Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, March 4 @ 10:08 a.m. / Trails
Cliff and Emily talk about the upcoming discussion at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors March 10th at 1:30pm and what you can do as a trail advocate to support trails in the General Plan. Caltrans Feasibility Study regarding improving safety on Broadway through Eureka is discussed, and new proposed federal legislation to increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety are talked about.
Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, March 3 @ 9:58 a.m. / Weather
I spoke with Matthew Kidwell at the NOAA office on Woodley Island this morning about where we stand with regard to the drought.
The good news is that we ended February with a slightly higher than normal rain total. However, that still leaves us at about 43 percent of normal. We expect good rain this week and the models show a normal amount of rain coming over the next few weeks.
While this is good, a normal amount of rain keeps us at a deficit.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Feb. 26 @ 8:46 a.m. / Entertainment
This morning I talked with the founder of the Almost Annual Pun-Off. This will be the 23rd Pun-Off for this event that started in 1977 .Puntestants compete in a round robing elimination during various given categories. The event is this Saturday at 8pm at the Arcata Theater Lounge. Doors open at 7:30pm, you are encouraged to get there early, this event sells out every year (in every way possible).
You know what we like? When the private sector and private citizens steps up for the environment. Tune in today at noon to learn about a new, simple, and consistent way to keep our bay cleaner.
PacOut Green Team is a group of avid outdoors people in Humboldt County, CA. It was founded by Tim Haywood (aka SUP Man) and it's dedicated to keeping the places where we play free of litter and debris. We get together every Saturday at different locations around the county to remove as much litter as possible.Typically our weekly cleanups are 60 minutes long. We understand that people have lives and that time is limited for most people.Prizes supplied by Pacific Outfitters are awarded to cleanup volunteers every week, and everyone is encouraged to join us.Action: Next cleanup event: Saturday, March 8, 8:30am until 10:00am, Samoa Bridges
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Feb. 25 @ 12:06 p.m. / Trails
Emily updates us on the planing commission's decision to remove language regrading trails and public access from the General Plan Update. Details of a large public response to Thursday's meeting and an invitation to attend tonight's meeting in show of support of trail is also discussed. Then Doug Rose from the McKinleyville Organizing Committee talks about the their efforts to improve public safety on Central Avenue between School and Hiller Roads. McKinleyville has gotten an $800,000 to $1,000,000 grant for this purpose. Now that townspeople have rejected the concept of a median down the center of Central Ave. other methodologies are being sought.
Larry Trask / Monday, Feb. 24 @ 11:46 a.m. / Politics
Mike Dronkers / Monday, Feb. 24 @ 9:38 a.m. /
Somebody datamapped our local forestland. Actually, it's global forestland but the granularity makes it particularly useful for Humboldters.
We're not foresters and had to spellcheck "silviculture," so we don't know really how to interpret this. Help?
Zoom into Humboldt. Sort by tree height, terrain, and other fun metrics using the button on the right.
Don't forget to hit the 'play' button down below to see the action over the last 13 years.