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Blue Lake Notes: Blue Lakers keep their cool

Blue Lake Notes: Blue Lakers keep their cool

Before getting into the “things to do” in Blue Lake for the week, I wanted to give a shoutout to everyone in the community who kept their cool during our little Pacific Gas & Electric safety shutoffs.  Thanks to City of Blue Lake staff who kept water flowing and wastewater management working, kudos to the

How cannabis businesses powered through the blackout

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – As Arcata’s citizenry held emergency barbecues to use food before it spoiled, in the city’s Cannabis Innovation Zone, businesses struggled to keep thousands of dollars of inventory from doing the same. Most of the companies in that zone offer trimming and extraction services, both of which are time-sensitive,

First Five: Early childhood care is key to lifelong success

Michael Pazeian Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – One recent Friday morning, Wendy Rowan of First Five Humboldt made a presentation to the Arcata Sunrise Rotary. Her organization’s key message for us is, “For those with an interest in nurturing the next generation, investing in early childhood is the most strategic contribution that can be made.”

CBD campaigners collect sigs

MAKING CHANGE Coco Maki and Pepper Hernandez were busy building support last week for allowing CBD- and THC-infused foods and drinks for consumption with education on the Plaza and in Humboldt County. The cannabinized edibles are not presently regulated by the health department. “We want to make it possible for permitted people to cook with

Offshore wind partnership seeks first step of site control

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​A public-private partnership is aiming to gain site control for an offshore wind energy project that will deploy 10 to 15 turbines and produce up to 150 megawatts of electricity. ​At a Sept. 25 public meeting held in Eureka, representatives of the partnership said winning site control through

County planners warned about industrial hemp

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Hearing opposition to allowing industrial hemp production, Humboldt County’s Planning Commission appears poised to recommend extending a temporary ban on it. ​Potential risks to the cannabis industry were highlighted as the commission held a workshop on hemp production at its Oct. 3 meeting. ​The 2018 federal farm bill