Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, July 29 @ 8:52 a.m. / Event
Coming up on Thursday August 13th at the Blue Lake Casino & Hotel will be the North Coast Stand Down Dinner & Auction. This morning I spoke with Mona Daily, who is organizing this big shindig. With 300 tickets to this event, at the time of the interview, there were only 22 left! Call 707-840-4698 or go online to ncsd.vet to get those few reamining tickets. The no host bar opens at 6pm and the dinner is at 7pm. There will be hundreds of amazing items to bid on at the silent auction. There will also be a small live auction for the big ticket items. Amy and I will be MCing and calling the auction. Tickets are $35.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, July 28 @ 2:49 p.m. / Cocktail
It's hot. Some places (like Ferndale) are "hot" only if you've lived in Humboldt for a while. Other places (like Redway) are hot no matter what you're used to. Accordingly, we need a refreshing light cocktail, and tonight's offering fits the bill (except that it's technically not a cocktail).
Ingredients (makes 2 drinks)
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 tablespoon liquid honey
- 2 cupd pink sparkling wine
- ice cubes
- Place watermelon cubes and ice cubes in a blender, add honey; process until smooth.
- Add sparkling wine, stir gently.
- Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, July 28 @ 9:05 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Greg Orsini, General Manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District about the creation of the Fischer rance Interpretive Trail and what led to its creation. We also went over the many other trails and parks managed by the CSD.
Larry Trask / Wednesday, July 22 @ 12:25 p.m. / Coastal Currents
Coastal Currents, Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guest: Jana Hennessy, HSU Master's Student
Topic: Sea Star Wasting Disease
Additional Resources: UC Santa Cruz Sea Star Wasting Project (great overview and interactive maps)
Photo Credit: Royal starfish (Astropecten articulatus) on the beach" by TheMargue - http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2884079538. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, July 21 @ 9:01 a.m. / Trails
Today Emily and I spoke with Ashley Taylor, Recreation Coordinator with the City of Eureka Parks and Recreation Department. The will be a full day of free activities for the whole family to enjoy. More info at getoutandplay.com. We also talked about the Eureka Waterfront Trail Project. This will extend what is now the Hikshari Trail fully around the city of Eureka from one end to the other on the waterfront. The projected completion date is 2018. Emily also mentioned that the upcoming Humboldt Bay Marathon is looking for volunteers.
Larry Trask / Monday, July 20 @ 10:23 a.m. / Music
It has been four years since Wilco last released a studio record (2011's "The Whole Love"), which I think we can all agree is far too long. But, as of last Thursday -- and quite out of the blue even to devoted industry watchers -- a NEW WILCO ALBUM was released. And it was released in true Wilco fashion: nobody knew it was coming, it was released on a Thursday (traditionally, new records are released on Tuesdays), it's hilariously named "Star Wars" for no apparent reason, it has kitty artwork, AND it's available as a free download from the Wilco website!
Why did Wilco do all this crazy stuff? Frontman Jeff Tweedy explains things thus: ""Why release an album this way and why make it free? Well, the biggest reason, and I'm not sure we even need any others, is that it felt like it would be fun,"
You can get it right now, the whole entire album, for $0.00, simply by going to the Wilco Website and entering your email address (which they promise not to sell or spam). But hurry! The free download is only available for 30 days.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, July 16 @ 5:15 p.m. / In Studio
Blue Lake legends Clay Smith and Greg Lojko of the Rubberneckers break their silence to play live on KHUM, backed up by Andy Powell and Pete Ciotti.
A frank discussion ensued about how Smith cheated the health system, how Lojko dealt with a shirtless Courtney Love, and the city of Blue Lake's unspoken blackout of Rubberneckers-themed civic infrastructure.
Photos by Andrew Goff, full gallery here.