Driftwood

Driftwood

Driftwood How long did you live for How many years did it take you to grow To the big ole tree That we now see Half above the river Half below How long ago did you die? Did the ground wash out from under you? Struck by lightning, Insects under your bark Now you are naked Stark Not a single piece of bark anywhere do i see Has it been long since you were dead Or did you live longer in that space marked…

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Bus or Bust

Bus or Bust

Bus or Bust Humboldt is a great county. It has beauty, uniqueness, history, and some of the best people any county could ask for. Humboldt also has one of the highest poverty and unemployment levels of any county in California. What Humboldt is missing, is a 21st century public transportation system. If we can provide people with better access to the county it will not only make Humboldt richer, but also our lives. Many places…

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Social Media Life

Social Media Life

Social Media Life By Cristina Sandoval Do you remember passing notes in class to your crush in middle school? It usually went something like this: “DO YOU LIKE ME?”,  followed by two boxes, one labeled yes, one labeled no, with the directions to, “CHECK ONE.” Maybe you’d get caught by the teacher, or your crush would check no and break your heart. Maybe you never grew out of that phase, either—not now that you’ve got…

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie…Delish! Shepherd’s pie has become a customery meal amongst Northern Europeans for centuries. This classic yet wonderful dish combines ground beef, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots. In the 18th century Shepherd’s pie was formally called Cottage Pie. Throughout the years this traditional dish has been mixed, mashed and made with different vegetables and variations. Here is mine What You’ll Need 1 – package of ground beef 8 – Medium size potatoes 6 – Carrots…

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Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police

Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police

Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police by Nathan Butler In the summer of 2004, I had perhaps one of the strangest encounters with the police of my life. It began, as so many things to do, with an ending. I was just coming back from Centerville beach with a few of my buddies in my friends car. We were on our way out of town when lights began to flash from behind. None of us…

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And Then A Doula Was Born…

And Then A Doula Was Born…

And Then A Doula Was Born Alison Jundt delivers it all…   We begin and end our lives in the hands of a caregiver, most important of this duo is the former. In ancient days, people called this career driven individual the “wise woman.” In Spain, she was called “comadra”, and in France, “Sage-femme.” But in the United States, we know her as the Midwife. Midwives have been bringing life into this world since the first person…

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John Calkins

John Calkins

Meet John Calkins. He is a well travelled man with a story to  tell. You might see John around the Arcata Plaza from time to time, sign in hand, standing up for Veterans rights. I first crossed path with John at KHSU’s annual pledge drive a few years back. I remember it was bright and early at 7:00 a.m. when John stood greeting every volunteer who stepped through the door . “Los Bagels will be…

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Hitting the High Note

Hitting the High Note

Hitting the High Note Music can be a powerful tool. It can heal. It can inspire hope. It can define a nation and a culture. Music can also change the way we are. One such vanguard band of minstrels is Pyrx. From concerts for local college kids in Chico, to performances as far and wide as Amsterdam and Arcata, these ground breaking music men are leading the fight for change in national drug policy and…

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The Wrap on Wire

The Wrap on Wire

 The Wrap on Wire   It’s not often people experience a cosmic collision. Urban dictionary describes Cosmic as an out of this world experience. Some Humboldt County residents, like Kellie Roussos, are lucky enough to find themselves experiencing supernatural forces everyday.   “I’ve always loved rocks”, says Kellie, “I don’t know, I guess I’m just a geology nerd.”   Throughout history, rocks have been used as ancient healing stones. When heated, some claim rocks give…

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