Cliff Berkowitz / Yesterday @ 11:19 a.m. / Event
This morning the Humboldt Trails Council put on their 2nd annual Jammie Jog. Hundreds of men, women and children gathered in front of Los Bagels on I Street in Arcata. At 9am the starting gun was fired and the crowd dressed in pajamas, robes, and slippers took off around the Arcata bottoms for a one mile and 5K run. Runners were treated to Los Bagels goodies and danced to the music of the Jim Lahman band upon their return.
Amy and I (Dressed in our jammies) were the event MCs and gave out prizes for the best jammie costumes in both adult and children's categories. All participants received membership in the Humboldt Trails Council and were given flowers from Sun Valley Floral Farm upon their return.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, April 24 @ 9 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with these three-year Humboldt Roller Derby veterans, Casstastrophe and Chelousy.
They will be taking on the the Killabytes from down in the bay area tomorrow evening at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 23 @ 4:27 p.m. / In Studio
The Compost Mountain Boys are more of a bluegrass institution than a local string band. At least 10 members have passed through its esteemed ranks since the early 1990s, The current lineup is Marty Dodd, Guitar; Bruce Johnson, Bass; Tim Wilson, banjo; Rich Kearns, Mandolin.
We couldn't have been more delighted to have them perform on KHUM today.
The band can be seen at tomorrow's String Thing VI at the Arcata Theater and on May 1st for Trinidad Arts Night.
Andrew Goff / Thursday, April 23 @ 1 p.m. / RANKED
Recognizing and embracing the human inclination to want to list things in an attempt to better understand the world around us, today your Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM are going to launch a new feature where we (and you) attempt to rank Humboldt things. Though lists are prone to arbitrariness and capriciousness, they are almost always good, dumb fun. We can't resist. Nor can (hopefully) you.
Our first topic: Let's rank Humboldt's cities/towns by their livability. What makes a community livable? That's gonna be up to you.
Here's how this will work: Starting at 1 p.m., we'll open up the phones on KHUM (786-5486). At that point you can call in and pitch a nominee as well as where you think it should go on the list. Sell it, folks. Over the course of the next hour, live on the radio, a definitive ranking will be discussed, debated and ultimately etched in e-stone for all eternity.
Tune in to KHUM 104.3/104.7 to hear the struggle live and follow along with the results below. Later we'll upload the audio for posterity. Are you pumped for this? OK. Let's rank Humboldt.
UPDATE: Humboldt Ranked audio below.
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(NOMINATING/DISCUSSION PERIOD CLOSED; FINAL LIST BELOW)
1. Blue Lake (nominated by caller Michael in Macktown)
2. Ferndale (nominated by caller Rex Bohn)
3. Arcata (nominated by commenter Lorrie Hanawalt)
4. Eureka (nominated by commenter Lorrie Hanawalt)
5. Fieldbrook (nominated by caller Michael in Macktown)
6. Freshwater (nominated by Old Shake)
7. Fortuna (nominated by caller Sean)
8. Myrtletown (nominated by caller Tyler)
9. Hoopa (nominated by caller Phil)
10. Alderpoint (nominated by caller Chris)
Scotia (nominated by caller Rex Bohn)
Garberville (nominated by commenter G-ville; unnominated by caller Phil)
Hydesville/Carlotta (nominated by commenter Donovan)
Willow Creek (nominated by commenter A Barker)
Orick (nominated by commenter O. Driftwood)
Alderpoint (nominated by caller Chris)
Hoopa (nominated by commenter O. Driftwood)
Cutten (nominated by caller Rex Bohn)
Larry Trask / Thursday, April 23 @ 11:47 a.m. / Community
Humboldt County now has a mobile app for Apple IOS and Android that will allow you to check local road conditions, report a (non-emergency) crime, get info on local parks, etc. Called "My Humboldt," the app is available for free download starting today.
More information is available here.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 23 @ 9:29 a.m. /
Fifth and sixth grade students at Redwood Preparatory Charter School in Fortuna learned about old growth redwood forests and the creatures that depend on them while creating public art exhibits through the Ecology & Art Education Program, Our Coastal Redwoods.
This five-day long program, supported by Save the Redwoods League, the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation and The Footprint Fund, a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation, included field trips to Pamplin Grove County Park, Grizzly Creek State Park and the City of Arcata Community Forest.
During the week-long program, Redwood Prep visited ecology stations and took art lessons. All art exhibits will be on display on the evening of June 5th for one month at Hoppy’s Frozen Yogurt in Fortuna and the McLean Foundation.
The Ecology and Art Education Program is one component of a DreamMaker program of The Ink People, Art & Science for Kids interested in Media & Education (ASK ME), directed by Barbara A. Domanchuk. This program is a week-long outdoor education program featuring lessons on old growth redwood forest watersheds. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/outdoorclasses
They dropped by KHUM to report on their findings.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, April 23 @ 9:20 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Marla Barrett about the upcoming Puppy Up Walk. It takes place on Saturday May 2nd at Halvorsen Park in Eureka. Puppyup is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and their causes through comparative oncology research. This fundraiser for comparative cancer research will be the first here in Humboldt County but has taken place throughout the country before this. Registration is at 9am, the 2 mile walk is at 10:30am. More information at puppyup.org