That’s Humboldt…
America's most scenic rural county (says the USDA)

Zero Waste Volunteers Needed!


Be a Zero Hero



Zero Waste Humboldt is recruiting and training more than 50 volunteers to serve as recycling/composting station monitors and to assist vendors at the North Country Fair, Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2014, on the Arcata Plaza.  Family members, co-workers, church groups, clubs, and friends are encouraged to join the ZWH crew together! 


The North Country Fair board's recent resolution and commitment to zero waste will be transformational! Enjoy the Fair and join this community effort to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.


A 50-minute advance training session is scheduled at 2 different times: Noon, Sunday, September 14 or 5:30p.m. on Wednesday, September 17.  Commitment to a 3-hour shift at the Fair is preferred; 2-hour shifts accepted.  To volunteer, email your name, phone contact, and preferred day and hours to by September 15.


It's Humboldt County Fair Time

I'd never been to a county fair before I moved to Humboldt 10 years ago, and I still have very mixed feelings about what constitutes a real county fair. I love the idea of representing all that's best about Humboldt County in a single event, but when I see all the fried food and exotic animal booths, I have to wonder how those things in any way represent a county that's known for its iconic native wildlife and fresh produce.

Anyway, off I went to Ferndale yesterday, which had been designated Humboldt Made Day, in the hopes of making myself feel better about the whole thing. I was very happy to find that the grandstand area had been converted into a farmers' market , but less happy to see how few people were taking advantage of the Humboldt bounty on offer.

Taste of Willow Creek is August 23rd!

 Visit sunny Willow Creek for the 9th Annual Taste of Willow Creek on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

The event is from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm and takes place at one all-encompassing venue: China Creek Cottages located 1 mile east of downtown Willow Creek.

Enjoy wine tasting, artisans, craft booths, music all day and lifestyle workshops. Of special note is the “How to Eat the Willow Creek Way” workshop featuring professional chefs preparing specialty dishes.

111 Ways to Enjoy Humboldt County

We put the call out on Facebook, polled our friends and colleagues, and this is what we came up with. If you want to have an authentic Humboldt experience, these are the things you need to cross off your list!

1. Find your own secret swimming hole.

2. Have a source for farm-fresh eggs.

3. Hit the Kinetic Grand Championship.

4. Go to Arts Alive!

5. Stroll through Old Town Eureka.

It’s Twins for Red Panda Stella Luna!

What's better than one cute baby red panda? Why, two cute baby red pandas, of course!

Last summer, Stella Luna and Sumo welcomed one bundle of red panda cuteness into the world. This year, the proud parents welcomed two adorable cubs, born July 9 at Sequoia Park Zoo. The photo above was taken through the remote den cam that allows zoo staff to monitor the babies’ health without disturbing the family. In fact, the parents are so relaxed and at ease with their family life that both Stella Luna and Sumo were hanging out away from the babies this evening – that’s Stella Luna below, catching up some probably much-needed eating.


That's Humboldt...

Home of the all-time coolest Victorian home (the Carson Mansion)