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Trinidad Tidings: Trinidad has big discussion on crime

Trinidad Tidings: Trinidad has big discussion on crime

County Sheriff Bill Honsal led a “Coffee with the Cops” discussion last week in Trinidad Town Hall. He introduced Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Mathieson and Deputy Patrick del Rosario, the men who spend most of their time in Trinidad addressing Trinidad’s safety needs, and they spoke too. Sheriff Honsal also introduced Neighborhood Watch advocate Ginger Campbell,

Blue Lake Notes: We should all try to be more like Calen Ponte

Sometimes life gets a little busy and time gets forgotten. I apologize to all my readers that I didn’t have a column last week – and with so much going on over the weekend! It was a very busy weekend for Blue Lake, and some wet weather interspersed in there as well. There are aways

Sloppy Zehndner paper fails to support its narrative

These interns rely on “guilt by association” throughout their paper, and draw an unsupported conclusion that Mr. Zehndner’s “history reflects him to be an opportunist who took advantage of the Indian indenture system in California.” According to the article, the most damning information about Mr. Zehndner seems to be that a 7-year-old girl named “Lucy”

Michael Winkler: The McKinley statue is a needed reminder of moral failure and success

I want to explain why I as a member of the Arcata City Council have consistently supported the right of Arcata citizens to directly vote on the McKinley statue and why I support Measure M to keep our statue on the Arcata Plaza. The McKinley statue and President McKinley himself are in many ways the direct

Letters to the Editor, September 26, 2018

McKinley? Why McKinley? Supporters of Measure M want to keep the statue in place. Recently an Arcata City Councilmember touted McKinley’s civil rights record stating “McKinley actively supported the rights of black Americans at a time when black Americans were being systematically deprived of those rights.” Actively supported? Actual civil rights activists of his time,

Trinidad Tidings: Beauty, art and advocacy

The Humboldt Alliance for Responsible Planning (H.A.R.P.), a citizens group interested in fostering citizen involvement in communities countywide on proposed land developments, invites the community to a public information meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall. The principal topic of discussion will be the Cher-ae Heights Indian Community

Eric Kirk: Affirm and protect your community by voting yes on Measure K

This November, Humboldt County voters will have the opportunity to pass Measure K, which will remove any active involvement by county authorities in federal immigration enforcement.  Sanctuary is a much misunderstood and misrepresented concept. It does not interfere with immigration enforcement. It simply prohibits the dedication of local resources to unfunded mandates which serve only

Letters to the Editor, September 19, 2018: This land is everyone’s land

Yes on Measure M My name is Lisa (Lytle) Morehouse. Arcata has always been home; it holds my roots. My family moved to Arcata in 1968 and I have lived here 50 years. I grew up poor in a trailer park in town. I bore my children here; my father died here. I have volunteered

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