Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Humboldt County Fair Is On! Two Jocky's Injured During Saturday Horse Races.

It was great weather for the 71st. annual Humboldt County Fair yesterday. Of course there were the usual animals, plants, art and other exhibits like the model train room.
There were also  lots of vendors selling everything from deep fried alligator to Thai food.

I liked the divers that were on hand. This guy was HOT!

And of course, what would the Humboldt County Fair be without horse racing? There were 8 races yesterday, there will be racing again today as well as next weekend.

Yesterday during what I believe was the 5th race, Jocky Richard Lull was thrown from his horse and injured. I was standing at the edge of the track when it happened, just a few yards away. Lull was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he is expected to recover.

In the last race another jockey was thrown from his horse and also injured a bit. The Lost Coast Oupost has more on this.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Last Free Old Town Summer Concert Of The Season Tonight!

Tonight will be the final concert of the 10 week Eureka Summer Concert Series in Old Town Eureka.
Not LC Diamonds, this is the Merv George Band back in June. 

LC Diamonds will play 50's and 60's starting at 6 pm and going until 8 pm tonight. The concert is free, just bring a chair and warm clothes or a blanket. No dogs, smoking or alcohol please.

The concert will be next to the new Jacks Seafood restaurant on the south end of the Eureka Boardwalk at the foot of C Street in Old Town. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Standoff Continues With Armed Suspect And Law Enforcement In McKinleyville

It started this morning around 9 am according to KIEM News Channel 3 in Eureka and other news outlets. Sheriff's Deputies were called to the apartment complex and met by a man said to be 55 years of age who came out of an apartment with a riffle. Reports say the man then pointed the riffle at a Deputy and fired. The Deputy returned fire but no one was hit.

A perimeter was established and Sutter Road was closed for a couple of blocks. CHP, Sheriff's SWAT Team, police officers and fire personnel are all on scene and waiting the suspect out.

According to KIEM, Sherrif Downey said he officers were in contact with the suspect via telephone and that he is hopeful the situation can conclude without further issues.

As of 7;15 pm there were no changes. Just waiting.

Press Conference in McKinleyville early Thursday morning with Captain Kym Thompson of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.
The standoff in McKinleyville has come to an end. Early Thursday morning, a woman left an upstairs unit at the Redwood Creek Apartments.
The male suspect then started shooting. Law enforcement returned fire. The 55 year-old man then set several fires in the apartment.
At around 2 am, he exited the apartment with more gunfire. The man was pronounced dead on scene.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Raiols BBQ With Speeder Rides

A fund raiser for The Timber Heritage Association

August 27th, 11:30-4:00

  • Salmon, Oysters, Ales & Rails BBQ w/ Speeder Rides
    A salmon fundraiser BBQ for the Timber Heritage Association. Join us for a fun filled afternoon with BBQ salmon and oysters, live music, vendor booths and tours of the Samoa Shops. BBQ is available for purchase from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Speeder rides will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last ride leaving at 3:30 p.m.
Here is a link to a list of the equipment they have assembled over the years:

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Trinidad Art Nights! This Friday

From their facebook page:

Please join us in Trinidad, Ca for Trinidad Art Nights! A FREE all ages arts and entertainment walk throughout town like no other. Trinidad is a unique and beautiful town, a perfect setting for a perfect evening! Find the event, arts, and entertainment listing below or at:

Trinidad Art Nights Schedule for August 5th 6-9pm

With Shuttle Service Provided by Cher-Ae Heights Casino, from Sunset Restaurant down to Seascape Restaurant and points between.
Special event at Ned Simmons Gallery begins at 5pm

BEACHCOMBER CAFE 363 Trinity St. “Wild and Wooly Felt Work”, Mixed Media Wool sculpture by Corbin Brashew. Music TBA. Free Face Painting by Tess Kraus, free art supplies provided by Westhaven Center for the Arts.

BERGERON WINERY 359 Main St. Limited copies of Etchings by Charles Klabunde, BnW and Color Pencil.

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL 355 Main St. Antoinette ‘Toni’ Magyar, Acrylics on Canvas and Jill's Whims, One of a Kind Eco-dyed Upcycled Clothing- Outside Music by Blue Rhythm Review
Antionette Magyar Artist,Trinidad Ca. 95570

MOONSTONE CROSSING 529 Trinity St. Photography by Dana Utman. Jazz Standards by Tony Roach

NED SIMMONS GALLERY 380 Janis Court. 5-8pm. Plein Air Reception hosted by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. The exhibition features 17 local artists, each having painted at least one of the TCLT's holdings. Also live painting. For more information, contact the TCLT office at or 677-2501.

SAUNDER'S PARK (start of Patricks Point Drive). Music by the Sand Fleas for special event hosted by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. (Firedancing and Skate Ramps continue in September)

SAUNDER'S PLAZA (Lot next to Murphy’s) Music by Blue Rhythm Revue, R&B Soul Funk Dance Music.

SEASCAPE RESTAURANT 1 Bay St. “Seascapes,” Jim Welsh, oil on canvas. Music by Small Solace.

STRAWBERRY ROCK GALLERY 343 Main St. Featuring diverse local talent in Humboldt County and surrounding areas, including Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Sculptures, Pottery and more.
Shows change monthly.

SUNSET RESTAURANT 27 Scenic Dr. Yurok design and photography by Kristi Smith as well as art works by Joe Mathewson. Music by Michael Dayvid.

TRINIDAD ART GALLERY 490 Trinity St. Featured artists: Elaine Y. Shore, ceramic artist and Barbara Wright, mosaic designer
Music by J.D. Jeffries and Rick Park .

TRINIDAD EATERY 607 Parker Road. "Beautiful Flowers and Birds", Augustus Clark, Acrylic mixed media collage paintings.

TRINIDAD MUSEUM 400 Janis Court at Patricks Point Drive.
NEW exhibit, "Touring Scenic Drive: Then and Now,” images of the 1921-22 construction of the old Redwood Highway.

“Boffer Ring,” Kids and Adults Alike, Styrofoam Swords and Battle Axes. In field behind school.

TRINIDAD TRADING COMPANY 460 Main St. Mosaic Tile Art by Laurie Mcdonald.

Community Art Trinidad thanks all participating venues, businesses and sponsors for making this a truly wonderful event! Special thank you to all of you who come out and support grassroots community evnts and local art, entertainment and business!

A VERY special THANK YOU to our sponsors for 2016:
Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Restaurant, The Lighthouse Grill, Atlas Engineering, Trinidad Art Gallery, Coast Central Credit Union, Moonstone Crossing Winery
Bergeron Winery, Strawberry Rock Gallery, Beachcomber Cafe, The Eatery, Seascape Retaurant, Trinidad Trading Company!

For more info: or

Community Arts Trinidad is a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People

McKenna Faith Returns To The Eureka Summer Concerts Tonight In Eureka

Country Music star McKenna Faith is back tonight to play the Old Town Eureka Summer Concert on the Eureka Boardwalk at the foot of C. Street.

The show starts at 6 and goes until 8 pm and is free.

Bring a chair, warm clothes, maybe a blanket. No dogs or alcohol please.

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur