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Dogtown: Shelter in place with a fuzzy friend

Dogtown: Shelter in place with a fuzzy friend

Week 14 of shelter in place: the Humboldt County Animal Shelter is down to five adoptable dogs, though there are a couple in the wings that may be available by the time this paper hits the newsstands.  The kittens hinted at last week have arrived; most of them are still a little young for adoption

Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council has approved a $48 million city budget deeply impacted by the global crisis. Sheltering in place and business closures have drastically reduced sales, use and bed tax revenue, forcing across-the-board cuts in city departments.  The council assumed the worst about revenues in the year

Week ends with 129 total cases; new COVID-19 dashboard launched

Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center The Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center today launched a data dashboard at humboldtgov.org to provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 in a format that is easier to access and understand. This new tool will allow residents to visualize and track virus trends, including the number of confirmed cases over time, the

38th Lantern Floating Ceremony going virtual

The City of Arcata’s Nuclear-Free Zone Committee started the Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony 38 years ago to commemorate the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and to affirm Arcata’s dedication to the cause of peace. The ceremony has since evolved into a beautiful opportunity for the community to come together for a collective moment of remembrance and reflection.

Ham Radio Field Day this weekend

The event is ARRL Field Day (arrl.org/FieldDay). Hams from across North America ordinarily participate in Field Day by establishing temporary ham radio stations in public locations to demonstrate their skill and service. Their use of radio signals bring people together while providing essential communication in service of communities. 

Blue Lake Notes: Making the best of these times

Since this crisis began, many have taken to working on projects and activities we may have seen during past crisis: victory gardening, learning to bake bread, and raising livestock at home. I know I’m not the only one with a more promising garden this year from years past and a new flock of hens (greetings

Pandemic Poem, by Shoshanna

In a world that feels daunting and too much to bear,
Open your eyes, take a walk, go out for fresh air.
Check in with neighbors, have a nice chat,
Think small and think local, as home is where its at.
Check in with neighbors, have a nice chat,
Think small and think local, as home is where its at.