Sitka Gear

07 Dec 18
Sam Ash Used Gear

The D-03 is aptly labeled as the Recording Series and for good reason! The solid wood construction makes for an excellent clarity and pop in the sound. The mahogany back and sides coupled with a Sitka Spruce top make for an amazing tone. The bass end is rich and clear while the mids and highs […]

06 Dec 18
Indigenous Arts and Culture

“Alaska was under the Russian flag for 126 years, almost as long as it has been part of the United States. The museum’s historical collection of 1,700 objects includes both the Russian colonial era and the American period (1867 to present). Outstanding among the Russian objects are a bronze double-headed eagle emblem, one of only […]

06 Dec 18
The Delta Discovery, Inc.

I am trying to start a go fund me for my 15 year old son, freshman in high school in Kotlik, Alaska. Kotlik is a small town of 600+ residents. The high school has a small amount of students like 40 students. Emiran Mike first time attended NBC basketball camp in the summer of 2018 […]

05 Dec 18
Smitty's Archery Blog

A huge question for active mountain hunters and stand hunters alike it baselayers, Merino or synthetic material. This debate can go either way, it’s really a matter of what you like/don’t like. Here I’ll just highlight a few things from each that may help you decide which is right for you and then I’ll give […]

05 Dec 18
Times-Standard
Friday Dance party Arcata: The Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public to a live music “World Dance Party” Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St. The event features easy dances and an evening of world music with international bands. All ages and dance levels are welcome. For more information, call 707-496-6734 or go to humboldtfolkdancers.org. Saturday Christmas bazaar Fortuna: A “Christmas Bazaar” is being hosted by the VFW Post 2207 Auxiliary Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street. Lunch will be available. For more information, call Barbara Remington at 707-725-4699 or 707-682-6008 or Lois Trumbull at 707-682-6008. Park workday Trinidad: Volunteers are being sought to help California State Parks restore the Sitka spruce forest and meadows at Patrick’s Point State Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be removing invasive, non-native plants from the surrounding Sitka spruce forest. All ages are welcome. Work locations are less than a half-mile hike from the trailhead. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes for walking off trail. Gloves, safety glasses and tools will be available for volunteers to use. Volunteers will receive a free one-day use pass to Patrick’s Point State Park. For more information, contact Katrina Henderson or Michelle Forys at 707-677-3109 or email Katrina.Henderson@parks.ca.gov or Michelle.Forys@parks.ca.gov. Veterans meet Eureka: The Korean War Veterans Association will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Pine Hill Baptist Church, 4675 Union St. There will be a program. Veterans from all military branches who served during the Korean War era, or in Korea from July 1953 to the present, and their spouses, are welcome to attend. For more information, call 707-443-3441. Trail workday Eureka: The Hikshari’ Volunteer Trail Stewards will lay down wood chips to protect the recently planted native grasses Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers are invited to come help with various light-duty tasks. Everyone will meet at the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot at the south end of Hilfiker Lane and A Street in Eureka at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Some gloves will be available, or bring your own. Also, bring your own water. New and returning volunteers are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Wanda at wnaylor@sonic.net or Keith at kzm@employees.org. Marsh tour Arcata: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Bring binoculars for birding and meet leader Jude Power in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. The trip ends around 11 a.m. Hike planned Eureka: The North Group Sierra Club invites the public to a medium-difficulty, 8-mile hike in Humboldt Redwoods State Park’s Dyerville and Bull Creek Flats on Saturday. Carpools will meet at 8 a.m. at the Herrick Avenue Park and Ride lot on U.S. Highway 101 South. Everyone will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt Redwoods State Park as they hike Dyerville and Bull Creek Flats and see the historic Women’s Federation Grove up close. Bring lunch, water and good hiking footwear. No dogs allowed. Contact Ned for more information at 707-825-3652 (message phone) or nedforsyth48@gmail.com. Heavy rain may cancel the trip. Birding trip Willow Creek: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society Saturday for an inland birding adventure in Willow Creek. Those attending will meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace) at 9 a.m. Participants will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. for their destination; carpooling will be available. Walks generally run two to three hours. All ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome. For more information, contact Birgitte Elbek at 707-267-4140 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com. Twilight walk Eureka: Accompany members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday on a “Twilight Walk” along the new Waterfront Trail to observe evening fall on the bay. Attendees will meet at 4 p.m. on Second Street next to Target. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information. Sunday Craft show Trinidad: Friends of the Trinidad Library will host the “Trinidad Indie Craft Show” Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Trinidad Town Hall. This a fundraising event for the Trinidad Library Friends’ group, with the $2 entrance fee going to support free library programming, materials and events. There will be 27 local artist booths with goods such as glass-blown goblets, sea salt seasonings, jewelry and more. Frankie’s Bagels will be selling food inside the venue, as well as libations served by KMUD. The Trinidad Town Hall is located at 409 Trinity St. For more information, call the Trinidad Library at 707-677-0227. Wildlife refuge Loleta: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society Sunday at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a two- to three-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. the walk will take a leisurely pace with an emphasis on enjoying the birds. Beginners are welcome. Everyone will meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Call Jude Power at 707-822-3613 for more information. Monday Holiday shop Arcata: The city of Arcata Recreation Division will present the Arcata Play Center’s fundraising “Holiday Pop-Up Shop” taking place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. While parents/adults shop, kids can enjoy Arcata Play Center activities. Participating vendors include Usborne Books, Juliana Dean Photography, Shanny Moon, Smiling Spirits, Otto and Olive and many other local crafters. There will be a special Community Holiday Play Date with the Tea Fairy/Gnome and Mad Moggy and a presentation of stories and songs of the season starting at 11:30 a.m. The Arcata Play Center takes place at the D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. For more information, call 707-822-7091 or visit cityofarcata.org. Coming Up Can you help? Manila: Start making room for more adventure this holiday season and support free coastal education by donating or consigning your lightly used gear to the 2019 Friends of the Dunes Gear Sale. The event will take place April 13, 2019, but donations and consignments are now being accepted at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane. This annual fundraiser supports the continuation of free education programs provided by Friends of the Dunes and provides discounted quality gear to the community. Outdoor gear can include camping and backpacking equipment, fishing gear, kayaks and canoes, gardening tools, surfboards, bikes, field guides, binoculars, hiking boots, pet gear, and more. Skis, snowboards, golf clubs, knives, and other weapons cannot be accepted. Donations and consignments may be dropped off at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center during open hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 707-444-1397 or visit friendsofthedunes.org/get-outside-gear-sale for more information about donating or consigning your gently used gear. North Coast Happenings is a free service for clubs, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that wish to publicize events. Send notices one week prior to publication to the Times-Standard Lifestyle Section, by e-mail to style@times-standard.com, by fax to 441-0501 or by mail to P.O. Box 3580, Eureka, CA, 95502. Include a phone number. The Times-Standard reserves the right to edit for Associated Press style, clarity and to fit available space.  
05 Dec 18
Trail Planner

I have a dream to write a book one day, so I have made a start by writing chapter 15 – The Southern Upland Way.  Longer than your average blog. Southern Upland Way Scotland’s Coast to Coast “It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks” – Anatole France I […]

04 Dec 18
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02 Dec 18
Sam Ash Used Gear

Taylor’s 2011 Fall GA-LTD was a culmination of innovation, playability, tone and aesthetics.  The Grand Auditorium body has the same width and depth as a dreadnought, with a tapered waist and contours impart balance, presence and comfort.  Crafted from solid cocobolo back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, standard carve Tropical Mahogany neck and ebony […]

02 Dec 18

Throwback to a great film short from Sitka that follows Mark Seacat has he pursues an elk in Montana. Along the way, he reflects on his hunting life and his young son. From Sitka: “Elk hunter and mountain athlete Mark Seacat has long believed that the primal act of hunting is, at its core, quite […]

28 Nov 18
Sam Ash Used Gear

This guitar is beyond pristine! From one of our local collectors this is a 2014 712e, the first year produced and in a full 14 fret! The solid Indian Rosewood back and sides coupled with an amazing Sitka Spruce top make for a sound that’s rich and beautiful. Clarity on every note even within complex […]

26 Nov 18
Sam Ash Used Gear

This is a Martin D Jr. E Dreadnought Junior Acoustic/Electric in Excellent condition. This guitar has no significant wear or scratches on the body. This guitar will include the original gig bag.   The affordably-priced Dreadnought Junior is ideal for smaller players, students, travelers, or anyone who aspires to the clarity and depth of tone that […]

22 Nov 18
Sam Ash Used Gear

This mandolin has a strong, punchy tone with plenty of bass. The deep throaty voice resonates from the F-holes on the Sitka Spruce top. The back and side woods are Western Maple and the Big Leaf Maple neck is faced with an Ebony fingerboard. Finished in a vintage semi-gloss sunburst, this mandolin exudes warmth and […]

18 Nov 18
Adventuring with Bill!

The Cruising Life Many, many years ago I spent my first afternoon on a sailboat on Lake Thunderbird in Norman, Oklahoma.  I was a guest of one of the instructors at the University of Oklahoma Zoology Department, where I was studying Genetics and trying to decide what to be when I grow up.  I remember […]