The North Coast Journal

of Politics, People and Art

Vol. VIII, Issue 5
serving Humboldt County


Editor and Publisher: Judy Hodgson
Art Director/Production Manager: Carolyn Fernandez
Copy Editor: Howard Seemann
Staff Writer and Calendar: Jim Hight
Contributing Writers: Wally Graves, Betty Thompson,
Terry Kramer, Maka MacKenna, Tim Martin

Photographers: Brandi Easter, Patricia Wilson
Graphic Design/Production: Rita Pender, Cindy Noble
Advertising Sales: Carla Strope, Colleen Luttrell
Office Manager/Production Assistant: Grace Kerr


May 1997

Cover of the May 1997 NCJ
On the cover: Photos by Brandi Easter

COVER STORY

"THE NEW MAJORITY" by Judy Hodgson
Paul Kirk joins forces with Supervisors Bonnie Neely and Roger Rodoni
to oust the county administrative officer and Planning Department director.

ESSAY

"HEAVENLY BODIES" by Wally Graves
"Here we face a collision between the 3-D world ...
in confrontation with the spirit world of afterlife, heaven, and hell."

SPECIAL REPORT

"TROUBLE ON H ST."by Jim Hight
"Conflicts erupt in every corner of Humboldt County, where one person's
"viewshed" or wildlife habitat is another's productive asset. ..."
Tom Conlon, the county's former planning director, was right in the middle of these conflicts.

OUTDOORS

"TALKIN' TURKEY"by Tim Martin
"Matching wits and losing to a creature endowed with a brain the size of
a walnut can be humiliating. McKinleyville's Nathen Hinkle will attest to that."

DEPARTMENTS

PUBLISHER
"WHY THE BROWN ACT MATTERS" by Judy Hodgson

"If this new board majority is taking [Humboldt] county in a bold new
direction based in part on these closed sessions, the public has a right to know. ..."

LETTERS

UPFRONT
Humboldt County news


COLUMNS

FUNNY BUSINESS
"FLIRTIN' WITH DISASTER" by Maka MacKenna
"It's hard for me to understand why comets got such a bad rap as portenders of disaster.
I think the comet is kind of cute. Comets are the warm fuzzies of the firmament. ..."

GARDEN
"NATURAL PEST CONTROLS" by Terry Kramer

"Today we realize the fragility of our environment and can now control
almost any garden pest without using destructive chemicals. ..."

FOOD
"A TASTE OF TEX MEX" by Betty Thompson

"Tex Mex food with its regional variations, can best be described
as Texas variations on a Mexican theme. ... "

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