Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Green light for McKinleyville skate park

Green light for McKinleyville skate park

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Construction may begin a year from now on the long-awaited McKinleyville skate park, a project that has been pursued for two decades. The park would be built at Pierson Park, which may see a variety of other upgrades if the McKinleyville Community Services District is successful in obtaining

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is Saturday, May 11 – here’s how to donate

HUMBOLDT – Saturday, May 11 will mark the 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. All residents of Humboldt County are being asked to participate and help “Stamp out Hunger.” During this nationwide food drive, letter carriers will be picking up donations of non-perishable food and delivering these donations to local food banks throughout the country.

McKinleyville Matters: Pony Express Days is coming up, and you can have a booth!

Pony Express Days in McKinleyville is coming up May 29 to June 2., and the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce is still taking applications for the outdoor chili cook off and parade participants as well as vendors for the festival.  The chili cook off will be on Thursday, May 30 in the McKinleyville Shopping Center. All

Trinidad Tidings: the seaside village needs YOU!

Attention civic minded Trinidad residents! City Clerk Gabriel Adams reports that the City of Trinidad is looking for qualified residents to fill vacancies on the City Council, Trails Advisory Committee and Short-Term Rental Advisory Committee.  Send letters of interest via email ([email protected]), mail (P.O. Box 390, Trinidad, CA 95570), or deliver to the clerk’s office

Gal in the Galley: Impress your mother this Sunday

Eureka Natural Foods has local organic quinoa in their bulk section for a very reasonable price, and I am so pleased to have one of the whole grains I crave grown less than 30 miles from where I live. I adore it, actually; with it’s interesting chewy-crunchy texture and earthy, nut-like flavor, not to mention

May’s Arts! Arcata includes a Ball Gown Stroll

Arcata Main Street ARCATA – Arts! Arcata, Arcata Main Street’s monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, takes place Friday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Arcata. Friday’s festivities will include a magical Ball Gown Stroll, a free community event that invites participants to don their most spectacular and sparkling ball gowns, formal

A quick synopsis of last week’s Arcata City Council meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council last week paused mobile home park closures, moved forward with a waste-reduction measure, recommended mediation on partial Plaza street closure during the Farmers Market and expressed support for radio station KHSU’s restoration.  Mobile home moratorium The council passed an urgency ordinance suspending closure

Dungeness relief payouts imminent

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Disaster relief money to compensate fishermen for the severely delayed 2015 to 2016 Dungeness crab season will finally be delivered to the North Coast on June 1.  The majority of $25 million in crab disaster relief funding will be used for payments to participants in the state’s Dungeness