Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Ferndale native Hailey Dolcini throws back to back no hitters in Division 1 play!

 I seen Hailey play when she was at Fortuna and thought she had an unbelievable bat. Yes, she was also un-hit able throwing, but I felt her bat separated her from most. Man, has she come a long way. She threw a no hitter striking out 18 batters and followed that up with a perfect game! She is 11-3 on the season with a ERA of 0.95 which is 17th in the nation. She is second in the nation in shutouts with 8 and 9th in the nation in strikeouts with 151. And this is Division 1 ball with the Fresno State Bulldogs! The big show! And a scholar athlete to boot!  

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Del Norte County and Blue Lake open Adult Softball to communities! Hallelujah!


The City of Blue Lake is offering our 21st Annual Wood Bat League starting late spring/early summer!  We hope that you will be interested in joining us again!

When:  The league will be played on Sundays for 8 weeks and ending with a seeded, single-elimination tourney. There will be NO games on Memorial Day Weekend. 

Format:  There will be 8 teams in the league; each team will play a double header each Sunday starting at either: 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.  We will end with a seeded, single elimination tournament. Due to COVID 19- umpires will not be used this season. Teams are responsible for coordinating who will umpire within the different teams.

Where:  Clemence Field in sunny Blue Lake.

Rules:  ASA rules will apply with special league rules dictated by the City of Blue Lake.  Games will be umpired by two qualified members that are decided amongst the leagues. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be observed. Players must use their own equipment and spectators are not encouraged. We appreciate your understanding and appreciate you for being a part of keeping our community active during this unprecedented time.

Awards:  The Championship team will receive championship shirts.

Del Norte Parks and Recreation in Crescent City is also hosting League play starting May 10. Call 707-464-7237 for more information.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Isaiah Thomas best player under 5'10" in NBA history? Here is my top (or lowest) 5!

5. Wat Misaka: Maybe the greatest overall athlete on this list. Even in the Japanese Hall of Fame for bowling. 

4. Mugsy Bogues: averaged a double double with over a 10 point average and 10 assists one year.  And he was the shortest player in NBA history at 5’3”.

3. Spud Webb: Won NBA slam dunk contest at 5'6"!

2. Calvin Murphy: actually played defense too, besides being the Houston Rockets 2nd all-time scorer. Most of the 13 years he played there was no 3 pt shots! There could be a good argument for him as #1. 

1. Isaiah Thomas: averages 28.9 points one season and was just a great player for the Kings and Celtics. At 5’9” he plays with a heart of a 6’5”player. Too bad for the hip injury or he would still be one of the top players.  My personal favorite. 

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Boy Scout Scout Troop 95 raises the flag in honor of Veterans Day.

I had the honor to be invited and be present this morning for the raising of the flag at the Maritime Museum by Boy Scout Troop 95. I actually was a Boy Scout in the late 60's and Early 70's of Troop 79 in Myrtletown. Remember your Veteran's this Wednesday November 11th. And a thank you to my father Major James Marks and my brothers James, Roy and Micheal for serving our country. And thank you Don Hofacker for the invite!  

Friday, October 09, 2020

Humboldt County loses 229 million dollars in currency through illegal cannabis extraction.

So I read today that the Campaign Against Marijuana planting (CAMP) has eradicated 1.1 Million plants in California. But what does that mean to the economy? That is 4 Billion dollars of currency not in play. And that doesn't even account for the tons of processed weed that was taken during the raids. (And not accounting for asset forfeiture which might double that number!) And half of these totals are from Public lands. In Humboldt County alone the loss to the economy is 229 million! That is cars not purchased, restaurants not used, equipment not bought etc. It does bounce through our economy. And what about the water consumed? Those plants just in Humboldt that were eradicated used 62 million gallons of water. That is 11,018 truck loads. I am not making a social statement here, just pointing out the effects of CAMP. And I can tell you comfortably that I am under estimating the financial effects!    

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Here is the candidate Ballot placement for November local elections. First one named has about a 5% head start!

Who are these candidates? If you are not clear, the first one listed is favorite or has 5% head start from being listed first. That is the way many studies show. But for our local elections? We shall see. Here is how the candidates will be listed this November: 

For the 2nd Supervisor district

😯 Bushnell

😯 Fennell

For the 2nd Ward Candidates in Eureka

😯 Shirley

😯 Moulton

😯 Jager-Wentworth

😯 Jackson

For the 4th Ward Candidates in Eureka

😯 Bauer

😯 Tuttle

😯 Owen

😯 Morgan

😯 Welsh

Arcata City Council

😯 Atkin-Salazar

😯 Zapata

😯 Goldstein

😯 Peterson-Jones

😯 Pitino

😯 Schaefer

😯 Matthews

😯 Yeo

😯 White

😯 Winkler

Monday, September 07, 2020

"United we Bargain. Divided we beg!" Labor Day without BBQ is bummer.


Blast from the past. No Labor Day picnic this year at Sequoia park. Usually there are hundreds in attendance and lots of food donations for the community. No chance for local labor candidates to stump either.  Another Covid bummer.