Into an Unknown Wilderness

Into an Unknown Wilderness

How to maintain the emotional wellness of our families as we shelter in place

(March 26, 2020) This morning, like many of you reading this, I woke hoping it had passed. That we could proceed with our lives as we lived them prior to COVID-19. But...

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Coping with COVID-19

Finding healing in helping while navigating isolation and anxiety behind the Redwood Curtain

(March 26, 2020) The novel coronavirus has had a sudden and dramatic impact on our public and private lives, and we are entering a period of real uncertainty about what the future...

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'You May be the World'

Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, creating a positive home environment for children is within your control

(March 26, 2020) We are living in uncertain times and with uncertainty can come anxiety, which can affect the way we interact with and parent young children. Consider how your child or...

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'Critically Important'

Sheltering in place, Humboldt sees spike in COVID-19 cases

(March 26, 2020) Humboldt County awoke March 24 with two confirmed cases of COVID-19 amid a shelter-in-place order that had shuttered businesses across the county and drastically altered North Coast life. By the...

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Getting Help and Helping the Helpers

With service providers stepping up, here's a guide on how to help and how to give

(March 26, 2020) Across Humboldt County, nonprofits and other organizations are providing a life-line to community members in need, a group that is steadily growing as the impacts of COVID-19 and the county's...

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Touch as Little as Possible

Where — and how — to shop for essentials

(March 26, 2020) Grocery stores and pharmacies throughout Humboldt County began to adjust to being on the front lines of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 this week. Many have reduced...

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Drastic Change

Humboldt's top doctor explains the prioritization of COVID-19 testing locally as life grinds to a halt

(March 19, 2020) On March 11, Humboldt County Public Health Officer Teresa Frankovich sat behind a small table in a downtown Eureka conference room and calmly explained that she had declared a...

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What You Need to Know

(March 19, 2020) With the COVID-19 landscape changing minute-by-minute, here's a quick rundown on some of the basics, including what symptoms to look for, whom to call and where to look for...

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'Crawling in the Right Direction'

A look at the state of the local cannabis industry from bookending perspectives

(March 18, 2020) Late last year, Sheriff William Honsal walked into a community meeting his staff had set up in Willow Creek to hear from cannabis farmers who'd become increasingly concerned about a...

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Seeking Students

Facing declining enrollment and a resulting budget deficit, HSU doubles down on recruitment

(March 12, 2020) Being offered a Humboldt First Scholarship is an experience in and of itself. Humboldt State University Vice President of Enrollment Management Jason Meriwether, President Tom Jackson Jr. and Lucky...

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County Vets Ideas to Fund Green Energy Projects

(March 12, 2020) The county of Humboldt is weighing whether to place a bond or carbon tax measure on the November ballot to fund projects aimed at reducing the county's greenhouse gas emissions...

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The Battle for Elk River

Aggrieved land owners, logging's legacy, timber companies and a state agency collide in a beleaguered watershed

(March 5, 2020) Kristi Wrigley remembers a time when the Elk River ran clear and deep, providing a reliable source of good water for her home and adjacent apple orchard. Those years...

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'Critical Juncture'

A race against time to save the North Coast's bull kelp forests

(March 5, 2020) At first glance, purple sea urchins might appear harmless enough, scurrying across the ocean floor in their spiky domed shells. And, under normal circumstances, that would be true. But a...

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'Organizational Failures'

Report details the missteps, errors and leadership void that crippled the Lawson homicide investigation in its first 72 hours

(February 27, 2020) The commanding officer who oversaw the first steps in the Arcata Police Department's probe into the April 15, 2017, stabbing death of David Josiah Lawson had no specialized training...

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The Quandary of North Coast Schools Medical Insurance Group

Increasing medical claims and low reserves are changing how NCSMIG fixes rates By Iridian Casarez

(February 27, 2020) Local school district employees from teachers and secretaries to bus drivers and janitors are raising concerns about their healthcare insurance, which might be undergoing some major changes. The majority...

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R is for Rescue

Arcata Fire District's tax measure leaves staffing levels — and response times — up to voters

(February 20, 2020) When it comes to an emergency, response time is everything. When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival drops 7 to 10 percent with each minute...

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