Dramatic Video of Dobbyn Creek (UPDATED)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLswDdcjar8&feature=player_embedded] UPDATED: New story and and more photos of this amazing slide by Natasha Carrico Dramatic new footage by local resident, Kristin Windbigler, of Dobbyn Creek pouring over the side of a county bridge is the latest result of a series of slides that have thrust their way into the landscape of Humboldt County.  While the majority of the community

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State, County, and Private Construction Workers Wrestle the Roads Back Under Human Control

After hills and rivers swallowed roads throughout March, residents in Humboldt were delighted to see Government and private construction workers wrestle highways and streets back into place. Never have hard hats and yellow vests gotten so much respect. Locals are delighted with the progress on both the massive slide that closed Highway 101 for almost five days and the dropout

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Losing the Land: A Look at Humboldt's Moving Landscape from Kris Wallan's Home

“It has been a pretty dramatic three weeks with lots of emotion,” says Kris Gossett Wallan.   Her property in Benbow just south of Garberville is sliding down a hill.  Over 3/4’s of her twenty plus acre property is now a massive slide.  “It looks like a big gopher went underground and just upheavaled it,” she said. Although the property is

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Hwy 101 Open to One Way Controlled Traffic at 2am Monday Morning

  Even office staff at Caltrans have been working overtime to get the massive slide that closed Highway 101 Wednesday morning cleared.  Information officer, Julie East,  went in Sunday evening to  pull together the following press release so that everyone can get where they are going as soon as possible. Kudos to Caltrans (a bit of clarification for those who

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Park-ing Restrictions in Garberville

On April 1, the Veteran’s park on the north end of Garberville was the scene of another disagreement–this time gentle.  The park has been cordoned off by orange webbing since many businesses and residents alike complained about what they perceived as hygiene and safety issues. In return, some homeless advocates charge that the homeless and others are merely using the

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Mattole Fundraiser for Victims of the Japanese Disaster Tonight

Photo from the Mattole Community website. Community Announcement: Japan Fundraiser Dinner What: Following news of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Mattole Valley communities of Honeydew and Petrolia are organizing a relief fundraiser in solidarity with the Japanese. We are asking you to join our efforts with a donation for the fundraising dinner, show, and silent auction to

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Local Contractors Want to Work the 101 Slide and County Roads

UPDATE: Ernie has a post about this here. A small storm is brewing in the Southern Humboldt area as local contractors, heavy equipment operators, and construction supply workers complain that the company awarded the emergency contract on the Highway 101 slide is benefiting Redding workers at the expense of those living nearby.  The crisis site SoHum Awareness and KMUD radio

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