Welcome to Humboldt Online!
Humboldt Online is a collection of blogs and other projects that are currently under development. At present, our Homepage includes RSS news feeds from local publications as well as from publications around the world that cover news stories involving Humboldt County. Each day our server crawls through literally thousands of online publications, looking for any news stories related to Humboldt County, California. We are not local news content providers ourselves. Rather, our website acts as more of a data mining project to help point people towards relevant news about our area. The project is only experimental at this point, and we would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have as to whether you find this service useful or not.
Humboldt County is situated approximately 250 miles North of San Francisco on the Northern California coast. It includes the county seat of Eureka, as well as a number of smaller incorporated towns: Arcata, Fortuna, Ferndale, Blue Lake, Trinidad and the un-incorporated town of McKinleyville. It is also the home of Humboldt State University (HSU) and legedary home of Bigfoot. The county is mostly famous (or perhaps, infamous) for it’s occasional, violent earthquakes, ultra-liberal politics and hippie culture, bigfoot sightings (the legendary Roger Patterson video of Bigfoot was shot near Bluff Creek), towering redwood trees, it’s many cameos as the backdrop for motion pictures, tree-sitters and it’s once vibrant logging industry. However, the County is probably best known to the media and popular culture as the marijuana growing capital of the world. Although the possession and sale of marijuana is still illegal here, and in most countries of the world, it remains Humboldt County’s largest export and drives a large portion of the economy, especially in the Southern portion of the County.
Humboldt Online is produced using WordPress Mu publishing software and is hosted here locally. Our servers run on a combination of free, open-source software. These include the Kubuntu Linux Operating System, WordPress Mu, Apache web server, MySQL, PHP and many others.
We hope that you enjoy the site, and thank you for your support. Please drop us an e-mail or give us a call if you have any questions or comments about our website. Please also feel free to contact us regarding website advertising opportunities or any stories or publications that you would like to see added here.
William Van Hefner
Vantek Communications, Inc.
3144 Broadway, Ste. 3
Eureka, California USA
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