Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

McKMAC goes into detail on housing

McKMAC goes into detail on housing

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Building mother-in-law units, tiny house villages and creating more affordable housing were among the topics discussed Feb. 27 by the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC). The committee and more than 30 residents gathered at Azalea Hall to hear a presentation on the update of the Humboldt County Housing

Little lost dogs picked up, need pals (with video of pregnant border collie)

Mad River Union ARCATA – Add to the many lost and abandoned pets needing homes these fresh discoveries in southern Arcata. Do you recognize them? Above, APD is looking for the owner of these two pups. They were found by a citizen near Old Arcata Road. While police check for a microchip, if anyone has

Dogtown: Puppies and shepherds and so much adorableness

This year, 2019, is already proving to be a year of shepherds and puppies at the shelter. This sweet little girl, Paisley, is both. She arrived at the shelter on Valentine’s Day and has been stealing the hearts of the volunteers ever since. Paisley is about four months old and is full of life! She

HUD grants help local homeless programs

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – More than $860,000 has been distributed to eight Humboldt County homeless assistance programs to help keep people off the streets. The funds are part of more than $415 million in Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance grants awarded this month to programs across the state by the U.S. Department of Housing

McKinleyville Matters: Seeding, snacking and planning

McKinleyville Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to help fill holes and apply grass seed at the Hiller Sports Complex at Hiller Park on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be provided.  Call (707) 839-9003 or email Lesley Frisbee at [email protected] to RSVP.  All ages are

New Bayside Books is Sunny Brae’s tiny but complete literary oasis

  Mad River Union SUNNY BRAE – Matthew and Tara Brockmeyer love books, writing and just about anything to do with the written word. He’s a published novelist (Kind Nepenthe) and short story writer, and she edits a literary magazine (Deciduous Tales). To those literary bona fides, the two may now add “bookstore owners.” Bayside

Locals seek Coastal Commission post

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Emphasizing the importance of having local representation on the state’s Coastal Commission, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has nominated city officials from Arcata and Eureka for an open seat.  At their Feb. 26 meeting, supervisors agreed to nominate Arcata Mayor Brett Watson and Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo

Trinidad Tidings: Enter a photo contest, learn to monitor shorebirds

The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce invites amateur photographers and Trinidad enthusiasts to submit their favorite photographs of photogenic Trinidad to the Photo and Video Contest. There are three categories within the photo contest, each with a chance to win $150.  The nature category includes any photographs of redwoods, Trinidad coastline or any other natural

Blue Lake Notes: It’s been a bit rainy…

It’s been a bit rainy I suppose lately – but that doesn’t stop Blue Lake from getting out and getting things done!  In February, the Friends of the Annie and Mary Rail Trail held a somewhat wet and muddy event called the Mad Scramble, which consisted of a timed mountain bike race through an engineered

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