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Articles by Ryan Burns

May 2021

Entrepreneurs Unveil Plans to Convert Former Sierra Pacific Mill Into a Cannabis Compound With Eight Acres of Cultivation

County Administrative Officer Amy Nilsen Submits Letter of Resignation

TODAY in SUPES: Board Agrees to Spend Another Half-Million Dollars Trying to Fix Its Ongoing Fiscal Shitshow

Court Orders Glendale-Based Kernen Construction Co. to Pay $2M Penalty for Toxic Stormwater Runoff

April 2021

Humboldt County Audit Committee Held Its First Meeting … and the Auditor-Controller was Absent

TODAY in SUPES: A Debate Over Criminal Justice Reform, Another on Housing, Plus Speed Humps Come to Bridgeville

Local COVID ‘Superspreader Event’ Linked to Eureka Pentecostal Church

TODAY in SUPES: Cautious Optimism on Local COVID Conditions, Plus the Latest Measure Z Awards and a Bracing Dose of Pension Funding Policy Talk

Heroin Was the Most-Seized Narcotic by Humboldt County Drug Task Force Last Year, Followed by Prescription Drugs and Meth

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves Creation of Chief Financial Officer Position as Staff Emphasizes Distinctions From Auditor-Controller

Huffman Visits Local Businesses to Hear About Impacts of COVID Pandemic and Relief Programs

The Agency Running Humboldt County’s Workforce Services is Ready to Bail Over Chronically Late Payments

Humboldt County Set to Move Into Orange Tier, Further Easing COVID Restrictions on Local Businesses

Arcata Land Company Offers to Dramatically Reduce the Size of Its Proposed 23-Acre Cannabis Project

March 2021

Nordic Aquafarms Plans to Grow Atlantic Salmon in Land-Based Fish Farm on Former Pulp Mill Property

Eureka Hires Bay Area Law Firm to Conduct Independent Investigation Into Offensive Police Officer Texts

As Sort of Expected, Humboldt State Hands KHSU Programming Over to Capital Public Radio

Dr. Hoffman Urges Continued Focus on Orderly Vaccine Rollout But Says, ‘If You Get an Appointment, Take It’

Supervisors Want ‘Neutral,’ ‘Middle-of-the-Road’ Courthouse Mural. LoCO Invites Your Fun Alternatives.

Why Can’t They be Fired Immediately? EPD Chief Watson Speaks to the State Law That Prevents Local Agencies From Simply Terminating Bad Cops

Eureka Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Captured on Surveillance Video

TODAY in SUPES: Board Crafts Its Audit Committee, Revisits Controversial Weed Project Near Blue Lake

The County Improperly Expanded the Scope of Its Cannabis Cultivation Tax, Appeals Court Rules

In Email, Public Health Director Tells Presiding Judge She’s Disappointed Courts Circumvented the Vaccine Process

Fifty or More Employees of Humboldt County Superior Court Jumped the COVID Vaccine Line

Supervisors Add Conditions But Narrowly Deny Appeal of Rolling Meadow Ranch Cannabis Project in Remote SoHum

Humboldt Will Remain in Red Tier This Week Even if the State Wants to Put Us Back in Purple, Dr. Hoffman Says

New Owners of Scotia Inn Outline Long-Term Plans, Including Heated Pools, Hot Tubs, Food, Drink and More

Appeal of 8.5-Acre Cannabis Project Along the Eel River Triggers Debate About Weed Grows in Remote Humboldt

February 2021

With Flower Business Struggling, Sun Valley Plans 23 Acres of Cannabis Cultivation in Arcata Bottoms

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves ‘Audit Committee’ in Hopes of Solving the Ongoing ‘Dysfunction’ Surrounding Financial Transactions

In Key Step for the Great Redwood Trail, NCRA Board Votes To Railbank the Line from Willits to Samoa

Eureka City Schools Board Votes to Resume Optional In-Person Instruction for All Grade Levels Starting March 1

Cannabis Equity Programs Aim to Repair Damage Done by the War on Drugs, But Who Most Deserves the Help?

A Recent North Coast Journal Story was Bought and Paid For by the County, Though the News Editor Says He Didn’t Know About the Deal

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Hospitalizations at All-Time High, Cannabis Growers Blast County’s Marketing Efforts and a Permanent Hemp Ban is Passed

Harbor District Exploring Major Port Redesign to Support Proposed Offshore Wind Energy Project

County Supes Approve Civil Penalties on ‘Yee Haw’ Communal Living Property Near Trinidad

Supervisor Michelle Bushnell to Appoint SoHum Cannabis Company CEO Thomas Mulder to Planning Commission

January 2021

KIEM and KVIQ are Back in the Local Cable Lineup after Suddenlink Settles Contract Dispute with Cox Media Group

Myers Flat Woman Has Foot Amputated After Surviving a Vicious Dog Attack

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Vaccine Rollout Woes, Suddenlink’s Local TV Blackout and More Fiscal Headaches

Trinidad to Consider Joining Feasibility Study for a Pipeline Extension from Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

County Abandons Investigation Into Fiscal Management Delays, Having Never Interviewed the Auditor-Controller

Lanphere and Ma-le’l Dunes Designated National Natural Landmarks by U.S. Department of the Interior

California Gives the Go-Ahead on Moderna Vaccine Batch After Possible Allergic Reactions Triggered Review

State Suspends County’s Purchasing Account for Overdue Payment; Auditor-Controller Takes Responsibility

A Causeway Over the Bay Between Arcata and Eureka? Caltrans Exploring Adaptations For Sea Level Rise

County Planning Commission Forwards Permanent Industrial Hemp Ban to Board of Supervisors for Approval

Bohn Asks Fellow Supes to Consider Joining Call for Fewer State COVID Restrictions, Ability to Open Schools ASAP