Sea to Summit: A Return to Salmon Mountain

(May 26, 2022) While I was rushing to complete the Sea-to-Summit challenge in 2020, cycling and hiking from the ocean to mountain tops around Humboldt before weather and wildfires thwarted my plans, my...

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Eureka Boats Back on the Salmon after Break in the Wind

(May 26, 2022) After sitting on the sidelines for four days, the weather finally cooperated Monday and the Eureka boats were back on the water looking for kings. Salmon have been easy to...

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A Paean to Lefties

(May 26, 2022) They squint, they stammer, they shuffle and shamble, they flounder around like seals out of water. Awkward in the house and clumsy in their games, they are fumblers and bunglers...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of May 26, 2022

(May 26, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): In defining the essential elements at play in a typical Aries person's agenda, I'm not inclined to invoke the words "sometimes" or "maybe." Nor do I...

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Puzzles May 26, 2022

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Spring Migration

(May 19, 2022) For Humboldt birders, May is a magical month. Spring migration is in full swing, and throughout the county the skies, marshes, forests, bay and grasslands are filled with birds. Some...

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Windy Conditions Slow Wide-Open Salmon Bite

(May 19, 2022) If you love to salmon fish and have yet to hit the ocean, you are seriously missing out. The number of fish swimming offshore of Eureka, and the entire North...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of May 19, 2022

(May 19, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The only way to the truth is through blasphemy," declared Aries author Flannery O'Connor. I appreciate the cheeky sentiment, but I don't believe that all truth...

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Puzzles May 19, 2022

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One Couple's Abortion Story, 45 Years Later

(May 12, 2022) Last week's leak of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion on Roe v Wade took me back more than four decades, when, in the space of six months, I had...

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Salmon Plentiful Off the North Coast

(May 12, 2022) After sitting on the sidelines for nearly a week due to terrible ocean conditions, the Eureka fleet was finally back on the water Tuesday. And the salmon were waiting. Early...

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M/V Madaket: 112 Years Young

(May 12, 2022) "The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned from Crete had 30 oars and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus, for...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of May 12, 2022

(May 12, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Choose the least important day in your life," wrote Aries author Thornton Wilder. "It will be important enough." I recommend that you make those your words...

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Puzzles May 12, 2022

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Running Angry

(May 5, 2022) I never liked running. As a chubby teenager, I signed up for track hoping to emerge from the season more like my friends, the whippet-like McCann sisters who glided through...

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Weather Slows Eureka King Opener

(May 5, 2022) With no advance scouting, the dozen or so Eureka boats struggled to find schools of salmon during Sunday's opener. In a typical year, we'll see rockfish and Pacific halibut open...

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Cruising for Snails

(May 5, 2022) I just gave some cruise ship passengers a tour called The Humboldt Culture and Beachcombing Experience. The first question from my busload of cruisers was: "Are you serving rum punch?"...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of May 5, 2022

(May 5, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Jennifer Willoughby writes, "I am so busy. I am practicing my new hobby of watching me become someone else. There is so much violence in...

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Puzzles May 5, 2022

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Down the Hikshari' Trail 

(April 28, 2022) Robbie and I lock our bikes a couple of minutes before the Herrick Avenue Park and Ride off U.S. Highway 101, where the Hikshari' Trail veers left. Then we...

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HumCo Planning Director Headed to Fort Bragg

(May 26, 2022) Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford has informed the Board of Super visors he will be leaving his post next month and is expected to start work as...

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Court: Time to Mask Back Up

(May 26, 2022) Citing an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases locally, the Humboldt County Superior Court has reinstated rules requiring face masks be worn in all county courtrooms and the Jury Assembly Room...

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Interior to Open Offshore Wind Comment Period Next Week

(May 26, 2022) The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it will publish a Proposed Sale Notice next week, opening a 60-day public comment period on plans to open lease areas...

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