Clippers–A Large Part of the Marijuana Culture

Hands Frequent Photo “I’m doing it because I have frikkin’ kids and no child support,” Bee says. Bent over a tray, picking through sticky green product for long, tedious hours, the women, and it’s mostly women, who work the clipping tables usually gossip, laughing and sharing stories to pass the time much as quilters might.  The silver flash of small

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Smokey Pear Wine

Fire at the Northern Salmon Creek Exit Photo by Kim McPherson Last Saturday, the park lands (known as the Old Holmgren Homestead) caught on fire.  Helicopters dumped multiple loads on the blaze while local engines and CALFIRE fought it on the ground.  Dan Gribi, volunteer fireman, explained that our small local crew was able to be some of the first

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Update on Salmon Creek Road

Excavated Slide on Salmon Creek Road Road construction has resumed on the site of the 2006 slipout above Wayne and Cathy’s old home.  The project was stopped, according to Chris Whitworth of Humboldt County’s Public Works, because of the “…overburden above the excavation.” The county needed to get authorization from FEMA which is funding the project. Currently large trucks are

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"End the Marijuana Raids" the California Senate Urges the Feds

Marijuana Seedling Frequent Photo With a 23 -15 vote, the California Senate urged the federal government to end marijuana raids and “create a comprehensive federal medical marijuana policy that ensures safe and legal access to any patient that would benefit from it.” The Senate has also called upon the Federal government to “end federal raids, intimidation, and interference with state

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Sunshine and Shadow: Two Views of the Marijuana Culture and the Children Raised in it?

Sunshine and Shadow Frequent Photo “… trauma is a way of life for children raised in the marijuana industry. From a very early age, they are taught that they cannot tell strangers what their parents do for a living. The idea that a child could be responsible for having a parent taken away and thrown in jail by accidentally speaking

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Missing Person

Josh Palmquist: Missing for Three Weeks Like signal fires across the mountains, word spreads about a local missing man. A fellow blogger sent me an email explaining that a long time friend’s brother has been missing for three weeks, would I spread the word.  The brother,  Josh Palmquist (35), has been living in Arcata.  According to his sister, the star

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