Tag Archives: Humboldt Bay Trail–North

Judge tosses appeal of Mercer-Fraser’s failed Bay Trail lawsuit

Judge tosses appeal of Mercer-Fraser’s failed Bay Trail lawsuit

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT BAY – The Mercer-Fraser Company has lost its appeal of its failed lawsuit against the City of Arcata over the Humboldt Bay Trail North. The company had appealed the October dismissal of its suit, which claimed that the $5 million contract for the project had been improperly awarded to McCullough

Parks & Rec to dicuss e-vehicles on trails

  Mad River Union ARCATA – The popularity  of electric bicycles has surprised some users of the Humboldt Bay Trail North. Along with e-bikes, the onset of electrified “onewheel” skateboards have also signified a change in the overall user experience on the Arcata Marsh-traversing trail. Arcata’s Parks and Recreation Committee will discuss the use of

Grand Jury: ‘Significant danger’ for some Bay Trail users

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT BAY – The county’s Grand Jury has flagged multiple safety issues related to the Humboldt Bay Trail and has “significant concern” about the use of the U.S. Highway 101 shoulder connecting two developed segments. The Grand Jury is calling for a “safety barrier” along the unfinished U.S. Highway 101

Mercer-Fraser appeals lost lawsuit over Humboldt Bay Trail North bid

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT BAY – The Mercer-Fraser Company hasn’t gotten over its lost lawsuit over the Humboldt Bay Trail North. It’s appealing the October dismissal of its suit, which claimed that the $5 million contract for the project had been improperly awarded to McCullough Construction. Mercer-Fraser had claimed that the city had

2018 Summer Activity Guide

Arcata gets a State of the City report card

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone. The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling

Proposed new parcel tax would fund open space, trails, creeks and wildlife

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Once a year the City Council sits down with its four environmental advisory committees, takes updates and looks ahead. The meeting also lets the citizen-led groups – Forest Management, Open Space & Agriculture, Parks & Recreation and Wetlands & Creeks – learn about what the others are

Letters to the Editor, December 6, 2017

Resolve that we must free Claudia Portillo Dear Members of the Arcata City Council, Last night I attended a vigil for the family of Claudia Portillo, mother of four, who was recently detained by ICE. I did not know Claudia personally, but judging from the praise of her pastor and two of her children’s teachers,

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 29, 2017

Lamenting the instrusive development of the Marsh I was at the grand opening of the Humboldt Bay Trail North in the Arcata Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. A crowd was there for the takeoff, many bikes, music, etc. I was there to observe as I have concerns about the extent of the paved road system (aka trails) through

Mercer-Fraser loses Humboldt Bay Trail lawsuit

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mercer-Fraser Company’s lawsuit against the City of Arcata has failed, with the city prevailing on the merits. Mercer-Fraser, which lost out on the bid for the nearly $5 million Humboldt Bay Trail North project, claimed that the city had bungled the  bidding process on the project. It

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