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Cool new stuff is popping up all over A-town

Cool new stuff is popping up all over A-town

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Even in hard times fraught with uncertainty, amid darkened businesses and a flaring pandemic, society apparently still has the wherewithal to move forward with upgrades here and there.  Over at the Community Center, the new futsal court is complete and in use. The $355,000 court was paid

Public Safety Committee digs in to workload

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Committee last week polished up its draft report to the City Council, and dug into some of its heavier-duty assignments, including the Arcata Police Department’s use of force policies and civilian police oversight. The draft report tracks the committee’s incremental progress on creating a

County swept up in ‘alarming’ infection trend

Note: this story was published just before Humboldt County entered the Purple Tier indicating “widespread” coronavirus cases. – Ed.   Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County had been “luckier than most” with spread of COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich has said, but luck has run out – the  county’s case  rate

With economy flagging, single-use foodware restrictions delayed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council last week renewed the local emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic, something it does every two weeks to better empower it to manage the unusual circumstances surrounding the crisis, and make it eligible for further assistance. The council heard a review of city finances

McK Skatepark could become reality in 2021

      Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A decades-long effort to build a skate park in McKinleyville may come to fruition next summer. Members of the Humboldt Skatepark Collective (HSC), in conjunction with the McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD), are hoping to break ground on the skateboard complex at Pierson Park next

Trinidad Tidings: The blessings of living in paradise

Thanksgiving week reminds us of infinite gratitude for the blessings of living in a place where outdoor beauty abounds all around us.  Naturalist-photographer Jim Webb caught kayakers JoAnn Schuch and Joey Wauters on Big Lagoon with a flock of Buffleheads and a pair of Mergansers close by. Life is good. Baker Beach & Sotsin Point Work

Bayside Corners: Holiday Market features 25 local artists & craftspeople

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It is going to be a strange holiday season. We need to limit multi-household gatherings.  Traditional events have been cancelled or gone virtual. Local artists are missing the holiday fairs where they show their work, leaving local shoppers without favorite opportunities to find one of a kind gifts for holiday giving.  To

31 new cases; county total stands at 850

Nov. 27, 2020 – 31 New Cases Reported Friday; Limited Stay at Home Order in Effect Thirty-one additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 850 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus. The state’s Limited Stay at Home Order is now in effect. To read the full

Taste of the Holidays, at home version

Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise ARCATA – The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise’s “Taste of the Holidays” event began in 1993 to showcase local specialty food and beverage producers. During coronavirus pandemic, the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise is offering an“At Home” version of this well-loved event. A perfect holiday gift for you, your friends, co-workers,