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Articles by Ryan Burns

January 2022

Supervisors Split Over Whether Planning Commission Should Tighten Cannabis Rules for Generators, Water Use and Roads

(UPDATE: HE HAS DROPPED OUT) Thomas Koors Launches County Supervisor Campaign Opposing COVID Vaccine and Mask Mandates

Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass Announces She Will Not Seek Re-election

TODAY in SUPES: Bass Moves Popular Public Comment Period to the End of Meeting Agendas; Staff Presents Groundwater Plan for Eel River Valley

Supes Look to Change Public Comment Process as Antivaxxers Grow Increasingly Menacing and Unhinged

Supes Ratify State of Emergency After Winter Storm Causes More Than $10M in Costs and Damages

December 2021

(UPDATE) Coast Guard, Sheriff’s Office and Others Searching for Man Who Went Missing in Canoe Near Trinidad

(VIDEO) Dog Goes Wiggle-Happy Reuniting With His Soldier Mama Returning From Six-Month Deployment

In Fight Against Omicron, California Bets on Boosters, Rapid Tests

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Snow Levels May Drop as Low as 1,000 Feet Over the Holiday Weekend

WATCH: Humboldt Crab Fisherman Zip-Ties a GoPro Camera Inside a Crab Pot; Feeding Frenzy Ensues

[UPDATED] New Fortuna Ordinance Would Ban Public Camping, But Does It Violate the Rights of the Unhoused?

County Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Nordic Aquafarms’ Fish Factory Project on Samoa Peninsula

YESTERDAY in SUPES: ‘Your House is on Fire and It’s Threatening My House’: First 5 Director Pleads With County to Fix Its Financial Mess

Supes to Consider Removing Planning Commissioner Over Conflict of Interest, Plus More Conflict with Paz Dominguez on Deck for Tuesday’s Meeting

State Launches Investigation Into County’s Financial Practices and Reporting

[UPDATE: Employees Dispute Auditor’s Account] Someone Apparently Tried to Steal County Employee Paychecks Via Email-Based Fraud

TODAY in SUPES: Board Finalizes New District Map (Same as the Old Map), Names Next Year’s Chair (Same as Last Year’s Chair) and Ponders Its Responsibility to Counter COVID Misinformation

How Does THIS Happen? Car Found Flipped Over and Mostly Submerged in Arcata Marsh

City of Arcata Takes a Roundabout of Its Own, Delays Decision on Old Arcata Road Improvement Plans to Address Wetland Impacts

Residential Rehab Program Completed, Former Mayor Brett Watson Rejoins the Arcata City Council

‘These People Matter’: HSU Student Documentary Series Aims to Humanize Humboldt County’s Homeless

(VIDEO) Take a Virtual Tour, With a Brief History, of Nordic Aquafarm’s Proposed Peninsula Project Site

November 2021

Environmental Groups Double-Sue Humboldt County Over Controversial SoHum Cannabis Project, Suggest Bohn May Have a Conflict of Interest

Humboldt County’s Housing Market is Still White-Hot, Ranking No. 1 in the Western U.S. for October

Board Narrowly Passes Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Auditor-Controller as State Prepares to Step in and Complete County’s Delinquent Financial Transactions Report

County Board of Supervisors to Consider Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez

[UPDATE: Paychecks Are Getting Issued, But Many Are Incorrect] County Employees Didn’t Get Paid On Time This Morning and They’re Pissed

Fortuna Union High School District Submits Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in County Auditor-Controller, Files Complaint With Civil Grand Jury

TODAY in SUPES: Board Sticks With Existing District Map, Rejecting Madrone’s Pitch to Add Blue Lake to the Fifth

Stakeholders in Klamath Dam Removal Plan Prepare Final ‘Sprint’ to Meet 2023 Target for River Restoration

‘Something is Broken’: County Staff, Supervisors and Department Heads Confront Auditor-Controller in Collective Airing of Grievances

The Times-Standard Has Moved From Its Big Sixth Street Edifice to an Office Downtown

County Employees Threaten Legal Action Over ‘Failures’ of Auditor-Controller; Workforce Board Pursues ‘No Confidence’ Vote

TODAY in SUPES: Board Opts to Use Existing Map as Basis for Redistricting, Might Make Minor Tweaks to Lines

October 2021

EPD Texting Investigation is Finalized, Though Not Yet Cleared for Release; Watson’s Retirement ‘Absolutely Not’ Related to Findings, Chief and City Manager Say

TODAY in SUPES: Board Votes to Return to In-Person Meetings Starting in the New Year, Denies Request to Allow Controversial Cannabis Grow Near Blue Lake

County Supervisors to Consider Returning to In-Person Meetings

Honsal Ordered Deputies to Provide 24-Hour Security and Transportation to Visiting Sheriffs. Two of Them Say It Was a Big Waste of Taxpayer Money.

PENINSULA RISING: County Creating a Financing District to Supercharge Development in and Around Samoa

Eureka Councilmember Kim Bergel to Run For County Supervisor in the Fourth District

Amid Behind-the-Scenes Controversy, County Issues a New Call for Proposals to Market Humboldt Cannabis

That Big Orange Ship in the Bay? It’s Laying a Couple of Those Undersea Fiber Optic Cables that Will Stretch to Asia

Supervisors Vote to Create Policy Requiring Weekly COVID-19 Testing of All Unvaxxed County Employees

Board of Supervisors to Consider Vaccination Policy Options for County Employees

Supervisors Pass Resolution Opposing Potential Coal Exports Through Humboldt Bay

Board of Supervisors Set to Appoint Elishia Hayes, a 10-Year Employee, to County Administrative Officer Position

September 2021

Huffman, Thompson Pen Letter to Buttigieg Opposing Federal Loans for ‘Disastrous’ Coal Train Project

‘Coal Does Not Align With Our Values’: Wiyot Tribe Executives Say Proposals Did Not Specify Cargo, Council Would Not Support Project

Consultant in NCRA Rail Takeover Bid Says Project Has Been Misrepresented, But Document Reveals Coal Connections and Wiyot Tribe Involvement