A Humboldt Area Foundation grant of $12,000 to the Southern Humboldt Community Hospital Foundation brought the total of the Save the Hospital fundraising effort to more than $94,000.
The grant was to cover one month of operating expenses for SHCHD.
The HAF grant, combined with the $36,461 profit generated by the Madcap Follies dinner and dance benefit at the Benbow Valley Restaurant brought the Save the Hospital fundraising effort to within $6,000 of the goal set in July. At that time fundraising committee set a goal of $100,000 to be generated by Jan. 1 to help pay the operating costs of SHCHD. The fundraising goal for 1988 was also $100,000.
Environmentalists deplored logging damage to North Coast streams and fisheries and urged tighter regulations and more personnel to review timber harvest permits at a state senate hearing in Eureka.
But forest industry spokesmen challenged the idea that logging was bad for streams and introduced elaborate reports to show that the more logging the better for streams and fish.
The occasion was a joint hearing of the Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee, headed by Sen. Dan McCorquodale, and the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture headed by Sen. Barry Keene. Focus of the hearing was the impact of timber harvesting on fisheries.
Following the hearing, Keene said he saw the possibility of some tightening up of forest practices, but added, “There needs to be tradeoffs. The timber industry needs greater management certainly. And forest workers need the assurance of sustained yields for job security.”
All fishery runs had declined from historic levels on major spawning streams north of San Francisco by 60 to 70 percent, the committee members were told by Jim Steele of the State Department of Fish and Game.
”Niney-six percent of the historic habitat has been eliminated from salmon production,” he reported.
A Briceland actor/comedian’s perspective on the conflict between rural marijuana growers and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting led him to co-produce an 86-minute video entitled “Ganjasaurus Rex.”
Beginnings in Briceland was in its 13th year. Most of its energy and funding had gone into building a physical plant, operating its schools and a volunteer fire department. But with the schools in their own buildings, the fire department with its own land and plans for building, and other activities self-supporting, Beginnings was ready to expand into activities it contemplated when it originally incorporated as a community center.
So as not to overextend itself, Beginnings wanted to expand in an orderly way into those activities which most interested its community and for which there was energy to make them work. So a rather comprehensive survey form had been prepared. All members of the community who had an interest in participating in any community activity in the Briceland area were urged to obtain, read, fill out and turn in a survey form that indicated the range and depth of their interest.
The WeTip crime fighting organization announced a reward of up to $10,000 for the person or persons who could provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Tod Sutherland.
Sutherland, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and from the San Francisco Bay Area, was a graduate student in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He was murdered on the beach near the north end of Westport-Union Landing State Beach, just south of Juan Creek Bridge on Highway One in Mendocino County in July.