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Over 1,000 students from local high schools are preparing to graduate this weekend, finishing off their secondary education and preparing for the next step forward. While many can expect a lengthy ceremony, senior Randy Howard from Whale Gulch school has the stage all to himself, as the sole member of his graduating class. Large and small schools alike will be busy in the days to come, preparing for the familiar pageantry of speeches, caps, and gowns. On behalf of Redwood Community Radio, congratulations to the graduating class of 2009--enjoy a safe and relaxing summer!
SCHOOL GRADUATES TIME/DATE*
Arcata High School 190 Thursday, 11th June, 5:30 PM at College of the Redwoods
Eureka High School 302 Friday, 19th June, 2:00 PM at Albee Stadium
Ferndale High School 44 Friday, 12th June, 7:30 PM
Fort Bragg High School 129 Friday, 12th June, 5:00 PM
Fortuna High School 275 Friday, 12th June, 4:00 PM
Hoopa Valley High School 36 Thursday, 11th June, 7:00 PM
Laytonville High School 34 Friday, 12th June, 7:00 PM
Leggett High School 17 Thursday, 11th June, 7:00 PM
Mattole Valley Charter School 54 Saturday, 13th June, 2:00 PM at Van Duzer Theatre
McKinleyville High School 158 Thursday, 11th June, 2:30 PM at College of the Redwoods
Osprey Learning Center 20 Friday, 12th June, 7:00 PM
South Fork High School 55 Friday, 12th June, 7:00 PM
St. Bernard's High School 22 Friday, 5th June
Whale Gulch High School 1 Thursday, 11th June, 10:00 AM
*Graduation ceremonies are held on the campus of the school in question except as noted.
This article was originally ttitled Missing Person: Sam Cushman
KMUD News reported on 10/29/2009 that Mr. Cushman's pickup truck and his remains have been found.
Here's an article in the October 30, 2009 edition of the Eureka Times-Standard:
Human remains found in Trinity County last week were identified as a missing Garberville man on Wednesday and his death appears to be a suicide.
Sam Dunlea Cushman, 36, was reported missing May 3 and was classified as "at risk," according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. The Trinity County Sheriff's Office determined that Cushman died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound. He was identified through his dental records.
A citizen hunting on private property reported finding a 1998 green camouflage Toyota Tacoma truck approximately two miles south of Island Mountain in Trinity County on Oct. 24. The truck belonged to Cushman, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.
Cushman dropped off his child at his former girlfriend's home on April 28 and then disappeared. After he did not return phone calls and e-mails, his former girlfriend notified police.
Link to this article: http://www.times-standard.com/ci_13675566
Below is the original article from our website:
scroll down to see photo of Sam Cushman
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
826 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Date: May 08, 2009 From: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Subject: Missing Person Case: 200902894
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Garberville man who has been missing after unexpectedly dropping off his child at his ex-girlfriend's house and disappearing. On May 3, 2009. Sam Dunlea Cushman's ex-girlfriend reported that she had not seen nor heard from Sam since he dropped off their child on April 28. The woman added that Sam had not returned her phone calls or e-mails and that was unusual for Sam. She said on April 29 she had received a telephone call from a friend of Sam's who told her he had seen Sam that day. He told her Sam had been acting strangely and he was concerned about Sam. That was last time Sam has been seen.
Sheriff's Deputies checked Mr. Cushman's house and found many of his personal items still at the house. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Cushman may be struggling with some personal problems and he has a history of drug use and depression. Mr. Cushman is considered an "at-risk" missing person.
Mr. Cushman drives a 1998 green camouflage Toyota Tacoma, California license plate 8S71716. Mr. Cushman is known to travel to Mendocino County via Bell Springs Road. He is 36 years old, 6 feet tall, and 145 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. He has several tattoos including a lion's head on is back. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Sam Cushman should call the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at (707) 445-7251.
For Immediate Release:
April 29, 2009
On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Eureka Police Officers served search warrants at six locations for persons suspected of causing a rash of graffiti throughout the greater Eureka area.
Seven juveniles were contacted at the locations and all seven took responsibility for a particular style of graffiti. They were identified as being responsible for over 250 sites in the Eureka and Arcata areas.
This is an ongoing investigation and reports will be forwarded to Juvenile Authorities for prosecution for malicious mischief.
None of the juveniles contacted had any gang affiliation nor was any of the graffiti done identifiable to any particular gang.
Attached are examples of the graffiti that was done.
If you're concerned or want to find more information about health issues, including the recent swine flu outbreak, please check the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services website www.humboldthealthalert.org
A meeting to discuss the future of the Southern Humboldt Community Park was held at the Mateel Community Center in Redway on February 24, 2009. It was attended by about 200 people, most speaking in support of rezoning the park from Agricultural zoning to Recreational.
KMUD News reporter Cynthia Elkins attended the meeting and recorded the statements. As a public service we make the recording available in two parts. You can listen online or download the file to your computer. If you would rather receive a recording on two CD's (in higher audio quality) you may purchase the set for $15, shipping included. Call KMUD at (707) 923-2513.
Part 1 (59:32)this link if you'd like to download the file or if the player above doesn't work for you. Right-click on the link to download (control-click on the Mac).
Part 2 (1:01:46)this link if you'd like to download the file or if the player above doesn't work for you. Right-click on the link to download (control-click on the Mac).
Comments, suggestions, problem reports regarding these files should go to tech -at- kmud dot org.
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing juvenile named Christine Noel McArthur. Christine is a white 16 year old female, 5'07", she weighs 100 lbs, has brown hair and brown eyes. The last time Christine was seen was approximately two weeks ago. Any one with information regarding Christine is urged to contact PSO Mary Anderson at Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or call the 24-hour dispatch number (707) 441-4044.
(Bulletin issued February 19, 2009)
Find out more on the project's homepage xof1.com
An Article in the San Jose Mercury News about the builder of this vehicle, Marcelo da Luz.
"He's like a magnet," said John Schaefer, 71, a renewable energy consultant who met da Luz in Arcata three weeks ago and volunteered to follow him to the Bay Area in the support van. "Everywhere he goes, people come together around him and his car." When it broke down in the small Northern California town of Redway, "a bunch of residents picked the thing up and carried it to the KMUD radio station's parking lot where Marcelo got it going again."
Read the whole article here
How to Submit Comment on Offshore Oil Development
The Minerals Management Service has proposed a new 5 year program for offshore oil and gas developments. The public has until March 23rd September 23rd to submit public comment.
Northwest Training Range Complex
The U.S. Navy has been training in the Northwest Training Range Complex for national defense purposes for over 100 years. In line with the Northwest Training Range Complex-wide management practices, the U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to comprehensively evaluate the effects of current and future Navy activities within the range complex on the environment.
Deadline for public comment on the Environmental Impact Statement is March 11, 2009
Find information about this here: http://www.nwtrangecomplexeis.com/
The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office says they are continuing to investigate the murder of Reetpaul Singh Rana, the San Francisco man whos body was found on Saturday, September 13, 2008 near the Dyerville Loop Road north of Alderpoint Road.
As previously released, Mr. Ranas vehicle, a light blue 1996 SAAB four-door sedan, was discovered on a dirt access area on the north side of Big Lagoon on September 10, 2008. The vehicle had been damaged by fire.
Sheriffs Detectives have determined a person of interest may have been hitchhiking near Big Lagoon on the night of Wednesday, September 10, 2008. That person, Ryan Carroll, may have hitchhiked from Big Lagoon, north on US Highway 101. Sheriffs Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen Carroll or given him a ride that evening. (Ryan Carrolls picture is attached).
Anyone with information about Ryan Carroll or this investigation should call Detective Cheryl Franco at (707) 268-3644 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.