Photo from a chilly and long bike ride to Berry Summit many years ago. Jack Durham | Union

Snow levels to drop to 2,500 feet tonight

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The mountains of Humboldt County, such as Berry Summit, are expected to get snow today, while the low-lying  coastal regions may see some rain showers, mostly later this evening. The National Weather Service is forecasting that sub-freezing temperatures will spread across the high terrain of northwest California today and tonight,


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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 30, 2016

To the Republic In reference to the cartoon labeled “Crashing American Democracy” in the Mad River Union, besides the fact it is by an immature sore loser, is inaccurate and the writer is misinformed. We are not nor have we ever been a Democracy. Our founders formed a Constitutional Representative Republic. The rule of law.



‘The ultimate sophistication’ at Piante Gallery in Old Town Eureka

Paul Mann Mad River Union  EUREKA – The sculptures and paintings of two native Frenchmen evoke the truth of art unadorned in their December exhibit at the Piante Gallery in Old Town Eureka. Some 40 minimalist works by Daniel Frachon of Trinidad and Marceau Verdiere of Freshwater are the embodiment of Leonardo da Vinci’s aphorism,



Women’s Basketball Falls To Falcons

HSU Sports SEATTLE – For the second consecutive afternoon, Humboldt State women’s basketball was unable to recover from a halftime deficit in Saturday’s 67-36 loss to Seattle Pacific. “I learned a lot about our basketball team this weekend, and we have a lot of work to do,” said Head Coach Michelle Bento-Jackson. “We will get


Shop and win in downtown Arcata

Arcata Main Street ARCATA – Downtown Arcata stores and businesses, along with Arcata Main Street, are offering a new shopping adventure this year called the “$500 Shopping Giveaway.” Customers simply purchase at least $25 at one or more of the 27 participating businesses to qualify. For each different store where a shopper spends at least



The Hum ~ 11/30 ~ Hot and Cool Licks

As you may or may not know, in addition to writing about music (and other cultural endeavors), I’m involved in programming a radio show. Fogou is Vinny DeVaney’s show on KHSU, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. or streaming anytime. I serve as “associate producer,” which means I supply my friend with some of the music he