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Articles by Ryan Burns

November 2020

Former Mendo County Sheriff Tom Allman: ‘Shelter Cove is My New Assignment’

Humboldt County is Now in the Purple, Most-Restrictive COVID Tier. Here’s What That Means.

County Department Heads and Local Agency Leaders Voice Frustration, Concern With Auditor-Controller

Supes Call Special Meeting, Say County at ‘Serious Risk of Losing Millions’; Auditor-Controller Says She’s Being Asked to Cut Corners

BREAKING: Michelle Bushnell Takes Commanding 356-Vote Lead Over Incumbent County Supervisor Estelle Fennell

Students and Staff at Ridgewood Elementary Under Quarantine After Positive COVID-19 Case

Humboldt County’s Unemployment Rate Drops for the Sixth Straight Month

Despite Early Setbacks, Cannabis is Becoming Big Business in Rio Dell, and the City is Reaping the Rewards

TODAY in SUPES: Board Discusses How to Confront Anti-Mask Patrons and How to Market Humboldt County Cannabis

County Health Officer on Humboldt Going Red: New Cases Being Driven by Travel, Gatherings

BREAKING: Michelle Bushnell Leads Incumbent Supervisor Estelle Fennell in Latest Vote Tally

(UPDATED) Two Fortuna High School Students Test Positive for COVID-19; Staff, Students Quarantined; Some Classes Switch to Distance Learning

HSU Foundation Purchases Craftsman’s Mall Property, Site of Stymied Housing Project ‘The Village’

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves Live Concerts, Motorcycle Races at County Fairgrounds Despite Neighbors’ Objections

(PHOTOS) Behold, the Winners of Humboldt’s Students-Only Pandemic Photojournalism Contest

October 2020

Witness Describes Execution-Style Murder of a Man and Dog in a Bathtub During Ryan Tanner Prelim Hearing

Eureka Council Candidates Haul in More Money, But Will it Translate to Votes?

TODAY in SUPES: Reopening County Offices Mid-COVID and Permit-Stacking Cannabis Grows

A New State Law Could Allow Small-Scale Outdoor Cannabis Farmers to Adopt the French Wine Concept of Terroir

BREAKING: Fortuna Police Ask Residents on South Fortuna Boulevard to Shelter in Place Due to ‘Police Incident’

With the State’s Recycling Redemption Program in Shambles, Local Agencies Look to Develop a More Sustainable System

Cause of Death Not Yet Determined for Local 38-Year-Old Man Who Had COVID-19, Sheriff Says

Dot Jager-Wentworth and Scott Bauer Have Raised the Most Money in the Eureka City Council Races Thus Far

Owner of Frankie’s New York Bagels Announces Plans to Close, Hopes to ‘Pass the Bagel Torch’ to New Owner

A Redding Megachurch Leader Came to Humboldt and Flouted Mask Rules. Her Ministry is Now the Source of a Major COVID Outbreak.

Fortuna Candidates Agree That the City Should Just Reopen Already, and One Has Some, Uh, Interesting Comments on Race

State Reauthorizes HACHR’s Syringe Exchange Program, But Gives Eureka More Control

MEASURE H: Eureka Doubles Down on Local Sales Tax, Hoping to Boost Revenue for Roads, Homelessness and More

County Supes Vote to Spend $600K in State Funds to Buy Two Parcels Needed to Complete the Bay Trail

We’re in the Yellow! Humboldt County Moves Into Lowest, Most Lenient Tier of California COVID Status

Movie Co-Starring Jason Segel Filming in Humboldt Through Thanksgiving

[UPDATED] Candidates Cry Foul Over Pre-Election Appointment to the Board of Humboldt Community Services District

September 2020

Defiant Auditor-Controller Gives Board of Supes List of Conditions for Her Help With County Payroll Project

The Auditor-Controller’s Ongoing Beef With Other County Departments is Getting Ugly

Karuk Scientist Talks to NPR About How Indigenous Burning Methods Could Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

Red Cross Partners With Local Volunteers, Community Groups to Provide Food and Shelter to Wildfire Evacuees

COVID Didn’t Stop People From Hosting Large Weddings This Summer, and the Sheriff’s Office Turned a Blind Eye

Humboldt County is Changing the Way it Interacts With Mentally Ill People in the Criminal Justice System

In a Split Vote, Supervisors Move to Allow Fallen Elk River Billboard to Be Rebuilt, But it Must be Removed in Five Years

Sheriff and Emergency Services Manager Offer Preparation and Evacuation Advice in Video Update

Redwood Acres in Eureka and Mateel Community Center in Redway Prepared to Take in Fire Evacuees

Smoke Creating Unhealthy Conditions Inland and Even Along the Coast for Sensitive Groups

[CORRECTED] VIDEO From Above Shows Smoke from the Oak Fire the August Complex

PG&E’s Humboldt Power Plant is Successfully Operating in ‘Island’ Mode, Saving Thousands From Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Film Commissioner Describes COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Local Movie Production

County Settles Long-Running Legal Dispute With Former Lead Attorney Jeffrey Blanck for $600,000

Hey, Look! Movie People Are Coming to Ferndale to Make a Movie!

Frankovich Warns that Large Gatherings Could Push Humboldt Into the Next COVID-19 Tier, Triggering More Restrictions

August 2020

Looking to Relieve Jail Crowding, Sheriff’s Office Turns to Electronic Monitoring

Frankovich Answers Questions on COVID During Flu Season, Why the Virus is Prevalent in the Ag Industry and More in Today’s Media Availability