Trinidad Toil

(September 23, 2021) Every day, locals and visitors wind up and down the trails to Trinidad State Beach. As I walked to the break in the red curb at the end of the...

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Klamath Still Kicking Out Plenty of Kings

(September 23, 2021) Salmon fishing on the lower Klamath continues to roll on. Fresh schools of jacks (2-year-old males) as well as adults are arriving just about daily. Anglers fishing from the Glen...

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The Quartz Crisis

(September 23, 2021) The "quartz crisis" began in Tokyo on Christmas Day in 1969 when Seiko unveiled the world's first quartz watch, the Astron 35SQ. Designed by Kazunari Sasaki of Suwa Seiko-sha, the...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Sept. 23, 2021

(September 23, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Steve Maraboli says, "The best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves."...

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Puzzles September 23, 2021

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North Coast Night Lights: The One that Got Away

(September 19, 2021) A week ago, I read about a giant fireball visible up and down the West Coast — from the Bay Area north to Washington — as it streaked across...

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Gene Cotter's Basketball Jones

(September 16, 2021) "Then one day my momma bought me a basketball and I loved that basketball; I got a basketball jones." — "Basketball Jones," by Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong I...

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Plenty of Kings in the Klamath

(September 16, 2021) Since just before Labor Day weekend, the Klamath River has been stuffed with salmon. The number of jacks has been amazing and we're seeing some nice adult kings in the...

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An Ugly Clam by Any Other Name

(September 16, 2021) My buddy Castration Jones is here to judge whether the northwest ugly clam (Entodesma navicula) is poorly named. You may recall that previously, Mr. Jones, who is an authority on...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Sept. 16, 2021

(September 16, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you," wrote author Carlos Zafòn Ruiz. Let's take that a step further: "Other...

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Sea to Summit: Salmon Mountain

(September 9, 2021) My alarm went off at 3:30 a.m. I immediately questioned why I torture my heavy limbs and black hole of a mind in this way. Then I remembered that Lizzie...

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Anglers Enjoy Pacific Halibut Season Reopener

(September 9, 2021) The Pacific halibut fishery reopened Sept. 3 and what a nice little shot in the arm for our local economy. You needn't look any further than the local boat ramps...

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The Golden Horde

(September 9, 2021) A virgin carrying a gold nugget on her head could walk unmolested from one end of the empire to another." — Persian historian Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226-1283) Within 50 years of...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Sept. 9, 2021

(September 9, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "We need to become more unreasonable but in an intelligent way," says Aries politician Jerry Brown. Yes! I agree! And that's especially true for you right...

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Seed Saving for a Pretty Spring and Summer Next Year

(September 2, 2021) Just when we thought it was safe to go into other gardens ... well, they are outdoors and as long as you keep your distance, going into gardens is still...

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Kings Make a Strong Showing on The Klamath

(September 2, 2021) Early last week, we were waiting patiently for the fall run of king salmon to begin their migration upriver. Well, the wait is over. The water temperatures cooled a couple...

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Milky Way Stargazing Season

(September 2, 2021) Stargazing season is upon us, when the spectacular Milky Way is visible immediately after dark, soaring from horizon to horizon. Of course, one can watch the stars on any clear...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Sept. 2, 2021

(September 2, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Anna Kamienska wrote, "I've learned to value failed conversations, missed connections, confusions. What remains is what's unsaid, what's underneath. Understanding on another level of...

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Public Health: Of 12 COVID-19 Hospitalizations This Week, 11 Were Unvaccinated

(September 24, 2021) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases and two new hospitalizations today but, for the first time in more than a week, did not report a COVID-19...

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Lightning Could Spark more California Fires as World Warms

(September 24, 2021) Wildland firefighters don’t admit to fearing much, but lightning is one terror that even the most experienced veterans say they hope to never encounter. The worry is not being...

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HumCo Records Four More COVID-19 Deaths, 40 New Cases as Hospitalizations Rise

(September 23, 2021) Four more Humboldt County residents have died of COVID-19, Public Health reported today, while also confirming 40 new cases of the virus and four new hospitalizations. This is the...

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