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)
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.
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.
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:
If you want something a little more digestible here is the summary that aired on KHUM this morning.
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
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.
From left to right: Vance, Dance, Knick, Drew, and Jake
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.
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.
Bayley Brown / Monday, May 16 @ 12:22 p.m. / Animals