Here’s your chance to say goodbye, Humboldt. It might feel like LoCO has done nothing these past couple weeks except bear witness to the final days of Sugar Bear, our locally sourced, holy and sacred white fir tree that will soon bring holiday joy to our beloved lawmakers in D.C. We continue that tradition today, while also telling you to get your butts down to the gravel lot at the foot of Eureka’s D Street where a wake for Sugar Bear is being held until 6 p.m. today.

This will be Eureka’s only chance to view the giant, Popemobile-esque glass encasing your tax dollars helped bring into existence. Come enjoy it. Quickly.

Earlier today, the Wild Rivers Outpost’s Jessica Cejnar was in Crescent City to document Del Norte’s mourning

Tomorrow, Sugar Bear will lie in state on Main Street in Willow Creek from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and then at the River Lodge in Fortuna from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.