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OBITUARY: Laurel Claire (Strope) Mangos, July 21, 1950 – Dec. 3, 2020

OBITUARY: Laurel Claire (Strope) Mangos, July 21, 1950 – Dec. 3, 2020

come to the white porch don’t say a thing come sit beside me and hear silence sing Laurel Claire (Strope) Mangos died peacefully at home in Bayside, California, on December 3, 2020.  She was 70 years young and her remarkable beauty and spirit was with her to the very end.  Laurel was born in Eureka,

Godwit Days bird art and nature writing contests

Godwit Days ARCATA – Due to the pandemic, the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival will be held virtually, rather than in person, this year. An announcement outlining the events to be included in the April 16-18 festival will be distributed soon. However, information about the two student contests – the 18th annual bird art

Second Community Visioning Listening session set for Feb. 25

City of Arcata ARCATA –​ The Community Development Department will host a follow up virtual Community Vision Listening Session on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to brainstorm with city staff on a variety of topics identified in the previous listening session, and can provide feedback on

Bottoms annexation brings shock and awe

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – A county agency’s inclusion of 77 acres on the Arcata Bottom into the City of Arcata caught residents there by surprise last week. The Jan. 20 decision by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) involved a historic westward expansion of the City of Arcata onto 76.7

Dogtown: A pair of cuddlepups

Cheddar and Tiger Rose happily trot into their crate when it is bedtime and go right outside in the morning to go potty. They stay close when people are around, except for the afternoon that the resident dog took them for a little walk down the driveway. We think she was trying to get rid of them, but fortunately the puppies didn’t fall for that!

McK CSD looking to boost law enforcement

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District is wading into its latent powers, and may even look at collaborating with law enforcement to maintain and improve police services. The district’s authority was discussed Feb. 3 by the MCSD Board of Directors, which oversees sewer, water, streetlights, open space maintenance, parks