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  825 5th Street, Room 112
  Eureka, CA 95501
  (707) 476-2389
  (707) 445-7299 FAX


  (Monday thru Friday)


Public Information

The County Administrative Office maintains a public information function to assist in disseminating valuable information, particularly in times of emergency. A Public Information Specialist staffs this function on a daily basis and provides the following services:

  • Acts as a point of contact for County information to assist the news media, citizens, County employees and other local, state and national agencies
  • Writes and disseminates County press releases, brochures and other written or visual publications
  • Researches and coordinates responses to California Public Records Act requests that involve multiple departments
  • Works with staff in developing and maintaining County social media presence
For inquiries from the general public or media, please email Public Information Specialist Sean Quincey.

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Press Releases

  Humboldt County Accepts Funds to Establish 1,000-acre Community Forest near Eureka (04/15/2014) PDF
  DHHS’ Street Outreach Services brings supportive services to homeless people (04/11/2014) PDF
  County officials tour Food for People facility, discuss food insecurity (04/02/2014) PDF
  Humboldt County News – April 2014
  County unintentionally violates Brown Act, takes steps to improve compliance (03/28/2014) PDF
  County supports increased efforts to restore Williamson Act funding (03/28/2014) PDF
  DHHS funding benefits local Big Brothers Big Sisters program (03/28/2014) PDF
  ‘Free the Poetry!’ Series: Final Performance Features Local Favorites (03/28/2014) PDF
  ‘Free the Poetry!’ Series: All-Ages Poetry Workshops Offered by Award-Winning Author (03/24/2014) PDF
  Tsunami Warning Communication Test on March 26 PDF
  County receives $2 million for permitting portion of Humboldt Bay Trail (3/20/2014) PDF
  Agencies work together to clean up illegal dump site along the Eel River (3/19/2014) PDF
  Library’s ‘Free the Poets!’ Series Brings Kentucky Native with Controversial New Album (3/19/2014) PDF
  DHHS, community partners broaden awareness of Transportation Assistance Program (3/12/2014) PDF
  Humboldt County stores included in statewide retail survey (3/5/2014) PDF
  Superior Court Seeks Applicants for the Grand Jury (3/4/2014) PDF
  DHHS partners with Boys & Girls Club to help children make healthy choices (3/3/2014) PDF
  County to Take Budget Questions and Comments via Twitter (2/27/2014) PDF
  Speakers collective focuses on reducing stigma and discrimination (2/26/2014) PDF
  Integrated care offered to General Relief clients (2/20/2014) PDF
  Public Invited to Discuss 2014-15 Budget at Community Meetings (2/19/2014) PDF
  DHHS director honored by foster youth as ‘Outstanding Foster Care Reform Leader’ (2/13/2014) PDF
  Homelessness grant targets former foster youth (2/6/2014) PDF
  Training helps officers better handle mental health crises in the field (1/31/2014) PDF
  DHHS’ Transportation Assistance Program helps people find their way home (1/22/2014) PDF
  Flu-related death in Humboldt County (1/15/2014) PDF
  Free Tax Preparation Through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (1/13/2014) PDF
  DHHS offers walk-in flu shot clinic in January (1/7/2014) PDF
  Discuss Cleanup Plans for Former Pulp Mill Site, County Brownfields Program (12/16/2013) PDF
  Protect Yourself From Mail Theft During The Holidays (12/16/2013) PDF
  Supervisors to Receive Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for Adoption (11/25/2013) PDF
  Serve up food safety this holiday season (11/20/2013) PDF
  Health officials confirm four linked cases of E. coli in Humboldt County (11/6/2013) PDF
  Discuss the Elk River’s Future on Nov. 16 (11/5/2013) PDF
  VROOM! Public Meeting Nov. 21 on Regional Transportation Plan (10/29/2013) PDF
  Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Available for Public Review (10/29/2013) PDF
  Board Cancels Nov. 4 General Plan Update Meeting (10/28/2013) PDF
  ‘Medication Roundup’ offers safe prescription drug disposal option (10/23/2013) PDF
  DHHS receives grant to improve foster care outcomes (10/21/2013) PDF
  County Courthouse Evacuated Again Due to Smoke (9/23/2013) PDF
  Sobolik Named ‘Chief Building Official of the Year’ (9/11/2013) PDF
  Take Precautions Against Swimmer’s Itch (9/10/2013) PDF
  County Courthouse Evacuated Due to Smoke (8/30/2013) PDF
  Young adults: Vaccines needed before school starts (8/26/2013) PDF
  Low-cost parvo vaccines at special clinic in Southern Humboldt (8/2/2013) PDF
  Blue-green algae warning issued (7/25/2013) PDF
  Trinidad Library New Site to Open Aug. (7/19/2013) PDF
  Public Invited to Discuss 2014 Housing Element Update (7/18/2013) PDF
  Clothing program proves positive for clients, community (7/16/2013) PDF
  Clothing program proves positive for clients, community (7/16/2013) PDF
  Library Offers Free Downloadable e-books (7/15/2013) PDF
  Vets see continued increases in benefits (7/12/2013) PDF
  Unemployment rate drops below 8 percent (7/11/2013) PDF
  Low-cost shingles vaccine is available for eligible seniors (7/5/2013) PDF
  Transition Age Youth Division celebrates GEDs and diplomas (7/3/2013) PDF
  Recalled pomegranate seeds have possible link to Hepatitis A (7/1/2013) PDF
  Southern Humboldt hit by canine parvovirus outbreak (6/28/2013) PDF
  Behavioral Health Board presents community service awards (6/21/2013) PDF
  Shoulder Widening on Central Avenue in McKinleyville (6/11/2013) PDF
  Headwaters Fund Grant Writing Workshop June 11 (5/21/2013) PDF
  Free Farm Tour Series Begins in June (5/30/2013) PDF
  Board Approves Airport Name Change (5/28/2013) PDF
  Nextdoor Releases iPhone app (5/23/2013) PDF
  County Offers Survey to Identify, Prepare for Local Hazards (5/22/2013) PDF
  Supervisors to Review Humboldt County Fire Plan (5/21/2013) PDF
  Pet owners urged to vaccinate animals against rabies (5/1/2013) PDF
  Prescription drug disposal options available in Humboldt County (4/24/2013) PDF
  McKay Tract Community Forest Public Meeting (4/17/2013) PDF
       Forest Maps and Info PDF
  DHHS promotes safe sleep for infants (4/12/2013) PDF
  Hope Center Gardeners Getting Ready for Spring (4/11/2013) PDF
  Mobile Outreach Can Help Start Your Summer Garden (4/8/2013) PDF
  Lock Up Your Lethals (4/4/2013) PDF
  County Schedules Community Meetings to Discuss Potential Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ordinance (3/29/2013) PDF
  'The Weight of the Nation' looks at America’s obesity problem (3/27/2013) PDF
  Tsunami Warning Communications Test on Wednesday (3/27/2013) PDF
    Maps of Tsunami Zones within Humboldt County PDF
  World TB Day raises awareness about tuberculosis (3/20/2013) PDF
  Citizens Invited to Share Opinions on Local Campaign Finance Reform (3/15/2013) PDF
  Local residents support community action to promote healthy living (3/14/2013) PDF
  Board Approves Terms for IHSS Workers (3/12/2013) PDF
  Trainings start for jobs in demand (3/8/2013) PDF
  'Food, Fun and Family' classes to begin in McKinleyville (3/7/2013) PDF
  Foster youth explore 'Educational Dreams' at HSU (3/5/2013) PDF
  County launches online discussion forum Open Humboldt (3/1/2013) PDF   Audio: Supervisor Lovelace
  Audio: Connect to Local Services with 2-1-1 (02-28-2013)  
  County to Host Community Meetings on '13-'14 Budget (2/26/2013) PDF   Audio: Board Chair Sundberg
  Public Works Looking For Input on McKay Project (2/20/2013) PDF
  Forest Service Seeks Committee Members (2/22/2013) PDF
  Support available for families with at-risk youth (2/21/2013) PDF
  Public Works Looking For Input on McKay Project (2/20/2013) PDF
  Health officials: Flu season 'not over yet' (2/7/2013) PDF
  Board to Meet Wednesday with Human Rights Commission (2/7/2013) PDF
  Crisis Intervention Team training wraps up (2/5/2013) PDF
  Geriatric Assessments to be held Feb. 8 (2/1/2013) PDF
  Hundreds of pounds of meds disposed of at collection event (1/31/2013) PDF
  Trainings offered for jobs in demand (1/24/2013) PDF
  Local shellfish quarantine is still in effect (1/18/2013) PDF
  Public Input Sought for Renaming of Airport (1/16/2013) PDF
  Twice as many smokers plan to quit, says new poll (1/15/2013) PDF
  Public Health expands flu clinic hours (1/14/2013) PDF
  WIB Releases Target Industry Report on Economic Opportunity (1/11/2013) PDF
  'Family to Family' helps families deal with mental illness (1/11/2013) PDF
  Dispose of unwanted meds at Pharmaceutical Collection Day (1/4/2013) PDF
  County to Swear In Supervisors Fennell, Bohn and Lovelace (1/3/2013) PDF
  Loads of land information available on County’s Web GIS page (1/3/2013) PDF
  Resolutions for a healthier 2013 (12/28/2012) PDF
  How to manage holiday stress (12/21/2012) PDF
  DHHS lifts clam, scallop advisory in Humboldt County (12/19/2012) PDF
  Headwaters Fund Grant Writing Workshop Jan. 8 (12/19/2012) PDF
  More than 250 take part in Annual Holiday Celebration (12/13/2012) PDF
  Officials Question The Safety of e-cigarettes (12/10/2012) PDF
  State Says County Housing Element Complies with Law (12/05/2012) PDF
  County Providing Free Sand & Sandbags (11/29/2012) PDF
  Saturday, Dec. 1 is World AIDS day (11/29/2012) PDF
  Simple tips make immunization shots less stressful for children
  Willow Creek walk-in vaccine clinics planned (11/20/2012) PDF
  Garberville walk-in vaccine clinics planned (11/14/2012) PDF
  Serve up food safety this holiday season (11/13/2012) PDF
  Local Mussel Quarantine Expanded to Include Other Shellfish (11/09/2012) PDF
  Small Property Tax Refunds Available by Request (11/05/2012) PDF
  Public Invited to Attend Prosperity Meetings (10/29/2012) PDF
  Appointment to the position of Director for Planning & Building (10/26/2012) PDF
  County Launches, Neighborhood Social Network
  County Asks Property Owners to Wait for New Tax Bills (10/04/2012) PDF
  Prepare for Disaster with the Great California ShakeOut (10/01/2012) PDF
  Statement Regarding IHSS Labor Negotiations (9/27/2012) PDF
  IHSS Fact Finding - CUHW Humboldt (9/27/2012) PDF
  Public Invited to Discuss Rail Corridor (9/26/2012) PDF
  For Good Measure: When Buying Firewood, Make Sure It's a Cord (9/20/2012) PDF
  State Begins Sending Out Notification For SRA Fee (9/19/2012) PDF
  County's First-Time Homebuyer Program to Benefit From $700,000 Grant (8/31/2012) PDF
  Arcata/Eureka Airport Gets $750K Grant for Eastbound Route (8/15/2012) PDF
  Lewiston Dam Releasing Water to Protect Large Salmon Run (8/13/2012) PDF
  Draft of Staff Recommendations to Amend County Ordinance No. 2477 Now Available for Public Review (8/2/2012) PDF
  Library Rolls Out High-Powered Kid-Friendly Research Database (7/24/2012) PDF
  Check Enforcement Program (7/1/2012)   Coast2Coast Prescription Card – Humboldt County (7/1/2012)   'Welcome Home Veteran Day’ in Humboldt County (3/20/2012) PDF
  Free Public High-Speed Internet at Blue Lake Library (2/16/2012) PDF
  Board Appoints Baird to Public Health Officer (1/3/2012) PDF
  Board Announces Expected Vacancy on Planning Commission (03/22/2012) PDF
  'Welcome Home Veteran Day’ in Humboldt County (03/15/2012) PDF
  County to Swear-In Elected Supervisors, Officials (1/3/2011) PDF
  Neely Requests Investigation on Legality of Humboldt Bay Billboards (10/7/2010) PDF
  Dolf Appointed to Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures (11/10/2009) PDF
  Board Appoints Phillip Smith-Hanes to CAO (11/10/2009) PDF
  News Conference to Discuss State Budget, Local Impacts (6/16/2009) PDF
  Board Appoints Jeff Dolf to Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures on Interim Basis (5/19/2009) PDF
  Board to Begin Process of Interviewing, Appointing Coroner (5/4/2009) PDF
  County to Swear-In Lovelace, Clendenen (12/18/2008) PDF
  Board Appoints Wendy Chaitin to County Counsel (12/9/2008) PDF
  Measure T Settlement (11/10/2008) PDF
  Commission Vacancies (6/20/2008) PDF
  Board, Planning Commission Agenda Posting Window Relocated (5/6/2008) PDF
  Memorial Services for Supervisor Roger Rodoni (4/26/2008) PDF
  A New Look for the Fields Landing Boat Ramp (2/22/2008) PDF
  Board Appoints Wendy Chaitin to County Counsel on Interim Basis (11/27/2007) PDF
  Grand Opening of Pedrazzini Park and Boat Launch (10/16/2007) PDF
  Humboldt Sunshine v. County of Humboldt (5/7/2007) PDF
  Step Up Jobs For Youth Kick-Off (4/5/2007) PDF
  County Officials Attend FEMA Training (3/26/2007) PDF
  Board Appoints Victor Zazueta to County Librarian (3/20/2007) PDF
  Board Appoints Faust to County Counsel on Interim Basis (2/23/2007) PDF
  Tooby Ranch Ruling (11/2/2006) PDF
  District Attorney Email Leak (2/20/2004) PDF

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