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Thursday, September 3, 2015
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

So..Ya Wanna Be A Firefighter?

Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, Aug. 31 @ 7:56 a.m. / Education

This morning I spoke with Clif Clendenen about the upcoming information meeting at CR for the Calfire Wildland Firefighter Academy coming up beginning in October. The meeting is TOMORROW beginning at 6:15pm at College of the Redwoods in the Humanities Building, Room 110 and is ABSOLUTELY FREE! Your new career in firefighting could begin right here!

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Fiber - Good For Your Art Diet

Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Aug. 27 @ 8:47 a.m. / Art

This morning I spoke with Connie Anderholm about the upcoming Natural Fiber Fair, Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th at the Arcata Community Center. Hours are from 10am till 6pm Saturday and 10am till 4pm Sunday. This is a great chance to find out more about all aspects of the fiber arts, spinning, weaving, looming, knitting, etc. This year marks the 25th Natural Fiber Fair, so admission is free. There are also many classes and workshops for you. For more information, go to their website at naturalfiberfair.com.

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Mary Burke - CalTrout & Friends of the Arcata Marsh

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 25 @ 9:13 a.m. / Trails

This morning Emily and I spoke with Mary Burke of CalTrout and Friends of the Arcata Marsh. We looked at the School Road Trail in McKinleyville and how restoration and public access don't have to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

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Strafed By Squirrels

Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, Aug. 24 @ 8:38 a.m. / Nature

First off, before the story, thank you to Lyndsey Battle for filling in for me for the past 2 weeks. Also thank you to everyone at Lost Coast for covering all my other duties in my absence.

The family and I had a wonderful time camping out at Prairie Creek as we do each year. However, this year for some reason the squirrels up in the spruce trees above us occasionally strafed us with spruce cones. Every so often they would drop on us like little missiles from above. None of us were hurt although several of them hit my older boy, Alexander, who was home from NYC for the trip.

One morning, while I was enjoying my morning coffee (Signature of course), the bombs started up again so I donned the lid from our frying pan for protection. One never landed on me but I figured better safe than sorry. Of course it did make for a ridiculous hat.



Fires in the Six Rivers National Forest: An Interview With Peggi Lawrence

Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Aug. 5 @ 9:10 a.m. / Fire!

As numerous fires grow and concerns continue to mount, I grabbed a quick interview with Peggi Lawrence, media contact for Six Rivers National Forest.

Fire crews continue to pour in from around the nation to lend a hand in the multitude of fires caused by lightning that are plaguing Northern California. The fires around Ruth Lake continue to burn with very little containment. The focus on saving the vast number of structures in the area has made containment more difficult.

Lawrence also updates the status on all the other fires in our area.

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Arcata Teacher Wins Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Larry Trask / Tuesday, Aug. 4 @ 12:55 p.m. / Community

 

Greg Gaiera, a teacher at Union Street Charter School in Arcata was one of a handful of recipients of the Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. As part of the Fellowship, Greg went on a 17-day expedition to the Arctic. Greg stopped by the KHUM studios on Monday, August 3, to share some stories of his adventure.  The audio from that interview is posted below.

 

You can read more about Greg's trip at his blog. Greg is available to talk to your group or classroom. See his blog for contact information.

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Eureka Waterfront Design Charrette & Trails Update

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 4 @ 9:19 a.m. / Trails

This morning Emily gave an update on the Eureka Waterfront design charrette dealing with public space and walkability in Eureka. We also looked at the Bay Trail and the fact that Arcata is already beginning paving the most northern end. We also looked at the timeline on the Eureka Waterfront Trail and looked down the road to the day when you will be able to ride continuously from the Park and Ride at Elk River Road all the way to Arcata.

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