Otter Joy

Otter Joy

A collaborative art project thrives along the Six Rivers

(September 16, 2021) It's almost as if the North Coast Otter Art Initiative created a community ecosystem unto itself, with more than 100 beautifully painted otter sculptures scattered throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino,...

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As cases surge, angst over students' return to classrooms rises

(September 16, 2021) In the face of a COVID-19 case surge that reached record levels in August and diminished staffing, Humboldt County Public Health is triaging response efforts to focus on contact tracing...

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'A Brutal End'

The Great Timber Strike of 1935 and lessons from our past

(September 9, 2021) As the sun crested over a hazy sky on Labor Day, a steady if shallow stream of shoppers ambled into Eureka's Bayshore Mall from the parking lot. As they...

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Documenting Resilience

New podcast highlights pandemic parenting experiences in Humboldt

(September 9, 2021) The initial COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in March of 2020 brought out fear and anxiety for almost everyone, sending the barriers between work, home and relaxation crashing down. Seemingly overnight, homes...

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The State of COVID-19 ...

'Is endemic, meaning it is everywhere.'

(September 2, 2021) For 18 months now, local health officials have warned that a potential surge of COVID-19 cases had the potential to tear through the community with exponential growth and overwhelm Humboldt...

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Nurse shortages are reaching a crisis point in California

(September 2, 2021) In the past month, four emergency room nurses — exhausted by the onslaught of patients and emotional turmoil wrought by COVID-19 — have quit at the Eureka hospital where Matt...

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Mural Makeover

The Eureka Street Art Festival transforms 11 more city walls

(August 26, 2021) The effort to enliven and beautify Eureka's public spaces took another leap forward this month, as a dozen mostly local artists took to the streets to transform placid, plain...

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'Felt Severely'

The Delta-variant surge pushes local hospital capacity to the brink

(August 26, 2021) Humboldt County's ongoing record COVID-19 surge — which had seen 1,536 cases confirmed through the first 24 days of August as the Journal went to press — is putting an...

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Do You Recall?

A quick primer on next month's election and how to cast your vote

(August 26, 2021) To keep Gov. Gavin Newsom or not to keep Gov. Newsom? That is the question. Upset by the progressive governor's policies, his handling of the pandemic and his infamous...

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'Beacons of Hope'

Humboldt State's Project Rebound builds a prison-to-college pipeline

(August 19, 2021) About the last thing on Tony Wallin's mind when he arrived at Humboldt State University in 2018 was becoming one of the mainsprings behind a new club — let...

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CRV Buyback Returning to Humboldt

(August 19, 2021) Get ready to finally have a chance to redeem your California Refund Value deposits, Humboldt. Hambro Recycling of Crescent City is opening a CRV buyback center in Arcata in the...

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'I Wish I Had Been Vaccinated'

A Humboldt family didn't believe in the virus or the vaccine. Then they got COVID.

(August 12, 2021) For more than a year, Jonathan Weltsch dismissed COVID-19 as the flu. When vaccines became available, the 43-year-old local businessman spent months decrying them as more dangerous than the...

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'Dramatically Changed'

The Delta variant fuels an unprecedented surge in Humboldt, threatening hospital capacity

(August 12, 2021) By any mark or measure, it was a grim week in Humboldt County, and not just due to the smoky, orange haze that overtook the sky as four wildfires...

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'Witnessing the Collapse'

Officials warn of cascading crises facing Pacific salmon

(August 5, 2021) Imagine six or seven thirsty people sitting in a hot room around a small table, at the center of which sits only one medium-sized glass of water. Who gets to...

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The Barnstable Effect

An unsettling new CDC report and what it means as cases spike in Humboldt

(August 5, 2021) To understand the abrupt about-face in masking recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of California and Humboldt County Public Health, you have to take...

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The Advocate

Remembering Charlie Bean and his tireless work to bring access and independence to all

(July 29, 2021) California has lost one of its fiercest and kindest advocates. Charles L. Bean Jr., who took a life-changing accident that left him quadriplegic as a young man and turned...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: 'A Brutal End'

    • Excellent article!

    • on September 16, 2021
  • Re: 'A Brutal End'

    • How many times have we heard "never again"....? "Tommy McClain", "Burgess" and the woman with…

    • on September 10, 2021
  • Re: 'A Brutal End'

    • Terrific article. Captivating. I bet not to many people, including longtime residents, know about this…

    • on September 10, 2021
  • Re: 'Desperate'

    • staffing much more ancillary staff, like unit clerks and more CNA's would definitely help, I…

    • on September 5, 2021
  • Re: 'Desperate'

    • The nurse and doctor "shortage" would disappear in less than a decade if tuition were…

    • on September 4, 2021

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