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Dune restoration put on hold by planners

Dune restoration put on hold by planners

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union MANILA – Reacting to sharply-worded complaints and concerns, the county’s Planning Commission has tabled a proposal from Friends of the Dunes to add an area to its restoration and trail maintenance work. The group’s bid to expand an existing coastal development permit was met with a wall of opposition from

Arcata Police Log: Compromised hemoglobin in a cupcakian dystopia

• Thursday, September 20 12:38 a.m. Recalcitrant bushmen camping behind a 10th Street business may have insisted on slumping their ground, but were reluctantly disentangled from the foliage womb and compelled onward. 3:58 a.m. A man all asnooze in a car with the motor idling in a  Uniontown parking lot happened upon a novel, mechanized

New channels give Jacoby Creek flooding relief, eco-boost

Mad River Union BAYSIDE – Last Wednesday, Oct. 3, just after 2:30 p.m., Jacoby Creek made a major breakthrough. That was when the last soil barrier between the creek and a vast network of new riparian channels was breached, allowing water to flow in and turn 11 acres of cow pasture into a marsh and

Politics pervade City Council meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With a complement of Arcata Police officers standing by in Council Chamber, the City Council processed matters political last week. The police were on hand to ensure that democracy could be conducted, following the shutdown of two successive council meetings and abrogation of press freedom in the

Feds declare salmon fishery disasters

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  California’s 2016 and 2017 commercial ocean salmon seasons have been declared as federal fisheries disasters, one of many declarations for the state and the rest of the West Coast. Declared by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce late last month, the West Coast fisheries disasters include the Klamath River

Fly the friendly skies from ACV to Denver

UNITED AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM HUMBOLDT COUNTY TO DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Fly Humboldt United Airlines, the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission announced today that United will begin nonstop service from Humboldt County (ACV) to Denver International Airport (DEN) starting June 7, 2019. First Departure On June 7, 2019 Tickets will be available for

Four-day ABC hearing details charges against Sidelines, Toby & Jack’s

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union EUREKA/ARCATA – A four-day administrative law hearing into alleged drug violations at two Plaza bars took place week before last in a conference room at the Eureka DHHS office, directly over a Domino’s Pizza outlet. During the hearing, an undercover officer for the state’s Dept. of Alcoholic Beverages Control

McKinleyville may get two roundabouts

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – If funding is available, two roundabouts may be constructed on Central Avenue in McKinleyville, one at Bella Vista Road north of the Six Rivers Brewery, the other at Murray Road near the Renner Petroleum station. Humboldt County Public Works Director Tom Mattson told the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee

Sanctuary supporters refute county, sheriff

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The organizers of the Sanctuary Ordinance ballot measure campaign have described a county presentation and sheriff’s comments on the measure as inaccurate and misleading. The county has discouraged voter support for Measure K, the November election ballot initiative that would bar county officials from communicating with federal immigration

High school district pursues tax measure

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Northern Humboldt Union High School District will ask voters Nov. 6 to pass Measure N, a $24 million bond measure that would be paid with an additional property tax and would fund campus upgrades and renovations. The district estimates that the tax rate would be $19 per

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