Past Lives of the Coral Sea

Past Lives of the Coral Sea

Diving dogs, treasure hunters and drug smugglers, ahoy!

(March 30, 2017) After sitting neglected in a Florida harbor for weeks, home only to some dirty dishes and a feral cat that lived in the engine room, the Coral Sea was wired...

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Red Handed

EPD's new serial shoplifter policy: deterrent or overreach?

(March 30, 2017) The Eureka Police Department has a new weapon in its arsenal to combat serial shoplifters: The threat of jail time. Dogged by complaints that, due to realignment and a...

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Young and Hungry

Humboldt's next generation of entrepreneurs and the plot to keep them here

(March 23, 2017) The students in the first period culinary arts class at Zoe Barnum High School are restless. They check their phones and turn around in their chairs to talk to...

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Playing Hardball

Eureka City Schools takes charter school to court

(March 23, 2017) The harbinger of Eureka City Schools' controversial proposal to cap transfers in an effort to stem the tide of students leaving for other districts — taking the state funding that...

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40 Acres and a Permit

Cannabis cultivation applications send rural property values skyrocketing

(March 16, 2017) Kris Sundeen, who has worked in local real estate for more than a decade, clearly remembers the day he realized the market was about to explode. It was early...

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The Carrot and the Stick

While urging compliance, county does little to ramp up enforcement

(March 16, 2017) By law enforcement estimates, there are about 10,000 marijuana farms in Humboldt County. About 2,300 of them have applied for the county permits needed to legitimize under local and...

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Culture Change

Two men, two towns and a shared vision

(March 16, 2017) Mark Rowley has spent just about all of his 62 years in Willow Creek and says he's never been tempted to move. That is, until now. Why — after...

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A Budding Industry

The rise of cannabis consultancy

(March 16, 2017) In marijuana country, you get used to not seeing your farmer friends for months at a time as they prepare their sites, tend their plants and deal with the...

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Hello and Goodbye

The current and future county superintendents weigh in on the state of education in Humboldt

(March 9, 2017) For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Humboldt County Office of Education will soon be under new leadership. With Garry Eagles set to retire later this month after...

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Steelhead Days

A Humboldt fishing contest gives you three months to land a catch. It may not be enough.

(March 9, 2017) The life of a steelhead fisherman isn't recommended. Nor is the life of someone dating a steelhead fisherman, for that matter, as a steelhead fishermen's life is one filled with...

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The Trump Card

With pot-related asset seizures poised to plummet, the new administration could be a game changer

(March 2, 2017) There's no doubt that marijuana money plays a pivotal role in Humboldt County's economy, not only buoying the balance sheets of local businesses but also the budgets of local...

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in our blogs...

UPDATE: Man Killed in Alderpoint Stabbing Identified

(March 30, 2017) UPDATE: The sheriff’s office identified the man killed in an Alderpoint stabbing this week as Eugene Arnold Minikel, 37, of Redway. “This investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been...

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Ruling Puts Martens Up For Endangered Species Reconsideration

(March 28, 2017) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will likely need to revisit providing endangered species protections to the coastal marten after a federal court judge today overturned the agency’s decision not...

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Deputy Public Defenders Tell Supes New Boss is 'Unqualified'

(March 28, 2017) In an unprecedented move, all nine Humboldt County deputy public defenders sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors on Friday urging it to reconsider the recent hiring of their...

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