Jennifer Savage / Monday, April 15 @ 11:56 a.m. / Rural
Tips from the Manila bulletin board. If you also live in a place populated by tiny blood-eating pests, this may help you, too:
Home residents frequently create their own mosquito problems. Mosquitoes carry dog/cat heartworm disease and potentially other diseases, like the West Nile virus. Simple things can be done to reduce the number of mosquitoes in one’s yard by eliminating all standing water. Large amounts of mosquitoes can be generated around the home with only small amounts of water.Mosquitoes can have many generations in one year and in the heat of the summer they can go from egg to adult in about a week! Here is a list of common objects or places that hold standing water:
Humboldt County Superior Court Calendar: Today
1656 Union St (HM office): AMBER Alert
51 Barber Shop Ln (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Bald Hills Rd / Pine Creek Rd (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
4200 Mm36 (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
Times-Standard Breaking: Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect wanted on two warrants
Mad River Union: Sheriff Seeks Help Finding Wanted Man
SoHum Parlance: So much in the local news lately, I missed this one
From frequent Coastal Currents contributor Jennifer Savage:
For 25 years, volunteers for Honeydew Fire Company have worked to protect some of Humboldt’s most remote homes and wilderness. Filmmaker Sean Wilson chronicled the crew as part of his 2007 film, Where There’s Smoke. This Saturday, the company hosts its annual fundraiser, Roll on the Mattole, featuring tons of live music, a firefighters’ challenge, food, drink, crafts, a “growers’ Olympics” and a kid zone.
The musical line-up consists of San Diego’s eight-piece, Latin soul-flavored B-Side Players, Reno’s ska/rocksteady masters Keyser Soze, Mendo faves The Dirt Floor Band, singer-songwriter (and KHUM DJ) Lyndsey Battle, the always inspirational Lost Coast Marimbas, local guitar maker extraordinaire Bud Rogers, plus Blase Bonpane and NPK’s Tanner Speas.
Roll on the Mattole runs from noon till midnight. Admission is $25 adults, $20 students and seniors, and kids under 12 are free. The event takes place in the beautiful environs of the Mattole Grange between Honeydew and Petrolia. (Forecast is 69 degrees and sunny!)
And… I’ll be your emcee! So come on out to summer and say hi!
From friend of the LoCO, Terrence McNally:
One of the more amusing aspects about living in Arcata is watching folks attempt to negotiate the public-private property divide and the gray areas inside. That was fun during the Cypress Grove neighbor outrage over where the company would keep goats and most-recently during peoples’ “rights violations” about their ability to party on the Plaza for NYE. Also, I recognize that when we’re relaying conversations, we often sway the paraphrases to make it look like we were so smart during an exchange.
But this really did just happen.
Kym Kemp / Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 5:53 a.m. / Rural
Can’t get internet at your house? Are you and your neighbors left out of the digital world? Are you frustrated at slow speeds if you do get on? Rural communities are increasingly left on the down side of the digital divide. But there may be some hope. Two years ago, televisions moved from analog to digital and the frequencies left empty are about to be used. A new IEEE 802.22 standard will provide signal in some areas for internet service of up to 22 megabits per second. That is faster than most of fiber connections to private homes right now!
According to this article,
The frequencies now available, from 54MHz to 698MHz, can maintain signals over vast distances, probably longer distances than sending television signals on the same frequencies. People living within 20 or 30 miles of a base station will probably have strong signals using indoor “rabbit ear” antennas. Those further away from the base transmitters will need roof-mounted antennas that will be similar to the television antennas many of us have used for decades.
Distances will vary, depending upon the terrain, but most IEEE 802.22 standard base stations will send and receive signals for about 62 miles.
The base stations most likely will be owned and operated by today’s cell phone companies and various Internet Service Providers (ISPs), such as Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, BellSouth, RoadRunner, and others.
You can expect to see this new, high-speed coverage in a few areas within a year and it will probably be available most everywhere in the U.S. within five years.