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HumCo Reports Another COVID Death as Hospitalizations Rise

(May 25, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health reported today that the county has confirmed another COVID-19 deaths since its last report May 18, a resident over the age of 80. Five new...

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Photos: Flying High at the Redwood Coast Kite Festival

(May 25, 2022) For an event that members of Humboldt Kiters didn’t start planning until three months ago, the Redwood Coast Kite Festival in Eureka on Saturday, May 21 turned out to be...

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Two Suspected Opioid Overdoses in HumCo Jail; 20 Grams of Suspected Heroin Found in Cell

(May 25, 2022) Two Humboldt County jail inmates were saved by correctional officers after suspected opioid overdoses, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office announced in a press release today. On Monday night, correctional officers...

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Candy Stockton Named Humboldt's New Public Health Officer

(May 24, 2022) Humboldt Independent Practice Association Chief Medical officer Candy Stockton has been confirmed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to serve as Humboldt County's Public Health Officer. She is...

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Fortuna Nursing Home COVID Outbreak Expands to 36 Infected

(May 24, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health is continuing to provide a heightened response to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in which 26 residents and 10 staff members have...

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Protecting the Titans: New Trail Provides Safe Access to Ancient Grove

(May 24, 2022) A once hidden trail blazed off the beaten path is now a formal North Coast attraction. Today, if you walk along the Mill Creek Trail in Del Norte County’s...

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Third Condor Set to Fly Free

(May 23, 2022) The Northern California Condor Restoration Program is readying to send a third condor out into the wilds of Humboldt County on Wednesday to join two others — A2 and...

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Sex Abuse Suits Pouring in as State’s Catholic Leaders Seek Relief From Highest Court

(May 23, 2022) In California, the lawsuits are mounting — middle-aged men, saying they were sexually assaulted as children by a Boy Scout leader or a priest. A woman, now in her late...

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Julie Davy: 1959-2022

(May 22, 2022) Julie Mae was born in San Diego, California, on May 17, 1959, the fifth child of Helenmae Wilhite and Ralph Lane. Her first three years were spent on Cartwright...

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Robert Francis Carmesin: 1947-2022

(May 21, 2022) Robert Francis Carmesin, AKA Carm/Buddy went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. He fought a valiant battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly...

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Samuel Aren Portillo: 1988-2022

(May 21, 2022) Sam passed away unexpectedly on May 11 and was the beloved son of Albert and Gina Portillo, brother to Thomas Portillo and Kenneth Portillo. He attended elementary school in...

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NCJ Preview: Upcoming Elections, Arcata's Mayoral Morass and More

(May 21, 2022) This week the Journal is breaking down county supervisor races in the 4th and 5th districts, as well as for the clerk-recorder-registrar of voters. We've got an online update on the...

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COVID Outbreak Hits Fortuna Long-term Care Facility

(May 20, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health is working with staff and management at the Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. According to a news...

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The Great Culling: Which California Bills did Legislators Kill?

(May 20, 2022) California lawmakers won’t be creating a state Election Day holiday this year. Nor will they be providing grants to local governments to convert public golf courses into affordable housing,...

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Alberta Delene Johnson: 1933-2022

(May 20, 2022) Alberta Delene Johnson February 8, 1933 to May 14, 2022, Alberta was born on February 8, 1933, in Spearville, Kansas to mother Lucinda Mathilda (Helfrich) Schultz and father Albert...

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Arcata Man Dies After Being Struck on 101

(May 19, 2022) A 59-year-old Arcata man died after being hit by a car in the early morning hours of May 14 while he was reportedly walking within the lanes of U.S....

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‘Bad Optics’ Hang Over Auditor-Controller Contract

(May 18, 2022) Within weeks of the Humboldt County Auditor-Controller’s Office issuing almost $12,000 in payments to a local consulting firm earlier this year, the firm’s owner, who up until December served...

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Arcata Council Strips Defiant Watson of Assignments, Limits Access to Staff

(May 17, 2022) After hearing nearly two dozen residents plead with Councilmember Brett Watson to resign in the wake of a scathing investigative report that he abused his power and harassed a...

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Cal Poly Humboldt Honors Betty Kwan Chinn During Commencement

(May 16, 2022) Betty Kwan Chinn became the first person in Cal Poly Humboldt's fresh history — and just the 13th in the campus' 109-year history — to receive an honorary doctorate degree...

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Artist, Poet, Activist and Karuk Ceremonial Singer Brian Tripp has Died

(May 16, 2022) After a long and painful battle with illness, 77-year-old Brian D. Tripp, born in Eureka and raised in Klamath, died May 13. A nationally renowned artist whose work echoed traditional...

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