The Mattole, Drought & Climate Change

Buck Miner, Mattole’s 90-year-old blind troubadour, celebrated the North Forks in a lyrical book, trailing a contemporary of his father, a salmon named Henrietta, as she returns up the river. Five miles from the Pacific, says Buck, instead of continuing up the mainstem, she would have turned into the North Fork, looking for the deep […]

The Navy’s Toxic Tentacles: Thoughts on the Northwest Warfare Training Complex

At a recent city council meeting Eureka Mayor-elect Frank Jager questioned a petitioner’s opposition to the US Navy’s Northwest Training Range complex. Wasn’t she in favor of a well-trained Navy? In his opinion national security interests were para­mount, and therefore the needs of the Navy should not be challenged. Mr Jager’s is a widely held […]