Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Blue Lake Notes: The peaceable but happening hamlet

Blue Lake Notes: The peaceable but happening hamlet

Blue Lake is a little quiet these days, but don’t let that fool you – our folks are up to great things. Coffee Club Coffee Club continues to be the place to meet on Fridays from 7 to 10 a.m. with new volunteers leading it. Karina and Rhonda will set you up with a warm

Rambling Jack: Mack Town takes the reins

Something positive and important is happening in McKinleyville. It’s been visible at recent governmental meetings, where residents are showing up in larger numbers. They’re engaged. They’re informed. They’re asking for a greater say in how McKinleyville solves its problems and shapes its future. Take, for example, the Jan. 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory

Rare consensus on sending McKinley to Canton, Ohio

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The initial Arcata City Council vote to remove Arcata’s statue of William McKinley from the Plaza took place one year ago today. But that decision only ratcheted up the heat surrounding the controversial statue. A subsequent petition drive qualified Measure M for the ballot, giving Arcata voters

Norweigian aquaculture project gets Samoa lease

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union SAMOA – Humboldt County is poised to become a hub for aquaculture, as the Harbor District has approved a lease for a Norway-based company that aims to build a fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula.  The district’s Board of Commissioners approved a 30-year lease with a subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms

Trinidad Tidings: Lions and rentals and lights

“Freedom of the Press, What Does It Mean?” was the topic for the annual Trinidad Lions Club Student Speakers Contest held last week.   Four students from three local high  schools competed before a Trinidad Town Hall audience. Isabelle Ely from North Coast Preparatory Academy (NPA) won the contest in the first of five more

McKinleyville Matters: Mix it up in McK

McKinleyville Ace Home & Garden Center, 2725 Central Ave., will hold an emergency preparedness workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 11 a.m. to noon.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be prepared, before, during and after a disaster strikes. The store has put together a two-person, 72-hour survival bucket that

Unsheltered Point-in-Time 2019 count numbers finalized – 1,473 experiencing homelessness

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Unsheltered Point-in-Time count numbers finalized More than 1,470 unsheltered people were counted in Humboldt County during this year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count, according to results from the Jan. 23 count of people experiencing homelessness. This year’s count showed the largest number of unsheltered people in Eureka, followed by

Extreme Weather Shelter Wednesday night, Feb. 20

Arcata House Partnership ARCATA – Arcata House Partnership will host the Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 20, to serve people who are homeless. Shelter intakes will begin at 4:15 p.m. today at the Annex, located at 501 Ninth St. in Arcata. From 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., staff will conduct shelter screenings, schedule showers and