From Orleans to the Capitol

From Orleans to the Capitol

Spreading Good Fire

(December 2, 2021) I never forget watching a crew starting a prescribed burn in the woods near my neighbor's home back in late spring 2008, in an era when wildfires were just...

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The View on the Ground at a Prescribed Burn

Spreading Good Fire

(December 2, 2021) The test fire is about to start in a meadow encircled by woods on the flattest piece of terrain anyone can remember walking here in the Klamath River Basin....

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Picking Up Their Torch

Spreading Good Fire

(December 2, 2021) I lay in bed at 3 a.m. unable to sleep, mind on fire with a thousand loose ends from planning another crazy prescribed fire training exchange (TREX) event. My youngest,...

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Building The Road to Resilience

(December 2, 2021) Most of the seven stress-busting strategies the California Surgeon General's Office have identified to help reduce toxic stress feel so simple, like being out in nature, eating a balanced, nutritious...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

(November 25, 2021) Time to spread some joy. Grab your list — don't forget your mask — and prepare to once again peruse Humboldt County's bevy of shops. The windows are decorated and...

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Preserving a Way of Life

Legislation introduced to return sacred lands to the Karuk Tribe

(November 25, 2021) At the confluence of the Klamath and Salmon rivers stands a small mountain known as á›uuyich to the Karuk people, for whom it is the center of the world. Close...

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'No Fish Means No Food'

How Yurok women are fighting for their tribe's health

(November 18, 2021) Keeping salmon in her children's diet is "an entire job," says Georgiana Gensaw, a Yurok Tribe member and mother of four in Klamath Glen, a community whose only easily...

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Civil Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating Auditor-Controller

(November 18, 2021) The Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury is investigating allegations of "deficiencies" and "poor service" in the Auditor-Controller's Office, Fortuna Union High School District Superintendent Glen Senestraro told his Board of...

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Racing the Rise

Caltrans and the daunting timeline for protecting 101 from the impacts of climate change

(November 11, 2021) Anyone who has ever driven south on U.S. Highway 101 between Arcata and Eureka during a storm at high tide can't help but notice how close the water comes...

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Policing the Police

Eureka City Council moves forward on enhanced oversight policy

(November 11, 2021) With little fanfare, the Eureka City Council voted unanimously Nov. 2 to move forward with what, if finalized, will become the most robust police oversight policy in Humboldt County. The...

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Dancing on the Hum Nuke's Grave is Strictly Prohibited

Lessons learned during decades covering nuclear power and, now, its aftermath

(November 4, 2021) I'm a busy little atom! I split myself in two! I multiply as many times As I have jobs to do! In summer, winter, spring or fall I'm ready every...

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'Bittersweet'

EPD Chief Watson announces retirement

(November 4, 2021) After nearly a quarter-century in policing — the last 16 years in Eureka, with the last four as chief — Eureka Police Chief says he'd been thinking a lot about...

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Who Haunts the Stairways of the Historic Eagle House?

(October 28, 2021) Have you been in an old house or historic building and heard footsteps on the stairs? You hear the distinct creak of footfalls on each step and you're certain...

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Minor Scares

Things that went bump in the Minor Theatre

(October 28, 2021) Arcata's Minor Theatre opened way back in 1914, so long ago that's it never been established if it was the first one in the nation built primarily as a cinema,...

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Mayoral Misconduct?

Arcata weighs investigation options as councilmember heads to rehab

(October 28, 2021) The city of Arcata is currently weighing whether and how it investigates allegations against Councilmember Brett Watson, at least some of which were the subject of a closed session...

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Deaths at Chemawa

Researchers publish a website detailing deaths at the Oregon school, including children from Humboldt

(October 21, 2021) Charlie Feister, a citizen of the Klamath Tribes, was a runaway from Chemawa Indian School when he was shot dead in 1907 while trying to steal food from a store...

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