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Arcata Fire may survey voters about tax increase

Arcata Fire may survey voters about tax increase

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – The Arcata Fire District Board of Directors has decided to drop its plan to put a tax measure on the November ballot after learning that it would be impossible to meet the deadline for doing so. Instead, the district may hire a polling company to determine what kind

At The Market: Nicaraguan tamales and salsa

Alba López makes wonderful Nicaraguan tamales. They’re wrapped in banana leaves and the spices are blended into the masa – really different from Mexican tamales. And she makes homemade salsa and banana bread too. Stop by her booth at the McKinleyville Farmers’ Market on Thursday afternoons to pick up an easy dinner – pork, chicken,

Old Crows at work again in Blue Lake

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – Some towns are blessed with service organizations such as the Elks, the Lions, the Moose, or even the Odd Fellows. Blue Lake is lucky to have what its members call “a men’s service and drinking organization,” The Mad River Old Crows. You may have seen them marching

Dogtown: Sammie and Dozer are ready to be sweet, sprightly partners

Redwood Pals Rescue is very dependent on our foster network. We don’t have a physical facility where we can keep dogs, though the shelter is always generous in allowing us some time to find placements for the dogs when space allows. Sometimes our dogs go to foster homes where the people waiver about fostering or

Four Arcata City Council aspirants turn in candidacy paperwork

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata voters will have at least three choices, and maybe four, for the two open seats on their City Council this November. Incumbents Mayor Sofia Pereira and Brett Watson are defending their seats, with their nomination petitions found sufficient this week. Just 20 valid signatures of registered

Sophia D. Bogner: America’s already great – let’s use our ideals to make it greater

The slogan under our current president is “Make America Great Again” but having recently visited a “developing nation” aka Third World country, for a month I have a revitalized appreciation for the country I call home. Though we are not perfect and still have much to learn and strive towards. Comparable to most other nations,

North Coast People’s Alliance opposes Measure M(cKinley)

NCPA Opposes Measure M  For Immediate Release The North Coast People’s Alliance is urging a “NO” vote on Measure M, the Arcata ballot initiative that would force the city to keep the McKinley statue in place. “Too many people find this statue a painful reminder of brutal episodes in American history,” said Mike Hetticher, NCPA’s

LoCO gets Drooz’d

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Another local news organization, the Lost Coast Outpost (LoCO), has received a demand letter from Deborah Drooz, Esq., the Los Angeles attorney representing Humboldt State University Vice President Craig Wruck. Over the last several days, Drooz has sent the Mad River Union letters accusing it of false

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