Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Farmers Market vendors vote for partial Plaza street closure on Saturdays

Farmers Market vendors vote for partial Plaza street closure on Saturdays

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The North Coast Growers Association (NCGA) has voted 32–8 in favor of partial street closure on the Plaza during main season Saturday Farmers Markets.  But before that takes place, the controversial measure will have to be considered by Arcata’s citizen-led Transportation Safety Committee (TSC). Any recommendation the

Forest news: International Day of Forests, a Saturday volunteer workday and Andre is honored

City of Arcata ARCATA – Arcata’s Environmental Services Department invites the community to celebrate the International Day of Forests on Thursday, March 21. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and the International Day of Forests is an annual event declared by the United Nations to help raise global awareness and celebrate the vital

#strike4climate and Sustainable Futures with Aldaron

SEA LEVEL RISE CHALLENGES As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Aldaron Laird will present “Humboldt Bay on the Threshold of Change: Sea Level Rise Challenges to a Sustainable Future” on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 118 on the Humboldt State University campus.   Environmental planner Aldaron Laird specializes in

McKinleyville Rec Committee seeks members, DJ Marv seeks Karaokers

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) announces two regular voting member and two alternate member vacancies on the Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC).   The purpose of the RAC is to make recommendations to the MCSD Board of Directors regarding plans, policies, programs and projects relating to McKinleyville’s parks, facilities, open space maintenance zones, and recreation activities. 

Mack High stages Our Town

McKinleyville High School MCKINLEYVILLE – Thornton Wilder’s classic Pulitzer Prize winning play Our Town is being brought to life by the students of McKinleyville High School for their annual Spring Play. Performances are today, March 20 through Saturday, March 23 at the McKinleyville High School Multi-purpose Room, 1300 Murray Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and

Take Arcata’s Bicycle Friendly Community Survey

Mad River Union ARCATA – The City of Arcata recently applied to renew its Bicycle Friendly Community status from the League of American Bicyclists. As part of the review process, the League is seeking feedback from the community to help gain a better understanding of local bicyclists perspectives and experiences of bicycling in Arcata. Arcata residents,

New MCSD director comes under fire

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – When Shel Barsanti was chosen Feb. 6 to fill a vacant seat on the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, the meeting was a virtual love fest. In a straw vote, the certified public accountant was picked by all directors as either their first or second choice

Dogtown: Hero & Diesel are some of the finest gents you’ll ever meet

Wow, Daylight Saving Time already! The trade-off for those early mornings is having daylight until 7:30, certainly a plus for everyone who likes to get outside for a bit after work.  At the shelter, Tuesday and Thursday evenings will now have daylight all the way up to 7 o’clock when the shelter closes. The late

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