The wildfire smoke clouding the region's skies is expected to hang in for a while. And hoping for the wind to change direction is a false hope... because so many fires are burning, the smoke can come from several directions.
A burgeoning star, Amy LaVere is becoming renowned worldwide for her songwriting, bass playing, and vocals. She sings with a sweet, haunting voice that can turn on a dime from innocent to lusty (“ Norah Jones with an added Cyndi Lauper element ” — Mojo Magazine; “ Spookiness suits her ” — New York Times).
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday denied a second attempt by the Trump Administration to stop a lawsuit brought by 21 young people over climate change from going to trial.
"Deliberate use of fire, as well as control of wildfires, must be an integral part of the planning process. Thomas C. Nelson, Deputy Forest Service Chief, in 1979. The U.S. government spent a record $2.9 billion fighting wildfires last year. This year is shaping up to be another costly fire season. It doesnt have to be that way. Up against pressure from politicians and the public, risk-averse bureaucracies drive their fire managers to spend millions of dollars suppressing wildfires that pose...
Governments on both sides of the state line are working hard to keep up with the legalization of marijuana. But the process is not without its problems or complaints. The environmental group Friends of the Eel River is taking the Humboldt County supervisors to court. The group says the new land-use regulations for legal cannabis grows in the county lack environmental protections.