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Man shot to death last night on Samoa Peninsula

Man shot to death last night on Samoa Peninsula

Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A McKinleyville man was shot to death Sunday night, Nov. 15 on the Samoa Peninsula. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of New Navy Base Road near the Milwaukee Memorial in Samoa for the report of a gunshot victim at 11:55 p.m. Deputies arrived on

School board race focused on in-person learning

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – This year’s race for school board seats was unusual, with candidates for two different boards running as a slate. Incumbents Nicholas Som and Manuel Fonseca ran for two seats on the McKinleyville Union School District (MUSD) Board of Trustees and joined with  Cedric K. Aaron Jr. and Aristea Saulsbury, who

Orsini, Binder & Clark-Peterson elected to McKinleyville town board

    Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Greg Orsini, Scott Binder and Joellen Clark-Peterson were elected to the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors on Election Day, Nov. 3.  Orsini and Binder were vying for two four-year seats on the MCSD board, which oversees sewer, water, streetlights, open space maintenance, parks and recreation in

Cool, frosty and windy weather ahead

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – It’s going to get chilly and windy and there may be frost. The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The NWS also issued a Hazardous Weather Warning for the frost and a Red Flag Advisory indicating

Truly eating local: Bayside’s 100-mile Challenge Brunch

Bayside Community Hall invites the community to Brunch (to go) in Bayside this Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For this harvest meal, the hall’s chefs have given themselves a 100-mile challenge: source all ingredients within a 50-mile radius of the hall to highlight the amazing bounty produced by our area’s farmers

Online Auction for Humboldt Botanical Garden

GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN The Humboldt Botanical Garden invites the public to a new way to buy local and support the garden: the Gifts From the Garden Online Auction. Beginning midnight, Tuesday, Oct. 20, register and bid at for art work, jewelry, local gift certificates, garden accessories and much more. The auction continues through

Candidates vie for Trinidad City Council seats

Halloween looms large in Trinidad’s fall calendar. For decades, Trinidad’s children in imaginative spooky costumes, have walked through the town to the delight of most households, who leave porch lights on until their baskets of treats are empty.  However, 2020’s coronavirus fear has changed everything. The City Council in last week’s meeting made the decision

Yum! Good grub at grab-and-go fundraisers

Oktoberfest Drive-by Dinner The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise presents the Oktoberfest Drive-by Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.  at The Griffin on 10th Street (between I and J streets) in Arcata.  The meal includes Bratwurst, German-style potato salad, red cabbage, pretzels and Halloween treats.  You can pre-order canned beer or