Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, May 1 @ 9:41 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Kati Texas from the Kinetic Universe, the organization that puts on the Kinetic Grand Championship. We talked about all the Kinetic events that are coming soon. The first event is the Kinetic Classic. This is small scale Kinetic Sculpture Race for kids. It takes place next weekend on Mother's Day. More info at KineticClassic.org. The following weekend will be the Rutabaga Ball, this year at Redwood Raks and once again MC'd be Amy and myself. And of course the Kinetic Grand Championship taking place memorial day weekend, May 23, 24, and 25.
Andrew Goff / Thursday, April 30 @ 10:30 a.m. / RANKED
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Your Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM are teaming up for another round of arbitrary and capricious listing of local things. We call it Humboldt Ranked.
Here’s how this works: Starting at 11 a.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 (or online here) 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.
This Week's Topic: The good people of Humboldt recognize this is a great place to exist, but can you think of things that are better than they were five (5) years ago? Use your brain, then call a radio station.
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1. Drinking (bar scene/festivals/producers) (nominated by caller Gavin)
2. Trails (combination of various nominations)
3. Salmon runs (nominated by commenter Riverguy)
4. Marijuana growers uniting (nominated by MD and AG)
5. Redundant broadband (nominated by listener Rockhouse Jones)
6. Sequoia Park Zoo (nominated by caller Holly)
7. Decrease in countywide paranoia (nominated by unnamed caller)
8. Rio Dell (Nominated by Nicki downstairs)
9. Mainstreaming of litter cleanups (nominated by Macho Dan)
10. Parks (dog/bike) (combination od various nominations)
11. Jefferson Project (nominated by MD)
12. SCRAP Humboldt (nominated by caller)
13. Eureka Police Department (nominated by Thunderdome commenter)
14. Pulp Mill cleanup (nominated by MD)
15. Local food companies/producers, farmers' markets (nominated by caller Holly)
Fewer growdozers (nominated by commenter Lost Toast Pot Roast)
Un-unemployment (nominated by Lynette)
Clam Beach (nominated by caller Dennis Mayo)
Blue Lake (nominated by caller Dave Feral)
Martin Slough intercept project (nominated by commenter)
Bulk soil delivery (nominated by caller Buddy)
The climbing scene finally exists (nominated by listener Sarah)
Local food producers (nominated by caller Holly; broadened above)
Willow Creek (nominated by emailer Paul)
The weather (nominated by various commenters)
District Attorney's office (nominated by commenter; disqualified under "too soon" grounds)
Eureka City Council (nominated by commenter; see above)
Organic lunches at Trinidad School (nominated by caller April)
Mountain biking - Paradise Royale, Sunnybrae (nominated by listener John)
Manila Park (nominated by caller; upgraded to "Parks")
Fortuna Dog Park (nominated by caller Shawn; lumped in with "parks")
McKay Tract (nominated by G-chatter Oldshake; lumped in to "trails")
Hikshari Trail (nominated by caller Oldshake; lumped in to "trails")
Rails with trails (nominated by caller Carl)
Drinking in Arcata (nominated by AG; replaced by "drinking alcohol")
Logger Bar (Nominated by caller Terry; replaced by "drinking alcohol")
LoCO/spread of information (Nominated by caller Will)
KHUM (Nominated by caller and former DJ Jess McGuinty)
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Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 28 @ 9:47 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily got us up to speed on land trust/trail improvements in McKinleyville, pedestrian workshops in Hoopa today and McKinleyville tomorrow, a recap of the State Trails Conference and a preview of Bike Month just to name a few.
Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, April 26 @ 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)