'A Work in Progress'

'A Work in Progress'

A campus, a community and an uphill climb

(August 17, 2017) When Humboldt State University students left campus last spring, a cloud hung over Arcata. It still does. The April 15 stabbing death of HSU sophomore David Josiah Lawson at an...

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Holding On

A Day at the Hoopa Rodeo

(August 17, 2017) 8:30 a.m. It's already hot. Despite a 3,200 acre fire in nearby Orleans, the sky is mostly clear. The Hoopa rodeo grounds are littered with red Solo cups and...

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Recruit Then Retain

Who's coming to HSU and too many aren't staying

(August 17, 2017) When Alexander Enyedi arrived in town from Western Michigan in January of 2016 to take over as Humboldt State University's new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, his United...

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(August 17, 2017) The photo featured in "Seeds and Surfing," in the Aug. 10, 2017 edition of the North Coast Journal was mistakenly credited to the wrong photographer. Evan Moore took the photo...

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One Fish, Two Fish

Ancient DNA and new technology help rewrite the life story of spring Chinook

(August 16, 2017) Tribal fishermen used the cave nestled in the Upper Klamath Basin for untold generations. Now the spring run Chinook bones they left behind — some dating back 5,000 years...

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'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

The conflicting accounts of David Marcus' professional life

(August 10, 2017) Sitting in a coffee shop on Harrison Street and sipping a latte shortly before 8 a.m., embattled Humboldt County Public Defender David Marcus pauses to consider a question. Throughout...

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PenAir No More

Airline abruptly drops Humboldt service, declares bankruptcy

(August 10, 2017) About 18 months after arriving in Humboldt County amid much fanfare, PenAir sent out a press release shortly before 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 announcing it was shuttering its route...

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Best of Humboldt

The toast of the county

(August 3, 2017) Everybody get a glass — it's time for the Journal's annual Best Of list. Our readers have once again voted on their favorite people, places, businesses, things to eat,...

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The Bridgeville Beat

Resident deputies return to rural Humboldt

(August 3, 2017) Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy Ben Filippini is 24 years old and just three years out of College of the Redwood's Police Academy. Beneath the back of his short blond hair,...

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(August 3, 2017) The Journal's July 17 blog post about the proposal to move a welcome center into the Clarke Museum ("Clarke Museum May Make Room for Welcome Center") inaccurately stated that the...

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Goodbye, Chief

Lovefest at the Wharfinger

(July 27, 2017) Downstairs at Eureka's Wharfinger Building, a man is sleeping on a bench next to his bike. Upstairs, the family of Thomas McClain, a 22-year-old Eureka resident shot dead by Eureka...

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in our blogs...

UPDATED: Another Assault on Jail Staff

(August 21, 2017) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reports that at around 8:35 p.m. on Saturday an inmate housed in a maximum security unit of the county jail assaulted a correctional deputy...

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Countdown to Partial Totality: Eclipse 2017

(August 20, 2017) The countdown is on for Monday’s eclipse. While the moon will begin moving in front of the sun at 9:01 a.m. here on the North Coast, the event’s peak...

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Making Time: More Moments from the Hoopa Rodeo

(August 19, 2017) We hope you enjoyed this week's cover story "Holding On: A Day at the Hoopa Rodeo." Below you'll find a chunk of missing time from our hour-by-hour account of Saturday,...

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