Sea To Summit: Grasshopper Peak

(October 21, 2021) The general consensus among most cyclists is that once you ride Grasshopper Peak in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, you can check it off your bucket list and not repeat it....

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Big Storms to Kick Off Coastal King Season

(October 21, 2021) The season's first big storms are bearing down on the North Coast and they look formidable. And that means fresh-from-the-salt king salmon — big and bright — will make their...

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Don't Shoot the Physicist!

(October 21, 2021) Today, hundreds, if not thousands, of theoretical physicists the world over are trying to find the holy grail of physics, a "theory of everything" (or TOE for short) that explains...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Oct. 21, 2021

(October 21, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Even the wisest among us are susceptible to being fascinated by our emotional pain. Even those of us who do a lot of inner work may...

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Bulb Planting Time

Tulips, garlic and gophers

(October 14, 2021) Now that we've harvested the fruits of our labor and cleaned up the garden — you have cleaned up the garden from spent plant debris and fallen apples, right? —...

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Klamath Adult King Harvest Quota Filled

(October 14, 2021) If you're looking to harvest an adult Chinook salmon in the Klamath basin, the Trinity River is your only option as of Tuesday. On Monday, the California Department of Fish...

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Salty over Sea Pickles

(October 14, 2021) Captain Brunch, the saltiest of our local old salts, agreed to take me on a sea pickle expedition. But first, he sized me up with his one good eye and...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Oct. 14, 2021

(October 14, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my understanding of the upcoming weeks, life will present you with unusual opportunities. I suspect you will find it reasonable and righteous to shed,...

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The Best of Fans

Bill and Emily Langenbach

(October 7, 2021) Bill and Emily Langenbach had a grandson that ran cross country and track a few years before I became the track and field coach at Fortuna High School in 1982....

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Chetco Estuary Kicking Out Quality Kings

(October 7, 2021) If you're looking for an opportunity to catch big, ocean-fresh kings, the Chetco estuary is the place to be. Salmon have been staging in the tidewater since the beginning of...

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One Second a Year

(October 7, 2021) I imagine Socrates and Plato running into each other in the market. Socrates says, "Hey, wanna join me and the boys tomorrow after lunch in the forum? I feel a...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Oct. 7, 2021

(October 7, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Anna Kamieńska said her soul didn't emanate light. It was filled with "bright darkness." I suspect that description may apply to you in the...

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Puzzles October 7, 2021

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Rough Seas Curtail Pacific Halibut Bite

(September 30, 2021) When the ocean has been fishable, the Pacific halibut have been chomping baits at a pretty good clip out of Eureka. Most of the charters and sport boats still fishing...

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The One that Got Away

(September 30, 2021) A few weeks 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 the sky....

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Sept. 30, 2021

(September 30, 2021) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Blogger AnaSophia was asked, "What do you find attractive in a person?" I'll reproduce her reply because it's a good time to think about what your...

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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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NCJ Preview: Native Boarding School Deaths, COVID Update and More

(October 23, 2021) As the U.S. and Canada face a reckoning over the abuse of Indigenous children in their forced boarding school systems, researchers in Oregon have been working to document the deaths...

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Inside the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement at Cal State

(October 23, 2021) Ethan Quaranta seeks out nature when he needs to heal. He picked up that habit on annual family trips to Lake Almanor, where his great-grandmother grew up. There, on...

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Watson Releases Statement Saying He is Entering a Rehab Program

(October 22, 2021) Arcata Councilmember Brett Watson issued a statement this evening saying he was entering "a 30-day residential rehabilitation program to focus on depression and personal issues." Watson, who was replaced as...

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