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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors decided on Monday against a moratorium on commercial wind turbines in the county, but are collecting information and conducting research to revise their 2015 wind ordinance to include specific parameters for large-scale wind farms.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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By Kent Thompson The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to move forward with a revised and expanded wind turbine/wind generation ordinance, without resulting in a moratorium. In a special work session held Nov. 15, the Board talked about issuing a six-month moratorium on any... + continue reading

Pictured clockwise from left: Library Foundation Board member LeRoy Jorgensen, bench donor Gary Strachan, bench donors Candy Carlson and Karen May, representing the Humboldt County Genealogical Society, Board member Jean Holste (standing), Library Director Demi Johnson (standing), Foundation Board President Linda Clasen, Board members Joan Lindaman, Katy Lemmenes and Jane Wickett. The four benches at the site were donated by Gary Strachan in memory of his wife, Janice; by Marvin Grebner in memory of his wife, Donna; the Humboldt County Genealogical Society in honor of its members; and Dan Holste in honor of his wife, Jean and the couple’s daughters. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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By Kent Thompson Just as great works of literature can leave a lasting impression on the mind, making a donation to the Humboldt Public Library Foundation can leave a lasting legacy. It can be a legacy of knowledge and learning, or a tangible asset. One such asset that gives the library... + continue reading

High School special education instructor Cassie Smith (left) and volunteer Louise Hauck-Chinn (right) are pictured with some of the supplies Smith needs for her classroom students on a daily basis. Humboldt’s Deb Davis and Hauck-Chinn are organizing a Teacher Supply Swap store in a portion of the Uptown Humboldt Mercantile building, 609 Sumner Ave. The store, for teachers only, plans to be open in January. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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By Kent Thompson When Deb Davis saw a video on Facebook about a teacher supply swap, she knew she had to get involved. That means starting a Teacher Supply Swap in Humboldt, the first of its kind in the state and only the fourth in the U.S. The particular episode Davis saw was about Baltimore,... + continue reading

Veterans Sherman Silbaugh, Gordon VanGronigen, Roger Heiter and Gene Ruby stand during the singing of the National Anthem at the Veteran’s Meal at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church last Thursday, Nov. 9. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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By Jeff Gargano It was an emotional night as more than 150 people enjoyed the Veteran’s meal served by Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church last Thursday evening. Attendees included five World War II Veterans all the way up to Veterans of the wars in the Middle East. The Veterans and their families... + continue reading

Members of the Humboldt County Fair Board accepted a check from Ron and Mary Reedy, Grand Champion sponsors ($10,000 or more) for a new show ring at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Pictured from left: Fair Board member David Boswell, Ron Reedy, Mary Reedy, Fair Board member Paul Davis (background), Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn and Fair Board member Kevin Cordray. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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By Kent Thompson The Humboldt County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) is pleased to announce a lead donor in its effort to raise $90,000 for a new show ring. Ron and Mary Reedy of Humboldt, longtime supporters of agriculture and 4-H in Humboldt County, have been identified as a Grand Champion... + continue reading

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