Kate Martin, owner of Blue Lake’s Logger Bar

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(AUDIO) Kate Martin is Holding Up

On this week’s episode of Humboldt Holding Up, LoCO’s zoomingest pandemic-era podcast, we talk to Kate Martin, owner of the Logger Bar since 2012, about how she and the citizens of Blue Lake have been managing through the pandemic despite not being able to congregate in their over-125-year-old place of boozy worship. 

While the bar has remained closed through COVID, Martin has found ways to keep herself moving. In addition to making improvements to her “drinking museum,” back in September she flew back east and ended up taking a three-month solo bike trip back across the country.

During COVID, the bar received a new snazzy door you’ll be able to stumble through when this is all over

“I’ve never felt so free in my whole entire life,” Martin told “Just to be able to go where I wanted to go, and stop where I wanted to stop, and follow my own curiosities.” 

Hear more about Kate’s journey toward the end of this week’s podchat with LoCO’s Stephanie McGeary and Andrew Goff. Other topics include:

  • An overview of the history of the Logger Bar and Kate’s efforts to preserve and further its legacy
  • How the Blue Lake community have been making it through pandemic
  • Why is watching live music at the Logger so magical?
  • Oh, Blue Lake…

To listen, click the audio player above or, for easier phone access, click over to iTunes. And also check out past episodes of Humboldt Holding Up below.