Spring Forward

Press release: As the Spring time change approaches, the Humboldt County Fire Prevention Officer’s Association wants to remind residents to make another change, one that could save their lives—changing the batteries in their smoke alarms. This year the day to set your clocks forward and change batteries in your smoke alarm is Sunday, March 11. Nationwide in 2010 over 62%

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Sheriff Downey Says Humboldt Doing Well Despite No Goodbye Kisses From the State

A solid article in the San Luis Obispo New Times addresses the way its county’s law enforcement is dealing with the slashing of funds by the state government.  When the reporter asked DOJ Special Agent Michelle Gregory which county would provide a good example of surviving without help from the state, she replied that Humboldt was the place.  The reporter

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Free Presentation on Bats

Not the best bat photo but it came from a minor adventure I had. “Most everyone knows about bats’ unique place among mammals for their ability to fly,” said Rachel Sowards-Thompson, an interpretive specialist with the Bureau of Land Management. “But most don’t know that one of every four mammals on earth is a bat. Or, that bats can endure

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A Cold Dark Night

Thursday night lay cold and dark.  I rolled in the fast lane, partly because I’m always late and always pushing the speed limit and partly because it gives me a chance to slip out of harm’s way should a deer or something else dart into my path.  My oldest son sprawled in the reclined passenger seat, a tangle of leather

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Humboldt County Man Indicted on Murder Charges by Federal Grand Jury

       Dept. of Justice Press Release: A federal grand jury in San Francisco today indicted Mikal Xylon Wilde, of Humboldt County, with murder during narcotics offense, conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 1000 or more marijuana plants, manufacture and possession with intent to distribute 1000 or more marijuana plants, use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking

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Residential Burglary Interrupted by 70 Year Old Man

Humboldt Co. Sheriff Press Release: On 02-29-2012, approximately 8:45.m. a Humboldt County Sheriffs Deputies were dispatched to an attempted residential burglary interrupted by the homeowner which just occurred. The 70 year husband and wife reported a male had just broken into their home located in the 2000 block of Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook. The male victim heard a noise in his

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Hemp Suspected in Home Invasion Robbery

UPDATE 7:55 P.M.:Southern Humboldt Sheriff Sgt. Ken Swithenbank was there as the Dodge Challenger was searched.  In the vehicle, he said, “I recovered paper–newspaper cut into the size of dollar bills.”  He added that the vehicle stopped in Laytonville also had similar items. ———————————- Are growers fighting back? Several recent home invasion make it seem that growers are increasing targets

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