Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes Kevin A. Tucker, Caltrans Senior Transportation Planner, to this month’s No- Host Luncheon. Mr. Tucker will provide an update on the Last Chance Ridge and what currently is being done to stabilize this portion of US Hwy-101. This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m. Chicken Parmesan for $15, soup/salad for $11. For more information or to RSVP, call 441-1974 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
That road was built in 1937. No wonder it needs work! See you at the Cookhouse!
Here’s something to be grateful for- HASA’S Fall newsletter. Don’t miss the informative article on reading marine charts. Enjoy it HERE.
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On Wednesday, August 31, NEXT Wednesday, the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group will host its monthly luncheon meeting at the Samoa Cookhouse, featuring a presentation on our sister harbor/port in Japan. Short ribs! RSVP to 441-1974 or to email@example.com
Read about it HERE
The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group presented an overview of Trinity County’s recently obtained grant to study an East-West rail route. Will this be the study that finally drives the stake through the vampire’s heart? I’m all in favor of studies. They’re nonpolluting, for the most part, and they keep State and County employees off the street. So I say, Study ON! Study it to death!! Good training for fledgling Associate Governmental Program Analysts, or whatever they’re called these days.
Anyway, the recent program was a preview of the study. The only concrete fact that stayed in my mind after the meeting (and I’m still thinking about it) is this: there are NO incorporated cities in Trinity County. None.
Charlie Bean provided the following two videos of the presentation.
HERE is Part One.
And HERE is Part Two. Many thanks, Charlie.
Well, all this talk of Points Eastward coincides with the appearance, however ephemeral , of WILLOW CREEK PEACHES at Murphy’s. They had some last week that were about the size of tangerines and really ugly, but God were they good! Eating-over-the-sink good. Hopefully they’re be back soon. And all this talk of Willow Creek peaches reminds me of the several happy years I spent as a member of the Eureka Kiwanis. Kiwanis used to have a powwow during the summer hosted by the Willow Creek Club that everyone looked forward to all year. They had a pit bbq, excellent food and everyone had a great time and everyone went home with something. I came home with a lug of tomatoes so big and ripe I carried them around to the neighbors that very night. And I don’t like tomatoes! but these were fantastic.
One year my big shepherd jumped into the river and couldn’t get out because he was so weighed down by his wet fur. Ben Doane of the HCSO waded in and rescued him. (Thanks, Ben! I’ve never forgotten that.) I don’t know if Kiwanis still has its Willow Creek barbecue, but go if you’re invited. Hearts are broken and mended, careers are trashed and salvaged and there’s lots of good eating. A lot of the folks I knew from then have passed but I hope the Willow Creek club is still going strong. Good people.
Forwarded to us by a Friend of the Blog, here’s a piece from the Coos Bay World about trains and harbors and airports and LNG and other familiar issues. Read it HERE.
The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group will have its monthly luncheon Wednesday, July 27, at the Samoa Cookhouse. The presentation will be by Richard Tippett, who will discuss the Upstate California Rail Connect Feasibility study grant. Fried chicken! Complete lunch for $15 or soup/salad for $11. RSVP to 441-1974 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group is having its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 29 at the Cookhouse which will feature a presentation by the Timber Heritage Association. Those are the great folks who bring out the speeder trains on holidays and are working on a round-the-Bay tourist train.
The flyer for the event is HERE. Pork steak! See you there!
We’re not the only port city longing for more business. This review from the Mail-Tribune, sent in by a Friend of the Blog, summarizes the West Coast situation. Here are a couple of quotes that I found quite chilling:
From a shipping exec: “Ports such as Portland don’t generate enough traffic for carriers to justify making calls “. Really heartening for the Humboldt Bay Harbor situation. Or how about this, from the same source:
Zaninelli said officials who don’t understand the industry hire people ill-equipped to run carriers.
“People who don’t know what they’re doing appoint people who don’t know what they’re doing,” he said.
Read the whole article HERE.
Talk about a timely topic! Their program on Wednesday the 27th will address the recent $7.5M grant and plans and projects for the Humboldt Bay Channels. Click HERE for more info. Fried chicken too! Ask them for a bib. See you at the Cookhouse!
The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group will have its monthly no-host luncheon Wednesday at the Samoa Cookhouse. The presentation will address “Aquaponics on the Bay”, the featured lunch is meatloaf at $15 ($9 for soup/salad only) and you can RSVP at 441-1974 or by following the link HERE. See you there!