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Former Trinidad Councilman arrested for alleged restraining order violation, having firearms

Former Trinidad Councilman arrested for alleged restraining order violation, having firearms

Mad River Union TRINIDAD – Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at the Trinidad Bay Bed & Breakfast this morning, May 4 and arrested former Trinidad City Councilmember Michael Joseph Morgan, 56, for being in possession of firearms, which he is now allowed to have under the terms of a court-issued restraining order

Soroptimist International of Arcata offers scholarships

ARCATA SOROPTIMISTS SCHOLARSHIPS Soroptimist International of Arcata, serving the Mad River area, is again offering scholarships to graduating seniors attending high schools in the Northern Humboldt Union High School District. Two Cynthia Schwenson Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a

Tsunami communications test takes place today

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A tsunami communications test will take place today, March 24 between 11 a.m. and noon. “The test will simulate the dissemination of a tsunami warning for a large tsunami wave originating from far away, such as in Alaska or Japan. Examples of events like this in the past include 1964

State of McKinleyville meeting on Wednesday

STATE OF MCKINLEYVILLE The annual  McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce State of McKinleyville event will be held today, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up for the virtual event at Presenters will include Patrick Kaspari, manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District, Lt. Kevin Miller of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and

Spaghetti-to-go Friday at Dow’s Prairie Grange

Dow’s Prairie Grange DOW’S PRAIRIE/MCKINLEYVILLE – Help the Dow’s Prairie Grange raise funds for much needed building maintenance and operating costs by purchasing tickets for its curbside Spaghetti Dinner event on Friday, Jan. 15. Pick up hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m.  Dinners are $10 and include noodles, home-made meat or marinara sauce, salad, bread

HSU celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with civic engagement

Humboldt State HSU – Humboldt State University will host A Morning of Civic Engagement and Community Organizing Workshops in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18. LaTosha Brown, a thought leader, social strategist, and co-founder of Black Voters Matter, will provide a keynote address beginning at 9:30 a.m. Other breakout sessions beginning

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