CCVH

CCVH

California Cannabis Voice Humboldt The conversation started in June of 2014 with a group of 35 people, stakeholders in our community. There was diversity in the crowd. We had business owners, small farmers, environmental proponents, county agency staff, state agency staff and people concerned about the future of Humboldt. We all came together for a common cause, a land use ordinance that the County Board of Supervisors could support. The ordinance would set the ground…

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Book Review: Smoke Signals

Book Review: Smoke Signals

Emerald Book Review: Smoke Signals By Molly Cate, Cannabis Columnist Welcome to our new cannabis book column! With so many states (and the District of Columbia) passing medical marijuana laws, decriminalizing or even legalizing the stuff, we thought to provide some guidance and information about this rapidly changing social scene. So, check in here each month for reviews, information on advocacy and counter-advocacy groups and even culinary tips. Yes, cooking with cannabis. In fact, it can…

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Larrupin’ Welcomes You In

Larrupin’  Welcomes You In

Larrupin’ Welcomes You In Photos and Story by Bob Doran Larrupin’ welcomes you in. The place has a cozy, down-home feel. Part of it is the ambience of the place, warm colors everywhere, chic but funky, elegant but homey, good smells and good food emerging from the kitchen. Officially it’s The Larrupin’ Cafe, but it’s just Larrupin’ in Humboldt. Dixie Gorrel, the grande dame, founder, owner and the soul of the place, would explain it’s…

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The Trail of a Drought

The Trail of a Drought

The Trail of a Drought by Andrew Butt | Photo by Gavin Mills     Along the West Coast especially in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties, it’s not hard to see the effects of the three-year drought. Simply look up towards the tops of our usual lush green trees and you will find the definite orange and red colors that mark these giants. Conversations held with local fisherman confirm the already known effects of the…

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The Mad River Flows

The Mad River Flows

The Mad River Flows By Dave Feral California is in the midst of probably one of the worst droughts in recorded history.  Ground water sources in the central valley have been depleted so much that the ground has sunk as much as 1 foot below original grade.  Due to the lack of water weight on the Sierra Mountains, those ranges have risen by almost an inch in the past 18 months.  While most of the…

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The Trail of a Drought

The Trail of a Drought

The Trail of a Drought  by Andrew Butt | Photo by Gavin Mills   Along the West Coast especially in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties, it’s not hard to see the effects of the three-year drought. Simply look up towards the tops of our usual lush green trees and you will find the definite orange and red colors that mark these giants. Conversations held with local fisherman confirm the already known effects of the drought….

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A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession By Benjamin Fordham   Whether it’s cruising around on a placid bay or braving the open ocean, sailing can be a wonderfully revelatory experience. With summer bathing us in golden light from above (wear sunscreen), there is no better time than now to enjoy our local waters in the S/V Obsession, Doby and Kim Class’ 38-foot Catalina sloop. The couple offers tours on their boat through their company, First Class Sailing Humboldt….

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ARTS ON THE AVENUE

ARTS ON THE AVENUE

Rio Dell’s ARTS ON THE AVENUE Because Art is Good For You By Benjamin Fordham If you like art, food, music, or the town of Rio Dell, you need to check out Arts on the Avenue, held on the second Saturday of every month in downtown Rio Dell. Put on by the Eagle Prairie Arts District, the event is based loosely on Eureka and Arcata’s Arts Alive! and Arts Arcata events, but more relaxed. “It’s…

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Whitethorn Winery

Whitethorn Winery

Whitethorn Winery By Michael Martino  Situated just off the banks of the Mattole River is the tiny hamlet of Whitethorn, California. Located just west of Garberville on the way to Shelter Cove, it is in the heart of the Lost Coast surrounded by the King Range and home to the old growth redwoods Humboldt is so well known for. Blink and you might miss it, but there is a unique adventure waiting for those who…

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