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Dogtown: Biscuit and Will – personable lads with pal potential

Dogtown: Biscuit and Will – personable lads with pal potential

Week 31. The days are getting shorter but have been so beautiful lately! We are seeing a slight increase in incoming dogs but demand for adoptable animals is still running high.  Here are a couple of nice dogs from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for your fall pleasure. Will was mentioned here once before when

Arcata City Council hopefuls navigate an unusual campaign year

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With no less than 10 of Arcata’s estimated 18,431 citizens roaming about the landscape as City Council candidates looking for votes, there’s a decent possibility that the other 18,421 A-town folk have had some contact with this year’s City Council hopefuls. Stacy Atkins-Salazar, Emily Grace Goldstein, Nick

COVID guidelines for a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Humco COVID HUMBOLDT – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued guidelines promoting safer alternatives to conventional Halloween and Día de los Muertos celebrations, while strongly discouraging trick-or-treating.  According to the CDPH, celebrations typically associated with these holidays increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading, as more people from different households are in close

Volunteers naturalizing forest Saturday

Volunteer Trail Stewards ARCATA – On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Volunteer Trail Stewards will be working in the Arcata Community Forest, rehabilitating the sections of Trail No. 1, damaged by this year’s selective logging operation.  Volunteers will naturalize a large area with ferns and duff as well as moving rock to a 50-yard section of

It’s extra important to get your flu vaccine this year

Humboldt DHHS HUMBOLDT – Flu season has officially begun, and health officials say this year with COVID-19 already circulating around the community, it is more important than ever to get a vaccine. A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because flu viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is formulated annually

Sean Campbell: Breaking down the latest anti-Measure F canard

I have read multiple articles in local papers that make personal attacks on the Arcata Fire District (AFD) Administration regarding salaries and how the Administration should make cuts at the top. Many of these articles reference Transparent California, which can be confusing at best.  After writing multiple articles aimed at educating the community about Arcata Fire

APD hosts drug take-back event Saturday, Oct. 24

ARCATA POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTS DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT On Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m,. the Arcata Police Department will once again be one of thousands of collection sites throughout the country for community members to drop off any unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide

Truly eating local: Bayside’s 100-mile Challenge Brunch

Bayside Community Hall invites the community to Brunch (to go) in Bayside this Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For this harvest meal, the hall’s chefs have given themselves a 100-mile challenge: source all ingredients within a 50-mile radius of the hall to highlight the amazing bounty produced by our area’s farmers