Leaves of Grass: Arc

Leaves of Grass: Arcata’s Grass Band              The music scene of Humbold

The Arcata Marsh


When in doubt, bring

When in doubt, bring the Whiskey out! A four course whiskey tasting event If there

Build an Earthen Gar

Build an Earthen Garden Bench for (almost) Free    In the green building world

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Emerald Travels: Caribbean

  Caribbean Sean Jansen, Travel Columnist  When you are in the Caribbean, it’s hot, and sometimes it’s quite hard to get out of bed and convince yourself to do something in the heat of the day. The best move is to wait until the sun goes down and for that simmering daily temperature to drop. […]

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A Very Humboldt Nutcracker – Nicolosa Tessitore –   Every year North Coast Dance presents The Nutcracker at the beautiful Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.  It’s become a Humboldt tradition for thousands of families. Each year there are some minor changes, a new costume here and there, maybe a scene rearranged, but it’s still the […]

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Entertainment, Humboldt County

As Intoxicating as Any Cocktail:  Wheelchair Hike – Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge By Dana Murguia | Image by Meghan Quintanilla   We are constantly in pursuit of places to go in Humboldt with wheelchair access to the outdoors. This is the season of holiday walks with family or friends, and we have the perfect hike […]

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On Course

  On Course Missing Link ready to reopen, with Dead Reckoning Tavern Story and Photos by Bob Doran  It’s taken some time, some patience, and a lot of work but Missing Link is coming back, stronger and better than ever. And with a new twist: Beer. Good beer. Before the year is over, Matt ’n’ […]

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Entertainment, Humboldt County

Bless My Cocktail

    Bless My Cocktail By Daniel Urtnowski | Photos by Katherine O’ Callahan  Having tried so many unique entrées at Bless My Soul Cafe, we had to return for the Cocktail Edition and taste some of the unique drinks that caught our eyes during previous visits. Along with their local beer list, the most […]

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Cuisine, Entertainment, Food, Humboldt County

Big River Estuary: Expansive Conservation, Enormous Fun By Jennifer Savage, Adventure Columnist  Photo Courtesy by Catch a Canoe Of all Mendocino’s many adventures, exploring the Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area ranks among the most amazing. It’s the longest undeveloped estuary in Northern California, bordered by Big River State Park, making for 7,000 acres of protected […]

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Columns, Health, Mendocino County


 By Shannon Perkins | Photos by Michael Batty  Restaurant 301.  The Carter House.  The bar and lounge.  At L and 3rd in Eureka, fine, fresh dining meets Victorian-era style.  Restaurant 301 and hotel face Humboldt Bay, with views of the Carter House and the marina.  The restaurant opened in the late 1980s after Mark Carter […]

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Cuisine, Entertainment

Egg Nog

Egg Nog serves 4 – 6 Custard 1 c Whole milk 1 c Heavy Cream ½ Vanilla Bean Split or 2 tsp extract 4 Lg Egg yolks  1/3  c Sugar  ¼ t ground cloves Pinch of Salt Bring milk, cream and vanilla to a simmer. Let steep, covered, for 15 min. If using a vanilla […]

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Cuisine, Entertainment, Food, Humboldt County

Secrets at the Shanty – Shannon Perkins | Image by Michael Batty- On 3rd and C Street in Eureka, a dive bar is serving one of the county’s best drinks, the Bloody Mary. The bartenders know their booze and make excellent drinks.  The Shanty is a place for locals and  travelers; anyone who enjoys a […]

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Cuisine, Entertainment, Food, Humboldt, Humboldt County

The Speak Easy

By Shannon Perkins | Photography by Michael Batty The Speak Easy; a place where the drinks are strong, the music is loud, and the talk is…easy. For cocktails with juice so fresh you can watch the fruit get squeezed, come to the Speak Easy.  For seasonal mulled wine, live music weekly, and an ambiance that transports you to […]

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Cuisine, Entertainment, Humboldt County

Emerald Style Rima Greer, Fashion Columnist Usually when Humboldtians talk about wearing layers, they mean a long sleeve tee, a vest and a hoodie.   Because it’s either beautiful or pouring rain or windy or foggy or sunny, or all of them practically at once. But today I’m writing about a different kind of layer. […]

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  Humboldt Holiday Spirits! Interview by Dave Feral   Images by Abe Stevens   While mixing up your favorite holiday cocktails, I encourage you to stir in some of the carefully crafted spirits produced by Abe Stevens at Humboldt Distillery. I recently had an opportunity to talk with Abe, owner and master distiller at Humboldt Distillery, about […]

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Cuisine, Entertainment, Food, Humboldt, Humboldt County, Humboldt Made

Springville Steak House: Fresh, Creative, Local. Interview & Images by Larissa Lilly With a kindly, welcoming atmosphere and a quality you’d be hard pressed to beat in this neck of the woods, Springville Steak House is a true gem for the Eel River Valley. Elegant but relaxed, everyone is invited to feel at home and […]

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Cuisine, featured, Humboldt, Humboldt County, Wine

Central Sandwich

Happy fourth birthday to Central Sandwich in McKinleyville! Serving fresh, local bread every day from Vellutini bakery, Central Sandwich is McKinleyville’s friendly and conveniently located neighborhood sandwich shop. Open seven days a week from 10am-6pm (5pm on Sundays), Central Sandwich is a McKinleyville staple for a quick and delicious lunch. Owner Larry Dern moved to […]

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Cuisine, Food, Humboldt County