SWAT sharpshooters named in Mack Town siege

Paul Mann Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE –Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy James Mowrey was the first officer to exchange fire with McKinleyville active shooter David Fulton when a 17-hour standoff began on Wed. Aug. 17 at about 9 a.m. on Sutter Road. Five other officers ended the confrontation early the next morning when Fulton leapt from his upstairs apartment


MOLL CUTPURSE Kelly Hughes was born to play her.   Photo by Plays in the Park

Theatre Reviews: ‘Spantsa’ and ‘Roaring Girl’

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Nothing sticks in my craw like anachronistic feminism in historical fiction. I once flung a fictionalized biography of Pope Joan clear across my living room when the popess-to-be started sounding like Gloria Steinem. So, it was with some trepidation that I approached a pair of theatrical offerings this


THE WINNING TEAM The 2016 Humboldt Crabs, winners of the Humboldt Invitational Tournament. 		Photo by Matt Filar | Union

VICTORY! Crabs end summer as champions

Erik Fraser Humboldt Crabs ARCATA – Another season, another storybook ending. For the second straight season and sixth time in seven years, the Humboldt Crabs finished off their season by claiming a tournament championship in front of their home crowd, this time winning the second annual Humboldt Invitational Tournament by hammering the Auburn Wildcats 18-5


Obituary: Ralph William Michael McCarthy

Ralph William Michael McCarthy was born Sept. 6, 1944 in Niagra Falls, New York, to Paul and Mary Madau McCarthy, the first male child of immigrants to be born in the United States. Ralph was raised in Artesia, Calif., a surfboarder at Huntington Beach in the days when one could catch a Janis Joplin or


Hazel - photo by Bob Doran

The Hum ~ 8/17 ~ Blackberries and Sanctuary

What’s Sanctuary? Let’s see what Wikipedia says about the word: “A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human