CHP and APD officers at the death scene along SR255 Friday morning. Photo courtesy Ted Halstead

Deceased man found along SR255

Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata Police are investigating a death along westbound State Route 255 within Arcata city limits. The body, that of a 34-year-old man, was discovered by the California Highway Patrol. APD Chief Tom Chapman said the man apparently passed away due to a “pre-existing medical condition.” He couldn’t yet release the individual’s identity.



Dogtown: Get a long little doggie

Mara Segal The Humboldt County Animal Shelter has not one, but six lively little dachshunds available for adoption! Five of them came to the shelter when their elderly owner died and no family member stepped up for them. The sixth one, two-year-old Horton, came in as a neglected stray, with missing hair but with such


Recent GMO-related Letters to the Editor

What if we’re wrong on GMOs? Measure P has a lot of people asking: Is it possible that genetic engineering could have unintended consequences? One group of “experts” says, “Yes,” and those who stand to benefit from GMOs say, “No.” When there’s a profit motive to take a particular position, I tend to not trust



Raise your hands (Left to right) Zuzka Sabata, Pratik Motwani, Meridith Baldwin, Janessa Johnsrude and Joyce Hough at  Dell’Arte International in 2012.                                                                                            
Photo by Sargon Bacchus

Kickstarter to turn Mary Jane the Musical into film

Dell’Arte International Press Release BLUE LAKE — Dell’Arte is making a film. In partnership with Emmy-nominated film maker John Howarth, we are transforming our highest-grossing live show, Mary Jane the Musical, into what we’re calling a “Musical Potumentary,” combining the live show with footage of real-life issues facing Humboldt Country and its residents. Those real-life



Mack boys almost win during Homecoming game

John Ross Ferrara Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Homecoming night was bitterweet for the Panthers as they dazzled the crowd with a high scoring game, but ultimately surrendered the lead to Fortuna High School in the fourth quarter for a single point defeat. The score felt all too familiar for senior wide receiver Travis Nichols,

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