A recent news story on the California Report and on NPR's Morning Edition talked about KMUD and the CLMP (Civil Liberties Monitoring Project) reports broadcast on this radio station. Listeners to the story may get the impression that all local law enforcement would like KMUD to stop airing these citizens observations.

At an April 14, 2010 forum by the League of Women Voters, the two candidates for Sheriff of Humboldt County were asked about their stand on these reports. Here is an excerpt from that forum, with the question and answer. Neither candidate seemed to think the reports present much of a problem.

The Photovoice contest you heard about on the KMUD news can be found on its website http://www.humpal.org/photovoice

At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2010, Humboldt County and the cities of Arcata and Eureka held a joint press conference regarding the earthquake experienced locally on Saturday, January 9.  The press conference was attended by Congressman Mike Thompson, Assembly Member Wesley Chesbro, and elected representatives of the County and the City of Eureka as well as staff of the County and cities.  Information presented at that time includes the following:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is continuing to gather damage assessment information.  After a 24-hour operational period, the county’s preliminary assessments are as follows:

Bank Robbery of Bank of America, 334 F Street, at 1:19 pm December 7, 2009.   Any info contact Eureka Police Department.

Security camera image of alleged bank robber



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California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement

What: MarineMap training and instructional presentation via teleconference and webinar. Visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp#public for a brief description of MarineMap.

Who:  Members of the public are invited to:

View data currently available for the north coast
Draw marine protected areas (MPAs) and create MPA arrays
Receive feedback on MPA concepts

When: There will be three opportunities to participate in this training via teleconference and webinar from their home or office if they have a phone line and internet access:

7:00-8:00 p.m. – Tuesday, November 3, 2009 (TONITE)

Toll Free Call In Number: 1.877.662.7634, passcode: 6379063 #
Make your reservation now at GoToWebinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/129313777

7:00-8:00 a.m. – Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Toll Free Call In Number: 1.877.662.7634, passcode: 6379063 #
Make your reservation now at GoToWebinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/298876849

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Thursday, November 5, 2009

Toll Free Call In Number: 1.877.662.7634, passcode: 6379063 #
Make your reservation now at GoToWebinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/837379720

Content provided will be the same during each presentation.


Citizens for Rail and Port Development held a candidates forum with the candidates for Division 3 and 4 of the Humboldt Bay Harbor District. 

This forum on October 7, 2009 was sponsored by the Humboldt Bay Stewards and facilitated by the League of Women Voters, and took place at the Samoa Cookhouse.

Candidates: Division 3: Incumbent Mike Wilson, and Challenger Dan Hauser. Division 4: No incumbent, Challengers John Ash (not present), Susan Penn, and Richard Marks.


Audio recorded by Terri Klemetson, KMUD News

You may download the audio file using this link . Use the right mouse button and choose Save Link As (some browsers display it as Download Link Target, and on a Mac hold the Control key while clicking on the link).

  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

(707) 268-3645

Subject: Missing Person Case: 200902894


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.







MISSING: Sam Cushman


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)

Use 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)

Use 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)


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