The Unraveling of the Times-Standard

(October 3, 2019) It's difficult to watch what's been happening at the Times-Standard over the last several months, even from my seat on the sidelines. If you're unaware, the region's only daily...

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Cannabis Raids and Our Economy

(September 19, 2019) Speakers at the Sept. 10 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting expressed concerns about recent sheriff's office cannabis raids and the extreme costs and long timelines needed to get grows...

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'Some Urgency'

Supes tap citizens group to join Climate Action Plan process

(September 19, 2019) At the Aug. 27 meeting of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, First District Supervisor Rex Bohn introduced a measure calling for the creation of a citizen advisory council on...

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Come See for Yourself

(August 1, 2019) Safety of employees, contractors and trespassing individuals is Humboldt Redwood Co.'s first priority. We are aware of trespassers on our property ("Straight from the PALCO Playbook," July 18). We have...

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'A Humanitarian Disaster'

(August 1, 2019) A beautiful 2-year-old Honduran girl flashed a huge, radiant smile when we walked up to her July 27. Her name is Natalia and she just wanted to play. We were...

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Straight from the PALCO Playbook

(July 18, 2019) An ember of the old Timber Wars is still smoldering in the woods near Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole. There, a stand-off between forest defenders and Humboldt Redwood Co. is...

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'Hook, Line and Turbine'

Why I oppose Terra-Gen's wind project

(July 4, 2019) How dispiriting to read that officials at Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) have fallen hook, line and turbine for a deeply flawed energy proposal. Like many outside colonizers since 1850,...

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Why I Support Terra-Gen's Wind Project

(June 27, 2019) I want to highlight why I support the Terra-Gen wind project and how the project fits into Redwood Coast Energy Authority's (RECEA's) larger, long-term goals for using local, renewable energy...

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How We Let This Happen

(June 27, 2019) There are children in concentration camps in the United States right now. On the news they call them "migrant children" (not children fleeing for their lives or seeking asylum...

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More on Galleries, Art and Money

(April 25, 2019) Yes, local art sales have slumped and local galleries are closing. From the perspective of a working artist though, I have been amazed that this area has hung on so...

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Changing of the Seasons

One native's perspective

(April 18, 2019) It has been a cold winter with what used to be normal amounts of rain. Floods have taken lives locally and we even had snow down to the sand...

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Genocide and Fugly Chairs

What Antiques Roadshow left out of Seth Kinman's legacy

(April 11, 2019) Recently, Antiques Roadshow did an appraisal of a Colt Model 1851 pistol that apparently belonged to early Humboldt County settler Seth Kinman. Spoiler alert: It's supposedly worth $50,000. During...

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A Military Parade of Shock and Awe or a Circus Cavalcade of Compunctious Consumption

One Native's perspective

(April 4, 2019) In all his self-aggrandizing bluster, the great orange father has proposed, at various times, a military parade to brashly venerate his presidency with marshalled aplomb. He has glommed onto...

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'I'm Indoors'

(March 14, 2019) This is a new beginning after a story that has been long, slow, painful and ever so drawn out. I am (finally) back indoors, in an actual apartment! Not some...

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The Aches and Pains of Getting Older

One Native's perspective

(January 10, 2019) According to the American Association of Retired People, there are 108.7 million folks in the United States over the age of 50. This includes 76.4 million Boomers (born 1946-1964), compared...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: 'Hook, Line and Turbine'

    • I can't believe the powers that be have not come out against this project yet…

    • on October 11, 2019
  • Re: 'Some Urgency'

    • Unfortunately, the Natural Gas/Renewables Industries are aggressively promoting misguided energy production projects, like the Humboldt…

    • on September 23, 2019
  • Re: 'Some Urgency'

    • How does one submit an application to be considered for this climate advisory council? Interested…

    • on September 23, 2019

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