Stories

Humboldt County is home to the eclectic, the creative, the bold and the daring. Within its borders thrive peace-seekers, adventurers, makers and innovators whose endeavors are inspired by the natural landscape and fostered by the community. The region boasts more artists per-capita than any other county in California and promotes the arts through festivals, on-going art walks and street fairs. Following the lead of the Back-to-the-Landers who sought refuge in Humboldt in the 1960s, the area is also a haven for sustainable business and for the environmentally conscious. Its no surprise that the county's pristine beauty attracts visitors but the colorful local culture has become a destination, in and of itself.

 

A Room with a View

Wave watching from Shelter Cove’s
Inn of the Lost Coast

(January 16, 2019) More than 70 percent of the planet is covered in oceanwater, minimally organized by celestial forces that rhythmically deliver waves, ranging from romantic to cataclysmic. Across the world, roughly...

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Bout That Time

Get ready to rumble with Humboldt Roller Derby

(January 16, 2019) The lights dim and the crowd cheers. A line of skaters roll out as a voice ricochets through the arena, announcing their names. Wheels screech and we take our...

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Curating Self, Refashioning Tradition

The art and outlook of Brittany Britton

(January 16, 2019) The video "Dragging/Undragging" unfolds on a split screen. On the left, a person turns from the camera. The T-shirt comes off and a breast-flattening compression shirt goes on; next...

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The Sweet Life

Berit Meyer and Brian Ferguson

(October 1, 2018) As a wildlife student at Humboldt State, Berit Meyer often snuck away to the library where she spent hours thumbing through old recipes and cookbooks. After graduating in 1981,...

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A Humboldt Hike
Worth the Drive

(October 1, 2018) Fall is a beautiful time to put on a few layers and explore Humboldt County. One must-see hike is the Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Walk Trail loop, which...

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International Films,
Humboldt Roots

Filmmaker Maria Matteoli

(July 25, 2018) The historic 1907 house, a few blocks from the Arcata Plaza, glows from its recent restoration. Sparse furnishings. No kitsch. Little evidence of the teen and 5 year old...

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Kayaks & Crab

Timing your appetite with the tide

(July 25, 2018) Gill's By the Bay perches on the edge of the water, nestled between the seawall and the canals that form the community of King Salmon. Since 1990, the Gill...

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Deco Redux

Eureka Theater seeks a new golden age

(July 25, 2018) It was another one of those gilded ages, when Americans were lifting themselves out of economic depression and getting on with prosperity and excess. In 1939 Streamline Art Moderne...

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