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Thursday, February 26, 2015
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

'104.3' Returns To The Airwaves

Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Jan. 21 @ 8:48 a.m. / Breaking News

After months of being down, KHUM's 104.3 signal IS BACK! However, now in a new location. When 104.7 came north to serve Eureka, Arcata, McKinlyville and all points north better, its 104.3 signal became redundant. After months of engineering work, the new signal has been erected up on Bunker Hill above Ferndale. Now 104.3 can be heard crystal clear in Ferndale, Fortuna, Rohnerville, Rio Dell and anywhere in the Eel River Valley.

So remember, south of King Salmon it's 104.3 FM, north of King Salmon tune to 104.7 FM. 

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This Kicks Ass Ep. 1: Interactive Arcata Trails Map

Mike Dronkers / Today @ 12:06 p.m. / This Kicks Ass

 

If you've ever wondered which trail you should hike in Arcata's community forest, someone went ahead and biked them with a camera. It also tells you what is and isn't allowed on specific trails. 

Dig in below, and say goodbye to a productive day, because this kicks ass!

http://interactivetrailsmaps.com/acf.html



(UPDATED) Bike-Thru Thief Snatches Dutch Bros. Tip Jar, Gets Caught, Gets Released

Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ 1:05 p.m. / Crime

[Photo: Google Streetview]

UPDATE 2:52pm: Sure, he got detained in the 10 a.m. hour. It looks like that didn't slow his roll. 

From Eureka Police Department:

At 11:43a.m., officers responded to a business on the 2440 block of Broadway after employees caught a male taking items out of service trucks.  The male was Steven Beck (35) of Eureka and the same male that took the tip jar from Dutch Brothers.  This time around he was arrested for petty theft and probation violation. 

Asked for backstory on the suspect, Powell said that Mr. Beck has already been arrested three times in 2015, or roughly one arrest every two and a half weeks. 

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Original Post: A man apparently rode his bike through the Dutch Bros. drive-through and grabbed the tip from the window at around 10am this morning. An assertive KHUM caller said that he saw the theft, called EPD, and tailed the thief until the police apprehended the suspect.

According to Eureka Police Dept's Brittany Powell:

"The witness was able to provide several directions and our officers caught up with him near the 1,000 block of Del Norte street. They made contact, did a field interview, and the victim did not want to press charges."

Why did Dutch Brothers turn the other cheek?

As of this writing, Dutch Brothers employees could not speak on the record and management hasn't responded (yet).

Click below to hear EPD's understanding of this morning's events:

EPD's Brittany Powell



Tonight's Cocktail - Rum Punch

Larry Trask / Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ 12:50 p.m. / Cocktail

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I know it's not spring yet, but the weather has been so delightful and spring-like the last week or so. Therefore, tonight during The Cocktail Hour (6 pm) we'll be featuring a spring cocktail: the light and refreshing rum punch. The recipe I use is printed below. You can substitute bottled juices, of course, but your cocktail will be so so so so so much better if you use fresh squeezed.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups light rum
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

In a large pitcher, combine the rum, juices, and grenadine. Stir until well blended. Fill glasses with ice; divide mixture between glasses. Garnish with lime and serve immediately.



Cue Up The Rod Deal, Arcata

Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ 11:28 a.m. / Helicopters

[Photo: Alchemy Construction]

Apparently one or two helicopters are hovering over Arcata. One caller thinks it's a goose-spooker. Another said it's about for a redundancy line PG&E is planning. What do you know? 

And now, HumCo Helicopter Paranoia (HHP) requires us to play this song. 



California Walks

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ 10:13 a.m. / Trails

This morning Emily and I talked with Tony Dang of California Walks about the goal and mission of the organization to create safe, healthy, walkable communities in California, how CalWalks works with local affiliates and partners, the 2025 Strategic Framework for Increasing Walkability in CA, a summary of their recent Best Foot Forward Summit and some upcoming Community Pedestrian Safety Trainings that CalWalks will be leading in Humboldt County. Check out their 10 Year Strategy.

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Humboldt Roller Derby - Tomorrow Night!

Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Feb. 20 @ 9:33 a.m. / Sports

This morning I spoke with Chealousy and Mutha Thump Her, 2 teammates with Humboldt Roller Derby. They will be taking on the "She-Vil Dead" in a doubleheader tomorrow evening at Redwood Acres fairgrounds. Doors open at 5pm, first bout is at 6pm. The second bout is at 7:30. Both of this athletes have been with Humboldt Roller Derby for around 5 years. Both have recovered from some pretty bad injuries. They explained that this is not the old roller derby from the 60s where they were scripted entertainment. This is athletic league play. Tickets are still available.

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