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HSU vice president demands newspaper retract employee’s allegations

HSU vice president demands newspaper retract employee’s allegations

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A Humboldt State University administrator involved with the controversy surrounding radio station KHSU is pushing back against a radio station employee’s allegations of inappropriate conduct – by accusing the newspaper that reported them of libel. On Friday evening, the Mad River Union received a letter (see below)

Streets and mixers aswarm with Arcata City Council candidates

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With two four-year Arcata City Council seats available this November and a host of pressing issues at hand, incumbents and outsiders alike are joining the candidate queue. As of Friday morning, some seven possible candidates have taken out nomination papers, though just incumbent Brett Watson has turned

At The Market: Farmers’ Market merch is so Arcata

You’ve been to the merch booth at your favorite group’s concert, buying CDs, downloads if you are hipper, and  of course, a T-shirt. The merch booth, otherwise known as the information booth, at the Arcata Farmers’ Market makes those music merch booths look positively out of date. Where else but at the Arcata market can

KHSU crisis deepens as visioning begins

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – The crisis touched off by the May 16 dismissal of a longtime KHSU employee hasn’t faded. Two months and three meetings of the Humboldt State University radio station’s advisory board later, the revolt among employees and volunteers has expanded and intensified into a struggle over the

HSU takes comments on possible parking lot for Trinity Annex

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Humboldt State is creating an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) required for demolishing the old Trinity Hospital. It would be replaced by an 83-space parking lot with about 13,000 square feet of greenspace along the west and south sides of the parking lot, a bus shelter, benches, bicycle

Save some room for blackberry pie this Sunday

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union WESTHAVEN – It’s the 58th annual Blackberry Festival, a benefit for the Westhaven Fire Department, on Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so plan on getting there early for pie. Folks in the know drive to Westhaven early and find a parking spot for the festive day

Dungeness season saw strong catch

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The North Coast’s commercial Dungeness crab season was affected by delays due to meat quality issues and price negotiations but the catch soared as soon as fishing began. The season ended July 15 and the northern region from the Fort Bragg area to the Oregon border accounted for

Wruck answers allegation with apology, offers CAB meeting preview

Kevin L Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – The Humboldt State University vice president accused by a KHSU staff member of inappropriate conduct during a station staff meeting has responded with apologies and further information. KHSU Office Manager Lorna Bryant stated that University Advancement Vice President Craig Wruck yelled at her and stifled her