Merv's World

Merv's World

He makes regalia, bangs rock 'n' roll drums, races boats and, now, leads the Six Rivers National Forest

(September 11, 2014) Here's a funny story, Merv George Jr. says, leaning slightly forward in his chair and smiling. It's mid-August, George is just a couple weeks into his new role as the...

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Homeless Museum

(September 11, 2014) Long-overdue repairs on the Carson Block — that massive edifice at the intersection of Third and F streets in Eureka that was once the largest office building north of San...

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Pot's a Pain for Painkillers

(September 11, 2014) America's consumption of opioids — legal pain meds — has been in the news for years. People are taking more pills for more maladies. And many are dying. By 2011,...

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City Lights Up

(September 4, 2014) Business owners near Las Vegas' most famous roadway face a unique design review problem: Because of a city-approved "scenic byway" designation, any business located on Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara...

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Richmond Reflects

HSU's retiring president looks back, and forward, in his own words

(September 4, 2014) Thirteen years ago, Rollin Richmond came to Arcata as Humboldt State University's new president and surveyed a campus in crisis. There were the frayed relations with the city of Arcata...

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The Importance of Why

North Coast schools brace for a new era of education

(August 28, 2014) Raise your hand if you think you can solve an eighth grade math problem. If you came up during the learn-and-burn era of teaching in the 1990s and 2000s in...

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Let it Flow

The Trinity River gets more water

(August 28, 2014) Tribal leaders praised the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's decision, announced Aug. 22, to let more water out of Trinity River reservoir to improve conditions for the fall run of Chinook...

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Campus Couture

On the first day of school at HSU

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Weed All Around

(August 28, 2014) East: A California marijuana lobby is growing like, well ... , with representatives most recently tapping growers in Willow Creek for cash and pledges upwards of $5,000 and a...

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Ground Breaking

Lisa Rossbacher takes over as Humboldt State's new president

(August 21, 2014) Lisa Rossbacher hiked all around campus on her first day on the job, July 14, as Humboldt State University's new president, meeting the people who keep the place humming —...

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The Politics of Water

Chesbro's 'no' vote underscores changes coming in January

(August 21, 2014) It was one of those few feel-good moments of unity in Sacramento. After months of wrangling, and with a deadline looming, the Legislature had just combined to vote 114-2 in...

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in our blogs...

UPDATED: Woman Identified in Fatal Arcata Fire

(September 15, 2014) SECOND UPDATE: The Arcata police and fire departments issued a joint press release today stating that their joint investigation has revealed that 52-year-old Kelly Maureen Nichols likely started the...

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UPDATED: CR Prez to Retire

(September 15, 2014) After two years leading College of the Redwoods, President Kathryn Smith announced in an email to staff Friday that she'll be retiring at the conclusion of her contract, which runs...

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Paddle with Pride

(September 14, 2014) It was a busy Saturday on Eureka's Waterfront. The Pride festival razzled, while Paddlefest dazzled. Journal contributor Alexander Woodard was there to catch all the action.[image-10][image-12]...

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