Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Weddings, all gatherings still prohibited

“We all understand the desire to celebrate occasions such as weddings with family and friends. However, just as high school seniors had to sacrifice traditional graduation ceremonies, these types of large gatherings simply cannot occur. We are in a pandemic and the potential for not only a large number of guests to become infected but for these individuals to then expose many more people in our community, is enormous. There is simply no way for Public Health to conduct timely contact investigations and limit disease spread when hundreds of people are exposed at one time.”

County sanctuary law briefing turns contentious

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – A boilerplate report to Humboldt County supervisors on compliance with the Measure K sanctuary ordinance unexpectedly reopened debate on the local law’s effects. ​Sheriff’s Office officials reported on compliance with state and local sanctuary laws at the June 23 Board of Supervisors meeting. Measure K was approved by

McKMAC supports fire dept. funding measure

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) voted unanimously June 24 in support of a ballot measure to help fund the town’s fire department. The measure, which will likely appear on the Nov. 3 ballot, would raise taxes on a typical single family home by $118 a year, as

McKinleyville gets almost $200K for bike/ped plan

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Humboldt County Public Works has received nearly $200,000 in grant funds to plan for bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the unincorporated community of McKinleyville. The effort to obtain the $196,700 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant was led by the Redwood Community Action Agency on behalf of the county.

Letters to the Editor, July 1, 2020

We must completely transition to a clean energy economy over the next few decades. If done right, this transition can make our community safer, more prosperous, and more equitable. Achieving these goals will require coordination between all levels of government. We need a green stimulus at the federal level. 

Should McKinleyville be renamed Dalhagali’?

Arguments echo Arcata’s statue debate Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Across the United States, citizens are grappling with the nation’s history of racism by taking down statues of Confederates and calling for the names of military bases to be changed. The movement has now come to McKinleyville, where some citizens are asking for

Top
X