The Garberville Town Square has received a number of attractive additions in recent years, such as two 39-foot-long arbors set at right angles to each other and adorned with climbing plants; a 12,000-pound blueschist boulder with a children’s slide carved into it; shade trees; commemorative bricks that serve as paving stones; and LED lighting to give the area a magical feel during nighttime events.
Last week the square got some new visuals that were decidedly less pleasant: An orange construction fence running around its perimeter that’s meant to block access to the privately held square; and no trespassing signs.
Stephanie Gawboy, the 52-year-old Redway woman whose death earlier this month is being investigated as a homicide, was remembered by those who knew her as a dedicated and articulate activist, a spiritual seeker and a skilled masseuse.
It’s hot, so in an ideal world taking a swim in the South Fork of the Eel would be the thing to do.
But this is not an ideal world.
Proof of that are the “mats of floating algae,” as a recent press release by the Eel River Recovery Project put it, that can be seen in the river as it flows through Tooby Memorial Park near Garberville.
About 60 people showed up at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland Friday for the latest public meeting aimed at providing cannabis farmers with information related to county and state permitting programs that are either already in place or will be soon.
Sponsored by the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project, the meeting was facilitated by Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell.
Speaking on Friday, the day after the regular monthly meeting of the district’s governing board, Rees said the scanner, an important diagnostic tool, would be housed in a modular facility located near the Emergency Room entrance at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital.
At its regular monthly meeting last week, the governing board of the Garberville Sanitary District unanimously approved the district’s official comments on proposed land-use designation changes at the Southern Humboldt Community Park.
The comments include an “opinion,” as the one-page letter signed by board chairperson Linda Brodersen put it, that the park should pay to be annexed into the district so that the district can provide drinking water to members of the public using the park.
Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors is aiming to place a commercial marijuana cultivation tax measure on the November election ballot — a move that has some growers concerned about the cost of doing business legally.
The costs, effects and benefits of asking voters to approve a local marijuana cultivation excise tax were analyzed at the June 21 supervisors meeting. Ultimately, supervisors agreed that a tax should be pursued at rates below those recommended by county staff.