Young and Hungry

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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County Seeks to Quell Smell

(March 2, 2017) Every election voters receive a small booklet of information that includes a list of candidates, descriptions of upcoming ballot measures and arguments for and against them. Most of us...

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Last Night at Roy's

A Eureka institution turns out the lights

(February 23, 2017) A little after 5 p.m. on Saturday, the sky over Old Town Eureka is dark enough for the neon sign in front of Roy's Club Italian Restaurant to cast...

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in our blogs...

TL;DR: The Innovate Business Challenge

(March 26, 2017) Happy Sunday! Too busy to read all of this week’s story about Humboldt County Office of Education’s Innovate Business Challenge? We get it. Here’s the elevator pitch: Since 2010,...

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The Kids are More Than Alright

(March 25, 2017) The Humboldt State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communication just found out a story its investigative reporting students authored for the Journal placed in the Society of Professional Journalists...

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In 'Crisis,' Yuroks Suspend Commercial Salmon Season

(March 25, 2017) For the second year in a row, the Yurok Tribe will not have a commercial fishery — a devastating blow to the tribe’s culture and economy. “We are in...

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