McKay Community Forest - Time To Volunteer!

Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 18

Emily and I talk with Dave Hayes of the Humboldt Trails Council about the McKay Community Forest Trail Stewards call for volunteers. With the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors set to vote on wether to move forward with large public forest project covering land between Myrtletown, Cutten and Ridgewood the Humboldt Trails Council is looking for a bank of volunteers to help offset and mitigate the costs of maintaing this large piece of public land. If you would like to volunteer go to http://www.humtrails.org/mckay.html

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Supreme Court Kills Rails To Trails?

Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 11

Cliff and Emily discuss Monday's 8 to 1 Supreme Court decision in favor of a private land owner in Wyoming. This decision potentially effects over 1400 bike and nature trails nationwide. We also look at how it could effect Humboldt County's trail efforts. We also look at where we stand with the political football known as the General Plan Update and how now the Board of Sups has said "Oops" regarding sending it off the the New Planing Commission for their unwanted input items that have strong to unanimous approval. Lastly we talked with Kevin Wright about Prop A, a highly targeted tax to fund trails and transportation which was passed in Marin County and now being implemented and what we can learn from their success.

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In Case You Didn't Read Those Studies, Sonar Testing Adversely Affects Sea Life

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, March 5

Michael Jasny of the Natural Resources Council updates us on the Navy's sonar testing, and why wildlife advocates oppose it.

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General Plan,Broadway Feasibility & Federal Legislation

Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 4

Cliff and Emily talk about the upcoming discussion at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors March 10th at 1:30pm and what you can do as a trail advocate to support trails in the General Plan. Caltrans Feasibility Study regarding improving safety on Broadway through Eureka is discussed, and new proposed federal legislation to increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety are talked about.

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General Plan/Trails Update & Doug Rose Talks Mckinleyville Safety

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 25

Emily updates us on the planing commission's decision to remove language regrading trails and public access from the General Plan Update. Details of a large public response to Thursday's meeting and an invitation to attend tonight's meeting in show of support of trail is also discussed. Then Doug Rose from the McKinleyville Organizing Committee talks about the their efforts to improve public safety on Central Avenue between School and Hiller Roads. McKinleyville has gotten an $800,000 to $1,000,000 grant for this purpose. Now that townspeople have rejected the concept of a median down the center of Central Ave. other methodologies are being sought.

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Bicycle Bookmobile

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 18

Cliff and Emily talk with Melanie Williams about the Bicycle Bookmobile program she has started in the Arcata area with hopes of expanding to other communities. So far it has been very well received. Emily also updates us on all other bike, ped and trail related events happing this week.

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Dry Branch Fire Squad

Live at KHUM / Friday, Feb. 14

DBFS is notoriously sharp, musically and intellectually. Both are on full display as they keep host Mike Dronkers on his feet. Mostly.

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Trails and Transportation History

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 11

Cliff and Emily talk with Don Tuttle, retired from County Public works about Trails and Transportation history here in Humboldt County going back to before the arrival of Native American tribes. We also look forward to the plan of a regional trail system connecting all communities in the county.

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Upstage Live: The Wood Brothers

Live at KHUM / Thursday, Feb. 6

Oliver Wood (King Johnson) and Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin, & Wood) perform live at Humbrews in front of an intimate audience. They talk about a questionably-named percussion instrument, their mother's youth as a refugee, and discovering Tom Petty late in life.

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Devil Makes Three: 2-5-14

Live at KHUM / Wednesday, Feb. 5

Our favorite Santa Cruz degenerates return to KHUM to talk about Kid Rock's cruise ship, Arcata's police, and NOT HAVING COCAINE STASHED IN THE UPRIGHT BASS.

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Unmet Transit Needs Hearings

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 4

Cliff and Emily talk with Paul Pitino about HCAOG and SSTAC and the unmet transit needs hearings going on now in various cities. These meetings are open to the public and your input is welcome.

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Yurok Tribe Transportation Projects

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Jan. 28

Cliff and Emily talk with Isaac Kinny, Transportation Manager for the Yurok Tribe about transportation projects in the tribal area to improve safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Bayside Bike & Ped Safety

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Jan. 21

Cliff and Emily talk with Greta Montagne about community efforts to improve transportation safety in Bayside and safe routes to schools efforts at Jacoby Creek school. Greta is a parent at Jacoby Creek and has spear headed Walk & Roll Wednesdays at Jacoby Creek school for several years. Emily also touches on where we stand on the Bay Trail.

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Sounds Of The Sands At Night

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Jan. 15

Learn how to identify the nocturnal noises in the dunes on January 28th. Hear the difference between an Northern Red-Legged and Pacific Chorus frogs on today's show.

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Trails In Rio Dell

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Jan. 14

Cliff and Emily talk with Merritt Perry of GHD and Consulting Engineer for the city of Rio Dell. Many bicycle and pedestrian projects have been put into effect since 2008 that are already getting heavy use and improving safety for school commuters. We also look at the vision for the future of these projects in the city.

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