NORTH COAST

Looking Back: Cattle

Aug 9, 2018
humboldt made

Tom Cairns highlights some local Northwest history.

This segment focuses on initial livestock herding in the region and the impacts upon Native communities and the landscape.


The North Coast Journal

KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with the North Coast Journal's Jennifer Fumiko Cahill about the trials of an electrican turned chef. Cahill profiles the life of John Chaffin, who grew up in Blue Lake. Chaffin traveled to Texas with his then girlfriend, and now wife, Caroline Chaffin Brooks. It was there he found his other calling and ultimately switched gears by opening up Caroline's TX BBQ stand. It's been challenging for Chaffin to change careers at an older age and more challenging after being being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014. Still, Chaffin is working through it and has created meals worthy of recognition. No sauce required. 


Residents Raise More Concerns Over Last Chance Grade

Jul 20, 2018
Natalya Estrada

Thousands of cars pass through this four mile stretch of highway 101 every day. The area is just south of Crescent City and its part of a regular commute for residents and travelers in Del Norte County. It’s known as Last Chance Grade and it’s notorious for slide activity. While it’s constantly under maintenance and monitored with geotechnical equipment by Caltrans, some residents feel like it’s only a matter of time before the road literally falls into the ocean.

Undocumented Arcata Mother Comes Home

Jun 19, 2018
True North Organizing Network Facebook

Arcata mother of four, Claudia Portillo was granted release on a $12,000 bond after spending seven months in an immigration detention in the Bay Area. According to True North Organizing Network, communities in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties advocated for Portillo's release and are arranging to pay the bond. 

Humboldt, Del Norte Voting Information

Jun 5, 2018
Tom Arthur-Wikimedia

Tuesday June 5th is election day for California Primaries and for local offices. KHSU has compiled some general information about the candidates and the voting process. 

Sound Ecology: Ospreys

Mar 19, 2018
Ken Lee / National Wildlife Federation

Ospreys are the world’s most widespread raptor, found near water everywhere except Antarctica.

Naturalist Ken Burton shares a bit about the life history of this special bird.


Jennifer Kalt / Humboldt Baykeeper

On January 4, the Trump Administration announced its plan to open nearly all federal waters to offshore oil exploration and drilling. It would be the largest ever proposed, with 47 leases, including 6 off the California coast. In the current draft, Northern and Central CA lease sales are scheduled for 2021 and 2023.

Jennifer Savage of Surfrider Foundation joins us to discuss resistance to this outrageous plan at the local, state, and national  levels.

Tune in to learn how you can take action to protect our coast! See below for links and info. 


Commercial Crab Season Set to Begin January 15

Jan 11, 2018
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Commercial crab season will open next week in Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte Counties. T

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. 

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.

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Identity, sense of place and community. Michael M. shares some of his story.


HSU

HSU President Lisa Rossbacher highlights a collaborative initiative called the Equity Alliance of the North Coast.  This region-wide effort seeks to develop a more welcoming and supportive community -- the goal is to increase inclusion in our region.

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