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Re: “Water Boys

As a surf teacher and basic kayak instructor who has worked with local kids since 2007 here in Humboldt, I have witnessed many of our youth catch the stoke of what is possible on our local waterways, but what I know of these two chargers is that they have the type of resilience and persistence that will help them succeed at an elite level in whatever interests they pursue. It takes a special love of the ocean to charge out as these guys do on days when most are content to cozy up in a warm place far from the bone-chilling, tumultuous, relentless northern waves.
~ Nova L

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Posted by Nova L on 05/12/2016 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Water Boys

As any self employed person knows, Nate being one of them, you can't qualify for unemployment or disability. He wears a safety glove and is responsible for his own injuries. He has no employees yet.

Posted by Francine A on 05/12/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Water Boys

What an awesome story. Don't let the state labor people know though. 12 and 14 yr olds working? Using knives? Not allowed!! Well, 14 yr olds can work, but not on fishing boats or with knives or machinery. I hope the bureaucrats leave these boys alone and let them grow up and excel.

Posted by Heather Joan Donesky on 05/12/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Foraging

Great article that just touches on the wild edibles that we have surrounding us in Humboldt. I was wondering if there were anyone locally who was deemed an "expert" who would be willing to take people out to do some foraging or some type of class or seminar locally that is available to take? Feel free to freemail to reply on Facebook: Stanley Fleming III

Posted by Stanley Fleming III on 05/08/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Wild Wood

Carving without professional instruction is not a smart idea. Just learning how to sharpen tools takes weeks. Not a smart idea to follow these instructions. Call 444-2717 and The Eureka Woodworking Association will help you out and get a professional to give you a start.

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Posted by Easy1 on 04/27/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Wild Wood

The new Eureka Woodworking Association has free wood for members, classes on woodworking specializing in reclaimed wood, and more. Would have been great to be in your article. We are a branch of the American Woodturning Association and are just about to file for our 501 C. We have a work shop space for meetings and have had packed meetings the last two months. Please call 444-2717 for information. https://www.facebook.com/Eureka-Woodworkin…

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Posted by Easy1 on 04/27/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Cray Cray

Signal crayfish are native to northern states west of the Rockies, but were introduced to California in the early 1900s.

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/taxgroup/crustacean…

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Posted by RT1 on 01/08/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “The Reluctant Cyclist

so appreciate your candidness about venturing out on two wheels, socially and physically uncertain and going the distance anyway. Likely your pieces increase the number of cyclists giving it a try and doing so more safely and more drivers learning about things they/we might not consider in our rush to wherever.

Posted by Moriah Laastname on 10/21/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “A Home in a Redwood

I wondering if anyone knows how hard it would be to get a permit to build another tree house in Humbolt County--near Eureka?

Posted by Cyd Ropp on 10/14/2015 at 4:00 PM

Re: “The Reluctant Cyclist

I recently started riding again, after my bike was stolen two years ago. I can't say enough how much I enjoy my recreational ride along the bay and ocean up here in Crescent City on a sunny day. I once rode on busy streets with no problem, but I'm now retired and will avoid busy streets. I've been watching YouTube videos of bicycling in Amsterdam (do a search) and would love to have that kind of bike infrastructure here.

Posted by steven C on 09/25/2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “The Reluctant Cyclist

Terrific series--more please!

http://www.times-standard.com/general-news…

The next step for us would be Gold--and perhaps, someday the coveted Platinum level--like Stanford University and almost all of Holland. The Dutch have a country the size of New Jersey with 10,000 miles of dedicated bike trails. They get health care, bike infrastructure and social benefits for their tax guilders; we get aircraft carriers. And balloon people (virtually unknown in Holland)

Anyway, ride on Jennifer!

Your fan, Gordon Inkeles

Posted by Gordon Inkeles1 on 09/25/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Throw Like the Irish

He said 28 ounces, not 28 pounds. Maybe 28 pounds is the Aussie version.

Posted by WalterS on 08/18/2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “A Home in a Redwood

Is this the one in Westhaven?

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Posted by Barry Jeffers1 on 07/11/2015 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Throw Like the Irish

I just read with dismay the Journal’s promotion of the concept of heaving heavy steel balls onto our local roads (“Throw Like the Irish”, Rees Hughes, May 14). How about if we promote hitting the roads with sledgehammers? Great fun! And it doesn’t cost anything to do it, right? Not.

In my work I travel a lot around the state and the country, with a lot of driving, so I have a pretty broad experience of road conditions. Humboldt County has among the worst road conditions anywhere, IMHO. Even in Arcata, I know I’m home when I get to the stunningly crappy conditions on Beverly Drive.

How does the Journal prioritize the common good and collective costs vs. promoting individuals doing whatever (intentionally or unintentionally) destructive activity they may dream up and mask behind some positive value such as outdoor recreation?

I received an email from a colleague recently with this footer that seems a worthwhile reminder: “Thought of the day: Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.”

Bruce LeBel, Arcata

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Posted by LBL on 05/16/2015 at 9:17 AM
Posted by Jennifer Savage on 01/10/2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Adventure Club

I love this, how can you join?

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Posted by Jovianne Jane on 01/10/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Saddle Up!

A moderately achy bum? Parsed out it COULD read as an "acute equine evinced arrears" because "back payment" IS rather karmic, from the horses' standpoint at least😝

Posted by Joan Crandell on 10/16/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Stroller Hike

I figured I would share this here for moms who are interested in doing more local hikes. Humboldt just grew a "Hike It Baby" branch. Please join our page to be informed of upcoming hikes. You can also lead hikes and win prizes from our sponsors. Meet other moms, get outside and get moving! :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikeitbaby…

Posted by pmcterry on 09/24/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “New at the Zoo

I am just thrilled to hear that the river otters will be living a restricted, captive life with no opportunity to mate or interact with other otters. These very bright animals who love to find new ways to have fun, a new slide here, a new body of water there, will live out their lives now in a zoo. All for the entertainment of humans because that's what all the animals are here for: humans. I just love to go and watch animals in cages, it's so entertaining and educational for children to see.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/17/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “New at the Zoo

Where did these animals and birds come from?

Posted by Michael Shreeve Sr. on 08/16/2014 at 10:50 AM

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