Otterly Advice

Tips for river otter spotters at the marsh

(August 11, 2022) After witnessing one of her own mowed down by a car in April, a local river otter asked me to share her advice to otter spotters and others on visiting...

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Pacific Halibut Season Closes, Boats Turn to Tuna

(August 11, 2022) One of the better Pacific halibut seasons came to a close Sunday with boats catching some nice fish right up until the final buzzer. The California Department of Fish...

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The Rise and Fall of Klamath County

(August 11, 2022) Living, as my wife and I do, in Old Town Eureka, we're very aware we're on the land of the Wiyot, whose territory once extended from Little River to the...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Aug. 11, 2022

(August 11, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Tips to get the most out of the coming weeks: 1. Exercise your willpower at random moments just to keep it limber. 2. Be adept at...

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Pests in the Garden

(August 4, 2022) Given the title of this article, you might think I'm going to talk about tomato hornworms, spittle bugs or aphids. OK, I will mention aphids but I want to talk...

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Changes Coming to Sport Rockfish Regulations in 2023

(August 4, 2022) In response to recent scientific information suggesting some nearshore groundfish species are in decline, significant changes to California's groundfish sport fishing regulations are expected starting next year, according to a...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Aug. 4, 2022

(August 4, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Fiction-writer John Banville tells us, "There are moments when the past has a force so strong it seems one might be annihilated by it." I suspect...

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Puzzles August 4, 2022

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Earbirding Humboldt

(July 28, 2022) Summer in Humboldt is the perfect time for family vacations, trips to the beach or river, exploring the farmers markets and seeing the sights from atop a Ferris wheel. But...

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Tough Go for Shelter Cove Salmon Anglers

(July 28, 2022) The ocean sport salmon season re-opened Friday in the Fort Bragg Management Area, which extends from 40°10'00" N. latitude to Point Arena, including Shelter Cove, and the reports weren't great....

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Island Universes, Part 2

(July 28, 2022) Last week, we discussed how, in 1755, Emmanuel Kant predicted the existence of "island universes" — what we now call galaxies — located at vast distances from our home galaxy,...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 28, 2022

(July 28, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Fiction-writer John Banville tells us, "There are moments when the past has a force so strong it seems one might be annihilated by it." I suspect...

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Puzzles July 28, 2022

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Wet and Wild on Woodley

(July 21, 2022) Oh, how I love paddling on Humboldt Bay. When the tide is right, I might visit Indian Slough, where the narrow wandering passageways remind me of tiny lanes I've cycled...

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Pacific Halibut Quota Nearly Met

(July 21, 2022) Favorable ocean conditions for a good part of July, along with the closure of ocean salmon, has led to anglers putting a very large dent in the Pacific halibut sport...

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Island Universes, Part 1

(July 21, 2022) "We thus observe, that with each successive increase of optical power, the structure has become more complicated and more unlike anything which we could picture to ourselves as the result...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 21, 2022

(July 21, 2022) ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are entering the Season of Love's Renewal. To celebrate, I offer you a poem by eighth-century Tamil poet Andal. Whatever gender you may be, I...

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Puzzles July 21, 2022

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Humboldt Ladies MTB Pedals Among the Pines

(July 14, 2022) Sure, it's "just" a weekly mountain bike ride. Like many groups formed around a common interest and shared challenges, this weekly gathering of women mountain bikers has morphed into a...

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Initial Candidate Filing Period Drawing to a Close

(August 12, 2022) The door is closing for candidates interested in entering a slew of local races in the upcoming November election, with dozens of seats on the boards of special districts...

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Public Health Set to Vaccinate Those at High Risk from Monkeypox

(August 12, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health will soon begin vaccinating people at high risk of contracting the monkeypox virus, the county announced today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified...

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Hazardous to Unhealthy Air Near Six Rivers Complex as Fire Continues to Grow

(August 12, 2022) The Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire threatening communities along the Trinity River has grown to nearly 14,000 acres and remains at 0 percent containment, according to the latest...

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