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Articles by Ryan Burns

August 2022

Supes to Consider Pursuing a Welcome Center at the Humboldt-Mendocino County Border

State Releases Cash Hold on County’s Workforce Development Funds Thanks to Progress on Fiscal Reporting Backlog, Economic Development Director Says

Local Environmental Groups Issue Joint Statement on Nordic Aquafarms Project Following Planning Commission Approval

‘I’m 100% Running Again’: Embattled Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson Announces Re-election Bid

Humboldt County Looking to Purchase Two Eureka Properties With a Collective Asking Price of Almost $4M

(VIDEO) Closure Averted: Frankie’s NY Bagels Announces New Owner, Who Promises to Keep Beloved Recipes, Including Those Vegan Donuts

Harper Motors Purchases Eureka’s Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Dealership From Lithia

What’s Going On With the Streets by the Zoo? Eureka Experimenting With One-Way Operations on W and Dolbeer.

July 2022

After Two Hours of Public Comments, Planning Commission Continues Its Hearing on Nordic Aquafarms to Aug. 4

Planning Commission Set to Consider Permits for Nordic Aquafarms Project Tonight

COVID Outbreak Hits Humboldt County Planning and Building Department

[UPDATED] Near Catastrophe: Fuel Barge Carrying 1.7 Million Gallons of Diesel Collided With the South Jetty Last Month, Damaging Its Hull; Coast Guard Investigating

The County Wanted to Buy This Whole Eureka Block. Now It’s Making a ‘Hail Mary’ Offer for One Small House On It.

Coastal Commission Restricts the Number and Brightness of Digital Signs Allowed in Eureka

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Board Talks Diversity and Inclusion, Approves Motorcycle Event, Responds to the Grand Jury and Seeks New Ways to Fix Our Godawful Roads

LoCO Interview: The Outpost Talks to Nordic Aquafarms’ New Interim CEO Brenda Chandler as Hearing Nears for Massive Land-Based Fish Farm

Conservation Groups Blast PG&E For ‘Slow-Walking’ Dam Removal, Refusing Fish Protection Measures in Eel River

Antisemitic Flyers Distributed in Arcata; APD Investigating

Nordic Aquafarms Announces New Interim President Following Sudden Departure of Top Execs

(VIDEO) Humboldt County Celebrates Nation’s Birthday at Fourth of July Festival in Old Town Eureka

Top Executives at Nordic Aquafarms’ U.S. Operations Mysteriously Part Ways With the Company

Final Environmental Impact Report for Nordic Aquafarms Project Released; Planning Commission Hearing Planned for Later This Month

June 2022

[UPDATED] Karen Paz Dominguez’s Resignation is Official; Dillingham Ready to Step In as Auditor-Controller, County Administrative Officer Says

Former Sizzler Building in Eureka, Now Showing ‘Obvious Signs of Transient Activity,’ Catches Fire

‘Scary Situation’: Lack of Fiscal Clarity Prompts Board to Adopt Hiring Freeze, Approve ‘Placeholder’ Budget

BREAKING: Karen Paz Dominguez to Leave Office Early, Possibly Within a Week; Board to Appoint Dillingham as Interim Auditor-Controller

County Planning Director John Ford Set to Get a 15 Percent Raise After He Almost Left for Fort Bragg Job

Eel River Organic Beef Nearly Doubles Its Business With Recent Expansion of Whole Foods Contract

BREAKING: Roberta Luskin-Hawk Stepping Down as Chief Executive of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

NPR’s ‘Planet Money’ Comes to the Redwoods, Asks, ‘What the Heck Happened to Orick?’

Here’s the Moment the Planning Commission Learned That John Ford is Not, in Fact, Leaving for Fort Bragg

State Controller’s Office Releases Draft Report From Inquiry Into County Financial Practices, But Not Publicly

Humboldt Parents Surrender Their AR-15 in Response to the Uvalde Tragedy and Hope Others Will Do the Same

Arcata High School Briefly Goes Into Lockdown as a Prankster Rides a Motorcycle Through Campus

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Influx of Funds for Homeless, Plus Grants for Weed-Impacted Watershed Restoration

Parent May Be Charged With Child Endangerment for Recent Weed Gummy Incident Among Third Graders

Surface Transportation Board Rejects Shady Company’s Bid to Take Over NCRA Rail Line for Coal Exports

Supes Advance Climate Action Plan Despite Bushnell’s Skepticism About Its Compatibility With ‘Rural Living’

With More Than 20,000 Ballots Yet Uncounted, Final Election Results May Not Be Known for a Month

Great Redwood Trail Agency Uncovers Poorly Redacted Financial Data, Calls Bullshit on Coal Train Interests

Paz Dominguez Disputes Findings of Civil Grand Jury Report, Gets Served With Lawsuit Accusing Her of Misappropriating Public Funds

[2ND UPDATE] Civil Grand Jury Report Lays Blame for County’s ‘Financial Chaos’ Mostly at the Feet of Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez, Noting $2.3M in Losses, $9.7M at Risk

[UPDATED] Some Folks Missed the Reporting Deadline, But Here are the Local Campaign Fundraising Totals With Less Than a Week Before Election Day

May 2022

When Exactly Did Larry Doss Move to Orick? He Has Several Different Answers.

[UPDATED] Jacoby Creek Students Taken for Medical Attention After Third-Grader Inadvertently Shares Weed Gummies

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Mental Health Crisis Brings Local Resources to a ‘Breaking Point’; County Seeks Housing Trust Fund Money; Fiscal Management Woes Continue

[UPDATED] Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford Resigns

As School Districts Pursue Developer Impact Fees, Local Builders Say Added Cost Will Stifle Development

Why Was Adrian Kamada Fired From the DA’s Office? The Candidate and the Current District Attorney Disagree.

County Supervisors Approve Deal to Bring in $4.8M Federal Recovery Funds for Local Childcare Industry