Kym Kemp / Tuesday, March 4 @ 9:30 p.m. / Politics
As of today, residents of Southern Humboldt can watch County meetings, such as the Board of Supervisor meetings, live at Access Humboldt Channel 7 on Wave Broadband. Thursday’s Community Budget meeting will be available from 6 to 8 p.m.
Don’t forget there is also the interactive Community Budget meeting being held at South Fork High School at the same time.
Update: Audio from KHUM interview here.
As the June 3 primary appears on the horizon, candidates for district attorney are beginning to speak publicly about their vision for the future. On Saturday, three of the four campaigns were represented at an event in Southern Humboldt. The occasion, a fundraiser for an anti-rodenticide crusade, featured the pro-pot bands Los Marijuanos and the Camo Cowboys. This allowed a glimpse of what at least one candidate, Arnie Klein, feels about the marijuana growing community and its issues.
Two candidates, Arnie Klein and Allan Dollison, were present, and Kathleen Bryson attended, representing a third candidate, Maggie Fleming. Elan Firpo did not attend. In what would seem to be a uniquely Humboldt event, Arnie Klein and his staff gave away lighters and rolling papers (see photo below). Allison Edrington, Klein’s media consultant, explained:
We gave away lighters and papers as a way to start conversations with folks who attended the event, along with flyers about his stance on cannabis and other issues. The lighters and papers were pretty popular — we completely ran out by 10 pm and Arnie got to talk with a lot of people about their concerns as a result.
While Dollison spoke first at the event, we have been unable to access a copy of what he said.
Klein followed Dollison. Klein, in this short video clip provided by his campaign, criticizes environmentally insensitive grows but appears to be telling growers who are not damaging the environment that they have nothing to fear from him if elected. He states:
I’m telling you as DA of Humboldt [that] what I’m interested in is people who are violent — not the growers… . My priorities will be the nature, [that] our environment stays clean and that the growers get to live their own lives because there is a lot of violence that I want to go after — rape, robbery and murder. I don’t care about the growers.
Dollison will be available March 11 in Fortuna. His campaign can be followed here.
Flemming’s campaign can be followed here.
Firpo’s campaign can be followed here.
Kym Kemp / Friday, Jan. 10 @ 12:04 p.m. / Politics
The next election is coming quicker than you think. Now is the time to meet the candidates for local office and decide who you support. Maggie Fleming is running for District Attorney (a position currently held by Paul Gallegos who is not running again this year. Click here for Matthew Owen’s summary of each candidate.)
She will be swinging through Southern Humboldt today and tomorrow. Here is her itinerary.
Jan 10th (today) at Benbow Inn at 6 p.m. with dinner, too.
Jan 10th at Comedy Night at Mateel Community Center, Redway - 8:30 p.m.
Jan 11th morning stop at KMUD.
Jan 11th Random door to door campaigning through Redway and Garberville.
Jan 11th at Cecil’s Restaurant in Garberville - 5pm until 9pm….Dinner and speech.
This is not an endorsement. This is informational. If any other candidate’s representative would like to contact RHBB with times they are in the SoHum area, they can do so. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kym Kemp / Tuesday, June 5, 2012 @ 11:14 a.m. / Politics
Okay, folks, you want the latest news on the election as the results come in so here’s what we’ve got. Hank Sims says that he and Larry Trask will be on the air at KHUM “reading results as they come in. We’ll have all the major candidates for Congress on via telephone [and] John Matthews and other stringers out in the field, attending election parties and such.”
KMUD and Access Humboldt have a simulcast thing going on.
KMUD is broadcasting special election coverage from 8 - 11 pm. More than 10 KMUD hosts and the KMUD Newsroom will bring the audience live results as well as candidate interviews all night! KMUD is simulcasting with Access Humboldt, which means we will be broadcasting on both radio and television. From 8 - 10 pm, KMUD and Access Humboldt will have simultaneous (but different) coverage of the election, then from 10 - 11 pm Access Humboldt will switch to a full KMUD broadcast.
Charles Douglas from Access Humboldt says they are going to have Kevin Hoover from the Arcata Eye. He hopes to have other folk there also. “Some of our invited guests include Supervisor Jimmy Smith, former Supervisor Jill Duffy, District Attorney Paul Gallegos, Harbor Commissioner Richard Marks, Arcata Mayor Michael Winkler, Eureka Councilmember Melinda Ciarabellini, Fortuna Councilmember Mike Losey and other current and former elected officials. … Local bloggers and commentators are also on the invite list.”a Day After wrap-up of the results at Noon the next day.”
Got any other sites you listen to? Please add links or at least point them out. I’m going to be following the wild world of politics wondering where we are going. Any pointers are appreciated.
Kym Kemp / Monday, June 4, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. / Politics
In keeping with Redheaded Blackbelt’s policy of helping to create an informed community, political and non-profit folk are given space to promote their events. Press releases are not endorsements.
The campaign to re-elect Mark Lovelace for 3rd District Supervisor will be holding an election night party at the Jambalaya in Arcata. Supporters are invited to join Mark and his family and friends for food, drinks and music while they wait for the election results to come in.