Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Kirsten’s Kitchen: Give pan-fried okra a chance

Kirsten’s Kitchen: Give pan-fried okra a chance

Okra is one of those vegetables that fascinates and puzzles people. Everyone seems to know that it can be slimy, but that’s what makes the batter stick! I first had okra in Atlanta, Georgia. Yup, in the heart of the South, alongside chicken fried steak. And it was delicious.  Once I left the South in

Cyanobacteria confirmed in Mad River – dogs and children at highest risk

Department of Health & Human Services HUMBOLDT – Samples with confirmed cyanobacteria were collected at three locations on the Mad River spurring local Public and Environmental Health officials to warn community residents to keep themselves and their pets out of the water. The samples containing the cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, were collected by

McK school district race’s distance learning dispute

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Distance learning and whether schools should reopen for in-person instruction is one of the central issues in the race for two open seats on the McKinleyville Union School District Board of Trustees. Incumbent candidates Nicholas Som and Manuel Fonseca are facing challengers Chelsey Rios and Rachelle Hicks for

Council poised to battle 5G tech to whatever extent it can

Electeds ponder roadside debris, hear APD reforms Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council on Sept. 16 continued the Local Emergency related to the COVID-29 pandemic, as it does every two weeks in order to respond pro-actively, and to potentially gain reimbursements.  “There is still a significant threat to our community

Letters to the Editor, September 23, 2020

Misinformation plagues Measure F We desperately need to pass Measure F this Nov. 3 to keep the communities of Arcata, McKinleyville, Bayside, Manila, and Jacoby Creek safe from fire. These days in California, it shouldn’t take much convincing for one to understand the importance of having a well-functioning fire department serving our community. Although coastally