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Letters to the Editor, December 12, 2018

Letters to the Editor, December 12, 2018

Scratch ’n’ save Charles Darwin said “he was the greatest scientific traveler who ever lived.”  Thomas Jefferson said “I consider him the most important scientist whom I have met!” These words were spoken about Alexander Von Humboldt.  Just scratch off William McKinley`s name from the pedestal and carve Humboldt’s name on it.  People would then

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

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

Letters to the Editor November 28, 2018

Save the Co-op Thank you for writing about the chaos in the North Coast Co-op. Members and non-members can expect very troubled waters ahead. Members must pay attention to the actions of the Board of Directors and the financial statements being presented. The current board and management took over a Co-op with substantial cash reserves

Trinidad Tidings: Seaside village awaits results

Last week’s election left the composition of Trinidad City Council uncertain until absentee ballots are counted.  There were six candidates for three positions. Leading the vote count is Mayor Susan Rotwein. However, votes for incumbents Jim Baker, Dwight Miller and challenger Tom Davies are too close to call at this writing. The county election office

Blue Lake Notes: The award-winning peaceable hamlet

The Blue Lake Museum will have its Pints for Non-Profits event today, Nov. 14 at the Mad River Brewery, 195 Taylor Way, Blue Lake. My apologies in regards to information in my last column. I got the name of the band wrong. The band playing will be Old Dog, and music will take place from

Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2018

Civility and more in decline In the last few years, our nation increasingly has drifted away from the civility and ethical foundations that have been distinctive characteristics of our national commitment.   In particular, it seems that our commitment to human rights is declining in the U.S.  The recent example in which the potential economic

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