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Arcata’s 2014 forest harvest set

Arcata’s 2014 forest harvest set

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s citizen-led Forest Management Committee (FMC) met in two places July 2 – City Council Chamber and deep in the Jacoby Creek Forest (JCF). The meeting’s mission was to inspect sites which will be harvested beginning later this month. The harvest of about 350,000 board feet of timber

Parolee, probationer popped for meth, flare

HCSO Press Release On 07-25-2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m. a Deputy assigned to the City of Blue Lake, stopped a 1992 Red Chevy Pickup truck for speeding on Greenwood Road, Blue Lake. The truck yielded to the deputy at Blue Lake Casino Play Station. When the deputy contacted the driver, he identified himself as John

Humboldt County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

DHHS Press Release HUMBOLDT – West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a raven submitted for testing from Humboldt County. This is the first WNV-positive bird reported in Humboldt County this year. A positive bird was confirmed in July 2013. A total of 872 birds across the state have tested positive for West Nile

Who is Ms. ‘GRIT’?

APD Press Release | Union Staff Report ARCATA – On June 4 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a burglary occurred in the 900 block of Buttermilk Lane in Arcata wherein several credit cards were stolen and used at various locations. A female suspect was captured by surveillance cameras using one of the stolen credit cards at

Four and twenty blackberries, baked in a pie

Make that one thousand pies in an orgy of baking for the 54th annual Blackberry Festival Janine Volkmar Special to the Union WESTHAVEN – A small group of women meet every Tuesday, 52 weeks a year at the Westhaven Fire Hall. They’ve made crust from scratch, rolled it out, filled it with blackberries, crimped the

Todd Court grow complex raided by APD

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEARCH WARRANT SERVED ON TODD COURT HOME Officers from the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 2500 block of Todd Court on Wednesday morning. Upon searching the property, officers located a marijuana growing operation encompassing the majority of a detached mother-in-law unit, several rooms of a detached garage and two greenhouses.

Rosella’s adventures

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union SUNNY BRAE – Rosella Gaarder Pace’s adventure began nearly 97 years ago and shows no sign of slowing down. Born in remote Otter Tail County in Minnesota, her family then moved to Freeborn County, where Rosella spent her teenage years when times were tough all over. “High school nearly

Rollin Richmond retires, reflects

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – Arcata’s resident university has changed administrative hands, continuing its recent streak of scientist-presidents. Former President Alistair McCrone, a geologist, was succeeded by geneticist Rollin Richmond, who has turned over the reins to incoming President Lisa A. Rossbacher, another geologist. Richmond’s tenure at the top required more

West End Road resident Jack Wilson, 86, dies in fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2014 Arcata Fire Protection District Arcata, CA- (July 20, 2014)- Arcata Fire Protection District personnel responded to the 9000 block of West End Road this morning at 11:54 a.m. after receiving a report of a vehicle on fire in the garage of a residence with an occupant trapped. Update: The

Well-tuned weekend in Westhaven

Janine Volkmar Special to the Union WESTHAVEN – Two homegrown musicians will appear at Westhaven Center for the Arts (WCA) in two shows this weekend: Claire Bent and Dave Fleschner. Although Fleschner has toured internationally with names such as Curtis Salgado, Earl Thomas and Karen Lovely, Bent is still hoping to travel “to the Bay