Author Archives: Jack Durham

Ecuadorians come to Mack Town

  By Cheryl Kingham Special To The Press   Fifteen Ecuadorian exchange students and their teacher learned about Humboldt fog as they attempted to land at the Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville multiple times on Thursday and Friday last week. Part of an exchange program between McKinleyville High School and the Sagrados Corazones de Rumipamba High

TRINIDAD NOTES: The big race is Saturday!

The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce presents the 48th Annual Trinidad to Clam Beach Honoring Ford Hess Run on Saturday, February 2. For the first time, the 8 3/4 mile and 3 mile events will commerce at 8 a.m. at Patricks Point Drive and Westgate just north of Larrupin’ Cafe.  The 8 3/4 mile finish

Budget’s Future Could Depend on Pay Freeze, Tax Spike

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   Although county budget conditions have improved, revenues aren’t likely to exceed spending levels in the long term unless staff salaries are frozen and property tax income returns to the peaks seen during the housing bubble. The Board of Supervisors was told about various budget forecast scenarios at its Jan.

Supes Consider Campaign Finance Reform

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   County election campaigns are getting more expensive and the Board of Supervisors has acknowledged concerns about the influence of money by taking initial steps toward finance reform. Ideas like capping individual campaign donations and having candidates voluntarily agree on overall fundraising caps were explored at the Jan. 22 supervisors

Rangers seek help in theft from park

(From Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.) Park Rangers are asking anyone with information regarding a recent break-in and theft from a Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park equipment barn to contact them. The theft occurred late Thursday night, Dec. 20tor early Friday morning, Dec. 21. Thieves stole chainsaws, hand tools, power tools, keys to vehicles stored

Activists Protest Timber Harvests

By Benjamin Fordham Press Reporter   As Green Diamond Resource Company makes plans to clear-cut 84 acres of timbertland near Strawberry Rock in the Trinidad area, local activists and environmental groups who want to see the area preserved are gearing up for a fight. Although Green Diamond says it doesn’t plan on harvesting the timber

OBITUARIES: Evers, O'Gara,

Emily Marie Evers Our beloved Emily Marie Evers passed away peacefully January 11, 2013 with loved ones by her side. She was born October 9, 1946 in Paris, AR.  In 1949, she moved to Mckinleyville and married her best friend, Norbert Evers. They lived in Arcata for the last 35 years. Emily leaves behind her

GPU: Stakeholders Clarify Future Work

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   The role of a General Plan Update stakeholders group is continuing to gain definition, as its representatives have said that workloads will probably be streamlined and a facilitator may be hired to guide their meetings. The ad hoc group is working with the Board of Supervisors to review the