, 2022-12-29 03:00:30,
2022 brought a sweemingly unending torrent of news in Humboldt County, so much so that sifting through it to find the year’s 10 biggest stories necessitated breaking conventional bounds and adding two bonus entries. It helps that items 11 and 12 on this list are resoundingly positive news — which we can safely say we all need a lot more of these days. As we present our Top 10 stories of 2022, we’ll first note a few omissions. The fall of Roe, the conclusion of the Eureka Police Department’s texting scandal, the approval of a historically massive fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula and the Lightning Complex Fire that encircled Willow Creek for more than a month all failed to make the cut this year, underscoring what an absolutely wild year we’ve all had. As we enter 2023, take a moment to reflect and look back on 2022, and let us know what we missed. And let’s all hope the coming year builds on the successes of this year while leaving the discord and division behind.
No. 1 Earthquake
If there is a single moment from 2022 most of us will remember in 20 years, it’s likely 2:34 a.m. on Dec. 20, when the earth began to shake.
While Humboldt County has seen far more damaging earthquakes, this one rocked the county with a force…
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