The Garberville/Redway Area Chamber of Commerce was successful in its bid for a $4,000 increase in funding from the Humboldt County board of supervisors for operation of Visitor Center activities during the 2002-2003 season.
Second district supervisor Roger Rodoni notified the Chamber of Commerce executive director that the requested amount had been included in the $208 million budget approved unanimously by the board.
While the chamber had hoped for a general increase in its annual $28,000 stipend from the county, the supervisors stipulated that the additional funding was a one-year-only increase specifically to continue a campaign directed toward attracting tourists and second-home seekers from the Santa Rosa Highway 101 corridor to Southern Humboldt.
The results were in on the Garberville Sanitary District survey of public input on whether the GSD should purchase the Garberville Water Company.
The GSD sent out 396 questionnaires and got 31 percent return. Of those, 97 percent favored district acquisition of the private water company that served water needs for more than six decades.
Fred Hurlbutt formed the water company and managed it until his death in 1999. His widow, Patricia, decided that it was more of a project than she wanted to contend with to keep the company going and decided to offer it for sale to the Sanitary District.
”It’s a no-brainer,” one survey respondent commented on the question.
The playground swing set at the former Osprey Learning Center on Sprowel Creek Road in Garberville had a new look thanks to a grant to cover the playground with chopped, used tire material.
Bob Paine and his son Kelly, of Paine Diggers, released a one-ton bag of recycled tire material at the playground.
The department of Health and Human Services reminded recreational users of the South Fork Eel River to take precautions to avoid contact with blue green algae. In August of that year there were reports of three dog deaths after swimming in areas of stagnant water with significant growth of blue green algae.
For thousands of years men and women had been at odds. More than that, the masculine and the feminine had been at odds within us and between us, whether we were male or female.
Many women had been working on their issues of powerlessness and victimization for a number of decades as witnessed by the women’s liberation movement. Over the previous several decades a number of men had been working towards reconciliation through various consciousness raising ventures. One of those had been the North Coast Men’s Gathering.
Several men who attended the last gathering the previous August were promoting a new movement in Northern California: the Village of Gender Reconciliation - A Joining of Women and Men on the Mattole River in Petrolia.
Removal of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Potter Valley Project on the Mainstem Eel River would result in five million dollars in benefits a year from fisheries and recreation alone, an economic impact report commissioned by the Garberville-based Friends of the Eel River declared.