Interview with a Ganjier

Interview with a Ganjier

(July 31, 2014) Wind your way just north of Garberville, through the narrow driveway behind the Renner gas station and, if you can find a place to park, you're in OG Kush heaven....

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Rio Dry

A fight over an old pipeline and water woes grip Rio Dell as a rebranding effort takes hold

(July 31, 2014) Josh and Jaime Gay have begun keeping buckets in their shower. The initial runoff as the water heats up is collected and then lugged next door so their neighbor can...

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Rio Dell Rising

(July 31, 2014) We're all just poor folks and we just want low-income people here." Adam Dias is wearing a battered camo hat, Carhartt pants and a hoodie. He rubs his goatee and...

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A Well Driller's Life

(July 31, 2014) Talk to a well driller long enough, and his devotion to making water gush up for yet another happy homeowner (or farmer or dope grower) becomes infectious. Makes you want...

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Re-Planned Parenthood

North Coast clinic gets new managers and a new name

(July 31, 2014) There's a shuffle of nomenclature going on at the North Coast's only Planned Parenthood clinic, which is about to take on new management. But despite recent money problems, people involved...

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Fighter Down

A local man works to walk again as his injury shines a spotlight on Trinidad's fight night

(July 24, 2014) It's a sunny morning, and Steve Watts is sitting in a motorized wheelchair in the courtyard of a Santa Clara spinal injury rehabilitation center, his mother by his side. Watts,...

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McKinleyville Natural Foods?

Business bustle where the horses have the right of way

(July 24, 2014) It's a cloudless June day and Eureka Natural Foods owner Rick Littlefield is standing on Central Avenue in McKinleyville as the Pony Express Days parade kicks into high gear. He...

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Poo-pooing Pot Ads

(July 24, 2014) The National Guard has been called in to assist a massive bust on Yurok Tribal lands. Seventy marijuana grows are being targeted for "eradication," according to a press release from...

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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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in our blogs...

Feds: Want Extra Water? Show Us Dead Fish

(August 1, 2014) An appeal from the Hoopa Tribe for more water down the Trinity River yielded no increase, as the Secretary of the Interior announced this week that extra flows, requested to...

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Crime in Eureka

(July 30, 2014) The Eureka Police Department is releasing quarterly crime reports of data and trends in order to, as an EPD news release says, "drive a greater awareness of crime and demonstrate [the...

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Operation Yurok Wraps With No Arrests

(July 28, 2014) A three-day law enforcement sweep of marijuana grow sites on Yurok Tribal lands last week yielded 13,000 plants, 300 pounds, seven guns, zero arrests and a very short press release....

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