All the News That's Pot

(October 30, 2014) High Times, the venerable marijuana magazine found in headshops and behind cardboard at your favorite corner liquor store, turned 40 recently. In celebration, the magazine released a coffee table book,...

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Albert and the Baskets

The Clarke gains a collection that reveals a tradition saved

(October 30, 2014) The women in her family made baskets — Yurok, Karuk and Hupa women who, since time immemorial, went into the woods and hills to gather sticks and bark, lily stems...

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A Big Stick

(October 23, 2014) With law enforcement raids and private paramilitary security agencies running through Humboldt's hills enough to strike fear in the hearts of marijuana growers, one of California's previously benign regulatory agencies...

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Amid the death rattles of one of America's last company towns, local historian Jerry Rohde looks back. An excerpt from Both Sides of the Bluff History of Humboldt County Places

(October 23, 2014) Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from local historian Jerry Rohde's recently released book, Both Sides of the Bluff: History of Humboldt County Places. An extensively researched chronicle more...

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Viacom Zaps Suddenlink

The Humboldt television ripple

(October 23, 2014) If you are a Suddenlink cable subscriber, on Oct. 1 you lost your MTV and can't get your news from the Daily Show's Jon Stewart anymore. Instead you've now got Oprah...

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Do bankruptcy filings tell us anything about Eureka's Ward 3 candidates?

(October 23, 2014) A local blogger cast the first stone, reporting that Kim Bergel, a candidate to represent Eureka's Ward 3 on the city council, filed for bankruptcy a couple of years ago....

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Would a 33 percent minimum wage raise mean business boom or doom?

(October 16, 2014) Zack Thiesen has worked minimum wage jobs since he was a teenager. The thin 29 year old, with large sideburns and dark hair tucked behind his ears, says he's installed...

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Arcata's smoking ban do-over

(October 16, 2014) Barry Lee's dental office, on the southwest corner at J and 10th streets in Arcata, is a tranquil converted home, its bright green lawn sunken below the sidewalk and speckled...

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(October 16, 2014) While California can't even get reasonable medical marijuana regulations on the books, our neighbors to the north will vote on legalization in November. A June poll showed the Beaver State...

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Stand Down

Portraits of veterans

(October 9, 2014) To "stand down" in combat is to take a recuperative break from the action. Events such as the North Coast Stand Down, held Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 at the...

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Checking Out

(October 9, 2014) When Santa Rosa resident Gabriel Bronsztein checked his credit card statement recently, he was shocked. There, next to the listing from Arcata's Hampton Inn & Suites, was a nearly $500...

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in our blogs...

Tour the Brew: Lost Coast's New Facility

(October 29, 2014) Congressman Jarad Huffman was in town last weekend for a fundraiser and tours that included one of the brand new, up and running, $27 million Lost Coast Brewery facility...

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Update to Two Homicides Investigated: Victim ID'd

(October 29, 2014) Partially skeletonized human remains discovered Oct. 14 in a Garberville transient camp next to U.S. Highway 101 have been identified as 30-year-old Robert James Flaherty of Sugarcreek, Ohio, according to...

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Fundraise the Roof

(October 28, 2014) On the rooftop of an old two story colonial revival house in Eureka, missing shingles threaten the preservation of Humboldt County’s history. During a late September rain, water spills over...

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