Humboldt Distillery Announces Apple Brandy

Humboldt Distillery, the Northern California distillery known for its organic, hemp-infused vodkas, announced this week the launch of a new organic apple brandy.

Spirit is a small-batch release, with only a limited number of cases produced. Each of Humboldt Distillery’s craft spirits is inspired by the natural beauty surrounding the distillery on California’s Redwood Coast.

“There is not just one reason why we decided to produce our organic apple brandy, but rather several reasons – one being that it is a tasty spirit that I really enjoy myself – same,” Abe Stevens, founder and chief distiller of Humboldt Distillery, said in a press release. “It’s made with familiar ingredients that are grown locally. Apple brandy has a long and storied history in the United States, and it’s not currently produced in significant quantities by any of the major liquor brands, so for us this was the perfect spirit to add to our portfolio.

Cal Poly Appoints New VP of Enrollment

Chrissy Holliday will be the new vice president for enrollment management and student success at Cal Poly Humboldt. It starts on January 1, 2023.

Chrissy Holliday (contributor)

Holliday will work to recruit new students and support the retention and success of current students.

“I am so impressed with Chrissy’s experience and knowledge, and I think she is going to have a big impact at Humboldt. She has a deep commitment to accessing and supporting students from diverse backgrounds and creating an experience positive on campus,” Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson Jr. said in a press release. “We are thrilled to welcome Chrissy to Cal Poly Humboldt and the entire lumberjack community. ”

Holliday brings with her nearly two decades of higher education experience. Currently working at Colorado State University, Pueblo, Holliday connects Southern Colorado to Colorado State University system resources to ensure access to higher education and efforts that support needs regional workforce development.

“As someone who has been focused on student enrollment and success throughout my career in higher education, I look forward to being part of Humboldt Polytechnic’s transformation,” Holliday said in a prepared statement. “I’m thrilled to help lead an institution focused on access for underrepresented students, and my family can’t wait to call Humboldt home.”

Providence hires new head nurse

After a nationwide search, Providence in Humboldt County announces that Naydu Lucas, DNP, MBA, MSN will be the new chief nursing officer for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna.

Naydu Lucas (Contributed)
Naydu Lucas (Contributed)

“Naydu is an inspiring and innovative healthcare leader with over a decade of nursing leadership experience in various healthcare organizations,” said Darian Harris, chief executive of Providence in Humboldt County, in a statement. prepare. “She is a passionate and energetic nurse leader who promotes a care environment characterized by high quality patient experience and caregiver engagement. We are delighted to have him on our team!

Lucas comes to Humboldt from sister hospitals in Providence, Washington, where she served as chief nursing officer since 2018.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Humboldt County family,” Lucas said. “I look forward to developing a strong and meaningful partnership with our caregivers, providers and community members to continue serving our community.”

Voting begins for the Seeds of Change program

Voting is underway to choose the top nine of 39 local nonprofits who applied to be part of the co-op’s Seeds for Change program. There are polling stations in Arcata and Eureka co-ops, as well as the ability to vote online at

Launched in 2019, the Seeds for Change program has donated over $273,425 to local nonprofits. Seeds for Change allows co-op members and customers to round up their co-op purchases to the nearest dollar with those extra cents donated directly to local organizations working to better our community. Each month, a different recipient receives the roundups collected from the store that month.

For more information on this year’s nonprofit nominees, visit

UIHS adds psychiatric care to services

United Indian Health Services is pleased to announce that Grace McAtasney, a longtime Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, has received her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification.

Grace McAtasney (Contributed)
Grace McAtasney (Contributed)

“This certification is the result of hard work and dedication,” UIHS Medical Director Dr. Chris Myers said in a prepared statement. “The ability to provide psychiatric care and advice to our clients is extremely important and we have needed it for some time. There are very few providers on the North Shore, so having this service available will help us provide comprehensive care. »

Psychiatric counseling services will be offered from the new downtown Eureka Clinic and through telemedicine appointments, with some travel to outlying clinics in the future.

“It’s so enjoyable to serve the community where I live, and I’m honored to provide this needed role for our clients,” McAtasney said.

McAtasney is dual board certified, having been extensively involved as a family medicine provider at UIHS for the past six years, and with extensive roots in the region.

Interested clients will need a referral from their provider or the behavioral health service.

Redwood Capital announces its results

Redwood Capital Bancorp announced unaudited financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30. Redwood Capital Bank, the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, reported steady profits.

“Redwood Capital Bancorp is well positioned to thrive despite the potential recessionary climate,” Chairman and CEO John E. Dalby said in a prepared statement. “The company is well capitalized, has ample liquidity and limited exposure to market risk within the investment portfolio. The underlying bank’s leverage capital ratio is 9.90%, well within above the regulatory minimum of 5.00% Redwood Capital Bank maintains a strong liquidity position both on and off balance sheet.

Total assets as of September 30 were $553.7 million; an increase of 1% over the quarter ending June 30. Total deposits were $507.3 million as of September 30, a slight increase from June 30. Total loans as of September 30, net of unearned income, were $359.2 million, an increase of 2% as of June 30.

Dalby added, “Based on the strength of the balance sheet and continued strong earnings, the Board of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend from $0.07 per share to $0.08 per share. This is an increase of 14.3% over the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on November 14, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 31, 2022. The dividend payment is equivalent to an annual rate of $0.32 per share or 1.84%, based on a market price of $17.40 per share. joint action. »