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New president selected for Humboldt State

New president selected for Humboldt State

Freddy Brewster Mad River Union HSU – Humboldt State University has hired its first African American president. Tom Jackson Jr. will be the eighth president of HSU and will take over in July after current HSU President Lisa Rossbacher’s term ends. Jackson is currently serving as the president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish,

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