The Ferndale Report

Love small-town news, but can't read? Larry Trask and Caroline Titus, Editor/Publisher of The Ferndale Enterprise, deconstruct the Victorian Village. Airs live Wednesday afternoons.



• (Thursday, June 20, 2013) 6-19-2013

It's all about money; dairy farmers are still trying to get some dough from the Creamery; the HumCo Fair Board wants to raise another $150k for some reason or other; school board tests the waters for a bond issue; and so much more.

• (Thursday, May 2, 2013) May 1, 2013

Regularly scheduled Fair Board meeting does not happen for reasons that are difficult to understand; proposal is made to give Planning Commission members a refresher course on proper procedures; CalTrans plans to do some kind of work on something or other; Ferndale kids need to step up their truancy efforts.

• (Friday, March 1, 2013) 2-27-2013

Continued coverage of the goings on regarding the Humboldt County Fair Board, including the possible establishment of a “press section” to keep unruly photographers in check; possibly relatedly, subpoenas were served on several Board members regarding exactly what, we don't know; Ferndale's Planning Commission dealt with difficult issues regarding…um…snooze, snooze, whatever. Lots of people ate beef at something or other. Lots going on in the Cream City.

• (Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013) 01-02-13

(This episode joined in progress due to our recording engineer being an idiot.) A settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit that resulted from Creamerygate; the Ferndale City Council reviews its purchasing procedures in light of Tractorgate; the fair's bank account is looking decently healthy; there's some sports news that I didn't really pay attention to.

• (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012) 12-12-12

Ex Humboldt Creamery CEO leaves Texas penitentiary for a halfway house in the Tenderloin; as the date for the Lighted Tractor Parade nears, information comes to light that new sewer tractor was purchased improperly by the Victorian Village; surprise, the school wants some more money.

• (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012) 12-05-12

A debris torrent causes Francis Creek to flood; Stuart Titus emerges as victor in Ferndale's Mayor contest; Xmas tree gets a new lighter; high school football season comes to a somewhat unexpected end.

• (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012) 11-21-12

More about the money that we paid for that fell out of the sky into the pockets of teachers; some thing of note happened at the horse racing meeting but also Ferndale received a major burn; the kids win a football game.

• (Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012) 11-14-12

People start to think about Salt River project maintenance costs; teachers get Prop. 30 windfall; at least eight people have a problem with the schools superintendent; some dude disrespects Old Glory because he didn't get his way in the election.

• (Thursday, July 12, 2012) 7-11-12

Shell Wind Energy project succumbs to intensely creamy NIMBYism; Mind's Eye Manufactory rocks like Slayer; Ferndale municipal budget in the black; scandalous naked nudeness (featuring naked people) to be showcased at Ferndale Rep.

• (Wednesday, June 13, 2012) Ferndale Enterprise Dispatches for June 13

ITEM! Restoration of the Salt River looks a go … ITEM! Timber Harvest Management Plan filed for hills above town … ITEM! Caltrans plans to invade town for a couple of years for Hwy 211 repaving project … ITEM! Cream City sales tax revenues on long, slow decline … ITEM! Young Ferndalians haul in scholarships galore …

• (Thursday, April 26, 2012) TFR For April 26, 2012

Local water company very seriously studying whether to keep extra money or not; school administration and teachers' union do something or other; Ferndale group miraculously raises $100k in effort to keep massively cool lighthouse lens in F'dale; “certain element” stealing things, etc., according to Police Chief.

• (Thursday, March 15, 2012) March 14, 2011

Ferndale High's football program gets 1-year probation and must monitor sidelines, among other sanctions; Shell Wind Energy continues to try to convince people to let them do something that will benefit us all; Ferndale's famed Gingerbread Mansion is probably, finally, being sold; some crap about the sewer.

• (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012) February 1

The President of Shell Wind Energy comes to town to talk windmills and such; some movies may or may not be made in Ferndale and/or Humboldt County; at long last, it appears that Ferndale's sewer problems are, in some respects, fixed.

• (Friday, Dec. 9, 2011) 12-07-11

The Coast Guard wants their lighthouse back, and this time it's final; Ferndalers still adamantly against windmills; Ferndale's rodeo champ doing okay, but not stellar in national finals; pushy parents continue to harangue elementary school.

• (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011) 10-19-11

Pushy parents harangue elementary school about something; a bond measure benefiting the school may or may not come to pass; the school Superintendent converses with Shell Wind Energy about some social investments Shell might want to make, if you know what I mean; the Angelina Inn's proposed marijuana dispensary might remain just a dream, thanks to the Feds., etc., and Rep. Thompson wants to buy you a hot dog on Saturday.

• (Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011) 9-28-11

NIMBYites launch petition drive to keep attractive, green wind turbines out of empty pasture; Ferndale Rotary mulls allowing women to join their club; Salt River restoration project might require farmers to let people on their property; local rodeo champion keeps getting better.

• (Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011) 9-14-11

No apology from Ferndale High over alleged racial insult; housing development moves forward; new head of Ferndale Children's Center; news about possible Honeydew Post Office closure

• (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011) 9-7-11

Executives of Shell Wind Energy decide to postpone meeting with Ferndaler NIMBY mob; allegations are made that racial slurs were directed towards opposing player at Ferndale High School football game; lots of stuff happening in Ferndale over the weekend.

• (Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011) 8-31-11

Shell Wind Energy prepares to make a presentation to a Ferndale NIMBY contingent; the Victorian Village makes progress on acquiring the former Navy housing complex; Ferndale High School battles MIRSA; local man accidentally shoots himself.

• (Monday, Aug. 29, 2011) 8-24-11

Again with the turbines; HumCo Fair attendance up 6% and Les Schwab Tires buys a sheep for $10,500; Ferndale mayor Farley gets kicked by a steer.

• (Friday, Aug. 12, 2011) 8-10-11

Ferdalers stand united against clean energy; they're also not so fond of weed; it's fair time again and Fernbridge looks AWESOME when it's all lit up.

• (Thursday, July 28, 2011) 7-27-11

Ferndale residents don't like a lot of trucks; Gingerbread Mansion back on the market for a cool $1 mil; Honeydew Post Office may close; a couple of accountants like agile dogs.

• (Thursday, July 21, 2011) 7-20-11

Turbine transportation decisions; teenagers oppressed; Enterprise wins awards; local man is real good at wrestling steers.

• (Thursday, July 14, 2011) July 13, 2011

The high school needs more students; the bridge is almost 100; something about signs and a building loses its head.

• (Monday, July 11, 2011) June 14, 2011

So massive your head might explode. (KHUM is not responsible for head explosions.)

• (Monday, July 11, 2011) June 8, 2011

It's small town news at its very best or something.

• (Monday, July 11, 2011) May 25, 2011

Insanely exciting episode of the Ferndale Report!