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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

New Rutabaga Queen Crowned!

Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, May 22 @ 12:25 a.m. / Event

Last night the Arcata Community Center was the place to be as one of the biggest crowds in Rutabaga Ball history watched 7 talented contestants vie for the crown and to be named Rutabaga Queen 2016. After the 3 rounds of Ball Gown with a Question and Answer, performing a "Water Crossing (it takes creativity) on stage, and the "talent" portion, the winner this year was crowned. Poison Candy is our Rutabaga Queen 2016. She also ran last year and served as Princess. This year, she took it all.

This was truly one of the largest field of contestants, and one of the most talented as well. Everyone of the contestands upped the ante from previous years. The full list of contestants in addition to Poison Candy were:

Lady Lasagna of Lunch In-Shire (who was named the runner up this year)

April Shower

Sparkle Lumina

Mr. Moustachio

Venus Verde

Baron Von Snooze

After the contest, I grabbed a quick interview with our new Rutabaga Queen backstage. She was joined briefly by the 2015 Rutabaga Queen, Gloria Kinetica pictured here handing Poison Candy the crown. Picture courtesy of Eli Rohl. Queen Poison Candy and her court of Rutabaga Princesses will preside over the Kinetic Sculpture Race next weekend and will represent Kinetic Universe all year long.

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Boat Safety Week Begins!

Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, May 20 @ 9:14 a.m. / Safety

This morning I spoke with Bridget Hand of Center Activities at HSU and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Today is "Wear your PFD to Work Day" to help call attention to the fact that it is National Boat Safety Week. Bridgit also reminded us that there will be Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard demos among other things taking place tomorrow at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center throughout the day. For more information and to reserve your space call the aquatic center at 707-443-4222.

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Listen to Last Night's 3rd District Supervisor Debate, Full-Length or Just the Highlights!

Bayley Brown / Wednesday, May 18 @ 2:45 p.m. / Elections

Mike Wilson (left) and Uri Driscoll (right) listen intently to the moderators.  Photo: Andrew Goff

Last night KHUM, the Lost Coast Outpost, and the Mad River Union sponsored a debate between the two candidates running for Third District Supervisor.  Mike Wilson and Uri Driscoll squared off at the Manila Community Center to show voters who would be the best fit to take the seat now held by Mark Lovelace, who is not seeking re-election on June 7.  

Check out the entire debate here:

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If you want something a little more digestible here is the summary that aired on KHUM this morning.  

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Mike and Uri Photo: Andrew Goff

A nice view of the moderator panel. In the foreground from left to right: LoCO's Ryan Burns, LoCO's Hank Sims, and the Mad River Union's Jack Durham. Photo: Andrew Goff

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Humboldt Steel Pan Festival

Bayley Brown / Tuesday, May 17 @ 3:29 p.m. / Music

What's a better way to celebrate 30 years of steel drums in Humboldt than with a big fest?  

The Humboldt Steel Pan Festival happens Saturday, May 21 at Noon in beautiful Perigot Park in sunny Blue Lake.  Check out performances from Pandemic, Humboldt Calypso Band, Blue Dragon Steel Band, Timbata, Business Casual, and Del Norte Steel Band.  

A few steel drummers came in to gab about it.  

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From left to right: Vance, Dance, Knick, Drew, and Jake

 



Redwood Coast Career Fair

Bayley Brown / Tuesday, May 17 @ 2:45 p.m. / Community Services

Spread the word!  It's this Friday, May 20 from 10 AM till 2 PM at the Sequoia Conference Center located at 901 Myrtle Avenue in Eureka.  

Connie Lorenzo Program Manager at the Employment Training Division of DHHS came in to talk about the Redwood Coast Career Fair.  Check out thejobmarket.org for more information on the fair and workshops.  

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Meet The Co-Hosts

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, May 17 @ 9:16 a.m. / Trails

As we approach the beginning of our 10th year of Happy Trails we are moving into a new era. In addition to Emily Sinkhorn, we are joined by 3 more co-hosts, Jessica Hall, Michael Kauffman, and Scott Machen. Each new host brings their area of expertise to the table each week on KHUM's trail advocacy show.

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Senior Day of Caring

Bayley Brown / Monday, May 16 @ 12:22 p.m. / Animals

Companion Animal Foundation Director Kim Class and Board Member Shannon Townsend came in to talk about The Senior Day of Caring this Sunday.  

We also spoke about some of their other services and the summer camp.  Check out more information on their website here or call 707-826-7387.  

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