Kym Kemp / Yesterday @ 8:49 p.m. / News
Photo used with permission of Terri Klemetson. She says this photo was taken “[l]ooking south west past the community park.”
UPDATE 10 P.M.: KMUD just posted, “Garberville Fire Chief Kent Scown says the structure fire on Sprowel Creek Road just west of the airport is contained. A few young fir trees also caught fire. Calfire Garberville and Redway firefighters at scene. Resident taken to hospital in private vehicle.”
UPDATE 9:13 P.M.: CHP dispatch is reporting that there was a road closure but traffic control has been provided. Also the site is reporting that the owner of the structure was transported by a neighbor to the Garberville hospital.
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Reports of a fire out Sprowl Creek Rd. near Garberville. KMUD is saying a structure fire. One reader says there were five engines headed out that direction.
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Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 3:51 p.m. / Kinetic
Memorial Day weekend is here and in Humboldt that means one thing.
It’s race time.
If you plan to take in the spectacle that is the 2013 Kinetic Grand Championship over the next three days, whether you be in the county or elsewhere, we advise you keep an eye right here on the Lost Coast Outpost where we’ll be posting all the race photos, updates and hearsay we can stomach. As always, local radio station KHUM will provide live on-air coverage (104.3 and 104.7) as well as their own online content at khum.com.
Now, we’ve been hearing whispers that there may be a rivalry brewing between LoCOers and KHUMers assigned to cover this race. These rumors have been trumped up, to say the least. On this matter, we here at the LoCO will only note that we hope to provide you the best most honest coverage in the history of the race ever.
For a complete rundown of where to go to witness the race highlights — the Saturday Lemans start, Dead Man’s Drop, the water crossing, the Ferndale finish — as well as a way-detailed turn-by-turn list of racer directions click here.
We hope you’ll spend Kinetic Weekend with us. For dat glory and stuff.
Kym Kemp / Yesterday @ 11:53 a.m. / News
UPDATE 12:11 P.M.: Buzzfeed is reporting, “There have been many reports this past hour about Google being down. Don’t worry, Google isn’t down. A major internet provider out of California, Level 3 Communications, is having connection issues with their link to Google.”
UPDATE 12:06 P.M.: Google coming back up.
Those using Google Search, Gmail, Google Analytics, Youtube, etc. may be unable to access their sites. Mark Otto, Designer at GitHub and Creator of Bootstrap, tweeted around 11:30 A.M., “Google, Gmail, YouTube are all down. Google has forsaken us.” But other tweeters noted that the services are working in their area. LoCO reporter, Kym Kemp, has not had access to a Google site for over 20 minutes.
Kym Kemp / Thursday, May 23 @ 9:05 p.m. / News
The USGS is reporting two earthquakes—one 5.7 at 8:47 P.M followed by another 3.5 at 8:55—occurring near Greenville which is about 20 miles southwest of Susanville.
Hank Sims / Thursday, May 23 @ 3:57 p.m. / Local Government
Last week, by a close and contested margin, a local group of elected officials representing the seven Humboldt County cities blasphemously voted to appoint notorious Arcata liberal Alexandra Stillman as the city representative to the North Coast Railroad Authority.
“I just figure it’s important because Arcata has so many rail lines going through it, and we have the rail-with-trail project…” Stillman told the Lost Coast Outpost earlier this afternoon. “Arcata is very affected by rail.”
She also expressed concern for environmental issues along the railroad right-of-way, including restoration efforts aimed at endangered or threatened species, and spoke about the board focusing on quote-unquote feasible projects.
Stillman beat out red-blooded American Doug Strehl, mayor of Fortuna, by a vote of 4-2. (Ferndale was absent at the meeting.)
Despite her vile and longstanding association with the pathetic Arcata liberal creed, Stillman may actually have the most direct experience with railroads of any elected official on the North Coast. As she noted in her application, her father, Guy Stillman — who, incidentally, is the man responsible for Arizona’s refusal to honor Daylight Savings Time — is the creator of Scottsdale’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, a veritable Valhalla of choo-choo fanboys everywhere.
Then again, she’s also a step-decendant of bleeding-heart John D. Rockefeller, whose liberal largesse funds all kinds of pansy do-gooder projects these days. That dude hated railroads.
The Westboro Baptist Church could not be reached for comment.
For more on the current state of the NCRA, check Ryan Burns’ cover story in last week’s North Coast Journal.
Hank Sims / Thursday, May 23 @ 11 a.m. / Crime
Moments ago, Eureka Police Department Det. Ron Harpham confirmed to the Lost Coast Outpost that the department now considers Bodhi Tree, suspect in last weekend’s double homicide in Arcata, as a “person of interest” in a shooting near Eureka High School last week.
Harpham said that the person the department originally suspected in the shooting has now been cleared. Meanwhile, there is some evidence linking Tree to the crime, but, in his words, “not enough to reach probable cause.”
PREVIOUSLY (EUREKA SHOOTING):
PREVIOUSLY (ARCATA DOUBLE HOMICIDE):
Hank Sims / Thursday, May 23 @ 10:46 a.m. / Crime
From the APD:
On 05/23/2013 at approximately 0928 hrs, the APD received a report of a robbery that just occurred at the Patriot Gas Station at 1675 Giuntoli Ln.
The suspect told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money. The man is described as having a dark complexion, in his twenties, 5’5” with a thin build. If you have seen this man or have any information on this robbery please call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428