Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

McKinleyville gets rolling on a new BMX track

McKinleyville gets rolling on a new BMX track

MCSD Recreation Director Lesley Frisbee told Orlandi that the next step is for him to gather more information about the cost of obtaining permits for the track from the Humboldt County Planning Department. She said he also needs to develop a budget and timeline for the project.

McKinleyville Senior Center: There will be coffee and snacks

Beginning in March, something new is happening. We will be offering monthly Brown Bag Lunches from the OLLI Program (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) in McKinleyville for the first time! These free talks are from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of March, April and May. There will be coffee and snacks or bring your lunch and enjoy the varied spring offerings closer to home.

Blue Lake Notes: Let’s go roller skating!

This year is an election year. If you have ever thought about becoming a City Councilmember, now is the time to check things out, learn more, become involved. The nomination process begins in June, so you have time to consider this way of serving your community! I truly believe that to change the world, we need to consider acting locally.

Free chamber music concert on Sunday

Franklin Stover Special To The Union ARCATA – The Chamber Players of the Redwoods present their first concert of the year on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Arcata Lutheran Church, 151 East 16th St., Arcata. As the consortium of classically trained musicians are presenting a variety of styles on wind and string

The HUM: Dance, Dance, Dance (with go-go dancers!)

Another night of dance music Thursday at ATL, this one’s called “College Night.” With doors 10 p.m. it’s clearly aimed at students who “have a late start on Fridays!” Music comes from Techstep, from the college station, KRFH, plus Eluid out of L.A. and Nips from Sacramento, all spinning house and “tasteful trap mixes” influenced by Diplo, and all with the ATL Dance Team. ATL notes, “Over the past four months our beautiful dancers have been a prominent feature upon the stage. Come be captivated as they are sure to make you stare.” I guess they’re basically GoGo dancers.

Vets Hall student feeding initiative opens hunger conversation

“The vets have stepped up with perfect timing to support hungry students,” Carr said. “The vets’ program will benefit the students in Arcata. That leaves two high schools in McKinleyville. McKinleyville High is in the process of developing a food pantry which I’ll support as best I can. Clearly, the current school district food program is not meeting the needs of the hungry students. It’s time the district steps up and makes changes. Changing the current breakfast from 10:10 to before school is a step in the right direction. Hopefully this can happen sooner rather than later. There are hungry kids now!”

Kelley Garrett: McKinleyville Town Center planning being steamrolled by the county

With regard to the McKinleyville Town Center, I found last week’s headline “Town Center Limits Loosened” to be a bit misleading. As the subsequent tagline states — wetland regulations were altered, not the Town Center planning limits. I bring this up because while the county is readily willing to undertake the process of amending the