Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 @ 7:46 a.m. / Nature
A stunning sunrise this morning. Captured by my iPhone this morning outside the KHUM window to the world.
Bayley Brown / Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 @ 11:27 a.m. / Animals
Jennifer Raymond, Director of Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network, came in to encourage people to "beat the heat" and get their cats and dogs spayed/neutered. They provide low-cost options and referrals top other rescue groups, each of which fills a slightly different niche. We mostly spoke about the importance of getting feral cats spayed/neutered.
Call them for more! 707-442-SPAY (7729)
Raymond stands with a cage used to humanely capture feral cats so they can be spayed/neutered.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 @ 9:12 a.m. / Trails
Emily and I wrap up the year of Happy Trails with a look at the new Federal Transportation Bill and what it means to Humboldt County. We also look at the new CalTrans Guidelines dealing with protected bikeways alongside roadways (pictured here). We also look forward to 2016 and all the local projects we have to look forward to.
Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 @ 10:33 a.m. / Party!!!
As incredible as it may seem, KHUM is about to turn 20 years old! The party is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, January 9th at the Adorni Center in Eureka. Live music, food, drink, and more fun than humans should be allowed to have! Doors open at 7:30, The party starts at 8 and goes till midnight.
PLEASE NOTE: Our 10 year party at the Bayside Grange sold out, so we moved to the Arcata Theater Lounge for our 15th, it sold out too. So we have booked the Adorni Center this time for the 20th. This time we hope we don't have to turn anyone away. However, I'd get there early to be safe.
It's $8 in advance (get them here) and $10 at the door. We'll see you at the party this Saturday, as we party like it's 1996!
Oh, and don't forget to RSVP on the Facebook event!
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Big thanks to Debi Farber Bush for helping to coordinate this big event and to our wonderful sponsors!
Bayley Brown / Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 @ 4:06 p.m. / Animals
It's time to get your tail down to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for a doggone good time as they host an open house this Saturday from noon 'til 4 p.m.
In addition to tours and refreshments, a silent auction will be held to benefit the emergency medical fund (administered by Friends for Life, which means it's safe from county budget woes). The auction is the primary fundraiser for the emergency medical fund and it pays for needed medical treatment for shelter animals above the $250 budget for each animal. If you can't make the open house, they're accepting bids tomorrow from 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Saturday's open house also provides a rare weekend opportunity to adopt from the shelter.
For more information about the open house and volunteer opportunities please visit the Humboldt County Animal Shelter's Facebook page and check out my conversation earlier today on KHUM with Mara Segal, Volunteer Coordinator at the shelter.
Here are a few items up for auction!
... and a few cats and dogs that are available!
this is Josie
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 @ 8 a.m. / How 'Bout That Weather
This morning I spoke with Troy Nicolini of the National Weather Service office on Woodley Island. No less that six different weather warnings appear on the NOAA weather website, so I asked Troy what we can expect out of this system. In a word, flooding --specifically coastal flooding Thursday and Friday. High tides combined with a significant storm surge and big surf add up to flooding in the coastal areas that normally don't flood.
Right now Nicolini warns drivers to watch for localized flooding on the roadways. We've had an inch of rain (at the Arcata rain gauge) in the past 24 hours with more heavy rain expected through Thursday morning. Storm drains can become overwhelmed with that much rain, causing a lot of water to build up on the area roadways. Troy also warned of small streams and culverts flooding as well.
With regard to our local rivers: Although they will rise, no flooding is expected on the major rivers. For example, the Eel River at Fernbridge is expected to top out at 7 feet by 9 a.m. tomorrow. Flood warning is at 14 feet, and flood stage is at 20 feet.
Audio of our talk follows: