Larry Trask / Thursday, April 23 @ 11:47 a.m. / Community
Humboldt County now has a mobile app for Apple IOS and Android that will allow you to check local road conditions, report a (non-emergency) crime, get info on local parks, etc. Called "My Humboldt," the app is available for free download starting today.
More information is available here.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 23 @ 9:29 a.m. /
Fifth and sixth grade students at Redwood Preparatory Charter School in Fortuna learned about old growth redwood forests and the creatures that depend on them while creating public art exhibits through the Ecology & Art Education Program, Our Coastal Redwoods.
This five-day long program, supported by Save the Redwoods League, the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation and The Footprint Fund, a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation, included field trips to Pamplin Grove County Park, Grizzly Creek State Park and the City of Arcata Community Forest.
During the week-long program, Redwood Prep visited ecology stations and took art lessons. All art exhibits will be on display on the evening of June 5th for one month at Hoppy’s Frozen Yogurt in Fortuna and the McLean Foundation.
The Ecology and Art Education Program is one component of a DreamMaker program of The Ink People, Art & Science for Kids interested in Media & Education (ASK ME), directed by Barbara A. Domanchuk. This program is a week-long outdoor education program featuring lessons on old growth redwood forest watersheds. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/outdoorclasses
They dropped by KHUM to report on their findings.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, April 23 @ 9:20 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Marla Barrett about the upcoming Puppy Up Walk. It takes place on Saturday May 2nd at Halvorsen Park in Eureka. Puppyup is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and their causes through comparative oncology research. This fundraiser for comparative cancer research will be the first here in Humboldt County but has taken place throughout the country before this. Registration is at 9am, the 2 mile walk is at 10:30am. More information at puppyup.org
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, April 22 @ 9:39 a.m. / In Studio
Companion Animal is one of the most promising local bands in years. Brooding melodies nest snugly amid synth lines and driving rhythms, evoking The Smiths and Death Cab For Cutie. And while most Humboldt bands have at least some element of spacious noodling, which is fine, Companion Animal's succinct arrangements leave no room for clutter between your ear and their earworms.
Listen below to learn about their workflow, the dizzying machinery they made for the below video, and which is rock's best Morrison: Van or Jim.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 21 @ 9:30 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Debi Farber Bush about the 2nd annual Jammie taking place this Sunday starting at 9am at Los Bagels in Arcata. It will be a party atmosphere with live music from the Jim Lahman Band. Yours truly will be MCing the event
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 16 @ 10:48 a.m. / Community
Q: How many tunnels are there in Humboldt county?
A: Not many.
KHUM is hearing rumors of tunnels in Dyerville, Willow Creek, Old Town, and Redcrest. Report your tunnel in the comments section below. Together, we'll end this dinner party topic once and for all.
a passage that goes under the ground, through a hill, etc, a hollow conduit or recess, a covered passageway; specifically : a horizontal passageway through or under an obstruction, a subterranean gallery.
To be clear, a tunnel with just one entrance is a cave. Also debatable: highway underpasses and large culverts. Some might be tunnels. Figure it out, commenters!
Tunnel photos, map locations, or other specifics are encouraged. Legitimate tunnels will be certified and listed below.
Let's do this!
UPDATING: ALL THE TUNNELS
1. Loleta/Table Bluff - 600 feet of train tracks beneath the graveyard
2. Near the Shively seasonal bridge, next to the swimming hole.
3. Samoa pedestrian tunnel - h/t Chuck Johnson
4. Drive Through Tree in Leggett. Iffy.
5. The Carson Tunnel (defunct and not a true tunnel, but spectacular nonetheless)
6. Woodley Island offramp (pending) - h/t Trevor & Shawn
7. Glendale exit near 299 - h/t Rockhouse
8. Tunnel Creek, Island Mtn near Alderpoint & Carter Creek, though it looks collapsed on Google Maps. (Pending, awaiting to see if it's in Humboldt). h/t Kim Sallaway Commenter Sean says it's in Trinity. And still uncollapsed.
10. The HSU pedestrian walkway
11. Honorable mention: A result of a bold property disipute, the McKay Tunnel which went beneath Redwood Acres. See page 7 on that link.
12. Holmes Flat. Bryan's Bluff. Still there, just in worse shape. H/t Karen.
13. Rumor: network of tunnels beneath old town, perhaps used for bootlegging? Need verification.
14. Cow-only tunnel in Samoa. Private property, it seems.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, April 16 @ 8:59 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Donna Haddock and Susan Willan of the Trinidad and Eureka Women's Clubs about the 125th anniversary celebration of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The event is free and open to the public at the Eureka Woman's Club on J Street in Eureka this Saturday.