HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Saying a "heroin scourge" is "afflicting the region," The New York Times has just published a feature piece on Humboldt County that notes:

"A sharp rise in heroin use has created intense fear among community members and public health officials in Humboldt County, even while California as a whole has one of the lowest overall opioid-related death rates in the country. In Humboldt County, opioid-related overdose rates are five times higher than in the rest of the state."

Heidi Messner Announces Candidacy for Eureka Mayor

May 2, 2018
City of Eureka

This week, Eureka City Councilwomen Heidi Messner publicly announced her bid for Eureka City Mayor. Messner was in Old Town on Tuesday to make the announcement. She emphasized the importance of working together to make Eureka one of the  Premiere cities on the west coast. 

"We know that Eureka has issues, but together we have the intelligence, the creativity, the compassion, the motivation and the resources to address Eureka's problems--problems which I prefer to call challenges," she said. 

IMMIGRANT VOICES: Brenda

Apr 3, 2018
James Floss

In this installment, Brenda from Centro del Pueblo Humboldt makes a passionate and poetic case for Humboldt County to become a place of sanctuary and requests your assistance. You can volunteer here.


March for Our Lives Movement Hits Humboldt

Mar 24, 2018
Katie Whiteside

Carrying umbrellas, microphones and voices, close to 1000 people marched from the Arcata Playhouse to the Arcata Plaza in solidarity with the national #MarchForOurLives movement.

For speakers like Arcata High School student Mira Obar, the students at Majory Stoneman-Douglas High School, which is approximately 2,681 miles away from Humboldt County, are eloquent, strong and courageous to speak out against the most recent tragedy in Florida. 

John Abela, Flickr CC.

Titlow Hill has been the location of illegal and unpermitted activities for decades. From building roads to sub-dividing and selling parcels, the development in this area poses major risks to its environment, wildlife, and people. The site is about twelve miles west of Willow Creek and bounded by Highway 299, Titlow Hill Road/US Route 1, and upper Redwood Creek.


On this latest installment of Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell talks with Ann Anderson from Locally Delicious. The second edition of  The Local Food Guide, covering Humboldt and Del Norte counties, is coming to a newstand near you.


On this episode of Charlando, Brenda welcomes her phone guests for discussion on soccer, immigration and a sanctuary law for Humboldt County.

Soccer and Coming to the U.S.:

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Food For Thought

Jennifer Bell and Daniel Draskinis continue their  discussion about the culinary - and health - potential of ghee.


Food For Thought

On the latest episode of Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell talks about incorporating ghee into one's diet with Daniel Draskinis from Gold Nugget Ghee.


KQED's John Sepulvado joined Lorna Bryant for a discussion about recent reporting from the streets of Humboldt County.

KQED's California Report spent time in KHSU's studios and reported on the North Coast scene. Were we offended? Who gets to air 'our' dirty laundry?

Here are clips of the KQED stories:


Find Erin Henry Facebook Page

UPDATE: HSU Mourns the Loss of Erin Henry

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Twenty-two year old Erin Henry, a Humboldt State University student and resident of Arcata, has been missing for nearly 10 days. Her roommate reported her disappearance to the Arcata Police Department. Officials say Henry is without her phone, wallet and car which were all found at her residence.

Arcata's McKinley Statue Faces More Removal Efforts

Nov 9, 2017
Natalya Estrada/KHSU

The question of whether or not the statue of former U.S. President William McKinley in the center of the Arcata plaza has divided a community. 

Humboldt County Local Election: Unofficial Results

Nov 9, 2017

The most recent unofficial results were released this week by the Humboldt County Elections Office. The final results which are released afterwards may reflect slightly different numbers. 

Bonnie Deister of Ferndale led the race for the College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees Area 1 with 56.67 percent of the vote. Opponent and incumbent, also from Ferndale, Tracy Coppini, had 42.85 percent as of Monday night. 

Ecological Impacts of Commercial Cannabis

Nov 2, 2017
Friends of the Eel River

Friends of the Eel River board member Craig Tucker hosts a discussion about cannabis cultivation impacts and proposed local regulations with FOER  Conservation Director Scott Greacen.

Learn more about Friends of the Eel River's views on effective cannabis regulation on their website. 

Click here to read Friends of the Eel River's comments on Humboldt County's commercial cannabis EIR.


EPIC

For four decades the Environmental Protection Information Center, or EPIC, based in Humboldt County, has served the North Coast on a variety of issues pertaining to wildlife, sustainability and environmental lawsuits.

Tom Wheeler of EPIC said it’s important for Humboldt County to have local representation and groups within the region which is a key factor in the non-profits’ success throughout its 40 year history.

Natalya Estrada

It started with burning of sage and several supporters gathering around the small Security National building on Eureka's fifth street. The building is owned by Rob Arkley, a local real estate tycoon who wanted to purchase a property known as Indian Island from Eureka instead of the city transferring it to the Wiyot Tribe. Within a few hours the crowd multiplied with nearly 100 protesters lining both sides of the street near the E Street intersection. 

Natalya Estrada

The Arcata City Council was met with a full house this Wednesday as Humboldt State Students, Arcata residents and Charmaine Lawson, mother of David Josiah Lawson who was killed at a party in April, filled the council chambers asking for more answers to a case that has lasted close to five months.  Charmaine Lawson was accompanied by friends and family as she presented a petition with a thousand signatures from students and community members from Humboldt County and Lawson’s hometown in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

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“I became more and more aware that adults with intellectual disabilities are very vulnerable to this type of crime (sex trafficking) and we need to be proactive in preventing it,” says Rene Quintana, Director of Rural Human Services Inc./Supported Living Services in Crescent City.

Quintana will attend a roundtable in Washington DC to discuss Human Trafficking and issues affecting disenfranchised populations in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.


USGS

25 years later, HSU Professor Lori Dengler discusses Humboldt's 1992 earthquake.

A rememberance will be held at the Warfinger Building in Eureka on April 29 at 6pm.


Honoring Mother Earth the Humboldt Way

Apr 9, 2017
humboldtgreenweek.com

Founder and executive director of Humboldt Green Week, Stephen Gieder stopped by the studio to visit KHSU Magazine host Brian Curtis. From what started out as a community gathering, has grown into a long week of exciting events in honor of the cannabis holiday 4/20 and Earth Day. 

This year marks the 11th year of Humboldt Green Week kicking off with their first event on April 14th, 2017 and their last event on April 23rd, 2017. Humboldt Green Week showcases local businesses, supports non profits, and celebrates the passion for gardening, the arts, and live music.  For more information, you can log onto humboldtgreenweek.com or cannifest.com


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