I often scoff at those who promote tourism as a cure to Humboldt County's financial woes. At first, I thought Denver Nelson was just another one of the sell- trinkets- to- tourists crowd but, taking a closer look at his My Word piece this morning, maybe he's on to something.
He suggests bringing back dinosaurs and turning Humboldt County into a dinosaur preserve. Cool. That would certainly bring people to the county. Even I would be willing to travel to see real dinosaurs.
Question is, can they really create dinosaurs from DNA? I don't know but, since HSU boss, Rollin Richmond, is a former geneticist, I'd suggest he get right on it and let us know if it's possible.