Letters

‘Congratulations on a wonderful program and a fantastic show’ |Dec 11, 2017

Once again our community has been fortunate to enjoy another amazing production by Recycled Youth. What a great show they put on — completely entertaining with music, singing, dancing, acrobatics, awesome acting and a script that had a powerful message.

Recycled Youth teen theatre thanks supporters |Dec 11, 2017

To everyone who contributed this year to the Recycled Youth teen theatre program, we offer a sincere THANK YOU! Showdown in Mudville was very well received at four well attended performances at the Mateel Community Center.

|Nov 13, 2017

Piercy Volunteer Fire Department gives thanks The Piercy Volunteer Fire Department wishes to thank the following donors for our Silent Auction who helped make our 2017 Fall Celebration a very successful event.

Garberville Civic Club to dedicate memorial deck |Oct 23, 2017

The new deck at the Garberville Civic Club, built in memory of the late Helen Bushnell, will be dedicated at an open house on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The dedication ceremony will be at 2 p.

Harvest Fiesta sends appreciation to community |Oct 23, 2017

Garberville Town Square Board of Directors would like to express our gratitude to all who came out to celebrate our eighth annual Harvest Fiesta! It was a pleasure to see our community celebrating our blessings together! A special thank you to our generous donator’s who gave their time, talent and money to make the event the huge success it was.

Round Valley salmon festival thanks supporters |Oct 23, 2017

The Eel River Recovery Project would like to thank Tim Metz and Dune Lankard of The Eyak Preservation Council for their generous donation of Copper River Salmon for the Round Valley Salmon Renewal Festival.

Vote out every incumbent you can on Election Day |Oct 23, 2017

Vote out all incumbents! The fiasco that has gone on with the sale of the Garberville School has been the most incompetent, maybe illegal real estate transaction I’ve seen in a long time. Maggie Fleming, are you listening? Please investigate.

Thanks to Harmony in Humboldt supporters |Oct 16, 2017

The Eel River Recovery Project would like to express thanks for support of our Harmony in Humboldt campaign that was co-sponsored by the Humboldt Sun Growers Guild and KHUM Radio. All of us want to see the cannabis culture become truly sustainable by adopting organic agricultural methods, preventing erosion and water pollution, and conserving water.

Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice thanks supporters |Oct 16, 2017

Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice would like to express our deep gratitude to the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt and all of its employees for making HRCH the first recipient of their Casual For A Cause Campaign.

Measure W offers no guarantee on spending |Apr 24, 2017

I urge a “no” vote on Measure W, which would levy a $170 a year tax per parcel for 45 years to keep our corrupted Garberville hospital afloat. It offers zero guarantee in the wording on how these funds would be spent, though the Healthcare District would have you believe that the money will go to build a new building.

Vote ‘no’ on Measure W before it’s too late |Apr 24, 2017

Resident, qualified voters of Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District. YOU MUST READ VERY CAREFULLY THE “FULL TEXT OF MEASURE W” which was included in your official ballot package.

Arguments on behalf of W are fear-based |Apr 24, 2017

Like many of my peers voicing quiet dissent, I have been reluctant to enter the debate over the proposed SHCHD tax measure. As one associate of mine put it: “it is an expensive opinion to have.

Take your $45 million Taj Mahal and shove it |Apr 24, 2017

Disclaimer: I am not writing on behalf of the SHUSD. The opinions expressed below are mine only. 45 years. $45 million Taj Mahal. $45 more per year. Since it expires in 2018 (the $125 a year) is actually a $170 raise of my property tax.

Letters to the editor for week of March 14 |Mar 13, 2017

Letters to the editor Heart of the Redwoods gives thanks I am writing this letter of thanks and appreciation on behalf of the Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice, Board of Directors and staff.

Letter to the editor for the week of Feb. 28 |Feb 27, 2017

Dear Editor, The Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center would like to acknowledge the support that it receives from Jim and Marie Johnson. Thank you Jim and Marie Johnson for the years of support to the Chamber and Southern Humboldt.

Letters to the editor, week of Feb. 21 |Feb 20, 2017

Dear Editor, With much gratitude, we would like to thank CHP Officer Phillip Martinson for his help and service beyond the normal expected duties of the California Highway Patrol. On Thursday night, Jan.

Letters to the editor, week of Feb. 14 |Feb 13, 2017

Dear Editor, Redwoods Rural Health Center wants to thank the community for their support and local emergency responders for their quick action on Monday, Feb. 6. Redwoods Rural Health Center employees followed emergency protocol and evacuated the medical building after an apparent incident.

Letters to the editor the week of Feb. 7 |Feb 6, 2017

Dear Editor, Habitat Forever wants to thank the community for its interest and support of our work. We also want to encourage the public to get involved in our newest campaign. We recently discovered that an out of the area real estate speculator filed for a marijuana cultivation permit on a parcel he does not own, and that has no history of cultivation.

Letters to the editor for Jan. 24 |Jan 23, 2017

To the editor: When I first ran for the Healthcare District Board of Directors, I made a personal commitment to serve for eight years. Now six years into that commitment, facing the daunting task of building a new hospital before state regulations close the doors forever on our current facility, I see that challenging times are ahead.

Letters to the editor for the week of Jan. 17 |Jan 16, 2017

Dear Loving Friends, We wish to express our deepest thanks for your overwhelming support during the past year while we have been dealing with the constant challenges presented when cancer becomes a part of everyday life.

|Jan 9, 2017

Dear Editor, In a move to provide funding for a new hospital, Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District’s governing board passed a resolution to renew, increase, and extend its annual parcel tax.

Letters to the editor, Dec. 27 |Dec 26, 2016

Dear Editor, I want to thank this community, my family, and my friends, not only for keeping me alive for five years, but also for making that time precious and full. For those of you reading my letter who do not know me, I had a double lung transplant on Dec.

Letters to the editor for week of Dec. 20 |Dec 19, 2016

Dear Editor, Thanks to all who supported the Mateel Forever dinner & cabaret- a new annual lifetime member recruitment & appreciation event for the Mateel Community Center. The product of a recent MCC Board retreat — ideas were generated to increase public involvement in the Center and offer an annual platform for the community to celebrate it.

Letters to the editor week of Dec. 12 |Dec 12, 2016

Community Thanksgiving thanks and Christmas Day dinner plans We wish to thank all the community members and businesses that helped to make this Thanksgiving holiday a special one at the Mateel Community Center in Redway.

Letters to the editor for the week of Dec. 6 |Dec 5, 2016

Redwoods Rural Health Center wants to thank everyone who took the time to fill out our Community Needs Assessment Survey. This information helps RRHC secure essential funding for health care services and will be used to guide future strategic and facility expansion planning activities.

SHCHD board president answers community rumors |Dec 5, 2016

I’m writing on behalf of the Healthcare District Board to answer some questions I’ve heard about the plans to purchase College of the Redwood’s instructional site on Sprowl Creek Road.

Board sets date for public hearing |Dec 5, 2016

What are your interests in the Southern Humboldt Community Park and how do you hope to participate in making the vision become a reality? These questions will be posed to community members once again, as the SHCP embarks on the next phase of public input and planning at the Park, in anticipation of approval for a rezone of about 80 acres of the 430 from exclusively Ag to Public Facilities with a Public Recreation overlay.

Letters to the editor, week of November 15 |Nov 14, 2016

Dear Editor, We wish to thank Humboldt Sponsors. South Fork High School/ Miranda Junior High Booster Club was the recipient of a generous grant this year from Humboldt Sponsors. They helped to support our ‘safe helmets project’ for the South Fork High football teams.

Letters this week: Vets demand action, supporting the Mateel |Nov 7, 2016

Dear Humboldt Board Of Supervisors & Estelle Fennelle November 1, 2016 Regarding the John Haynes Veterans Memorial Building in Garberville Fact # 1: The Vet’s Hall has been determined unfit for human habitation due to an infestations of mold spores and for that reason was ordered closed by Humboldt County June 10, 2016.

Longtime Garberville resident speaks out about eviction |Nov 7, 2016

Community Help In Living Locally expects that the upcoming CHILL meeting noon, Wed., Nov.9 will continue its evolution as a human rights organization, one with regional and continental allies. You are invited to “evolve” yourself in this community action organization.

Election Day results at your fingertips |Nov 7, 2016

I could write you a letter about the beautiful fall colors that are peppering our gorgeous woods, but I know you’ll care little. Today is Election Day. One hopes, that a decision can finally be made and we can all get on with our lives.

Full version of SHCA letter to Humboldt County Board of Supervisors |Oct 31, 2016

To The Board of Supervisors, We, the members of Southern Humboldt Community Alliance, do NOT support Measure S. By placing the Humboldt County Commercial Marijuana Cultivation Measure (Measure S) on the November 8th ballot, the Board of Supervisors are asking the voters to enable the county to do something extraordinary .

Letters to the Editor October 25 |Oct 24, 2016

Dear Editor, Measure E is a Fortuna Police & Essential Services Measure designed to provide funds to maintain essential services including increasing and restoring police positions, repairing aging/deteriorating streets and potholes, maintaining 75 acres of parks and medians plus city-owned buildings including The River Lodge Conference Center, Monday Club, Fireman’s Pavilion, City Hall and more, and enhance programs and other recreational opportunities for youth and seniors.

Letters for the week of October 18 |Oct 17, 2016

Dear Editor, This letter goes out to our wonderful Community. We like to take this time to thank everyone, not only for the support throughout the years, but indeed we are thankful to be an active part of our community as well.

|Oct 10, 2016

Dear Editor, Applications are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Boutique hosted by the Garberville Lions. To request an application please email Crystal at: arbuthnot32@gmail.com or leave a message at 707-923-9235.

VOICES: Reader worries for resources being lost to northern neighbors |Oct 10, 2016

Community Help In Living Locally (CHILL) meets this Wednesday, Oct. 12, at noon in Garberville. In the face of a “Shock & Awe” campaign over the last weeks aimed at dislodging local homeless, CHILL is rediscovering itself as an ad hoc grouping of Human Rights advocates.

This week in letters, October 4, 2016 |Oct 3, 2016

Dear Editor, I feel a growing sense of anger and disgust at the way this community treats the poor. I find the hostility towards the poor breathtakingly ugly. While I don’t expect everyone to make helping the poor their number one concern, I do expect decent people to have compassion and tolerance.

Community Park responds to readers concerns |Sep 26, 2016

Dear Editor, Redwood Times; Something to think about concerning the Southern Humboldt Community Park Boards development plans for their Park. For as much as the Park Board claims everything they do is for the community and public benefit, lets talk about that.

Letters for week of Sept. 13 - Sally Cambel’s memorial, Salmonid thanks, an invitation to walk and a ‘square’ issue |Sep 12, 2016

Dear Editor, A memorial gathering & potluck will take place for Sally Cambel on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tooby Park from 2-5 pm. Bring a special dish & your memories. Nancy Peregrine Dear Editor, Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) would like to thank everyone who contributed to the ​19th Annual Coho Confab, which was held August 26-28.

Spay and neuter pets please |Sep 5, 2016

Dear Editor, There are people with pure bred dogs and cats who won’t spay or neuter them because they are purebred, and are letting them breed indiscriminately, producing mixed breed litters.

Whitethorn Fire thanks community |Aug 29, 2016

Dear Editor Whitethorn Volunteer Fire would like to send a huge thank you to all of the community members that came out and supported the 6th Annual Dinner & Dance fundraiser we held on August 20th.

A friend offers a different view |Aug 29, 2016

Dear Editor, As we, and our Community, mourn the loss of Stephanie Gawboy, we would like to share a side of her we haven’t heard about yet. Stephanie was our fruit tree trimmer extraordinaire for 16 years.

Music fund asks for donations |Aug 29, 2016

Dear Editor, Sixteen years ago in the fall of 2000, I started the Redway School Music Program. This program is funded entirely by your donations and grants. In the last few years Andy Barnett has joined the program.

Garberville VFW thanks Benbow Inn owner for generosity |Aug 16, 2016

Dear Editor, The Garberville VFW would like to thank John Porter and the Benbow RV Park for their generous donation of their meeting hall at the RV Park for our VFW Meetings in August and September.

Reader asks Community Park Board to respond |Aug 15, 2016

Dear Editor, Now that the Southern Humboldt Community Park Board (SHCP) has circulated their Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for public and agency comments, it is mandatory under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and required the SHCP (project applicant) respond to those comments that raised environmental issues.

Bach Fest gives thanks to long list of important community supporters |Aug 15, 2016

Dear Editor, We at the Humboldt Bach Festival would like to give thanks to everyone who participatd this year. The program was dedicated to the memory of Sally Cambel, who worked tirelessly for 20 years enriching the Bach festival.

Reader encourages witnesses to animal abuse to speak up |Aug 8, 2016

Dear Editor, I hear horror stories about men brutally beating dogs, and stories of other animal abuse in Southern Humboldt. If you see abuse, don’t turn away, speak out against it. Freedom of speech is for more than just yelling and swearing and being foul-mouthed.

|Jul 25, 2016

Dear Editor, I’d like to invite everybody to the Healy Senior Center’s annual Gigantic Yard Sale & Flea Market on Saturday, August 13, at the Healy center’s parking lot in Redway from 9 a.

Reader remembers a time when park was just a park |Jul 18, 2016

Dear Editor, I can remember (I was 10) my brother, mom, dad and many other friends and neighbors in the community helping to create what would become Tooby Memorial Park in 1967. We lived right across the river from Tooby Park, 18 years before the sand & gravel-cement plant started operation and 14 years before the county built the new bridge.

Are vaccinations safe? If not, what can we do about it? |Jul 12, 2016

Dear Editor, On June 29, 2015 the California legislature passed SB277 and on June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed this most stringent vaccine mandate in the United States. This new law fully went into effect on July 1, 2016.