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Re: “Tax Delinquent Arkley Properties Paid Off in Eleventh Hour

Payment plan for Mr Moneybags? Wow, times must be REALLY tough.

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Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 07/20/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “My House is Your Hotel

I know this market has helped our maid service here at

Posted by William A Hardwick on 07/19/2014 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Big Trees

Heidi Walters: I was bothered to see your use of the expression "gang of four". I created that as an anything but positive descriptive label when I was writing about the four Supervisors, Fennell, Bohn, Sundberg and Bass,and their destruction of the GPU. Judy Hodgson then used it when speaking about the same issue, which I totally appreciated. For you to now feel it's something that can be slapped onto anything is disturbing. In doing so you not only rip off someone elses words but you reduce the original intended impact of the phrase to nothing. A good writer doesn't need to help themselves to anothers words. I can only hope you haven't started a trend that will result in destroying the impact of my words. In closing, the use of that descripyive in your article made little sense. Why dub the biologists as "the gang of four"? There was no purpose or meaning, you were just using my words with the idea that you perhaps thought that made you sound clever. Not.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 07/19/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Lisa Rossbacher's First Day on Campus

I hope I'm wrong and we see major changes in campus administration instead of the usual appointment of women to high ranking positions for their commitment to the status quo....for 75% of her male predecessor's compensation.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 07/18/2014 at 11:58 PM

Re: “State of Jefferson

"The one thing that we learned is that politics is a poison pill," Benzonelli said. "We do not take sides."

"Poison Pill"???
"Don't take sides"???

How can a "reporter" settle for such nonsense without a followup question???

Heidi delivered a memorable dose of political vitriol against Eureka City Council Candidate Chris Kerrigan during the democratic endorsement event at the Labor Temple just six months ago.

Heidi's political support put Supervisor Bass over the top in a close election.

It is the legacy of developer-backed candidates like Bass that built Eureka into the liabilities, dangerous streets, infrastructure deficits, understaffed police, and their resistance against quality of life issues like smart growth, tree-lined streets, affordable downtown housing, mixed-use, mixed income planning, that chased away capital investment and the families whose children needed Jefferson school in the first place.

"Water under the bridge" my ass.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 07/18/2014 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Unsealed

Rick and I had a conversation in his home a few days before with Vinnie standing in the living room where we were sitting, in which Rick said to me while looking at Vincent " if he's mentally ill why isn't he on medication?" he was referring to his brother Lance. We both looked up at Vincent who just stood staring at us. He rarely spoke. Now it seems that it was Vincent who was mentally ill and on no medication. Rick and I didn't have a clue

Posted by catnmandy on 07/18/2014 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Unsealed

this isn't true. Rick had no money..he didn't pay Vinnie $10 an hour.

Posted by catnmandy on 07/18/2014 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Co-op Security Company Defends Officer Actions

anyone asociated with a store knows Shoplifting like the poor is always with us--

Posted by jean doran1 on 07/18/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “State of Jefferson

Heidi is amazingly driven, and her unstoppable energy is contagious. I am so excited to see this project unfold, especially the community involvement. It could lead to an overall change in the neighborhood, and that would be great to see.

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Posted by Growley Tracy on 07/17/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Point of No Return?

Sad and scary and all too true. Good reporting, Thad.

Posted by Linda Stansberry on 07/16/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Point of No Return?

"That's the thing that keeps me up at night," Bauer said. "At what point do we reach that critical mass? At what point do we reach the point of no return?"

The fact you are just now talking about means you are there.....

Just drive down to Garberville, talk about a water grab, you have a million gallon water farm being constructed and operated off Connick Creek and the South Fork Eel River, on the old Pancoast Dairy property. Tennis court size water bladders being filled, 5 so far, with more being installed and filled as we speak. Bulk water delivery trucks have already started making runs up and down Sprowel Creek Road to and from this operation. The only ones reporting on this is the Redwood Times in Garberville. It was on the front page this past week with great pic's.

It would seem the County, DFW, Division of Water Rights and Water Board all know about this operation and they all say he is operating without one permit, nor do they are any water rights to divert the water. But yet, water trucks start running at 6am every morning until late in the night 24/7.

So my question, what does it take to stop this water grab, even when you know the details and don't stop it or shut it down.

Hypocrisy is alive and living large in SoHum

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Posted by Ed Voice on 07/12/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Free Pot, Free Pot Research!

"The week in Weed" is a writer's column; NOT news (journalism), but a personal write-up of local interest based on news stories. The author is free to play with English (the language) as he/she sees fit, and to mix it up with any number of opinions, sarcasm, humor, and you name it.

It seems some people don't get that and expect something from the front section of the Wall Street Journal. Sorry folks, but you need to get those humorless sourpuss monkeys off your back. It looks to me that Mr. G is neither pro or con, but does love to stir the pot (pun intended.) If you are offended, please subscribe to the Reader's Digest instead of the NCJ.

Meanwhile, why NOT give away free pot to the poor and needy who do not have the ability to grow their own? After all, it is exceedingly easy to grow and the retail price is extremely inflated. Marxism notwithstanding, giving to the needy is as American as apple pie (add dope and it's a medicine!) My own opinion is that all medicines should be free to everyone :)

And apple pie, too :)

P.S. His father IS proud of his unbiased, professional journalism (and mom, too.) If you have ever read Mark Twain's essays about the news you would know what I mean.

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Posted by Dwain1 on 07/12/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Faces of Humboldt Photo Contest

Darn, wish I could post a photo of G-mo.

Posted by Dwain1 on 07/12/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Point of No Return?

Excellent comment, Jerry Stewart. We need more like you.

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Posted by Nobody's preventing the obvious. on 07/10/2014 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Point of No Return?

"That's the thing that keeps me up at night," Bauer said. "At what point do we reach that critical mass? At what point do we reach the point of no return?"

Many scientists are already saying it's too late, the pace in which climate is changing and biodiversity is collapsing is irreversible, no one can predict where it's headed and action is needed immediately, at least, pertaining to any and all new developments.

For their part, every Humboldt County supervisor canned the only lettered Planning Commissioner we ever had that called for fundamental water carry capacity studies long long ago....Dr. Denver Nelson.

If we had representatives working in the public-interest, instead of laser-focused on the issues central to the deregulatory frenzy and greed that drives their campaign contributors, we could have had appropriate regulations and enforcement mechanisms in place to deal with the excessive legal extractions of water from remote subdivisions, vineyards, commercial gardens, Olympic pools, orchards, personal lakes and trout farms, et al, tools and experience that could have made it far easier to cope with the explosion of commercial pot farms.

Too many of our "good law-abiding people" have their hands in that well to allow that to happen and now we're paying the price.

Expect to see tragic stories of avoidable violence in the immediate future thanks to the absence of local leadership.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 07/10/2014 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Free Pot, Free Pot Research!

Personally, I like a soupcon of sarcasm with my pot politics. Well done, Grant!

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Posted by Linda Stansberry on 07/10/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Hidden on Public Land

the easy path is for them to hand down the info. but the stay at home mom has an easier time getting the info from google maps or even topozone

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Posted by Ringmaster Willie on 07/10/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Hidden on Public Land

This seems like a good way to encourage violence between growers and environmentalists. Therefore NOT a good idea. The way of the future is legalization of marijuana so it would seem that treating these growers like any other polluter with legislation and environmental laws and rules as well as having the manpower to enforce them would be the correct way to make the necessary changes. What this controversial issue does not need is radicals and growers armed to the hilt defending their position.

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Posted by Ladybounty on 07/10/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Free Pot, Free Pot Research!

Gee, this 'article' reads more like a ranting blog rather than real reporting.

What I learned is the writer seems to be pissed about something and doesn't particularly write well.

Seems to be some odd opinion piece mixed up with a few 'facts'?????

NCJ, I expect better from you.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 07/10/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “The Faces of Obamacare

Ever considered calling Humboldt insurance offices that help locals with health plans?

Posted by Dan Barrett on 07/10/2014 at 7:48 AM

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