John Hardin does it again:
Everyone seems to be looking for the right balance between “the Economy” and “the Environment,” as though they could find some sweet spot there. As if lawmakers could craft a policy that spurs economic growth, prevents habitat loss, and promotes biodiversity, all at the same time... read more
By John Hardin
Everyone knows we have a housing crisis in Humboldt County. Landlords love it, and couldn’t care less. Now that the marijuana industry has taken over much of the residential housing in Humboldt County, landlords can, and do, charge a lot of money for anything with a roof. Most of the rental housing is already sub-standard, especially here in SoHum, because most landlords know that it is easier to find new tenants than fix problems that tenants complain about. Continue reading
At a recent meeting of the Humboldt Del Norte California Cattlemen's Association, Sheriff Mike Downey announced that he had heard numerous concerns by local ranchers regarding dog attacks on stock. "I [believe] these dog attacks are the result of the unregulated industry of illegal marijuana cultivation by growers who maintain these dogs to protect their grow sites," he added in a press release last week, which cited a spike in the number of dog attacks.