Best of Bonus 2019

Supervisor Steve Madrone. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Supervisor Steve Madrone.

Best Local Politician
Steve Madrone

He might be new on campus but that didn’t stop freshman Supervisor Steve Madrone from taking on another title this year. The longtime Trinidad resident — who successfully rode a dark horse in the race to take the venerable Fifth District crown in a down-to-the wire win from a two-time incumbent — also swept the popular vote among Journal readers, besting some his fellow supervisors in the process.

But lest one think Madrone taking the title is just a display of Journal readers’ political leanings, the contest was actually a classic showcase of Humboldt County’s deep divides, with none other than his dais nemesis Rex Bohn coming in as the runner up.

— Kimberly Wear

Best New Business
Local Worm Guy

Did you know that Humboldt County produces 28,000 tons of organic waste and 14,000 tons of food waste every year? That’s a lot of trash that travels 200 miles away only to be dumped into a landfill. Why let that trash go to waste (see what I did there?) when you can divert that organic and food garbage to a worm farm? The Local Worm Guy is this year’s New Business winner, as it should be. LWG offers an innovative residential curbside pick-up service that turns your food waste into worm castings. Not to mention they also sell worms for all you gardeners and composters. Congratulations, LWG and thanks for keeping the North Coast green!
— Iridian Casarez


Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge
129 2nd St., Eureka; 444-3344
Second Place: The Speakeasy
Third Place: Blondies Food & Drink

Hangout for Seniors
Senior Resource Center
1910 California St., Eureka; 443-9747
Second Place: Logger Bar
Third Place: Harbor Lanes and McKinleyville Senior Center

Local Do-Gooder
Betty Chinn
133 7th St., Eureka; 407-3833
Second Place: Joellen, Arcata Chamber of Commerce
Third Place: Kathleen Nunley-Monahan

Local Politician
Steve Madrone
Second Place: Rex Bohn
Third Place: Virginia Bass

Locally Made Product (Non-Food)
Papa & Barkley
122 W 4th St., Eureka
(844) 234-8416
Second Place: Holly Yashi
Third Place: Queen Bee Naturals

New Business
Local Worm Guy
Second Place: Headies Pizza and Pour
Third Place: Riverbar Pharms Bed & Breakfast

Skateboard Spot
RampArt Indoor Skate Park
700 S G St., Arcata; 826-0675
Second Place: Arcata Skate Park
Third Place: Eureka Skate Park

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