Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Arcata Police Log: If you’re wearing blue pants, you might be part of the problem

Arcata Police Log: If you’re wearing blue pants, you might be part of the problem

• Tuesday, February 3 9 a.m. A Percheron Lane houseguest went nutso, screaming and throwing things about. Police were summoned to extract her.  9:17 a.m. A quartet of sitabouts in a Valley West shopping center sat amid a swirling vortex of personal possessions, throwing things at each other and screaming. 10:16 a.m. Yelling and aggression

Letters to the Editor, February 24, 2021

Town Center alternatives needed Humboldt County planners and the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (MMAC) are currently engaged in a Town Center Masterplan for the community of McKinleyville. Proposed commercial/residential development on a private parcel behind Safeway will permanently impact approximately three acres of seasonal wetlands and an undisclosed and unmitigated take of approximately 10-acres of forested

Arcata conduit/fiber project to begin

Construction work will take place Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on some days the contractor may extend work hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, the contractor may work from Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On days of scheduled work, members of the community are encouraged to follow all safety directions and traffic control devices within the project area.

Health officer: Yearly COVID shots ‘likely’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​As coronavirus diversifies into more robust strains, Humboldt County’s health officer has said that vaccination will likely become a yearly necessity. ​That prediction comes as a new variant unique to Humboldt County has emerged from a recent outbreak at the Granada Rehabilitation & Wellness Center in Eureka. ​The

State moves to protect Mad River

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – ​A state agency is reinvigorating efforts to prevent dioxins at a former lumber mill site from reaching the Mad River and the drinking water supply of 88,000 county residents. ​Announced last week by the Humboldt Baykeeper water quality advocacy group, a new round of groundwater and surface

Fickle Hill crossing completes Ridge Trail

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It is one. The Arcata Ridge Trail, that is. Or will be, once its two segments are at last connected across Fickle Hill Road. The City Council last week unanimously approved the long-awaited linkage between the two lobes of the Arcata Community Forest – the “old” forest

Trinidad Tidings: Quarantine sights sometimes feature creatures

The coronavirus stay-at-home recommendations are not all bad.   Trinidad residents whose busy careers have not always allowed unhurried time have been enjoying some pretty wonderful sights outdoors. Elusive birds, river otters, foxes, bears, deer, rabbits, chipmunks and more have made appearances that elude detection when we are too busy to see.    Several Trinidad

Humboldt’s back in the red tier, with reduced COVID restrictions

Businesses are still encouraged to offer services outdoors as much as possible, and some activities remain limited under the Red tier due to higher risk of virus transmission. Live theatrical and musical performances, for example, are not allowed by the state. Gatherings of up to three households are allowed if everyone is wearing facial coverings and maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet.