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Saturday, January 21, 2017
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Eureka Waterfront Trail, Phase One Grand Opening

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 @ 9:25 a.m. / Trails

This morning Carol Vandermere and I spoke with Miles Slatery the city of Eureka about phase one of the Eureka Waterfront Trail. The Grand Opening will take place this Saturday connecting with this portion of the trail to the  Hikshari' trail for 2 1/2 mile segment. When asked when the entire Eureka waterfront Trail is expected to be completed, Slatery responded "October 2017". I also asked Miles about the rumors of the Hikshari trail extending south. He said they are currently exploring the option of extending it all the way to Scotia. Since at this point that is just conceptual, there is no timeline for it, but I for one am very excited about that. Slattery said it right now they're concentrating on the southern part of the Bay Trail. When complete it will connect with the completed Eureka waterfront Trail for a contiguous ride from the southernmost part of Eureka all the way to Arcata as pictured above.

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What Is This Big Storm All About

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 @ 8:26 a.m. / Nature

This morning I talked with Patrick Dowell of the National Weather Service office on Woodley Island. Patrick is a forecaster there and explained why this forthcoming system Will be so severe. They will be a series of storms that will be latching on to each other bringing up all lot of moisture. In fact this series of storms could bring in 9 inches of rain in just a few days. In addition to the rain, high tides are expected making the possibility of coastal flooding much more likely. A flood watch will be in effect for the next few days. The Eel River at Fernbridge is expected to flood by this Thursday at 7 PM and it is expected to crest at 22 1/2 feet by Friday.

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Benefit For Standing Rock

Bayley Brown / Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 @ 4:26 p.m. / Community

While it appears that the Dakota Access Pipeline project is delayed for now, Standing Rock still needs our support!  Come out and show your support on Thursday at The Jam.  

Bayley will be broadcasting during the all ages portion from 6 till 9 PM and then will join Hugh Johnson for MC duties following!  

Make sure to come out and donate what you can!  Every little bit helps.  

RSVP to the Facebook event here



Louis Gordon Shares Perspective upon his Return from Standing Rock

Lyndsey Battle / Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 @ 2:59 p.m. / Community

Much has happened during the last week in Standing Rock, ND.  KHUM was super lucky to hear from Louis Gordon, a Xicano-Purpécha student in the Native American Studies program at HSU and Program Officer at the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples.  Louis returned yesterday from Standing Rock and shared some of his experiences, offered his perspective on how the Humboldt community can continue to rally behind water protectors as the struggle to permanently stop the Dakota Access Pipeline continues.

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from left to right: Louis Gordon (Xicano-Purpécha), Chris Peters (Polik-Lah/Yurok) and Tia Oros Peters (Zuni) from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples in Arcata, at Standing Rock, ND.

Here are a couple of the links mentioned:

To donate to the Medical Healer Council Fund, click here.

Or check out this Standing Benefit on Thursday at the Jam in Arcata.

 



Nonviolence Direct Action Training and March

Bayley Brown / Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 @ 3:50 p.m. / Airport

Teacher of English at College of the Redwoods and concerned citizen David Holper took a moment to talk with me about the importance of nonviolence direct action and the upcoming march on Saturday.  Tamara McFarland of North Coast People's Alliance also spoke about their involvement.  

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For more information head to the Facebook event for the trainings here and for more about the march head here.  



Lori Dengler On Today's 6.5 Earthquake

Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 @ 8:03 a.m. / Earthquake

This morning I reached out to Lori Dengler, Professor Emeritus at Humboldt State University and local seismology expert about this morning's 6.5 magnitude earthquake.

Dengler was quick to point out that this quake posed no tsunami danger due to its size, distance from the shore and nature of the quake. She described this earthquake as a strike-slip quake, meaning the two sides slipped past each other like traffic on a highway. This type of quake is less likely to generate a tsunami.

When asked if this could be a foreshock to a larger quake, Dengler pointed out that while the chances of that are small, it is always a possibility. We live near the Cascadia subduction zone. It's been about 300 years since a major quake took place on it.

She pointed out that while there is no reason to expect this morning's quake could trigger the feared subduction zone quake, it is of course is a possibility. However, that expected quake could occur anytime between today and 200 years from now.

Dengler pointed out that today's sizable quake should be a wake-up call to all of us living on the North Coast to be prepared. Strap down large items that could fall during the quake, know what to do when a large quake happens,  and have supplies on hand to last you a few days in the event you are cut off.

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Humboldt 2nd Chance Program

Bayley Brown / Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 @ 4:43 p.m. /

Humboldt County Economic Development and the Humboldt County Workforce Development board has received $600,000 from a grant to launch the Humboldt County 2nd Chance Program!  

What is this you ask?  Well, it supports job readiness, vocational training, and rapid employment for probationers.  The program also works with employers to establish an on-boarding and education process for retraining these ex-offenders.  

ETD Program Manager Connie Lorenzo came in for a moment to elaborate on the program and invite employers to the Recruitment Event listed on the flyer below on January 11.  Come out, bring a friend, and learn more!  

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For more information contact Connie Lorenzo at 707-441-4607 or clorenzo@co.humboldt.ca.us