Monday, September 19, 2011

Newsy Notes about Humboldt

News in Southern Humboldt is a little sketchy lately. But thanks to Skippy, I have a new link to news about Humboldt County, The Humboldt Sentinel. I'm not familiar with it, so hopefully Skippy will fill in the Blanks. He sent me this link: Humboldt Sentinel. Thank-you Skippy! You can even make comments back to the news articles. I put a link over there on your left, ( my right, stage left, if you know what that is).

As many of us, that have been around here for awhile know, news sources have gradually dwindled through the years. Not so many years ago, we had drop dead great news. Channel 3and Channel 6 both had superior news. They had such good news stories that it was hard to decide what to watch. Usually I would watch the evening news on one channel then watch the nightly news on the other. Cable news sources took the local markets away. We used to get great U.S. and world news on Cable, but to anybody paying attention, the cable channels lately are nothing but partisan politics anymore. Changing the channel from Fox News to CNBC is like stripping major gears, I keep expecting the television to explode every time I change Channels.

Now, the latest, The Times-Standard doesn't even want to deliver the news to us in SoHum. The only thing that they will deliver in SoHum is the Sunday paper,with a little bit of yesterdays news, and a horse choking supplement of advertisements. I'd give you a link to the T-S but you can only read a few articles, then you have to pay, so if they offer to pay me,I'll put a link up for you. So far this blogsite is purely amature, and I would hate to give up that status.

Most of us down here in SoHum land depend on Kym Kemp and The Redhead Blackbelt to supply us with "What's Happenin' Now". She has great news, but between news stories she talks a lot about Marijuana. Some of us prefer beer, maybe she could do a few great beer stories?

To be honest, my amature status is in jeopardy, I inadvertently accepted a bribe from Skippy. I came back to my office one of those 102 deg days,that we had a while back,and there was a quart of cold Pepsi sitting on my desk. I drank most of it before I discovered that it was from Skippy. Now I owe him. So don't forget to stop at The Corn Crib in Pepperwood, the home of the worlds most famous corn and fine produce.

Dang! I almost forgot the news about The Rotary District Conference! Click on the YouTube below.
All of the cast is in the bleachers at the end. If you look in some of the background, you will see people running like crazy to be in the next scene. The funny thing is, all of the animals hammed it up. The goat was dancing with the tune. If you watch the ladies horse about halfway through it is singing along with everybody else. I'm the guy at the end of the river-side scene holding up one end of the blue Rotary banner. Then I point to cue Suzy. Fun was had by all! The most fun part was, my wife and I tricked Erin Dunn and Ross Rowley into buying us breakfast! I hate to think what that bribe is going to cost Me!


Second video: Fortuna River Lodge ad

26 comments:

Charles Douglas said...

Thanks for the link-up, Ernie. Our SoHum coverage is a bit on the light side, but we hope to make more contacts on that end soon!

Ross Rowley said...

Ernie, Ernie, Ernie......You do realize our evil plan is working quite brilliantly. You only THOUGHT we bought you breakfast. (Insert Evil Laughter here)

Ross Sherburn said...

Just an excellent job done with that video!!!
Cheers!!!

Kym said...

Okay, that video was just plain hokey. So why am I grinning like a fool?

That was fun (and the goat was great.)

skippy said...

Ok, where do we start? Oh, that’s right, the beginning.

First, what a great video! One of the best I’ve seen this year, Ernie. Granted, I don’t get out much, but ooh-la-la-- what a production! A star-studded cast, a happy and upbeat dancing number, the feel–good and down-home celebration of it all, what isn’t there to like? Everyone should see it. Kudos to all taking part— even the goats and horses. The kids and teens, firefighters, Rotary, Kiwanians, FPD, 4H, Steve Knight, Clif, Umpqua Bank, and… well, you know who you all are— rock. This is the best thing since sliced bread.

Next, Charles Douglas has worked hard creating the Humboldt Sentinel site. Thanks, Ernie. Charles has covered many local issues, events, and doing more than his share of interviews, a Baker’s Dozen or more, with local politicos for Access Humboldt and the video version of the Sentinel. This is a volunteer labor of love and editing. A fine young man with a magnetic memory for history, details, people, and a natural penchant for reporting and production, Charles is on a quest for truth, justice, and the American way, a noble mission wherever it’s been hiding and the best thing since sliced bread and butter.

Pepsi? Ernie, you deserve a cold Pepsi for your clean bill of health, running a fine business and employing good people watching over it, and looking out for the community. The Pepsi was from all of us (you know who you are). I happened to be there that shweltering and shweddy 102* day keeping a pulse on the local community. It was so hot you could lay an egg on the sidewalk. Three—count ‘em, 3-- folks led me down the merry yellow brick road to Ernie’s place having good things to say about him. Really, I checked it out; it's all bona fide. Ernie’s the pillar of the community, a living legend, and the best thing since sliced bread met bratwurst, sausage, headcheese, and home made pickles.

Excuse me, I have to vacuum the house now. You know, vacuums are the best thing since…

Shaik said...

Thanks for the creating and sharing it! That videos are awesome, so exciting for you! keep up the good work.


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Charlie Two Crows said...

Ernie... Well the season is changin so I got to go farther into the desert lookin for Star Dust. It's been a hoot.
Farewell All. Peace* from the Desert.

Ross Sherburn said...

Charlie? BlackRock??

Ernie said...

Be safe! Come back soon.

charlie two crows said...

Ross.. Look on NV map Spector mtns. East side in 1928, 1250
Claims were filed. Guys digging in coyote holes were making $15 a day. Now days everyone is scared to go there. I'm on the fringe of their line. All service is jammed. At nite I've watched a sat go right over me. They know what I do. And I never trespass. Their always watching. Peace* from the Desert.

Robin Shelley said...

Not to change the subject, but why in the world do people feel the need to send out/forward those Christian religion oriented, do this or die, chain letter type e-mails? I always feel slightly threatened by them & never quite think of the sender in the same trusting way I used to. (I mention this here because somebody here whom I don't know but trusted with my e-mail address for shared interest/information purposes, sent one of those creepy things to me. I'm telling him now, in front of witnesses, don't do it again.)

Ross Sherburn said...

Charlie? Near Mercury?

charlie two crows said...

Ross, yea north of mercury. Between the spector mtns and the property line. They don't have a fence. Its a electronic barrier. Its BLM ACEC. Walk in only.

skippy said...

The Fortuna River Lodge Lip-Dub Details; or, Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

THE IDEA comes from a similar video by the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, setting a world record for community participation. The City of Fortuna-- and the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce—wanted to make their own unique video of their special community. Erin Dunn, CEO of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce, said the idea originated from resident Jo Anne Center after she saw the Grand Rapids production.

I WONDERED how we could accomplish it-- and thought of the producing team of Erin from the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce and Ross Rowley from Eureka Television Group,” Joanne said. Erin Dunn, Rotary member and city booster, said this was an idea for the Rotary Club's District Conference that Fortuna is hosting in June 2012 and to promote Sunny Fortuna and the Rotary Conference in a single project. Rotary District 5130, the Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Fortuna sponsored the “Celebrate” video production.

Debbie Reynolds of the River Lodge, Erin Dunn, Ross Rowley, and award-winning video producers Rick and Matt St. Charles of Great Minds Productions, were the initial Lip-Dub organizational team. While the Lip-Dub seems to be done in a single unedited shot lasting only 5 minutes, a lot of preparation took place prior to the actual filming. The orientation, preparation, and filming of the shoot took over 5 hours-- during the course of two days. Launched on YouTube, the video has had 2,400 views to date. Springville’s got step and Ernie got breakfast.

A CASTING CALL went out for community members to participate. The nearly 100 people included were: the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary, the Fortuna Police, Redwood Auto Expo and Fortuna Rodeo boosters, educators and cheerleaders, city staffers and students and young gymnasts, 4-H’ers in dress blues, familiar faces in town, business owners, movers and shakers, Rotarians and Chamber members, a well known County Supervisor and Sheriff Officer incognito, Huskies supporters and Umpqua bankers, a Scotty McCreery lookalike, Redwood Memorial Hospitalians and the Pink Ladies, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the Gardening Ladies, a yellow truck and matching Harley, a modified Featherlite stock and people trailer, a red feather boa, multiple banners, globes, and red heart balloons, a kayak, Rocky the Flying Ferret, dogs, horses, and a goat named Buster… among others. The only thing missing? Fortuna’s infamously friendly tractors.

THE MUSIC? ”Yahoo! Celebrate Good Times… Come On!” You know this one: Celebration by Kool and the Gang; 1980.

(Hat tip to Franklin Stover of the Humboldt Beacon. To note, if you have the opportunity to see Mr. Stover play his uniquely extinct Prussian instruments and rare accompanying music from the early 1900s, it’s a special treat that you don’t want to miss. It’s a spectacular performance rescued from the forgotten ethers of time-- and sometimes seen at the Fortuna Monday Club)

Ross Sherburn said...

Charlie,I can't find those Spector Mountains on Mapquest??? Could I have another "clue" ? LOL!

charlie two crows said...

Ross, find the junction of hwy 95 that runs north and south, and hwy 160 that goes to the west. Look straight east of this junction. There is an ald stage road that went across to Groom lake! Look up the ghost town of Wahmonie nv.

Ross Sherburn said...

From Amargosa Valley up Cane Spring rd. ?

Thanks!

spyrock said...

regarding robin's post. it looks like i am the guilty party that sent her that chain mail. i really didn't know that was robin's email. i was just going down my address book searching by letters trying to get my 20 emails out there and they kept on coming back to me mailer demon. which means some demon is not sending my email to whom it was intended. so sorry, but the mailer demon made me do it. yeh, i was scared too. i have two cousins on my mother's side. both of them i love. they are sisters. one is new age like me and one is christian and a member of the tea party. even though i could be defined as closer to new age in my own preference, for me, family is family and when family asks me to do something, it doesn't matter if they listen to rush limbaugh, hannity, or sarah palin all day long or if they belong to some strange christian fundamentalist cult, they are still my blood and i'm going to do what they ask of me the best i can. sorry, but i didn't know it was your email. i was just putting out my twenty emails just in case the tea party is right, and the world is going to end unless we get rid of obama care. but obviously, none of this is your concern and i will make sure that this never happens again. the thing is, i do love my republican cousin. she asked. so i did my twenty.

Anonymous said...

VOTE FOR ESTELLE FENNELL! SHE IS AN AMAZING LEADER AND SHE IS A WOMAN WHO REFUSES TO BE PUT INTO A BOX. HEY HEY HO HO, CLIF CLENDENENS GOT TO GO! HE IS TERRIBLE. JUST TERRIBLE.

ESTELLE FENNELL IS A TRUE BORN LEADER WHO SHOULD BE SITTING ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. LISTEN TO HER SPEAK FROM HER HEART AND YOU WILL SEE HOW SMART SHE IS AND IF YOU DONT MAYBE IT IS TIME YOU REEXAZMINED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY AND WHETHER YOURE THE PROBLEM OR PART OF THE SOLUTION.

GO! GO! GO! VOTE FOR ESTELLE FENNELL!

Robin Shelley said...

Well, since it was for family & an honest mistake you owned up to, I understand & forgive you, Spy. (:
But, seriously... don't do it again! <3

spyrock said...

thanks robin,
my cousin susie is really a beautiful girl but she's had a lot of family problems. so i try to be supportive to her even though i don't really agree with those threatning christian chain letters. i believe in a god that is compassionate and who i return to when i am done this lifetime. but according to the chain letter i'm supposed to strike the mother lode or win a billion dollars so i'll keep you posted when my money train pulls in.

Anonymous said...

I have scanned the HS and with my feeble mind and am not able to figure out how often the Sentinel is updated. I guess I can keep checking every day until I find a pattern or maybe some kind soul would just tell me:-)

Oregon

Anonymous said...

Well I guess it's wait for a pattern as there seems to not be any kind souls out there in Ernie's blogland.

Oregon

skippy said...

Oregon, after taking a hiatus and changing the location of his site, Charles updates the Sentinel every few days to a week, or so. I don't think he has a set pattern given his duties elsewhere, just like Ernie. Hopefully he'll be enlisting the help of 'staff contributors' in the future offering more articles.

The role of news has had a 'shaking out' in Humboldt as of late. Some media have been descending in their coverage while others are ascending-- to the changing role of information. Ernie, Kym, other web sites, public radio, Access Humboldt, and some print sources have risen somewhat to fill the gap. All seem to have their special niche and territory now-- while others have fallen by the wayside.

Anonymous said...

Thank you..

Oregon

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