Making Contact

In addition to fiber cable, and to improve public safety, the project will include the construction of cellular towers in select areas to fill in coverage gaps along the Highway 299 corridor. On its “middle mile” path, Digital 299, led by Inyo Networks Inc., will connect more than 100 community institutions, such as schools, hospitals, clinics, public safety and other government institutions to high-speed broadband internet via a fiber optic cable. Read More →

Rebuilding the Force

Sergeant Darrell Mabry and Lieutenant Dana Norton of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department. Lieutenant Norton, was recently appointed as the Officer-In-Charge. Norton has twelve years of law enforcement experience. Big changes are underway within the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Police Department (HVTPD). The department has doubled in size now boasting the largest force it has seen in recent history. But, there’s one thing missing—a police chief. Currently, the HVTPD Law Enforcement staff includes; four dispatch technicians, eight HVTPD officers and six tribal security officers/cadets. The cadets are scheduled to attend training April 10 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Police Academy. The Federal Academy comes at no cost to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the cadets are anticipated to complete their training in approximately three-months. Read More →

VOICES-Humboldt County Fifth District Update

I am almost to the end of my second year as your Supervisor for the 5th District, and I am still learning new things daily. There are many challenges and opportunities our County tackles, and it has been an honor to represent our diverse District. Below are a few subjects that I have found interesting, and I would like to share them with you. Read More →

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Meeting in Hoopa

By TRT STAFF The Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council will hold a meeting for professionals and the public interested in family violence on May 30 from 12-1:30pm at the Community Center in Hoopa on Loop Road. The Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is a partnership of public and private agencies and individuals who […] Read More →

Humboldt County Moving on Marijuana Regulations

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is moving ahead with draft regulations that will regulate marijuana propagation in Humboldt County, both indoor and outdoor. Read More →

Small Fires Cause Internet and Phone Service Outage Throughout County

Humboldt County experienced phone and Internet service problems Friday when a small fire north of Ukiah burned cable causing a fiber optic outage at approximately 3 p.m. Suddenlink, Verizon and AT&T customers were unable to make phone calls or use the internet until the cable was restored by early Saturday morning. Read More →

Cost-Share Program Helps Reduce Risk of Wildfires

Humboldt County received National Fire Plan grant funds from the USDA Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council to support a cost share program designed to assist property owners with the job of reducing their risk to wildfire by thinning flammable vegetation around their homes and along their access routes. Read More →

Rural Outreach Mobile Delivers Meals to Weitchpec

Department of Health and Human Services staffer Doug Moyer (left) and Martha Meade prepare to distribute food in Weitchpec. Countywide, more than 300 boxes of food have been distributed with another 200 possible by Sept. 30. / Photo courtesy of Leslie Lollich.Hundreds of the county's neediest children are receiving nutritious breakfasts and lunches for two months as a result of a federal stimulus program. The Department of Health and Human Services is providing the funds to Food for People to purchase and store breakfast and lunch foods, including fresh produce from local farms. Read More →