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Dogtown: Evie and her puffball pups

Dogtown: Evie and her puffball pups

Week 35. The weather is reminding us that it really is mid-November now, despite what was seeming to be an endless summer. At this time of year I always worry a little about our adoptable dogs. Will people still want to adopt when they are thinking about wet fur and muddy paws?  I hope so,

Heidi Moore-Guynup: MUSD phased for success

Dear McKinleyville Union School District (MUSD) students, families, staff and community,  During a Special Board meeting that was held Nov. 2, the MUSD Board of Trustees revisited the District Phased Reopening Plan. After much public input, along with consideration of other input over the past several months, and complex deliberations, the Board voted to accept

Bayside Corners: The biodiversity of Jacoby Creek

This week’s peek at Bayside is brought to you courtesy of Humboldt State University Environmental Science and Management students Marcos Sosa, Auston Teague and Maeve Flynn, who are working towards the restoration of wetlands and riparian areas at the Kokte Ranch and Nature Preserve in Bayside.  As part of their senior capstone project, they have

Dogtown: Contrast and compare: Arrow and Andy

Week 34. The nights are getting longer and colder. Don’t underestimate the value of a four-legged foot warmer!  If you’ve been considering adding a dog to your household, here are two youngsters that might fit the bill. Five-month-old pups Arrow and Andy both arrived at the shelter in October and offer two quite different personality

Bayside Corners: Bayside’s newest farm comes with a bigger vision

Mica and Mac have a bigger vision, of an agrarian collective that hosts a variety of projects. They are proponents of biodynamic agriculture, an early 20th century movement that treats soil fertility, plant growth and livestock care as interrelated tasks with spiritual and mystical facets. “It’s a bit woo-woo,” says Mica, but grounded in good integrative organic practices. Compost is important, so a compost business is in the works.