Saturday, October 13, 2007

SacBee Does Scotia

The Sacramento Bee takes a look at the Palco/ Scotia situation. Makes the situation sound a little rosier than the news we get locally. Or maybe it's just me?

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18 Comments:

At 8:36 AM, Anonymous heraldo said...

Maybe it sounds rosier because it only scratches the surface. It's like Hank Sims-lite.

I wonder what prompted them to do this story. Probably either the Journal's article on John Campbell's on-going financial ties to Pacific Lumber or the Watershed Council's request for an investigation by the FPPC.

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger EkoVox said...

And what is wrong with having a rosie outlook on the future of the town of Scotia and the surrounding communities. Yes, Pacific Lumber Company and Maxxam will go away. And, then what? Are the residents supposed to live in doom, gloom and despair from here on out. A community pulls together as we have seen in the 1955 and 1964 floods, several destructive earthquakes and the loss of it's major industry, no matter by what means.

So what if an outside newpaper reporter paints a rosie picture of life in Scotia? When the tire factory closes down in Akron or a roof rack company leaves Arcata people still have to pick up the pieces and move forward.

It's refreshing to feel positive rather than mired in negativity day after day after day after day.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger The Boy Most Likely to ... said...

The sentiments of Eko are right on. Scotia residents should keep a positive outlook, and pull together in this time of change.

-boy

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger Rose said...

I agree with you Eko.

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Fred said...

"Maybe it sounds rosier because it only scratches the surface.".

Perhaps. With me, I think it's just that the article doesn't include any of the bitterness that we've seen in some blog commentary and even some news stories and letters to the editor.

Many people in the county are pissed, and rightly so, in regards what happened with Palco (albeit some may are pissed from opposite points of view). That doesn't come out in the SacBee story, I don't think.

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, you are a wierd one.

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Thanks, 11:30. BTW: It's spelled weird, not wierd.

Don't feel bad. I spelled it "wierd" for years. Don't recall when or where I was corrected as to the proper spelling.

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred's anal retentive as well!

 
At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone read this blog anymore?

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Fred said...

You obviously do.

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Touché, Fred.
We're reading, though we may not comment as incontinently as Anonymous.

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Well said, CPR!

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Chas said...

The article is from outside the area. With the negative news we read and geasr, it is a positive look on the area, with enough negative to remind you it isn't perfect.

Humboldt County needs more positive news, instead of news that only stars discontent, or hearuing locals stating: "If you are nor from here, stay away!"

Good job Sac/Bee.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Chas said...

Before you correct me: In place of the word "stars", I meant it to be "stirs".

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Ah, yes, Chas. But what does "geasr" in "With the negative news we read and geasr..." mean?

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks who are spastic or having the DT's, shake. "geasr" is obviously "hear" with finger slippage from h to g and overtype of s after a. A person in that kind of shape, after geasring the bad news from a doctor wants all the positive news they can get.

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a person is neither 'weird' nor 'wierd,' they are probably 'wired.'

 
At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Narration said...

Fred, thanks for linking this. It's not a bad story, considering the reporting distance.

A clear thing is how much the 'cloak of bitterness' that a clique of constant Humboldt commenters put on is a sham.

People who really care would not do this. It is used like a gate to keep any restorative ideas at a distance.

Thankfully, as others have noticed, and in my life there, Humboldters do pull together. Sure, they complain, but not with injured innocence.

To quote Pogo, 'we have met the enemy, and he is us.'

A useful thought once again, in these times.

Kind regards

 

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