The War on Hippie Christmas

The War on Hippie Christmas

How do-gooders and charities stole a scavenger's dream holiday

(May 21, 2015) Make no mistake, there is a war playing out on Humboldt State University's campus. A way of life is under siege. For decades, as the final days of a school...

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From the River to the Streets

Sheriff's office rousts Fortuna's largest encampment

(May 21, 2015) While camp sweeps have gotten their fair share of coverage in Eureka, the Friendly City to the south is weathering its own issues related to Humboldt's homeless. A longstanding camp...

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Summer of Fun

Humboldt County has a wealth of organized summer activities for young people.

(May 14, 2015) Arcata Camp Combo. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. City of Arcata, Arcata. Ages 5-14. Register for mornings at Redwood Day Camp, Mini Movers Dance, Dance, Skate, or Theater Camps (9 a.m.-1...

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'This Devaluation of Human Life'

Humboldt's record homicide rate continues with Arcata slaying

(May 14, 2015) Humboldt County homicides are continuing at a rate unprecedented in recent history. Arcata police responded to the 2000 block of Eastern Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, May 9, to...

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Upstream Battle

A veteran and a community make a run for the Klamath

(May 7, 2015) Driving up State Route 96 on a spring morning, it's hard not to let your worries melt away. The inviting curves of the roadway snake through the verdant hills, the...

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Reckoning Day

Even with a freshly passed tax extension, Eureka faces millions in cuts. What happened?

(May 7, 2015) It seems Eureka's days of fiscal reckoning are upon us. "The problem is the city has kicked the can down the road as far as it could. Now it's at...

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Growing the Machine

The local marijuana industry has united. Now comes the hard part.

(April 30, 2015) Depending who you ask, it was the pitch of a snake oil salesman or Humboldt County marijuana farmers' version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. Whatever...

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A Dangerous Playground

Eureka settles kiln case for $400K, looks to limit ongoing liability

(April 30, 2015) If the city of Eureka didn't have enough to worry about at the Devil's Playground behind the Bayshore Mall, a recent jury verdict and settlement underscore that the graffiti-covered concrete...

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Spring in Humboldt

When the world seems new

(April 23, 2015) Air bright with sun-charged droplets floods the valleys. Wind kicks up, the sun climbs higher, and the turmoil and energy spur on the clouds, ripple lagoons, quicken the glittering rivers...

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'Not a Police Problem'

Tired of sweeps, Eureka eyes designated homeless campground

(April 23, 2015) Trish stood in front of her tent petting her medium-sized, black and brown dog as gusts of wind rustled the nearby brush and dozens of police officers scoured the area,...

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Paul Sever's Wilderness

The Lost Coast Trail and the man who keeps it wild

(April 16, 2015) The thick fog north of Black Sands Beach quickly masks the hikers I had met the day before as they pass by, heading south. Like myself, they had started the...

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in our blogs...

Kinetic Primer: A Photo Essay by Mark Larson

(May 22, 2015) “Kinetics is for everyone,” according to the official rules for Humboldt’s human-powered sculpture race, and Rule A reads, “Amusement is the gift we give and get, so all KGC...

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Watson Hanging up His Robe

(May 21, 2015) Humboldt County Superior Court Judge W. Bruce Watson is leaving the bench. Watson’s six-year term was slated to run through the end of next year, but he announced today that...

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Arcata's Medical Marijuana Innovation Area Gets a Go-ahead

(May 21, 2015) The Arcata City Council played to a packed house last night as the public weighed in on a proposal for a Medical Marijuana Innovation Area. The council ultimately voted unanimously...

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