'The Future is Ours'

'The Future is Ours'

Three Humboldt high school seniors you need to know

(May 28, 2015) In the coming weeks, hundreds of Humboldt County high school students will take their diplomas and cross the thresholds toward the rest of their lives. Some will head off to...

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Vacancy on the Bench

A judge's retirement leaves governor to appoint Humboldt's next robe

(May 28, 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 May 20...

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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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Seventh Drowning Death of 2015: Don't Assume a Shallow River is a Safe River

(June 2, 2015) The May 27 drowning death of Brian H. Hone in the Trinity River was the seventh such incident in 2015. Hone, 27, was overcome by the swift current immediately after...

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Who's Going to Put Out the Fire? Volunteer Firefighters Aging Out of the Service

(May 30, 2015) The ranks of volunteer fire departments are dwindling for lack of fresh faces. The New York Times reported on this trend last year, citing several factors including a shift...

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Gavin Newsom Photobombs Garberville

(May 29, 2015) Just about every name in North Coast weed was there; packed into a sweaty, crowded theater for a glimpse at California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Selfies with the photogenic former...

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