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Ridge Trail coming alive with opening of South Fork Janes Creek Trail

City of Arcata Press Release ARCATA –  The South Fork Janes Creek Trail, a new, two mile loop trail, opens for public use on Friday, July 11. The multi-use trail overlaps a three-quarter mile section of the Arcata Ridge Trail. A one-half mile segment of the loop will be closed to horse use temporarily until

Murder suspect led a troubled life of crime

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT — Some 26 hours before last year’s double murder in Arcata, a long-time acquaintance of the prime suspect found him to be a troubled man. Colin Baldridge testified at the ongoing trial of former Garberville resident Bodhi Tree, 29, that Tree’s demeanor and behavior on May 17, the day

McKinleyville to get new fire station

Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt County Planning Commission on July 3 approved plans for an almost 6,000-square-foot addition to the outdated McKinleyville Fire Station. The agenda item passed by unanimous vote, with commissioners Levy, McKenny and Morris absent. The commission also approved the McKinleyville Community Service District’s plans for a teen

Mad about Mooky: Mad River Fest week four!

BLUE LAKE –  Week four is the midpoint of the seven-week Mad River Festival, and the Peaceable Hamlet is busting out in song and dance with trash and treats from Dell’Arte as well as the start of the Humboldt Folklife Festival and Annie & Mary Days! The Glories of Gloria Revue Created by Mooky Cornish

Questing for clams at Moonstone Beach

Bryn Robertson Mad River Union MOONSTONE BEACH/MCKINLEYVILLE –It was 7 a.m. at Moonstone Beach and I was already soaked to my haunches in numbing Pacific Ocean water. My partners, equally wet but hawk-eyed and focused, moved across the beach in search of something subterranean. With long-handled shovels they tapped the sand’s surface, scanning for bubbles

McK man arrested after threats, drama in Whitethorn

HCSO Press Release On 06-28-2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a man who was threatening to shoot people and claimed to be armed with explosives. The suspect, later identified as Bruce Richard Cotherman, 57 years old, from McKinleyville was parked in a green 2002 Subaru in

Nodded-off driver found in drug-packed vehicle

LARGE DRUG ARREST ON ARCATA PLAZA On 6/28/14 at approximately 0522 hours, Officers from the Arcata Police Department conducted a vehicle investigation on the 800 block of H St on the Arcata Plaza.  The vehicle was occupied by Alexander Andreas Vargas, 24 years old of Rancho Palos Verdes.  When officers contacted Vargas he was holding