Kym Kemp / Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 @ 9:40 p.m. / PSA
Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce’s TRINIDAD TO CLAM BEACH RUN February 2, 2013 to benefit the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Funds.
The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers for the Annual Trinidad To Clam Beach Run honoring the Founder Ford Hess.
This annual event is host to over 2,000 runners from near and far, and is an annual favorite for runners and walkers alike. The monies help provide scholarship funds for local teens who have attended school in the Trinidad and Big Lagoon areas to help with the ease of expenses for college.
Looking for Volunteers, or businesses who would like to provide a volunteer team and participate in this one of a kind awesome event. There are few running events which requires you to cross a river as part of the race.
Please call Dori Fulk @ 707-677-1610 for more information on how you can become a volunteer, a Sponsor, or participate in any part of this annual local event, or email @ email@example.com
Check out our website @ http://www.trinidadtoclambeach.com/index.htm
Kym Kemp / Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. / PSA
Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that mail theft is a continuing problem, especially this time of year. Thieves steal mail from unsecured mail boxes, before and after the delivery truck arrives. The thieves are typically looking for money, blank checks, packages, personal information and credit card information. During the holidays this becomes more lucrative for the thieves due to holiday cards and packages being mailed. Some ways you can protect yourself are:
- Have a secured locking mailbox
- Use the letter slots at your post office to mail letters, a postal box or give them to a letter carrier.
- Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don’t leave it in your mailbox overnight.
- Don’t send cash in the mail.
- Ask your bank for “secure” checks that can’t be altered.
- Tell your post office when you’ll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.
- Neighborhood watch
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Kym Kemp / Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 @ 8 p.m. / PSA
CHP Press Release:
For many, Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with friends and loved ones to give thanks. Knowing that the holidays can make for busy conditions on the roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is prepared to keep traffic moving and motorists safe throughout the long weekend.
Thanksgiving is a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) for the CHP. The Thanksgiving holiday reporting period begins Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday, November 25 at 11:59 p.m.
“Motorists are less likely to encounter one of our officers by simply wearing their seat belt,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Not only does the law require everyone inside the vehicle to be properly secured, seat belts are your best line of defense in a collision.”
Collisions increased significantly during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Tragically, 32 people lost their lives on California’s roadways due to a collision; this was a 52 percent increase from Thanksgiving 2010. Additionally, two-thirds of the people killed in collisions within CHP’s jurisdiction last year were not wearing a seat belt.
“Although the majority of motorists in California are buckling up every time they get into a vehicle, there is still a small portion of the motoring public that need this reminder,” added Commissioner Farrow. “By not wearing your seat belt, the risk of death or injury in a collision substantially increases.”
The CHP would also like to remind motorists to avoid distracted driving, travel at a speed that is safe for conditions and also designate a non-drinking driver for the safety of everyone on the road. Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday, the CHP made 1,475 arrests for driving under the influence. The public is encouraged to report unsafe or impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated November 16 - 25, 2012, as the national “Thanksgiving Holiday Travel, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.
Kym Kemp / Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. / PSA
Humboldt Co. Dept. of Weights and Measures Press Release:
With the coming cold weather of the fall and winter seasons, many people choose to heat their homes with wood. While there are many wood dealers eager to sell firewood, how do you know if you’re getting a good, fair deal? The only way to know for sure is to measure what is sold.
Firewood has its own special unit of measure called a “cord”. Firewood, in units of 1/8th of a cord and above, must be sold by the cord or the fractions of a cord. A cord of wood by law must equal 128 cubic feet. To determine if you have a cord, the wood must be measured when it is “ranked and well stowed”. This means the wood is stacked neatly in a row with the pieces of wood parallel and touching with as few gaps as possible. If, when measured, the width times the height, times the length equals 128 cubic feet, it is a cord of wood.