Cleanup at Alderpoint Dump Site

UPDATED with Video at the bottom. Original Post: Over twenty people removed thousands of pounds of trash out of the illegal dump east of Alderpoint yesterday in just a few hours. The volunteers share a sense of community. Chris Anderson called the people who showed up to help, “our village.” Anderson who joined the trash cleanup revolution that is rolling

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Cleanup, Cleanup! Everybody, Everywhere…

Folks are pitching in to clear trash in SoHum. It’s a garbage revolution! Yesterday over 1200 pounds were collected in a few short hours near Garberville and Redway. And, the sites that have been cleaned are frequently staying clean and some of the residents in homeless camps are helping. “It’s interesting, the places are not continuing to be messed up further,” said one

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Humboldt Students Enticed Into Math and Science Careers

Caltrans District 1 Training Officer Matt Philp helps Fortuna students refine their projects. [Photos for this story provided by Caltrans.] What’s the big idea with bringing engineers into a Fortuna classroom? Getting middle school students excited about math and science. And the careers that need that kind of education. How’s it being done? By enticing kids to enter a national

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2400 Pounds of Burned Butane Canisters and Other Trash Removed From Near Alderpoint Yesterday

On November 14th, fire crews and law enforcement responded to the scene of a drug lab explosion in Rancho Sequoia. [Photo provided the Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Dept.] When thousands of butane canisters tumbled in blackened heaps across the scene of a drug lab explosion last November, the story was one of the biggest on the Outpost last year. Few, however,

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Good News for Betty Chinn's Organization; $35,000 Donation

According to Betty Chinn’s Facebook page, her organization has received a substantial amount of money from Green Diamond and Simpson. Below is the information which was posted to Chinn’s page: This Wednesday, Douglas Reed, president of Green Diamond Resource Company, presented Betty with a total donation of $35,000!! Betty was completely surprised and delighted when she heard that the Betty

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Local Animal Shelter Owner Bares Biceps in Bid to Be Ellen's Gardener

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6bd2hGhEzU] Ellen—yep, talk show host, Ellen–is looking to replace her gardener while he appears in Magic Mike 2.  Auditions are flowing in from around the country and Shannon Miranda, President and Founder of a local animal shelter, Miranda’s Rescue, is taking off his shirt in a bid to fill the position.  To see Shannon’s competition, go here.

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