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Fundamentally Fabulous

Ryan Nakano Mad River Union ARCATA – Just off the corner of 10th and I streets, a drag artist dressed in a sparkling sequin tube-top, neon pink fishnets and matching hot pink wig takes a drag from a cigarette, anxiously awaiting his debut. The artist’s name is Mike Warren, a glass-blowing artist in Humboldt County,

Happy Four Twen-Meh In Redwood Park, Or Not

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With the first sunny weather in five years, the City of Arcata is prepared for any attempts to resurrect what used to be a massively attended 4/20 celebration in Redwood Park. In years past, the event attracted thousands to the park, most of whom were content to get baked,

Cannabis Grows, Hash, Firearms, Records Seized At Multiple Locations

HCSO Press Release On 04-16-2014, at approximately 10 a.m., the Humboldt Drug Task Force assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant at the McKenny Industrial Warehouses, 100 Airport Rd., in the unincorporated area Fortuna California. During the service of the warrant agents located Robert Weese, 27 years

HSU Film Festival Poised For Take-Off

HUMBOLDT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Animations & Experimentals (eight films in each category): Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. • Documentaries (seven films): Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. •  Narratives (nine films): Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. • Best of Fest (all categories): Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. • Location: Van Duzer Theater • Tickets: $8 general/$5

Suspect Identified In Dow’s Prairie Robbery

DOW’S PRAIRIE – The Sheriff’s Office is looking for two women wanted on connection with an armed robbery that took place earlier this week in the rural Dow’s Prairie area of McKinleyville. A be-on-the-lookout was issued to local law enforcement for Candice Keshan Swain, 25, a transient. Investigators are still working to indentity the second female

Major School Shuffle In McKinleyville

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Morris and Dow’s Prairie schools may be massively transformed in the coming school year, with all kindergarten through second-grade students going to one campus, and all third- through fifth-grade students going to the other. Both schools now serve kindergarten through fifth-grade students, with Dow’s offering a traditional academic

Weott Was Woman Missing, Now She’s Found

UPDATED: On 04/12/2014 at approximately 2 PM, missing person Shannon Paige Sundberg was located by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  A citizen had phoned the Sheriff’s Office and stated that they were traveling behind the vehicle that was associated with Shannon Sundberg. The caller stated the vehicle was last seen traveling south bound on Highway

Pampered Plovers Pumped Up On Pudding, Go All Raptor

APRIL 1, 2044, CLAM BEACH – In an effort to protect the area’s dwindling population of crows, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service plans to target the birds’ primary predator – the Western Snowy Plover. The last Christmas/Festivus Audubon Bird Count revealed that there are fewer than a dozen crows residing in the Clam Beach

HSU’s New President Makes The Rounds

HUMBOLDT STATE – Incoming Humboldt State University President Dr. Lisa A. Rossbacher and her husband, Dr. Dallas Rhodes, are shaking hands and answering questions at the university today, Friday, April 4. As part of her initial re-familiarization tour of Humboldt (she’s been here many times before) Rossbacher met with community members in the Great Hall above the