My House is Your Hotel

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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Synth Banned

(July 17, 2014) Synthetic weed. Let that sink in for a minute. Talk about complicating things. A small, brightly colored foil packet — like ones filled with vitamin powder — labeled "Not For...

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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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Concrete concerns

How a noticing error sent Willow Creek in a tizzy

(July 10, 2014) The letters paint a dire picture, with talk of birth defects, heart attacks and premature death. They warn of an industrial operation that will spew mercury, hydrocarbons and other toxics...

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Free Pot, Free Pot Research!

(July 10, 2014) In a move sure to surprise no Rush listeners, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously earlier this month to give city residents free pot. The granola-friendly East Bay burb, which...

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Faces of Humboldt Photo Contest

(July 3, 2014) What's in a Face? All five senses dwell there, competing for the mind's attention. Your emotions are most acutely expressed by the twitch of your cheek and brow muscles. The...

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Hog Riled

Pig ranchers lose their only local USDA-approved slaughterhouse

(July 3, 2014) Humboldt County's pigs recently got a stay of execution, of sorts. A blessing for them, perhaps, but a whole trough of trouble for the many local hog raisers who lost...

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Locals

(July 3, 2014) You never stop being from where you're from, but you stop being a local by degrees. You get a house in town and don't make as many of those long...

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Homicide Suspect, Victim Identified

(July 21, 2014) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a homicide Friday night as 49-year-old Neil Eugene Decker, of Alderpoint, and suspect his killer was 30-year-old Matthew Aaron Brown,...

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Tax Delinquent Arkley Properties Paid Off in Eleventh Hour

(July 20, 2014) If you’ve trained your eye not skip over those black and white legal notices in the back of the Journal like we have, you may have noticed a big long...

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Goodbye, Jack Mays

(July 18, 2014) Artist Jack Mays, colorful chronicler of Ferndale, has died, The Ferndale Enterprise reports. Mays had battled cancer since 2004 — living nearly a decade longer than the doctors had predicted he would,...

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