Godwit Days Starts Flapping

Bird identification for beginners

(April 8, 2021) My first introduction to bird watching on Humboldt Bay came on a guided April walk years ago offered by the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival. We paused at a...

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Rockfish Are Snapping at the Jetties

(April 8, 2021) The boat-based rockfish season on the North Coast is still three weeks away but that certainly doesn't mean rockfish can't be on the dinner menu. The jetties, the breakwater...

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Life as a Beach

(April 8, 2021) I woke up this morning to find that I'm no longer human. I'm a beach! I'm a dynamic beach with large surf breaking over me. The waves erode the large...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of April 8, 2021

(April 8, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Susan Sontag defined "mad people" as those who "stand alone and burn." She said she was drawn to them because they inspired her to do...

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Puzzles April 8,2021

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Small Fish Finds a Fishing Buddy

(April 1, 2021) After spending a month of my summer running off to Samoa Beach every chance I got to practice casting my line, fishing alone lost its luster. I had so many...

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Tough Steelhead Season Comes to a Close

(April 1, 2021) One of the toughest and most frustrating steelhead seasons in many years will close Wednesday, March 31. From the Chetco south to the South Fork Eel River, and all the...

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God, the Multiverse and You

(April 1, 2021) "Our Universe has not been fine-tuned for life: life has been fine-tuned to our Universe." Klaas Landsman, The Challenge Of Chanc The fine-tuning of many of the "constants of nature" is...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of April 1, 2021

(April 1, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Playwright August Strindberg (1849–1912) was a maverick innovator who loved to experiment with plot and language. One of his stories takes place in a dream and...

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Puzzles April 1,2021

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Seed Season

Mixing and sowing yourself

(March 25, 2021) At this time last year, Humboldt County was about to go into lockdown along with most of the state, country and, well, world. Toilet paper was being hoarded, and you...

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Late-Season Steelhead Anglers Have Plenty of Weekend Options

(March 25, 2021) If you're looking to get that one last steelhead trip in, this could be the weekend to do it. All the rivers are green and have plenty of water. The...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of March 25, 2021

(March 25, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the novel House of Leaves, the hero Johnny Truant describes his friend Lude as wanting "more money, better parties, and prettier girls." But Johnny wants...

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Puzzles March 25,2021

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High School Sports Revisited

(March 18, 2021) March 4 brought more hope to high school sports and to youth and club sports. It also brought a lot of confusion. The California Interscholastic Federation has agreed that all...

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Short Season Ahead for Ocean Sport Salmon Anglers

(March 18, 2021) If the PFMC is right, we could see fewer salmon like the one pictured here with Colby Black, from Houston, Texas, this fall. The recreational ocean salmon season is tentatively...

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Antarctic Atlantis?

(March 18, 2021) Never mind Waldo or Bernie. Where's Atlantis? The site of the "lost civilization" has probably caused more trees to be cut down in the service of books and magazines claiming...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of March 18, 2021

(March 18, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Ocean Vuong speaks of the Hawaiian word kipuka. It refers to a patch of earth that doesn't get covered with lava when an active volcano...

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Puzzles March 18,2021

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Quarterback Rich Mayo

(March 11, 2021) With the local high school football teams scheduled to begin amid these strange times, it seems like a good time to reflect on a Humboldt County football legend. Raised on...

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County Records Lowest Weekly COVID Total in Months, Reports 11K Vax Doses Coming Next Week

(April 9, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases today, making 32 this week — the lowest weekly case tally since October — while also reporting that the county...

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Humboldt Opens Up COVID-19 Vaccines to 16 and Up

(April 9, 2021) Humboldt County residents who are 16 years and older can now get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine, moving them up before the state’s April 15 date for widening...

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Vaccine Passports in California? Answers to Your Questions

(April 9, 2021) Now that more than 7.5 million Californians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Newsom administration has set a goal of reopening the state’s economy by June 15. So...

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