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Just Funny That Way

Bryn Robertson Mad River Union NOHUM – So, you live in Humboldt County. Maybe you’ve been here for 30 years, maybe just an hour. Either way, if you’re a bit of an extrovert, you could probably get up onstage and sum up the cultural quirks of the area quickly and in a pleasing manner, because,

Suspect Arrested After Early Morning Robbery In Arcata

On 05-07-2014, at approximately 4: 00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery which just occurred, and the victim was at a gas station on Alliance Road, Arcata. The victim told the dispatcher the suspect was still in the area.  Arcata Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the

Phone Scammers Pretend To Be PG&E, Demand Quick Payment

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Local residents report calls from a high-pressure phone scam operation over the weekend. The caller pretends to be with PG&E, and tells the potential victim that their PG&E bill is overdue. The PG&E customers are told they owe as much as $1,500, which must be paid immediately or utility service

Business Succession Planning Workshop

Sean Quincy Humboldt County Eureka—On Thursday, May 15, business owners will discuss the challenges and solutions to selling and transferring their businesses and retaining as many jobs, and wealth, in the local economy as possible. “Up to 80 percent of small businesses will change ownership within the next 10 years. Some estimate over $7 trillion

Ten Reasons Why You Should Subscribe To The Mad River Union

Ten Reasons Why You Should Subscribe to the Mad River Union 1. Convenient weekly home delivery via the U.S. Postal Service. Just open your mailbox every Wednesday and, voilà, there’s the mighty Mad River Union! 2. You’ll save money. With a one-year subscription, your cost for home delivery is only 67 cents a week! You’ll

KHSU Launching New, All-BBC Station: KHSM

Union Staff Report ARCATA – Humboldt State University radio station KHSU 90.5 FM announced today that that it is building an all- new radio station that will broadcast programming from the BBC 24 hours a day. The new radio station will use the call letters KHSM. According to an announcement made at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce First Thursday mixer and a post

Friends, Family Rally In Support Of MMA Fighter Hurt In Bout

John Ferrara Special To The Union TRINIDAD – Local musician and active community member Steve Watts is recovering from surgery after sustaining a serious neck injury during a mixed martial arts bout at Cher-Ae Heights Casino in Trinidad on Saturday night, April 26. The 40-year-old Jiu Jitsu specialist was immobilized from the neck down after

Drug Bust In Manila

HCSO Press Release On 04-30-2014, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling in the Manila area when he saw a green Honda Accord parked in the gravel lot on the south side of Manila Park. The deputy saw the adult male occupant was laying low in his seat, so the

HSU, Arcata Acting To Counter Climate-Crushing Carbon

Carbonated Discussion On TNT This Week Carbon. We love it in our fizzy drinks and for freezing Han Solo, and as carbon-based units we appreciate this element’s key role in our existence. Carbon is deeply intertwined with our economy and insidiously, is also mucking up the atmosphere and causing global warming. While politicians hem and