Holding On

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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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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'The People's Chief'

Mills leaves Eureka almost universally liked and that in itself is extraordinary

(July 27, 2017) Andrew Mills had just finished lunch and was strolling through Old Town on a Thursday afternoon, just about 24 hours before his almost four-year tenure as Eureka's chief of police...

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It's Watson for the Interim

Meet the former theologian and substitute teacher leading EPD

(July 27, 2017) Steve Watson is not the kind of man who lets things go. Walking down Third Street, past the St. Vincent de Paul cafeteria, he initially passes the group of men...

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Who's Next?

With Mills' exit, Eureka gets busy searching for its next police chief

(July 27, 2017) Before former Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills had left the building, City Manager Greg Sparks was already setting the wheels in motion to find his replacement. As the Journal went...

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in our blogs...

For Second Year in a Row, No Local Salmon at Klamath Salmon Festival

(August 15, 2017) For 53 years, the Klamath Salmon Festival was a celebration of the river's bounty and the traditions of the local Yurok Tribe, with Indian card games and stick game tournaments....

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Booklegger Recalls Eclipse Glasses

(August 14, 2017) Booklegger is asking customers who purchased solar eclipse glasses from the Old Town Eureka bookstore to return them for a full refund after finding out the glasses may not be...

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Standing with Charlottesville

(August 13, 2017) About five dozen people showed up at the Arcata Plaza this afternoon for a hastily planned vigil honoring the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday. The vigil, which saw...

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