Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 4:40 p.m. /
You know that thing where your friends are in town and ask you what to do? After they've seen the ginormous redwoods, what next?
You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a better answer than "Go see the dunes!"
In terms of bang-for-buck, the dunes pack a real punch. You've got rich biodiversity, freaky plants, dynamic habitat, a web of trails to explore, and the Pacific ocean, all within 10 minutes of Humboldt's most-populated area.
It's Humboldt's secret stash of nature, and home to some of the most pristine coastal dune habitat on Earth.
To close out September and bring in October, join KHUM and Friends Of The Dunes for a 5-day intro course on dune habitat, coastal geomorphology, and a few surprises along the way!
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Sept. 18 @ 4:34 p.m. /
For once, there's a good reason to post a food photo to social media.
Humboldt County Restaurant Week starts Friday, September 26th, and the most mouth-wateringly good photo will win you, well, more watery mouth.
Get to a participating restaurant during #HumCoRestaurantWeek and treat yourself to something good! Humboldt's finest chefs have some special surprises in store. While you're there, take a delicious-looking photo and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #HumCoRestaurantWeek so we can find it.
We'll post the best photos we find and let the upvoting decide the winner! First place gets a $100 gift certificate to a local restaraunt, second place is worth $50 and the third place photo wins you $50.
HOW TO GET FREE FOOD
1. Go to a participating restaurant between Friday, Sept 26 and Sunday, Oct 5.
2. Take a food photo that looks amazing
3. Post it to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the tag #HumCoRestaurantWeek
4. Check the Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM.com to vote during HumboldtRestaurantWeek
What is Humboldt County Restaurant Week, and why even care? Find out more on their Facebook page, and listen to Ann Anderson and Edie Jessup of Locally Delicious on KHUM.
While unlikely, Lost Coast Communications reserves all rights to disinclude suspected cheaters and/or capriciously award a winner. Subject to all the usual contest rules.
Cliff Berkowitz / Yesterday @ 9 a.m. / Veterans Services
This morning I spoke with Bob Gelder of North Coast Stand Down about this weekend's event. It will take place Friday through Sunday at the Ferndale Fairgrounds. The event provides a myriad of services for for veterans of all eras including their families and pets. Not only are services available on sight, but there are people there who can help veterans navigate through all the red tape to get to services they deserve.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 30 @ 9:28 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Miles Slattery, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Eureka. We discussed the recent funding acquisition from various sources for the Eureka Waterfront Trail. The entire trail skirting the waterfront of the city of Eureka from the Park N Ride at Herrick/Elk River Road to Tidd Street at the north end of town, a contiguous 6.5 miles of class one trail could be complete by 2016. This only leaves the small section of space between Eureka and Bracut Center to be funded for the greater Bay Trail Project. Granted, that will be the most expensive section as it will be rail with trail and quite narrow. But if all goes well, it won't be long before you can ride on a trail from the Park N Ride at Herrick/Elk River Road all the way to Arcata.
Mike Dronkers / Monday, Sept. 29 @ 5:28 p.m. / Food
For once, there's a good reason to share a food photo on social media. But just this once.
Humboldt County Restaurant Week is underway through this weekend. Let's cut to the chase.
HOW TO WIN FREE FOOD
1. Go to a participating restaurant before Sunday, Oct 5.
2. Take a food photo that looks amazing.
3. Post it to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the tag #HumCoRestaurantWeek. Include the restaurant's name.
4. Check the Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM.com to vote during Humboldt Restaurant Week.
We'll post the best photos we find and let the upvoting below decide the winner.
We can't include what we can't find, so tag #HumCoRestaurantWeek and make sure the post is set to "public."
- First place: $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant
- Second place: $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant
- Third place: $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant
What is Humboldt County Restaurant Week, and why even care?
Find out more on their Facebook page.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 9:38 a.m. /
According to the National Weather Service, Eureka hadn't seen a September 24th that wet in a century. Over two and a half inches of rain deparched our yards, fields, and crops, shattering the previous daily record.
And those rainbows afterward. Wow. That was just dessert.
If you took a rainbow pic, go ahead and share it below.
[H/T Jessica Hall for the tip]
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 8:45 a.m. / Film
This morning I spoke with filmmaker, and former student of mine, Shane Anderson who recently put out the film "Wild Reverence - The Wild Steelhead Last Stand." He has been touring the country with this film and tonight, in a benefit for Friends of the Eel, there will be a showing at 6pm at the Arcata Theater Lounge. There will be and Q & A to follow the showing.