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Saturday, June 25, 2016
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

NPS Centennial: Jeff Denny and Dave Roemer

Bayley Brown / Tuesday, June 21 @ 2:05 p.m. / Nature

Redwood National and State Parks Supervisory Park Ranger Jeff Denny and Deputy Superintendent Dave Roemer came in to get you extra pumped about the National Park Service's Centennial Celebration on Sunday.  We spoke about the celebration and the history of the National Park System.  

The Redwood National and State Park's FREE celebration will be Sunday from noon till 5 p.m. at the bottom of Bald Hills Road, just off of Highway 101 north of Orick.  There will be bands, foodtrucks, activities, pony rides, speakers and more.  

More details here, on the Lowdown and the Facebook event here

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Dave Roemer and Jeff Denny pose with the coveted Kraftwork album



Trail Films

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 21 @ 9:02 a.m. / Trails

This morning Michael Kauffmann and I spoke with Scott Herriott about his passion for trails, the films he has made about trails (and Bigfoot) and his current project, the Bigfoot Trail. More info at squatchfilms.com

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NPS Centennial: The Good Homosapiens

Bayley Brown / Monday, June 20 @ 2:26 p.m. / Music , Nature

The Good Homosapiens came in to play a few tunes and get you excited about the National Park Service's Centennial Celebration on Sunday.  There will be bands, foodtrucks, activities, pony rides, speakers and more.  

The Redwood National and State Park's FREE celebration will be Sunday from noon till 5 p.m. at the bottom of Bald Hills Road, just off of Highway 101 north of Orick.

More details here, on the Lowdown and the Facebook event here

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I Got To Burn One In At The Crabs

Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, June 20 @ 7:43 a.m. / Sports

On Sunday (Father's Day), I got to throw out the first pitch at the 2pm game at the Arcata Ballpark. It's the first time I have ever done anything like that so I was really honored. It was a blast! I think the radar gun clocked my pitch at 98 mph. Of course that all could have been in my mind, but that is how I will remember it! Photos courtesy of Matt Filar.



"Reefer Madness" final weekend

Bayley Brown / Thursday, June 16 @ 3:14 p.m. / Theater

This is the final weekend of Reefer Madness: The Musical at North Coast Repertory Theatre.  The play is Daniel Kennedy's debut as director and he took a moment along side of Warren Hardison, who portrays the lecturer, to speak with me about this over the top production.  

Reefer Madness runs tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m. at NCRT, located at the corners of fifth and D streets in Eureka.  For more information and advance tickets head here

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"The Big Thirst" opens tonight!

Bayley Brown / Thursday, June 16 @ 2:56 p.m. / Theater

Playwright and Dell'Arte's founding artistic director Joan Schirle took a moment to speak with me about the new play The Big Thirst making it's debut at the 2016 Mad River Festival.  The play is centered around Dell'Arte's current initiative "The River, Our Home".  The audience will find themselves following Detective Dolly Madison while she is searching for the missing river.  Schirle elaborated that this comedy is actually about the world's water issue: 

"When I started researching this play, there was so much.  I mean it's everything from those poor women in Sub-Saharan countries who have to walk four miles twice a day to get water.  Usually they're young women and then they don't get to go school, so they don't get an education.  And then there's the facts that the global aquifer if at it's lowest ever.  There's the dams on the river, what they're doing to the fish.  The loss of habitat... So trying to write a play that dealt with that is what I tried to do... What Michael [Fields, Director] has done with my script is do create this sort of physical business and of course we have this great band who are underscoring it.  So it has the feeling of a little bit of cartoon.  Sort of a Roger Rabbit type of detective cartoon...  I keep telling people water can be funny."  

Check out the interview, trailer and flyer below.  More information about the Mad River Festival here and find out more about The Wiyot Tribe's Past Present and Future talk here

The Big Thirst runs Thursdays through Sunday from June 16 through July 3 at 8 p.m. at the Rooney Amphitheater in Blue Lake.  

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Dune Trails

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 14 @ 9:04 a.m. / Trails

This morning I spoke with new Happy Trails Co-Host Jessica Hall along with former KHUM DJ Mike Dronkers, both members of Friends of the Dunes. This morning we talked about the extensive trail system throughout the dunes. This is a treasure that is right in our own backyard that you may have overlooked. Pictured here 900 Humboldt County students who participated in the 12th annual Kids Ocean Day event at the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area.

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