Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Blue Lake Notes: Ekela Pires-Moore is Student of the Month

Blue Lake Notes: Ekela Pires-Moore is Student of the Month

The Wha-Nika’s Student of the Month for December is third grader Ekela Pires-Moore. Ekela is kind, a positive role model, and has excellent attendance.  She works hard inside and outside of the classroom. She enjoys swimming and plans to participate in ballet soon. Her favorite school activities are: PE, writing, the After School Cooking Club

College Life Today: the community keeps me marching

Martin Monjaraz Special to the Union HUMBOLDT STATE, ARCATA – Being active in college culture and finding community through the Marching Lumberjacks and Entrepreneurs Club keeps me excited and engaged in school. At the start of my college experience, I felt like a plethora of other college freshmen did. While I was excited to start

State responds to ‘horrific’ entanglements

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The state is launching an unprecedented effort to address whale entanglements with commercial fishing gear that were described as “horrific” during a legislative hearing. Chuck Bonham, the director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), announced the plan at a Nov. 28 statehouse hearing chaired by

Union Editorial: A clear decision by the people solves an age-old Arcata problem

However you voted on Measure M, there is reason to rejoice in the decision made by Arcata voters. It was a clear decision, with an overwhelming mandate to act. It wasn’t at all close, so there is no disputing that the voters spoke loud, clear and decisively, ending a long-running controversy that sowed pain and

Arcata Chamber recognizes the best in the business community, beginning with these three beautifiers

Joellen Clark-Peterson Arcata Chamber of Commerce ARCATA – This is one part in a series of articles featuring the three nominees in the six categories of Arcata’s Annual Business Leadership Awards. In January, members of the Arcata Chamber of Commerce, who made the nominations, will vote for the winners, and they will be announced at

Blue Lake Notes: Holiday cheer in Blue Lake

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and Blue Lake is no exception.  Over the past weekend, the Blue Lake Christmas tree lighting took place, and you can now see a beautiful little tree on the corner of Railroad and Broderick adorned with lovely twinkle lights. Thank you Blue Lake Chamber of Commerce for

Trinidad Tidings: Club busting out the nice dishes and cutlery

Trinidad Civic Club’s past and current presidents will be honored at the Club’s annual Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Club Room, Town Hall. Socializing starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by a short business meeting with Co-Presidents Dana Hope and Jan West presiding, and then pianist Jackie Hogan and program chairman Penne O’Gara

McKinleyville to study zoning changes

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will hold a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed land-use zoning changes in McKinleyville. A venue for the special meeting had not been determined before the Union went to press. The committee discussed the zoning changes at

Arcata’s 2018 Water Line Replacement Project starts Wednesday, Dec. 5

City of Arcata ARCATA – The 2018 Water Line Replacement Project begins Wednesday, Dec. 5. The City of Arcata has contracted with RAO Construction Co. for this project, and their work will involve the replacement of water mains and water service connections at various locations throughout the City. The project includes, but is not limited

APD warns: Don’t get Grinched by delivery thieves

Arcata Police Department ARCATA – Did you know that there is a real life Grinch? Right now there are Grinches trying to steal Christmas from the good folks of Arcata. Recently, UPS and FedEx drivers report being followed by ne’er-do-wells watching for unsupervised packages left on door steps. Be alert, citizens of Whoville, and make