Will Not Comply

Will Not Comply

The sheriff and the grand jury disagree on jail releases

(August 14, 2014) Sheriff Mike Downey says the jail will continue to release inmates during late night and early morning hours, despite a recent recommendation from the Humboldt County grand jury to halt...

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Busted

Why local governments are broke and coming after your money

(August 14, 2014) Fortuna Mayor Doug Strehl hates taxes. So does Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chair Rex Bohn. Strehl's worked on Fortuna's Main Street since he was 15 years old and has...

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Fire in the Hills

Images from CalFire's battle to contain the Lodge Complex Fire

(August 14, 2014) Usually a popular locale for summer revelers soaking up the music festival scene, Black Oak Ranch north of Laytonville more closely resembles a wartime outpost these days. That's because the...

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Un-entered Forest

Accord nears among tree-sitters, timber company and environmentalists on the Mattole

(August 7, 2014) Last week, forest activists partially peeled back a barricade, which has been blocking Humboldt Redwood Co.'s main road into its 8,000-acre Mattole watershed timber holdings since early July, to let...

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Houses of Cards

The Magic scene gets crowded in Myrtletown

(August 7, 2014) The fantasy worlds of modern fiction are cruel places, made up of vying factions, of loyalties forged, bent and destroyed, of cutthroat competition and nailbiting peril. The voyeurs that would...

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Rio Dry

A fight over an old pipeline and water woes grip Rio Dell as a rebranding effort takes hold

(July 31, 2014) Josh and Jaime Gay have begun keeping buckets in their shower. The initial runoff as the water heats up is collected and then lugged next door so their neighbor can...

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Rio Dell Rising

(July 31, 2014) We're all just poor folks and we just want low-income people here." Adam Dias is wearing a battered camo hat, Carhartt pants and a hoodie. He rubs his goatee and...

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A Well Driller's Life

(July 31, 2014) Talk to a well driller long enough, and his devotion to making water gush up for yet another happy homeowner (or farmer or dope grower) becomes infectious. Makes you want...

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Re-Planned Parenthood

North Coast clinic gets new managers and a new name

(July 31, 2014) There's a shuffle of nomenclature going on at the North Coast's only Planned Parenthood clinic, which is about to take on new management. But despite recent money problems, people involved...

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Fighter Down

A local man works to walk again as his injury shines a spotlight on Trinidad's fight night

(July 24, 2014) It's a sunny morning, and Steve Watts is sitting in a motorized wheelchair in the courtyard of a Santa Clara spinal injury rehabilitation center, his mother by his side. Watts,...

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McKinleyville Natural Foods?

Business bustle where the horses have the right of way

(July 24, 2014) It's a cloudless June day and Eureka Natural Foods owner Rick Littlefield is standing on Central Avenue in McKinleyville as the Pony Express Days parade kicks into high gear. He...

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My House is Your Hotel

As alternative lodging sites soar in popularity, regulators sharpen their gaze

(July 17, 2014) Tom and Kath Collom's home sits in a short row of similarly pointy-roofed, 1902 saltbox Victorians in a semi-industrial neighborhood just north of Eureka's Old Town. The bay is close...

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State of Jefferson

The West Side community center blooms from the cracks

(July 17, 2014) There's life back in Jefferson School. A couple of years ago, the burgeoning warmth that now fills the hallways, classrooms, kitchen and grounds could only be imagined. Now, the chatter...

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Big Trees

Old-growth gurus talk about growing forests for the future

(July 17, 2014) About 70 forest lovers and tree studiers gathered recently up at Humboldt State University to listen to two "gurus" of the old growth forest realm engage in a discussion about...

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Point of No Return?

With the Green Rush and the drought colliding this summer, is it too late to save Humboldt's watersheds?

(July 10, 2014) As the golden state turns brown, there's a debate raging, pitting fishermen against ranchers, farmers against environmental groups and Sacramento bureaucrats against rural landowners throughout the state. With a state...

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Hidden on Public Land

Enviro groups push Forest Service to release pot maps

(July 10, 2014) While there's little debate that marijuana grows on public land are hazardous to the public and the environment, there is some strife between environmental groups and the agencies that are...

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