How the Hoopa Valley exemplifies the gaps in Humboldt's animal control services

(November 19, 2015) On the morning of the puppy rescue, Shannon Townsend gets unwelcome news: The veterinarian is not coming. Townsend says a few unhappy words into the phone, takes a deep...

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A Running Start

County nabs $20 million in state funds for new transitional jail facility

(November 19, 2015) The Humboldt County jail has always had doors, but officials are hoping a $20 million state grant will keep them from revolving. Sheriff Mike Downey announced last week that...

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'Escalating Behavior'

A chilling picture of Arcata's latest murder suspect

(November 19, 2015) Twelve days before Richard Dean allegedly stabbed a 52-year-old man to death in his Arcata apartment, unprovoked, a restraining order was issued against the 18-year-old in Hoopa Valley Tribal Court....

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Curtis Otto Was a Painter

(November 12, 2015) Only a handful of painted scrap panels leaned against the steps and shrubs outside Curtis Otto's orange stucco house on Eureka's E Street. The crowd of oil paintings that...

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Funding Hunt Begins for McKinleyville Community Forest

(November 12, 2015) A partnership between a land trust, a timber company and a community services district is seeking to conserve thousands of acres of timberlands and establish a new community forest...

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A Place to Go

Southern Humboldt considers public restrooms as transient tensions mount

(November 12, 2015) "We didn't want this to be a polarizing thing in the community," says Robert Froelich. Yet the idea of a public restroom in Garberville has become — and has long...

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The Ripple Effect

Once homeless, once an addict, Kathy Anderson believes her lawsuit may forever change Eureka.

(November 5, 2015) A rat scurried into the open, sniffed the charred remnants of some tin cans in a burn pile, then darted back into the bushes. The sunlight filtered through the...

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Fire in the Six

A debriefing meeting highlights a collaborative forest management effort and the work that lies ahead

(November 5, 2015) The rains may have started, but locals and top officials of the Six Rivers National Forest met in Orleans recently for a candid look at the summer's wildfires, especially the...

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Getting Compliant

Locals react to California's new medical marijuana rules

(October 29, 2015) With a motion of his wrist, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this month a broad set of regulations designed to rein in the state's massive, unruly medical marijuana...

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'Covering your Own Trial'

The Fair Association lawsuit gets nasty and the Enterprise has the scoop

(October 29, 2015) Back in February 2013, the Journal ran a cover story about Stuart and Caroline Titus under the headline: "Ferndale Gothic: She runs the newspaper. He's the mayor and the...

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The Pitchfork and the Mouse

Does social media help or hinder public safety?

(October 22, 2015) It was a hot August afternoon when Robert Joseph Walters, 59, died on the steps of the Garberville County Courthouse. Walters, native to Alderpoint, had left the nearby hospital...

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in our blogs...

Yurok Tribe Mourns the Death of Troy Fletcher

(November 24, 2015) Troy Fletcher, the longtime executive director of the Yurok Tribe and one of the initial linchpins in the original Klamath Basin Restoration Agreements, died unexpectedly Friday after suffering a heart...

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HumBug: Scaly Protection

(November 22, 2015) The order of butterflies and moths, Lepidoptera, gets its name from Greek words meaning “scale wings.” Like a mosaic, those scales make up each species' distinctive markings. Listed in...

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Welcome to Humboldt: New DHHS Director Says She's "Excited"

(November 22, 2015) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors announced this week that it's made a hire to head the county's largest department, the much-beleaguered Department of Health and Human Services.  Kristin Brinks,...

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