News

Massive AT&T outage

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – AT&T internet and cellphone service went down this morning, crippling banks and other businesses in Humboldt County and elsewhere. According to downdetector.com, outages extend down the California coast all the way  to Los Angeles, with recent reports mostly originating from Eureka, Arcata, Sacramento, McKinleyville,  San Francisco,  Los Angeles and Oakland. In

Opinion

Dave Meserve: Support the Iran nuclear treaty

Tell Huffman: support the Iran nuclear treaty Last week, a letter was presented to the Arcata City Council, urging Congressman Jared Huffman to support the nuclear deal with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which will come up for review by the House of Representatives in mid-September. Consideration of the letter

Entertainment

SUPERMAN MEETS THE KING Magical encounters of all sorts abound at the Creamery Arts Festival. Submitted 
photo

Have a super time at the Creamery Arts Festival

Arcata Playhouse CREAMERY DISTRICT – Pageantry, music, arts and crafts and a big top circus tent will grace Arcata’s Creamery District for a fresh, fun, family-friendly three-day festival from Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23. The Creamery Arts Festival returns with fun for the whole family. The event centers around Arcata’s historical Creamery Building,

Sports

HE WOULD RIDE 900 MILES Dietrich Zacher takes a well-earned break. Submitted photo

Zacher rides for autism awareness

Cheryl Karnes Special to the Union McKinleyville – Dietrich Zacher began his 932-mile bicycle ride heading north from San Diego on Monday, Aug. 10. He rolled into Eureka on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to an enthusiastic greeting from friends and family. Among the crowd gathered to cheer him were his wife, Tamara, along with their two

Community

Eleanor

Obituary: Eleanor “Gram” Sullivan

Eleanor “Gram” Sullivan of McKinleyville passed away on Aug. 25, 2015. Gram was 86 years old on July 2 and born in Centralia, Wash. She raised nine children and many of her children’s friends. She is survived by Neil (Sherry) Campbell, Linda (Bill) Alden, Patte (Dave) Gleason, Debra (John) Posey, Butch Campbell, Kelly Loveland, Carrie

Multi-Media

A pup hangs out on the spit while its mother fishes nearby. Photo by Kim Durham

Kayaking the Mad River Estuary

This afternoon, Aug. 22, Jack and Kim Durham, along with friends, toured the Mad River Estuary, launching their kayaks at the Mad River boat ramp. Below are some images from the watery tour.            

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