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Dogtown: Get a long little doggie

Dogtown: Get a long little doggie

Mara Segal The Humboldt County Animal Shelter has not one, but six lively little dachshunds available for adoption! Five of them came to the shelter when their elderly owner died and no family member stepped up for them. The sixth one, two-year-old Horton, came in as a neglected stray, with missing hair but with such

CAF gets land for huge animal sanctuary, education center

Companion Animal Foundation McKINLEYVILLE – Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) has purchased 18.5 fenced acres from Cara and Jerry Brockhoff with the goal of a future Animal Humane Education Center as well as summer camps for children. The Brockhoffs recently bid a fond farewell to their home, their friends and their beloved Schroeder’s Swamp to make

Coming soon – the toilet of our dreams

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A long-held, sometimes urgent dream of so many Plaza visitors now rests on a trailer out at the city Corp Yard. Battleship gray and made of thick steel, Arcata’s gleaming, $97,425 Portland Loo is being prepared for service. Public Works plans to have  the looming loo’s solar

Dogtown: Meet mighty Mouse, help heal Zoey

Mara Segal Here’s your weekly dose of cuteness from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter! Mouse is a bright and cheerful seven-year-old female Chihuahua mix. Sometimes her ears lie down as they do in the picture, but when she is excited and ready for action they stand straight up! She is super dog-friendly and is happy

Arcata Ridge Trail has many volunteers, a few issues and a big benefit planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union SUNNY BRAE – Arcata’s sustainably managed rainforests are generally roiling with good energy these days – on the trail, in the corridors of power at City Hall and soon, on the dance floor. Having been around since forever, Arcata’s forests are newly on the move – particularly in the