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Thursday, May 28, 2015
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Redwood Prep Students Create Art Through Ecosystems

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. 

Redwood Prep Interview

 



Puppy Up Walk

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

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In Studio: 'Companion Animal' Is An Earworm

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. 

Companion Animal Audio



Jammie Jog This Sunday

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

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Challenge: List All Of Humboldt's Tunnels

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 16 @ 10:48 a.m. / Community

Abandoned train tunnel near Loleta, yesterday afternoon

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.

Tunnel:

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! 

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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.

 



Women's Clubs 125th Anniversary Celebration

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.

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VIDEO: Humboldt Hoop Star Goes National

Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, April 15 @ 1:06 p.m. / LoCO Sports!

Photo via Marley Jade's Facebook Page

Every year, Hooping.org holds a competition called Hoop Idol, where athletes dazzle audiences with... hula hooping. (You know, for kids.) That's a real thing. Take all the time you need to process. 

Got it? OK. 

Obviously, a cosmic Humboldter deserves to win season five of Hoop Idol. And the judges say that Humboldt's own Marley Jade is a contender due to her sweet "knee breaks", "hoop stance", and "epicness." You hear that, other competitors? Epicness!

Contestants will recieve the absolute best coaching available. According to organizers:

This season our contestants will also be receiving mentoring advice publicly and behind the scenes from Hooping Idol’s host Philo Hagen, Managing Editor of Hooping.org and a two-time Hoopie Award winner as well for Video of the Year and Male Hooper of the Year. 

If you're the type to let arbitrary competitive chauvinism control your clicks, you can help seat Jade on the hoop throne.

Via Marley Jade's Facebook page:

The judges' scores only account for 40% of my final score. Your vote makes up for the remaining 60%. It would mean the absolute world to me to have your support! Just click on the link below, watch my video if you feel so inclined (my video is the second to last), and click my name on the poll at the very bottom of the page. Easy peasy! 

Good luck, Marley Jade! Check out her HI5 submission below. Watch out for her epicness.

 

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UPDATE: Voting closed at 2pm today.