Articles by Ryan Burns

March 2018

County Supervisors Met Monday to Start Deliberating on Proposed New Weed Regs, Including a Permit Cap

Eureka Police Officers Respond to Reported Drive By, Find Nothing But Shell Casings in the Road

Congratulations, DA Fleming, Sheriff Honsal and These Five Other Candidates Who Basically Already Won Because They Will Have No Opponents on June’s Election Ballot

‘Extremely Intoxicated’ Man Drives Poorly and Brandishes Sawed-Off Shotgun at Officer Before Being Arrested, Says EPD

(PHOTOS) Five Loaded Assault Rifles Found Along Van Duzen River Bar, Sheriff’s Office Says

Herrmann Spetzler, CEO of Open Door Health Centers for More Than 40 Years, Has Died

Yurok Tribes Files Federal Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

Woman Allegedly Shoved to the Ground and Robbed While Walking Dog at Mad River Beach

California Has Already Issued More than 2,000 Cannabis Cultivation Licenses. Are Growers Being Set Up to Fail?

(PHOTOS) Crab Fishermen Rescue Young Deer That Was About to Drown Near Humboldt Bay Entrance

The County Accidentally Issued Incomplete W2 Tax Forms to More Than 1,000 Employees; Most Are Still Waiting for Their Corrected Versions

February 2018

Still Dealing With Declining Enrollment, Eureka City Schools Threatens to Sue Alder Grove Charter School

Body Found Near College of the Redwoods in September Identified as Man Who Went Missing in 2015

Facing a ‘Looming Fiscal Emergency,’ HSU Announces Plan to Slash Budget by $9 Million


Flaws in County System for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Triggered a State Investigation. Here’s What’s Changing As a Result.

‘You Are Sucking Us Dry’: Growers Descend on Supervisors Meeting to Protest Cannabis Fees, Taxes

(PHOTOS) Car Knocked Onto Its Side As Accident Closes Two Lanes of I Street in Eureka

County Asking Public for Input on Final Section of Humboldt Bay Trail, Connecting Eureka and Arcata

Supervisors Move to Create a Standing Committee to Address Homelessness; Will Consider Declaring a Shelter Crisis Later This Month

January 2018

With Controversial Project Heading to Board, Mercer-Fraser President Flew County Supervisor and Staff to Sacramento Event in a Private Plane

PHONE SCAM ALERT: Someone’s Impersonating Humboldt Superior Court Staff and Demanding Fine Money

Congressman Huffman Invites Transgender Marine Corps Vet to Trump’s State of the Union Address

Another Humboldt County Judge Retires: John Feeney Stepping Down From the Bench Next Month

California Growers Association Sues State Over Loophole in Pot Farm Size Limits

Supervisors Consider Modifying or Repealing County’s Ban on Raw Milk

Judge Dale Reinholtsen To Retire After Two Decades on Humboldt Superior Court Bench

Man Arrested for Walking Through McKinleyville With Loaded Rifle, Sheriff’s Office Says

Just ‘Cause Weed’s Legal Now Doesn’t Mean You Can Smoke (or Ingest or Vape) It In Public, Eureka Reminds You

Eureka Increases Amount Being Given to Squires Evictees as They Scramble to Find New Housing

Man and Woman Arrested After Being Found Asleep Inside Truck With AR-15, Meth, Ammo, Syringes, Says Sheriff’s Office

Planning Commission Approves Mercer-Fraser Rezone Request, Sending Proposed Marijuana Extraction Plant Project to Board of Supervisors

Water District Says Proposed Mercer-Fraser Marijuana Facility Threatens Health and Safety of Two of Every Three County Residents

If You Want to Weigh In on the County’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, Thursday’s Your Chance

HOMELESSNESS: After Years of Public Pleas to Declare a Shelter Crisis, Supes Form Committee to Consider It

Jesse Crumb, Eureka Resident and Son of Famed Cartoonist Robert Crumb, Dies After New Year’s Eve Car Crash in SoHum

Lawmakers and Activists Blast Trump’s Move to Open Virtually All U.S. Waters to Offshore Drilling

Does Eureka Have Too Much Land Zoned Coastal-Dependent Industrial? Ponder Over the Penultimate Installment of ‘Get to Know a Zone District’

Drug Task Force Finds Suspected Heroin and Meth, Arrests Two After Serving Search Warrant in Eureka

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Rescind Obama-Era Memo Protecting States’ Rights on Marijuana Legalization

In Politically Rejiggered Eureka, John Fullerton and Jeannie Breslin Enter City Council Race

(UPDATE: FOUND) Young Nevada Man Missing After Staying at Eureka Motel

Pair of Local Marijuana Entrepreneurs, Including Founder of Jack’s Hand Cleaner, Busted in Tennessee Airport With More Than 150 Pounds of Weed, Cops Say

Recreational Weed Sales Are Brisk as Second Humboldt Retail Outlet Gets State License

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive-By House Shooting in Big Lagoon

December 2017

Ring in the New Year by Preparing For Inevitable Disaster, County Health Department Suggests

(VIDEO) CNBC Show ‘The Profit’ Comes to ‘The Marijuana Capital of America’ (Guess Where That Is)

Recreational Weed Sales Start Monday Statewide; Here’s Where You Can Buy It Locally

[UDPATE: Victim Wants to Press Charges] General Manager of Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District Resigns Following Alleged Assault

Saying They’ve Been ‘Maligned,’ Trinidad Rancheria Calls for ‘Cooperative Body’ to Resolve Trinidad Lighthouse Dispute