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Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point

U.S. Coast Guard MCKINLEYVILLE – The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was stranded during a fishing trip after his kayak began taking on water through a hole in the hull on the Albion River, Sunday.  The kayaker’s wife called Coast Guard Station Noyo River watchstanders around sunset, reporting her husband, who was supposed to return before dark, was

McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – One of the telltale signs of America’s opioid crisis can be found scattered about the streets, parks and open spaces of McKinleyville – dirty syringes. The hypodermic needles are so prevalent in town that the McKinleyville Community Services is getting involved in the matter. The district office at

Months-long investigation leads to arrest of suspected  burl poacher

  Redwood National and State Parks ORICK – While on routine patrol in January, law enforcement rangers from Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) located a redwood poaching site inside the park boundaries. It was an old-growth redwood with massive chunks cut out from the base of the tree. During the ensuing investigation, rangers identified

Arcata may regulate gun storage

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – At the request of two high school students, the Arcata City Council will discuss Wednesday, May 16 whether to create an ordinance requiring gun owners to keep their firearms unloaded and locked up when not in use. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at

Rubbish fire doused in McKinleyville

Arcata fire District McKINLEYVILLE – Arcata Fire District responded to a rubbish fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville on Monday, May 14.. Crews were notified at 10:01 a.m. of a reported vegetation fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville with threat to nearby structure.  Upon arrival, units found access challenging due to a long narrow road

HSU basketball’s Kindall Murie awarded fellowship grant

Andrew R. Goetz HSU Athletics ARCATA – Kindall Murie was an important part of the Humboldt State women’s basketball team’s postseason run this season, but now she is earning recognition for her work off the court. Murie was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship grant for her outstanding field research work in marine

Trinidad Tidings: Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony on May 27

The 23rd Annual Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony is set for Sunday, May 27 at the “old” Memorial Lighthouse site on Edwards at Trinity streets. The ceremony honors those who were lost at sea or buried at sea and whose names are engraved on the Memorial plaques. The program includes bagpipe music by Matthew Marshall followed

MCSD declares core values

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Integrity, responsibility, family and fairness are the four core values agreed upon by the McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) Board of Directors. The board has also approved a list of actions its members should take to make their behavior consistent with those values. The core values were unanimously

Arcata to tackle pot store regs Wednesday

City of Arcata ARCATA – The City of Arcata is currently in the process of adopting new policies regarding adult cannabis retail sales and services. At the Arcata City Council meeting held on May 2, the council considered recommendations made by the Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee and community members. Recommendations included a proposed Land

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