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Heads up, Humboldt:
While the county's masking mandate has been lifted, Public Health is still strongly recommending masking indoors in public, social distancing and "avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces." COVID-19 is still with us, so be sure to check the protocols at event venues.

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When: Thursdays

The Yurok Fire Department is searching for four Native American women to train as wildland firefighters. To apply for the Women in Fire Program on the Yurok Reservation, fill out the application online at

Applications for the 2023 Born to Breathe Youth Media Festival are being accepted now. The festival is focused on the impacts that tobacco and nicotine products on communities. This year’s prize fund is $5,000. Ages 13-24 are eligible. Details to enter at The deadline to enter is April 12.

North Coast Open Studios is accepting artist and artisan manufacturer registrations by April 1, for the June event. A link to online registration is available at For more information, email or call the Ink People at (707) 442-8413.

KEET-TV is looking for one kindergarten to fifth-grade child from the community who loves to read to be on CAMP TV, a PBS show for kids. Parents and families can send in a video of their child reading a storybook or attend Audition Day at the Eureka Library April 1. Parents or guardians must submit permission slip and video to submissions@keet.orgby April 4.

The Trinidad Civic Club announces $2,000 academic and trade/vocational scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Orick, Trinidad or McKinleyville zip codes. Applications must be postmarked by March 31 and packets can be downloaded at

Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation offer scholarships for Redwood Memorial Hospital employees, high school seniors and/or community members in the Eel River Valley, Van Duzen River Valley and Southern Humboldt County who are pursuing careers in nursing, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy. Deadline is March 31. Contact Jennifer Partsafas at the Redwood Memorial Foundation at (707) 269-4281 or email

Friends of the Dunes is accepting gently used outdoor gear for the Get Outside Gear Sale on April 1. Drop off Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila and at Adventure’s Edge in Eureka and Arcata.

The Humboldt Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom seeks applications for its Edilith Eckart and Jene McCovey Memorial Peace Scholarship of $150-$500 to support projects promoting peace and social justice, locally or globally. Deadline is April 1. Information and application at information. Or mail application to: WILPF at P.O. Box 867, Arcata, CA 95518 and call (707) 822-5711 with any questions.

2023 Godwit Days registration is now open. Visit

KEET-TV seeks a diverse group of individuals to join its Community Advisory Board. Meetings are held quarterly on Zoom. Go to to find the link at the bottom of the page.

Become a volunteer at Hospice of Humboldt. For more information about becoming a volunteer or about services provided by Hospice of Humboldt, call (707) 267-9813 or visit


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