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Thursday, September 3, 2015
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Humboldt Bay Marathon

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 30 @ 9:08 a.m. / Trails

This morning Emily and I spoke with Rich Baker, Humboldt Bay Marathon Director & Assistant Director, Terry Vromanlittle about this First Annual Humboldt Bay Marathon, Sunday August 9th. A lot of planning has gone into putting this event together. It will be going all around Humboldt Bay and through several communities. For registration and information about the event, go to humboldtbaymarithon.com. Proceeds to benefit Humboldt Trails Projects. Pictured here is the artwork that will be on all event shirts and other souvenirs.

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4 H Grandstand Barn Dance

Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, June 24 @ 8:47 a.m. / Event

This morning I spoke with Darby Baskin-Green and Lily Hodges, both 4 H members, about the upcoming Grandstand Barn Dance on Thursday, June 25th from 6:30pm till 10pm. $8 suggested Donation and all ages are welcome. The dance will feature music from the Striped Pig Stringband and will be called by our very own Lyndsey Battle.

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Tonight's Cocktail: The Sweet Sweet Summer

Larry Trask / Tuesday, June 23 @ 11:49 a.m. / Cocktail

Tonight during The Cocktail Hour, we'll be enjoying the Sweet Sweet Summer in celebration of the season! I can't remember where this recipe came from. I tell people I invented it, but that's probably not true. Anyway, it's a delicious summertime drink and here's how you make it:

Ingredients:

* 3 oz Raspberry vodka
* Fill with Ginger ale
* 1 splash Cranberry juice
* Juice of 1 wedge Lemon

Mixing instructions:

Fill glass with ice, pour in raspberry vodka, fill almost to the top
with ginger ale, add a splash of cranberry juice (for pinkish color)
and squeeze the lemon. Taste best if shaken

You can also muddle some fresh raspberries in the bottom of the glass before adding the rest of the drink for a very delightful BURST of raspberry flavor.



Jen Dalton - Lake County

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, June 23 @ 9:03 a.m. / Trails

This morning Emily and I spoke with Jen Dalton of North Coast Opportunities and Lake County PICH (Partnership to Improve County Health).

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Free Classes At CR This Summer

Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, June 19 @ 9:29 a.m. / Education

This morning I spoke with Clif Clendenen, College Of The Redwoods Non Credit Program Manger. CR Adult Education announces two exciting new summer programs: Bridge to College and Bridge to Work. These free programs are designed to give people a jump on their future whether it is furthering their education or entering the workforce. Bridge to College will offer people a jump on CR or any college, and Bridge to Work will help people develop the skills and strategies to be more competitive in the workplace. These free summer programs are open to all adults and to incoming 11th and 12th graders.

For more information, contact the CR counseling and Advising Office at 707-476-5150 or email counseling@redwoods.edu. There will be 2 sessions of classes. The first session begins this Monday.

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In Studio: Serious Funk From Object Heavy

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, June 18 @ 9:43 a.m. / In Studio

In case you missed it, really great things are quietly happening in Arcata's music scene over the last few years. What started as an open-mic jam session has emerged as a powerfully tight funk band known as Object Heavy.

Featuring members of the Getdown Crew, Scuber Mountain, and Moo-Got-2 and guest spots from Raashan Ahmad and Fred Wesley (James Brown), Object Heavy's forthcoming LP will easily be one of the best NorCal albums of the year. 

They performed in the studio today at noon, and will play OysterFest at 4:30 on the main stage. 

Listen/download below, or subscribe to Live at KHUM podcast at iTunes. 

Object Heavy on KHUM

 



Top 5 Zingers From Eureka High's Salutatorian Speech (VIDEO)

Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, June 17 @ 1:33 p.m. / Education

Like so many high school graduates, Jordan Thayer is eager to get the hell out of the town he grew up in. In his zesty Salutatorian speech, he likens the high school experience to a drive along Eureka's 101 corridor. And while the picture he paints is not pretty, he packs a lot of laugh lines into his speech. 

5. "It is truly an honor for you to be here today, to watch me graduate."

4. "I was told this speech should be about three minutes long, but if Eureka High taught me anything, it's to always exceed everyone's expectations."

3. "Humboldt's original In'n'Out - no, not the burger shop, the county jail."

2. "Like the pajama-bottom shoppers at Wal-Mart, we have stopped caring what others think."

1. "That concludes the first tenth of my speech. We will begin again after a quick intermission, when I'll read excerpts from "50 Shades Of Grey." 

In an effort to remain positive, we've decided to not include Jordan's Arcata diss in this list ... but listen for it at the end of his speech, all the same! Go grads!