Humboldt Co. Approves Contract Terms with Homecare Workers

The County provides some people with disabilities and some seniors with in-home health care services. The approximately 1500 home health care workers in Humboldt Co. make about $8 per hour without benefits. For over a year they’ve been asking for the county to raise their wages.  Humboldt Co. Press Release: The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, acting in its role as

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Suddenlink Vandalized Again

See previous post here. Press Release: On 03-12-2013 just after midnight the Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Supervisor for Suddenlink, regarding vandalism again to their telephone/cable/internet service. The location of the vandalism to the Fiber Optic Cable was located approximately 2/10 of a mile north of the south Weymouth Bluff Road on Blue Slide Road, Ferndale. An

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Extreme Weather Shelter to Open in McKinleyville

Press Release: A consortium of public and private organizations including several area churches, in cooperation with by the Family Resource Center, has successfully arranged to have Extreme Weather Shelter in McKinleyville during the winter. The shelter system will provide indoor shelter for homeless individuals during extreme and potentially fatal weather conditions.   “The McKinleyville Family Resource Center (FRC) and local

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Volunteer Fire Departments Struggle to Provide Proper Equipment and Training to Their Crews

Miranda, Myers Flat, and Fruitland Ridge fire fighters practice extrication techniques. (Photos provided by Fruitland Ridge Fire Dept.) Speaking about his local volunteer fire department, Jim Hensley, owner of 2 Dye 4 Designs in Myers Flat and a resident of the nearby Fruitland Ridge area explained, “These guys are basically unpaid professionals.” An accident on Elk Creek Road just last week had

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