Headwaters Trail & More BLM Projects

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Nov. 29

This morning Carol Vander Meer, my new Happy Trails Co-Host and I talked with Ben Blom of the Bureau of Land Management about new trail being proposed for the Headwaters Forest along the Elk River corridor. We also talked about mountain biking opportunities at Lax Creek, the trail up at Lighthouse Ranch near Table Bluff, and the Lost Coast Headlands with new trail construction and interpretive signs.

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Trinidad Coastal Land Trust & An Alternative to Black Friday

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Nov. 22

This morning I spoke with Ben Morehead and Tami Trump (no relation) from the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust about all they do for the community by keeping popular coast properties in the public and creating maintaining trails on the north coast. One of the project they are working on is extending the Hammond trail across the little river linking to Scenic drive. This Friday, they are hosting an outdoor alternative to Black Friday shopping. This will be an interpretive hike exploring Trinidad Head at 1:00 with guest leader Michael Kauffman. And the lighthouse on the head will be open for viewing. This event will happen rain or shine (unless it's a torrential downpour). Come enjoy the beauty of Humboldt County.

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November 9 Episode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Nov. 17

Larry talks with Jen Savage regarding election results and Coastal Commission developments.

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October 26 Episode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Nov. 17

Delia and Larry speak with Dan Johnson from Environment California regarding the bag ban proposition.

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October 19 Episode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Nov. 17

Delia and Larry speak with Neil Romans who is a Coast Guard helicopter pilot.

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October 12 Episode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Nov. 17

Delia and Larry speak with Joe Tyburczy regarding the Humboldt Bay Symposium.

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6 Rivers National Forest

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Nov. 15

This morning my co host Michael Kauffmann and I spoke with Bryson Code, the Recreational and Wilderness Manager for 6 Rivers National Forest. This is a position that has been vacant for the past 4 years so there is a lot of catching up to do. Bryson talked about how is passion for trails led him to this job. He also stressed that there is a lot of deferred maintenance that needs to be address before any new trail projects can be looked at.

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McKinleyville Ave, Foster Ave, Walnut & More

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Nov. 8

This morning Emily Sinkhorn and I spoke with Tony Seghetti, Deputy Director of Engineering for the County of Humboldt, and Arthur Reeve, Deputy Director of Public Works for Humboldt. We looked at improvements on McKinleyville Ave, the speed reduction on Foster Ave. in Arcata, and a new light at Walnut and Fern and realignment of Walnut and Holly, both in Cutten.

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Measure U

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Nov. 1

This morning Emily Sinkhorn and I spoke with Hank Seemann, Deputy Director of Humboldt County Public Works and Brian Gerving, Eureka Public Works Director about Measure U which is a countywide measure on the ballot next Tuesday. Measure U would help fund road maintenance and repairs, trail maintenance programs, and help us secure matching funds for future infrastructure projects. As state and federal funds are dwindling, this self help measure will enable Humboldt County to keep its infrastructure functioning. This is a 1/2 of one percent sales tax increase. However, with our sales tax dropping by 1/4 percent in January, this will only be a net increase in our sales tax of 1/4 percent. That means for every $100 spent, you will be taxed an additional 25 cents.

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Improvements on Old Arcata Road

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 18

Today, Emily Sinkhorn and I spoke with Netra Khatri, assistant city engineer for Arcata about improvement projects on old Arcata Road. There have already been some with more to come. And yes, the public will have input on those future improvements at an open house on Wednesday

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Siskiyou Mountain Club

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 11

This morning Michael Kauffmann and I spoke with Gabe Howe from the Siskiyou Mountain Club. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to trail restoration in the Siskiyou wilderness. The group started as just a group of friends who saw a need as so many trails were falling into ruin. The organization now has over 300 members and has thus far restored numerous trails, to a point where they are hoping to move into more of a trail maintenance organization by 2020.

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October 5 Episode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Oct. 6

Larry and Delia speak with Dayla Soul, the Producer/Director of "It Ain't Pretty", a documentary focusing on female surfers.

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September 28 Epidode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Oct. 6

Delia and Larry chat with Madison Peters, Coastal Programs Coordinator for NEC, regarding the results of Coastal Cleanup Day.

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September 21 Epidode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Oct. 6

Delia and Larry chat with Bridget Hand, HSU Center Activities Manager, regarding the Outdoor Nation Challenge.

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September 7 Episode

Coastal Currents / Thursday, Oct. 6

Delia and Larry speak with Gayla Mitchell and Justin Fricker from Bike Party Humboldt regarding an upcoming paddle event.

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