Re: “Study: Humboldt May Need $2.5 Billion by 2040 to Combat Sea-Level Rise

All the articles out recently talk about building retainer walls. With the technology that we have with Drilling, it would make more sense to dredge and drill in various places around the world at the ocean bottom to help alleviate and redirect the rising tides one article I recently read also suggested building man-made lakes along coastlines.

Posted by spowers on 06/25/2019 at 9:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CHP IDs Three Killed in Crash on Patrick's Point Drive

so many deaths lately.. please wear your seatbelt. my brother might be here. had he had his on years ago..

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Posted by Laurie Lynn LaMar on 06/25/2019 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Fatal Crash on State Route 36

More patrolling is needed on 36. More routine stops and check points are needed on 36. Seems there have been more accidents on 36 in the past weeks than on coastal highways. Sound like this accident happened on a Sunday. Maybe I am to critical but with the amount of traffic on 36 a lot more patrolling is needed.

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Posted by MaryZ on 06/24/2019 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Summer of Fun Listings

Are there summer classes in Ceramics for adults ?

Posted by Rebecca Padilla on 06/22/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “The Gray Whale Die-off

Please remember the local stranding network. Northcoast Marine Mammal Center Stranding line 707 - 951-4722. We cover Humboldt & del Norte counties

Posted by Lynda Sale-Stockton on 06/21/2019 at 6:14 PM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

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Posted by mrs marian on 06/21/2019 at 5:45 PM

Re: “'So Savage and Relevant'

Just a guy, but loved (1) JFC's essay (2) this response. Never too late for a dude to wake up (again!)

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Posted by barryevans on 06/20/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Lunch and Legacy at Chin's

The stunning photo got my attention. Great story!

Posted by Joy Dellas on 06/19/2019 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Vote for the Best of Humboldt

Andy abbot's standard of quality sets a new bar for the local industry.From ingredients to service. You won't find better.

Posted by Matthew Anderson on 06/19/2019 at 7:35 PM

Re: “In the Wind

Cape Mendocino is the westernmost point in Humboldt County and the entire state of California. It is one of the most seismically active areas in the US. There is a huge haystack shaped rock offshore at the point that is so large it is considered an island. Sugarloaf Island, as it is called, is visible from Mattole Road. You can view it from seven miles away if you go south to McNutt Gulch just as Mattole Rd. turns inland from the ocean. This iconic landmark is 328 feet tall. Terra Gen is proposing 60 industrial wind turbines that are 600 feet tall, with flashing red lights on , built on the highest point in southern Humboldt. They admitted they have never built in an area similar to this one. The rotors are 400' in diameter with tip speeds of 300 miles per hour. And they said they will repower with larger ones eventually. Bear River Ridge and Monument Ridge are hazardous and very hazardous for wildfires. Industrial wind turbines do catch on fire. These fires are impossible to put out. High winds come from the north and would send unstoppable forest fires directly into the Rockefeller Grove of old growth redwoods, largest remaining stand in the world. There are landslides, extreme rainfall and erosion in the winter. Many threatened species of raptors and bats will be destroyed by these mega machines and the remarkable beauty of this easily accessible, historically important, location desecrated. These are interesting websites, most telling what others who are living with industrial wind turbines have found out. I believe this project would be a huge mistake for Humboldt County.!topic/mattole/rJOu85-Mi1M

Posted by Dan B on 06/18/2019 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Four Timber Protesters Arrested in Rio Dell

It would be nice to know how to contribute to the defense fund for these protesters!

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Posted by Dave Carlson on 06/18/2019 at 8:24 AM

Re: “This is Not a Weed Tampon

This might be my favorite thing you've ever written, Jen. Hahahah

Posted by Monica1 on 06/17/2019 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

If you don't know what a ship is you can't see a ship but you can see an identical set of shapes and colors and know it's something unknown. The light still reaches your eyes. Your eyes still gather it in.

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Posted by Kaiser Basileus on 06/17/2019 at 6:28 AM

Re: “EPD Seeks Suspect in Possible Hate Crime

Which Starbucks was this: the one on Myrtle, or the one on 5th Street?

Posted by Diane Mettam on 06/16/2019 at 4:48 PM

Re: “The Case for Impeachment

A congressman with Derangement Syndrome. Not good for the people or country. When will he light his hair on fire?

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Posted by Freedom is not Free on 06/16/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Yurok Tribe Awarded UN Honor for Forest Management Practices

I am proud to have had an association with the Yurok Tribe which involved returning to them my NW California Collection of 2,047 baskets and Objects of Culture. They are SUCH a fine organization, forward looking and pro-active, and I was happy to see what I had gathered over some 60 years go home at last. Tom O'Roarke was Tribal Chairman at that time, and his devotion to his tribe and to his culture was both inspiring and moving. Instead of attacking "Us Collectors," the Tribe recognized our contributions (in terms of having gathered and protected the Tribal Culture) and dealt with me very fairly.

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Posted by Mary Lou Walbergh on 06/15/2019 at 3:43 PM

Re: “In the Wind

Sylvia De Rooy is spot-on. The last article on the proposed wind turbines should not have been published. It just isn't Journal-quality.

As I stated in my comment on the story, why not send a photographer up there to take photos from Monument Gate south? You don't have to trespass.

Why not send a photographer up to Bear River Ridge to take photos of the grasslands? The propaganda in the story The Journal wrote about the grasslands not being pristine is hogwash. Maybe they aren't seemingly "pristine" from the road and where there is evidence of human civilization, but if a rancher allows you a walk, take it and tell me those grasslands are not pristine. Take a drive down into Bear River (it's one-way unless you have permission to drive through to Mattole).

Instead, what does The Journal give us? A propaganda photo from the project applicant that is not verified by any third-party source as being realistic. Who says that is what the turbines will look like? They may very well look like that, but why is The Journal printing it without any objective third-party architectural or other related firm taking a look at it and analyzing whether the scale is realistic and honest? By not taking those steps and publishing that photo, The Journal is just perpetuating the self-serving information from a party that has a huge stake in this project. Not kosher.

Furthermore, when is it OK to allow the taking of marbled murrelets? I'm a veteran of the timber wars, having argued mostly in editorials and columns on behalf of not shutting down all logging. Now that is has mostly been shut down, and the fact that environmentalists were correct about marbled murrelets and spotted owls, I cannot believe the Humboldt community will just idly sit by and accept the taking of even one marbled murrelet, considering what has been sacrificed to help bring their numbers back.

The Journal needs to up its game on this issue. While other coverage is good, on this issue it's a fail so far.

Posted by Glenn Thomas Franco on 06/15/2019 at 8:36 AM

Re: “The Cost of Wind

What would it take for The Journal to send a photographer up to Monument Gate, shoot some shots south of it along the ridge? You don't have to trespass. You can also shoot down into the valley to show how close they are together.

Same thing for Bear River but you could actually pay a photographer's gas mileage to drive the mostly gravel-dirt road between Rio Dell and Ferndale (on the Bear River Road part) and take photos of the prairie. It is unparalleled beauty that has not been harmed by ranchers. That is just a libel against ranchers. In fact, there is a grass-fed livestock ranch up there. Check it out. Check out the quality of the grasslands and tell me it isn't pristine.

The forests are another story. Too much over-logging in most places, but that doesn't justify a project that also has its huge carbon footprint.

And who will remove the reinforced (hopefully) cement pads these gigantic wind turbines will be placed on? When will that be done? When the project shuts down? Or never? To justify such environmental pollution while saying ranching has made the grasslands of Bear River less pristine is just hogwash. Furthermore, without an elk herd for decades, those very same cattle helped keep the prairie in a more-pristine state. (If you don't believe the value of cattle and range, check out what environmentalists are doing in South Africa and other southern African nations where desertification is posing a threat.) Bad ranching is harmful just like bad logging just like bad wind projects.

That doesn't justify the taking of marbled murrelets justified by a former EPIC employee.

The Journal needs to do a much better job than this story, which should have not have been published without being sent back and further research and writing required. It's one that doesn't make the cut. I'm surprised The Journal published it.

Posted by Glenn Thomas Franco on 06/15/2019 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Wagging the Dog

The City Council would do well to follow Mr. Greenson's well-reasoned advice. The coverage and this opinion in The Journal prove, once again, that The Journal is the only countywide publication that does a decent job covering such important issues.

Humboldt Made's board, by the same token, should ask its director why she didn't personally oversee the bid's submission. Whenever I submitted bids for Eel River Disposal, I did it myself. And a manager should never blame staff. The buck stops with the manager.

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Posted by Glenn Thomas Franco on 06/14/2019 at 8:00 PM

Re: “After 70 Years, Remains of Eureka Man Killed in Korean War Return Home

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Posted by Rose Stone on 06/14/2019 at 7:27 PM

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