No one in good conscience can rationally guarantee "fewer lawsuits", or claim that $50 million isn't much money in a rural county facing financial straights.
By all means, let's keep the local high-rollers happy, it's why the development industry spends millions controlling every elected an appointed office, so that their children can stay and work here, right?
Thank you again, NCJ.
I just found your article on the Kelsey Trail. Thanks for the great highlights. I used to live on the Klamath River up Bear Peak Rd near Clear Creek. I proposed reconstructing the trail to the Forest Service but they said that the Clear Creek section was pretty much demolished by logging roads. We (Clear Creek Legal Defense Fund) fought the road construction and logging upper Clear Creek and won administrative appeal with support of Sierra Club legal defense fund. By keeping upper Clear Creek preserved it was thereby able to be included in Siskiyou National Widerness area. I left there in 1981 but have always treasured that area. Someday I hope to see the entire Kelsey Trail reconstructed so more people can enjoy that wild area.
Amy, maybe you misread the tone of the editorial you're criticizing? Definitely not as I read it, as such a criticism, for sure. I believe everybody including ed denson, who I only know from his editorial, would agree that the total effected area of a marijuana plantation spans beyond its canopy. I believe the purpose of the comparison was to point out the lack of exposure to exponentially larger plantations, the effects of which span well beyond their canopies as well. If the damage being done to the environment as a result of illicit marijuana grows is so significant as to deserve the degree of attention the issue is receiving in our local media, then our local media is pitifully incompetent in its coverage of the county coffer's real cash crop, timber. I agree with you're editorial, I just think you've misinterpreted the other editorial. I might be wrong, I don't remember it very well, but different than you.
I understand people fall in hard times. I am here visiting my brother who is dying from cancer. What I saw was terrible. In allowing the situation to continue you are not helping these people. Most of them
I am sure are good people who need help. According to your article the problems are primarily caused by 12 people. Arrest the 12 and move the others to shelters or organized areas where they can stay clean and get healthy. Instead I see a city who pretends that by letting people live like this they are helping. They are destroying a beautiful area. Clean it up. Make it a tourist attraction which it should be, tax the tourists and help these people to become the people they can be. Allowing them to destroy your town is a crime not only to the homeless but to the people who live and work in this community.
Moved here 3months ago,beautiful area wonderfull weather and I am getting the hell out of here, the filth along 101 and behind the mall is the worse I have ever seen, thought eureka was a place I could take my kids to the parks, drugs filth street people everywhere,no thanks!
Interesting writing , Apropos if people are interested in a 2014 CA CH-100 , We found a blank version here http://pdf.ac/4OdR0A.
I agree with the writer about people and their issues about cats attacking birds. This City needs to improve their infrastructure.
if there are people so concerned about cats killing the birds here's what you can do. Organize a group of people that does not have anything better to do have them meet at the Twenty Thirty Park that is the west side of Eureka located off Buhne and Summer. With cages and/or boxes go block to block collecting all the stray cats, stray dogs, and the bums strung out on drugs that are camped out underneath the trees. That would be a start. After that, start knocking on the doors of lawyers and judges and have them enforce Orders to remove the old railroad trains near the waterfront. There is slots of projects to keep anyone busy in this Cty instead if complaining about cats killing birds. Next project is to create good paying jobs so people can support themselves and their families. This City will never moved forward because of your petty issues over cats.
Get a life!
The majority of individuals living in this hick city you call Eureja just have nothing better to do but find worthless causes to complain about. Let's worry about getting these run down streets repaired, getting rid of that eye-sore Blue Herron on Broadway, stop the blatant discrimination at the Humboldt County Department of Social Services, ridding the City of these worthless bums, stop the hate crimes e.g., happening in this City--a racist wanting all the niggers off the block. The old mindset of this community needs to just shut up. This is the worst prejudiced community by far in California. You worry about cats killing birds what about those worthless bums pissing around the buildings in Old Town and causing such a foul odor?
Way to justify your little four legged Eco-terrorist! Domesticated cats should be declawed and inside pets only. EVERY feral housecat should be hunted to extinction to save our native songbirds and other small critters. As an irresponsible pet owner, you want to let your cat do the damage it is genetically engineered to do. Just like the owner of a cage trained pit bull is responsible for the damage it may do to other dogs and people, YOU are responsible for the death and destruction your pet inflicts on our collective habitat. Shame on you for not keeping your murderous little beast inside.
Homelessness, vagrancy, panhandling, graffiti, and rampant drug abuse. I hear the Eureka Chamber of Commerce may print promotional bumper stickers that say:
Visit Eureka Once!
I'm sad to see the comments about the flag that so many men and women celebrate as part of their heritage. Southern folks do not see the confederate flag as a reminder of hatred for others but as a memory of a generation where honor and refusal to submit to the governments tyrannical rule was hard fought by all who believed in the right of free speech the right to have liberty and to prosper.
I don't see anything wrong with the tape. In fact after the collision with the car, the teen appeared to be ok and started to run again. Then there was nothing to follow as it did not show the arrest on the video. This video other than for the narrative during the chase is quite useless.
Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "state bar complaint Form" to fill out?
Solutions "affordable" to whom?
So much for "out-of-the-box thinking, innovation, sustainability, diversity, new ideas, responsibility, freshness, hard work and honor."
A costly list in this county.
Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "UPS Bill of Lading" to fill out?
Great writing, it does my tummy a whirl.
But just so you know, I have met chickens (roosters) that could "drag you into a death roll" easily enough. Remember, birds are rather recently descended from dinosaurs, while alligators have been evolutionarily comatose for 200 million years.
Still, they ALL taste like chicken.
Follow the money. Who owns the dam(s)? Who benefits from the diversion of that water? Which political forces are at work here? I could answer these questions for you but, you're better off doing your own homework and then "doing something" about the issue after you're good and angry.
Victorine is Eel River Organic Beef, not Humboldt Grassfed.
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vol XXVI issue 35
The $50 Million Henhouse
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