Kym Kemp / Wednesday, May 2, 2012 @ 8 a.m. / Salmon Creek
Like many schools, Salmon Creek Community School needed new computers. The ones they had were out of date and didn’t allow for internet downloads of software. Some had broken cd drives.The K key on the oldest computer would stick and sometimes for no reason would randomly type the letter K into a document. This was terribly frustrating to 9 year old Malachi Church (pictured in the center above) who used the computer for keyboarding tests. The computer would spew random letter’s on his screen and this would cause his speed and accuracy to drop.
The tiny school which exists off the grid with solar power and a generator has existed without government funds for forty years. The community, the students, the parents and local businesses have all united to keep it going. This time was no different.
Garth Epling (pictured on the right above) of Emerald Technologies heard of the schools’ plight.
Yesterday: 9 felonies, 26 misdemeanors, 0 infractions
Humboldt County Superior Court Calendar: Monday
1656 Union St (HM office): Road/Weather Conditions
Sr299 E Glendale Dr Ofr / Glendale Dr (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Sr299 W Us101 N Con / Sr299 W Us101 S Con (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Sr299 W / Sr299 W Essex Ln Ofr (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Sr299 E Guintoli Ln Ofr / Giuntoli Ln (HM office): Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj
Essex Ln / Sr299 W Essex Ln Onr (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
Mm101 / Us101 S Sr299 E Con (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Us101 S / Us101 S Sr299 E Con (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
MM101 / US101 S N CENTRAL AVE ONR (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Mm101 / Sr299 W Us101 S Con (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
KHUM: Let it…you know what
Tom Sebourn: Snow!
Think Progress: Maine’s shrimp fishery collapse blamed on warmer ocean
The Oregonian: Photo: Snow at beach in Newport, OR
NOAA (The National Weather Service) has issued a hazardous weather warning for the next few days:
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
420 AM PST WED NOV 16 2011
REDWOOD COAST-NORTH COAST INTERIOR-
420 AM PST WED NOV 16 2011
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
A SIGNIFICANT PATTERN CHANGE TO COOLER AND WETTER WEATHER WILL
START THIS EVENING AS A COLD FRONT BEGINS TO INFLUENCE THE COAST.
MODERATE RAINFALL WILL BEGIN NEAR THE OREGON BORDER THIS EVENING
AND SPREAD SOUTH ALONG THE REDWOOD COAST AND NORTH COAST INTERIOR
WITH A HALF INCH TO AN INCH OF RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING IN HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO AROUND 3000 FT THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY
AS A DEEP UPPER LOW MOVES OVER THE REGION. SNOW ACCUMULATION ABOVE
3500 FEET IN NORTHERN HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES MAY REACH
ADVISORY LEVELS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES
SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL FURTHER FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY TO BETWEEN 1500 AND 2000 FT WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW FALLING DOWN TO INTERIOR VALLEY FLOORS.
One hot day last summer, a long limbed son and a much shorter son went blackberrying up through the grass. They came back with bowls and pans and buckets of juicy plump Himalayan blackberries. Some we ate sprinkled over cereal and ice cream. Some were made into jam (but not enough.) And some were baked into pies then and there. They sat steaming on the counter to cool while stars came out and dishes were washed. A few were measured and bagged and frozen and marked for special occasion pies throughout the winter.
Today, on the last cool day of this summer not long before a new batches of berries are ready to be picked, we opened the last bag of last summer’s memories and measured in sugar, Myer’s lemon juice and a portion of organic local flour. My oldest son, the one that loves pies but hates berry picking, rolled out pie dough made from the Tassajara recipe with whole wheat and tucked the berries between thin rounds of delicate pastry. He pricked out a wedge of cherry birthday cake until rich red juices spurted through the holes. ” ‘Cause cake on a pie is witty,” he said. “And makes it sweeter,” I added to myself.
Tonight, we ate homemade stew and salad. Then the much shorter son cut out the first piece of pie. Rich dark red slabs after rich dark red slabs disappeared until half the pie is gone.
…Right about now I’m realizing that the long limbed son who moved out on his own nearly missed out on the last of the berries…
Better invite him to have one of the those leftover slices for breakfast.