Photos from Trinidad Fish Fest

(June 18, 2019) A large Father's Day crowd found their way to the 62nd annual Trinidad Fish Festival on Sunday, which featured the usual salmon barbecue lunch (with fish imported from Oregon)....

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Photos from Oyster Fest 2019

(June 17, 2019) The 29th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival managed to pack the Arcata Plaza with thousands of attendees on Saturday, despite some unusual drama in the days before the event....

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Vote for the Best of Humboldt

Voting ends June 30

(June 13, 2019) Cast your ballot, have you heard? It’s Best of Humboldt – spread the word! So, like, everyone is talking about it. Yeah, Best of Humboldt — only the biggest...

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All Creatures Great and Small

Biggest Little Farm, Dark Phoenix and Secret Life of Pets 2

(June 13, 2019) Reviews THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM. John and Molly Chester give up city jobs and buy a dilapidated farm with the goal of a) keeping a promise to their dog and...

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Cabaret Plays in Eureka

(June 13, 2019) Eureka's sky does ominous so well! The unswerving day makes orderly retreat Down C Street, where mean hubcaps cast a spell From 101, subwoofers on the beat. Around the world...

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The Women Behind the Trees

Laura and James Wasserman's Who Saved the Redwoods? The Unsung Heroines of the 1920s Who Fought for Our Redwood Forests

(June 6, 2019) On Nov. 10, 1924, the Pacific Lumber Co. began secretly logging its timberland near the mouth of the South Fork Eel River. The plan was to cut a right-of-way through...

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Better than Maybe

Ali Wong and Randall Park take on the rom-com

(June 6, 2019) Reviews ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE. It can be challenging for me to find an entry point with romantic comedies. Not that I dislike them (though to be honest I would...

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The Aging Entomologist

(June 6, 2019) Dedicated to my friend Tony Humbugs Westkamper and his lovely wife Hadassah The aging entomologist won his fair lady             not with blandishments of  youth –                         dancing,                                     archery,                                                 bumpers of beer,                                                             dark-side...

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The Boys of Summer Fog: Photos from Crabs Opening Weekend

(June 4, 2019) Back for their 75th season, the Humboldt Crabs baseball team's first game on Friday night at the Arcata Ballpark ended in an 8-3 loss to the Corvallis Knights. (Read...

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Punk and the Working Stiff

Ian Carey's Blunder-Bus at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

(May 30, 2019) Ian Carey's solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art features large mixed-media figures with elements of collage. More painted figures than figure paintings, they've been clipped like paper...

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Overachievers Gone Wild


(May 30, 2019) Reviews BOOKSMART. Unless you're one of those people who has the sun shining on them every day, high school can be tricky to navigate. Whether it's infuriating or merely...

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(May 30, 2019) Is not an equation Waiting for resolution. It is the Sun rising Chasing darkness Into the corners Of mindfulness, Letting Go......

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In Transition

Dell'Arte Thesis Festival and NCRT's Cabaret

(May 23, 2019) Thesis Festival Dell'Arte's annual Thesis Festival represents the graduating MFA students' transition to the world beyond school — a world to which they will bring the totality of their three-year...

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Man of the Hour

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

(May 23, 2019) Reviews JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM. As we struggle for footing on the shifting sands of national leadership in constant cartoon crisis, a broader geopolitical landscape tilting toward global...

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Raggedy Rainbow

(May 23, 2019) My colors aren't quite shining, on this dim lit day. I'm usually pinks and purples, now I'm just plain grey. People see right through me, although I shine quite bright....

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The Big Dipper

(May 16, 2019) Dangles above the coastline Where countless stars and waves Welcome me home. One of these stars Is extremely rare Having immigrated From a Dwarf Galaxy Far, far away… All...

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Photos from the First Leg of the Redwood Coast Music Fest

(May 14, 2019) The first 36 hours of the four-day 29th annual Redwood Coast Music Festival in Eureka started off under sunny skies this year, thanks to the change in dates from...

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Nominate Your Favorites for the Best of Humboldt 2019

(May 10, 2019) Cast your ballot, have you heard? It’s Best of Humboldt – spread the word! So, like, everyone is talking about it. Yeah, Best of Humboldt — only the biggest...

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The Graduates

HSU art department graduates at the Reese Bullen Gallery

(May 9, 2019) The annual year-end exhibition of works by Humboldt State University art majors is up at the HSU Reese Bullen Gallery. Curated by the members of the museum and gallery practice...

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Happy Families

The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Mamma Mia!

(May 9, 2019) The Fantastic Mr. Fox The best writers of children's books tend to come from rather curious backgrounds and Roald Dahl had that part of the CV down pat. A...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, June 14, 6-9 p.m.

(June 13, 2019) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit, Arts! Arcata on Facebook, or call 707-822-4500 for more...

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Trinidad Art Nights

June 7, 6-9 p.m.

(June 6, 2019) FORBES AND ASSOCIATES 343 Main St. "North Coast Landscapes," Martin Swett, metallic prints. HEADIES PIZZA AND POUR 359 Main St. Susan Mayclin Stephenson, oil on canvas, prints and notecards. MOONSTONE...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

(May 30, 2019) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 442-9054 or go to 707...

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in our blogs...

UPDATE: Reggae on the River Cancelled

(June 17, 2019) UPDATE: Dusty Hughston, a Mateel Community Center board member, confirmed that the 2019 Reggae on the River show has been cancelled. “It’s real. They called me and the treasurer,”...

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North Coast Night Lights: Night Lights in the Fog

(June 12, 2019) In which an expedition to photograph beneath the night skies encounters lemons in the form of a thick pea soup fog, so we make lemonade. We had hoped for...

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North Coast Night Lights: Eureka Slough Railroad Bridge

(June 5, 2019) I remember when the rails in Humboldt County rumbled to the passage of great trains rolling regularly through the county. Looking back, I took far too little advantage of...

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