Animals

Otto, Another Buttermilk Lane Car Casualty – December 6, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Otto, Another Buttermilk Lane Car Casualty – December 6, 2011

On Saturday Nov. 19, 2011 at approximately 1 p.m., a teal honda CRV sped down Buttermilk Lane toward Samoa Boulevard. It struck and killed Otto Ryan-Sargent in the 1800 Block of the street and brought a violent and ugly death to our gentle and beloved cat. The driver of the teal CRV did not... »

Oliver Finds His Way Home – September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011
Oliver Finds His Way Home – September 12, 2011

On day six, I got a call from the new owner of the McKinleyville house. Oliver had returned! »

McKinleyville Gets Cypress Grove Goat Dairy – August 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
McKinleyville Gets Cypress Grove Goat Dairy – August 10, 2011

The goat herd will begin with 200 carefully selected does and is expected to grow to approximately 1200-1400 over the next five years. The new dairy will create 12 living-wage, fully-benefited jobs between the McKinleyville and Arcata facilities and will help ensure Cypress Grove’s future in Humboldt County. »

The Goat Chronicles 3 – July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Iverson and Foster Avenue residents have something anyone would want – a vast expanse of quiet open space just over their back fences. The goatroversy was about keeping that, period. »

Ag Committee Urges Council To Incubate New Options – July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brown said the core problem is that the county doesn’t distinguish between different types of agriculture. »

Karen Davidson: The Way The Whole Cypress Grove Thing Went Down Would Get Anyone’s Goat – July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

I genuinely believe that Mary meant well with her proposal, but a factory farm is still a factory, and people had a right to be concerned about pollution. »

What Is An Estuary? – July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
What Is An Estuary? – July 13, 2011

As of today, Humboldt Bay is around two-thirds of its original size (~27,000 acres, down to ~18,000) and we have about one-10th of the historic 1,870 salt marsh (~8,800 acres, down to ~844 acres) – with current and planned restoration projects covering maybe one third of the 9,000 acres lost. »

Kevin Hoover: If There Was Ever A Case For A Do-Over, This Is It – July 6, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Kevin Hoover: If There Was Ever A Case For A Do-Over, This Is It – July 6, 2011

The letters above more or less reflect community reaction to the loss of Cypress Grove Chevre’s (CGC) dreams of an Arcata goat dairy. It’s such a stain on Arcata that one can’t help but wish for a chance at redemption. Redemption doesn’t mean approving the project. It might mean rejecting the goat dairy for... »

Snakes On A Grow – May 15, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011
Snakes On A Grow – May 15, 2011

Compounding the creep-out factor was an open feeding trough of some sort in the garage, apparently for creatures allowed to roam free. Other items in the garage included more cages, plus boxes of reptile food, one of which was labeled “Iguana Yummies.” »

Daphne Didn’t Deserve To Be Dumped – September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Daphne Didn’t Deserve To Be Dumped – September 8, 2010

“She helps with all kinds of things,” said CAF’s Laura Leonard. This includes standing vigilant watch over well-worn Greatest Hits compilations by Jay and the Americans and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. It was a tough gig, but Daphne pulled it off with enviable feline serenity. »