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Humboldt Bay Trail funding appears assured

Humboldt Bay Trail funding appears assured

County of Humboldt  HUMBOLDT – The project to complete the four-mile gap in the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata is on the list of projects recommended for funding through the state’s 2019 Active Transportation Program. The Active Transportation Program is a competitive grant program that funds bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout California. The

Filling wetlands to save them

Seawater encroachment on low-lying land forces unprecedented choices Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Sea level rise could change the way the state deals with coastal development, as expansion and construction of dikes will fill wetlands but also protect large agricultural areas that double as freshwater habitat.  A workshop on Humboldt County’s early stages

NPA’s Amaya Bechler honored for science work

FINALIST AWARD Amaya Bechler, left, a 10th grade student at Northcoast Preparatory Academy received a “finalist” award for her science fair project titled “How Does Tidal Wetland Restoration in the Humboldt Bay Affect Bird Diversity and Occurrence?” at a recent ceremony in Sacramento hosted by the California Association of Professional Scientists. She was one of

Humboldt Planco ponders climate change, sea level rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A county staff report states that sea level rise is “a significant threat to every aspect of life on the North Coast” but opinions on how to react to it are divided. Based on a “vulnerability assessment” by hydrologist Aldaron Laird, a staff report prepared for the county’s

Father, daughter rescued at North Jetty

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A woman who fell into the water at the North Jetty, and a father who jumped in to save her, were successfully rescued shortly after 1 p.m. today, Aug. 16. Both suffered minor abrasions, but were otherwise unharmed. Robert Blubaugh of Yreka said his 29-year-old daughter, Robin

PG&E gas project exposes festering sewage leak that puts bay in peril

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An infrastructure problem discovered by PG&E is going to cost the City of Arcata up to $60,000 to repair, and it has to be done quickly. Toiling underneath Samoa Boulevard on its California Natural Gas upgrade project, utility workers found that the connection linking Arcata’s main sewer

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

Coastal uses plan gets final OK from supervisors

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A long-debated plan that will allow interim commercial use of Humboldt Bay coastal-dependent industrial sites has received final approval. The Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance on the Humboldt Bay permitting at its Oct. 3 meeting. The ordinance will allow properties with coastal industrial zoning to host other

Coast Seafoods poised for final permit approval

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods expects final approval this fall of state and federal certifications of its shellfish harvesting permit through September, 2025. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have the final say, after the California Coastal Commission approved a greatly revised

Head of harbor district resigns

Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Executive Director Jack Crider is resigning in October to take another job in New Mexico. “Jack has been exceptional in completing tasks set forth by the Harbor Commission’s vision. His forward-thinking approach to problem solving has been evident throughout the Commission’s purchase and cleanup of the former Evergreen

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