Super early meeting may be worth it

The McKinleyville Union School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting early Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Azalea Conference Center behind McKinleyville Middle School. Yes, the time is 7:15 a.m.. Coffee will be served. The MUSD will consider refinancing bonds, a move that could save taxpayers $11 million to $17 million.


Ungodly alternative to AA available in Arcata

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Those seeking support for an escape from alcoholism but who are turned off by the heavy religious message associated with Alcoholics Anonymous may be interested in a recovery and support group called Humboldt LifeRing. Organizer Rick Boman said the group’s emphasis is on the “Three S” approach: sobriety/abstinence,



Compromise is the key at Clam Beach

Jack Durham Rambling Jack Column A proposal to build a small bridge and reopen Clam Beach to four-wheelers is bound to reignite the debate over vehicle access to McKinleyville’s seaside strand. If the past is any indication, the debate will be dominated by polar opposites – those who don’t want any vehicles on Clam Beach under



Dave was… dispirited on the North Coast, part 2

Note: In part 1 of Dave Silverbrand’s reflective piece last week, he talked about how he arrived at KVIQ, and the gradual loss of viewers to the Internet. – Ed. Dave Silverbrand Special to the Union | Part 2 The new generation of adrenaline junkies was no longer satisfied by CSI-Miami episodes and The Young



Crabs mix it up with PufCaps, Colt 45s

Erik Fraser Humboldt Crabs ARCATA BALL PARK – Perhaps the Crabs should have known that it wouldn’t be their day on Sunday when the first Redding Colt 45s batter of the game promptly tripled off the wall and scored on a sacrifice fly, all while wearing a green plastic Hawaiian skirt. Zak Kutsulis was just


DA Candidates Answer Those Unasked Questions

On Thursday, March 20, a forum for district attorney candidates was held at the Arcata Community Center. Candidates Allan Dollison, Elan Firpo, Maggie Fleming and Arnie Klein answered numerous questions submitted by audience members and callers-in, but when the hour-and-a-half was up, some questions were left unasked… until now! The candidates’ responses are unedited.  They

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