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Arcata Eye, Union columnist Beverly Hale dies

Arcata Eye, Union columnist Beverly Hale dies

Mad River Union ARCATA – Beverly Hale, the community columnist whose around-town rambles and observations enlivened the pages of the Arcata Eye and Mad River Union for many years, has died. Bev passed away at St. Joseph Hospital Sunday, May 19 following long illness which limited her mobility. Said her son, Alan, “I know that

Dogtown: Brandy, you’re a fine girl. What a good pet you would be

Some of the cats and dogs that arrive at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter are in need of veterinary care due to illness or injury.  The shelter’s funding covers the initial vaccinations, worming and flea medication for all the incoming animals, plus spays and neuters before the adoptable cats and dogs may leave the shelter. 

New instructors fortify Humboldt CERT

Community Emergency Response Team Humboldt County has graduated 18 new CERT instructors! Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers undergo at least 23 hours of emergency response training.  These volunteers are your neighbors who are prepared to assist their communities until first responders can arrive after a major emergency event, such as an earthquake or wildfire. 

Blue Lake Notes: A sweet museum and Public Works Week

On May 8, Blue Lake Parks and Recreation celebrated Bike to School Day. Students met up at the Mad River Grange for some snacks and rode to school together!  And speaking of biking, on Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. the Blue Lake Parks and Recreation will be hosting a bicycle skills course.

McKinleyville Matters: Walkability and a new Lion

A youth-led walkability assessment will be held in McKinleyville to better enable local students to safely walk, bike and roll to school. The assessment is scheduled for today, May 15 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning in the McKinleyville Union School District conference room behind McKinleyville Middle School, 2285 Central Ave. Participants will observe traffic conditions