful American living in Paris. Both men love the woman, and she can't make up her mind between the two men, so the threesome decide to move in together - strictly platonically, of course. As the men gain in success and prominence, the chasteness of the menage a trois begins to be threatened. Read more

Sheriff swears in two new deputies

Sheriff Mike Downey swore in Deputies Ben Filippini, 21 years old from Hydesville, and Marcus Walker, 21 years old from Arcata, on April 14. Read more

Headwaters Fund appoints new chair

The Headwaters Fund Board recently appointed new officers for the coming year. Dr. Edward “Buzz” Webb will serve as Chair. Webb is Vice President Emeritus of Humboldt State University, having retired after 25 years, and he has served on several community boards.
Read more.

On its 100th birthday, UCCE asks you to be a citizen scientist for a day

Join us on May 8 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) with the rest of the country. Humboldt County, which formed the first UCCE Department and 4-H clubs in the state, is asking you to join in a one-day science project and be a scientist for a day. Check out our three sample science projects and other activities on our web site. Read more.

Read about the past year's activities in Cooperative Extension's yearly report

As we have for the last 100 years, in 2013 we brought many UC experts to our region; they addressed beef herd health, farm water quality management, safe and appropriate techniques for prescribed fire, nutrition, youth development, forest health, redwood forest market opportunities and biomass utilization.
Read more.
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Officials tour Food for People facility, discuss issues around food insecurity

Department of Health and Human Services leaders and two Humboldt County supervisors met with representatives from Food for People on March 31 to learn more about the nonprofit organization and tour its facility.Read more.

Build a business succession plan

A Headwaters Fund survey found that 57 percent of business owners plan to retire in 5-10 years. While selling their business is often fundamental to retirement, many don't have a plan to do so. Come listen to speakers with experience in the buy/sell process, and network with other business owners.
Read more or register here.

CAST open house celebrates 18 years of community service

Humboldt County's Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) works to protect victims of abuse. Formed in 1996, CAST consists of staff from a variety of agencies, which helps victims connect with services more quickly and protects them emotionally. Read more or watch video.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION
- Information and agendas for the
  Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
- Library Events for Adults and Events for Children
- Employment with Humboldt County
  Current Recruitments page
- Humboldt County Road Conditions 
- Humboldt County Highway Projects
  and Highway Bulletins
Other local and government links in Humboldt County
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