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Monthly Archives: February 2011
As we embark on this new hybrid/bastard journalism venture, we’d like to share with you some of the technology that we’re using. This video pretty much explains it:
Just in from the Sheriff’s Dept:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Eureka man who has not been heard from since February 11, 2011. Jeremiah Holland Jones, 22, was reported missing by concerned relatives who added that it was extremely unusual for Jones to be out of contact with his family. Jones may have been driving a 1986 gray Lincoln sedan; that vehicle was recovered, abandoned near the intersection of Nevada and Harris Street in Eureka.
Jones is a white adult male, about 5’10” tall, weighing 155 pounds. He has blue eyes and short blonde hair. Jones has several tattoos including “Only God Can Judge Me” on his abdomen and “Mom” on his right wrist.
Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Jeremiah Jones should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
Every week in the McKinleyville Press, Humboldt County Animal Shelter Correspondent Jean Durbin writes about adoptable animals. Jean is one of Humboldt County’s unsung heroes. Writing the column is only a tiny fraction of the hard work she does every week to help Humboldt’s abandoned animals.
Jean typically submits blurbs on about a dozen or so animals a week, and we try to squeeze as many of them in every issue. Pick up a copy today to read about them and see their photos. From now on, we’ll try to include at least one animal on this blog every week. Here’s the first:
By Jean Durbin
SCARLET: She is sweet girl is waiting for a good home where she can enjoy the company of humans who want to give her the good home she deserves. A young adult, she will add tons of enjoyment and pleasure to some lucky person’s life. Just give her a chance to show her stuff! Scarlet, like almost every other County Shelter dog has been given a bum steer in life so far, yet keeps her trust in humans intact and is ready to give her heart and soul to someone who will love her. Meet this loving, eager to please girl soon!
The Shelter is open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Shelter is located at 980 Lycoming Avenue, between Airport Road and the Coast Guard Station, in McKinleyville. Phone 840-9132. All animals can be seen on the web at petharbor.com, petfinder.com, and http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/sheriff.
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Here’s what the National Weather Service in Eureka had to say as of this morning:
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
451 AM PST THU FEB 24 2011
.SYNOPSIS…A COLD WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODIC SHOWERS
AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH FRIDAY. DRY BUT COLD
WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR THE WEEKEND. ANOTHER STORM WILL AFFECT
THE REGION NEXT WEEK WITH HEAVY RAIN AND PERHAPS STRONG WINDS.
.DISCUSSION…OPEN CELLULAR CONVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD
UPPER LOW OFFSHORE WASHINGTON HAS BEEN SLOWLY SPREADING SOUTHWARD.
BRIEF HEAVY RAIN HAS BEEN OBSERVED…BUT WITH MOST REPORTING
STATIONS SEEING ONLY .10 TO .25 IN THE LAST 6-8 HOURS. ASTORIA
WASHINGTON WHICH IS RIGHT AT SEA LEVEL HAS BEEN REPORTING SNOW AT
30F WHILE NEWPORT OREGON HAD COLD RAIN AT 36F.
SNOW LEVELS ACROSS NW CA HAVE BEEN HOVERING AROUND 1500 TO 2500
FEET OVERNIGHT…AND SHOULD SLOWLY FALL TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AS
THE COLD AIR MASS SLIDES SOUTHWARD. SNOW SHOULD HIT SEA LEVEL OR
VERY CLOSE TO SEA LEVEL BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING…AND WE MAY SEE
AN INCH OR TWO IN SPOTS.
NEXT MAJOR THREAT WILL BE FROM THE VERY COLD AIR THAT WILL FILTER
IN AFTER THIS SYSTEM MOVES SOUTH. A HARD FREEZE WATCH…FOR
OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES OF 29 OR LESS…HAS BEEN POSTED FOR THE
COASTAL LOCATIONS. INLAND AREAS MAY SEE READINGS DIP INTO THE
SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS. THE WEEKEND IS SHAPING UP TO BE DRY BUT
BEEFED UP PRECIP CHANCES ACROSS THE BOARD TUE->THU NEXT WEEK WITH
THE GFS AND ECMWF IN FAIRLY GOOD AGREEMENT ON ANOTHER TROUGH MOVING
TOWARDS THE REGION. IT IS LOOKING MUCH WARMER AND WETTER…HOWEVER
COLD/DRY AIR TRAPPED IN TRINITY COUNTY MAY TAKE A DAY OR TWO TO
SCOUR OUT. DJB
.AVIATION…RADAR SHOWS NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHWEST
CALIFORNIA. EXPECT BORDERLINE VFR/MVFR CEILINGS TODAY UNDER SHRA.
.MARINE…LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY INTO FRIDAY
AFTERNOON. A MODERATE NW SWELL IN THE 8 TO 10 FT RANGE AT 12 SECONDS
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDE. THE
MAIN THING TO WATCH OUT FOR TODAY IS ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
NORTHERN WATERS. INSTABILITY DUE TO COLD AIR MOVING IN ALOFT
COMBINED WITH SOME LOW LEVEL SHEAR MAY BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
WATERSPOUTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING…ESPECIALLY
AROUND THE CAPES. THE ODDS AREN`T TOO HIGH, BUT IT`S SOMETHING TO
KEEP AN EYE ON. FOLLOWING THIS, HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE
REGION FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY, BRINGING NEAR GALE FORCE
NORTHERLIES TO THE OUTER WATERS. HELD OFF ON ANY WATCHES AND KEPT
THE SCA GOING BECAUSE THE UNCERTAINTY FOR BOTH THE GALE INTENSITY
AND COVERAGE REMAINS HIGH. REGARDLESS, COMBINED SEAS WILL BUILD INTO
THE 11 TO 13 FT RANGE ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS DURING THIS TIME
PERIOD. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DECREASE ON SUNDAY AS THE PRESSURE
GRADIENT WEAKENS. AN APPROACHING FRONT WILL CHANGE THE WINDS TO
SOUTHERLY ON MONDAY. STROZ
CA…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM PST FRIDAY CAZ001-003.
HARD FREEZE WATCH FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY CAZ002-076.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT CAZ004.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL
1 AM PST SUNDAY PZZ450-455-470-475.
We could get snow at sea level on Friday. It’s interesting that in the past, the snow was thicker at McKinleyville International Airport than it was down the street in the area of Murray and Hiller. Just an observation.
Here’s an advisory in “all caps” from the NWS:
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST THURSDAY NIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 500 FEET FOR SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST THURSDAY NIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED FROM MID MORNING THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 1500 AND 3000 FEET. HIGHER SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ABOVE 3000 FEET.
* 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DOWN TO 500 FEET THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW MAY BRIEFLY REACH SEA LEVEL AND THE VALLEY FLOORS BUT NO ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.
* SLOW DOWN…ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.
* CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND CALL 1-800-427-7623 FOR CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS AND CHAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE TRAVELLING.
* THIS WILL AFFECT TRAVEL ON ALL MAJOR ROUTES INCLUDING 101… 299…199…36 AND 3.
* BE ALERT FOR ROCK SLIDES.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Raw press release from EPD:
On 2/22/11, a representative from Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) contacted the Eureka Police Department regarding a recent rash of counterfeit traveler’s check’s they’ve received from unaware customers.
CCCU reported that last night and today (2/21 and 2/22/2011) they received several fraudulent Visa AAA (triple A) traveler’s checks all bearing serial number 1572302515166. Unwitting employees from several businesses at the Bayshore Mall accepted the traveler’s checks as payment for merchandise and later brought them to CCCU to deposit. The traveler’s checks were then determined by credit union employees to be fake.
According to credit union representatives, the as of yet unidentified suspect(s) used military I.D. to pass the false checks, which were all in $100.00 denominations. The fake checks appeared to have been printed on heavy paper with an inkjet printer, which is noticeable upon close examination.
CCCU urges all businesses accepting Visa AAA traveler’s checks not to accept ones bearing the above listed serial number. CCCU also urges sales clerks to require and carefully check proper identification from customer’s using such traveler’s checks.
This first appeared on the SoHum-based Redheaded Blackbelt blog. This is not from law enforcement. It’s from the Rossig Family.
The Wednesday, Feb. 24 meeting of the Humboldt County Planning Commission is cancelled. Instead, you can stay home and watch Survivor, which has some similarities to a Planning Commission meeting, but is less brutal.