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Arcata Fire Dept. could get training to resolve ‘embedded racial inequities’

The company gave district staff and volunteers relatively low ratings based on a scale of one to five, with one being “absent,” two “emerging,” three “developing,” four “partial mastery” and five “mastery.” On the various race-related topics, the district mostly scored a one or a two.

Pills, pills, pills bring bonus bail for dedicated sales associate

HUMBOLDT COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE Since August of 2019 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) has served three search warrants on Dustin Lawler (36 years old McKinleyville). The three search warrants were all served on his previous residence in the 3500 block of Dows Prairie Road in McKinleyville. In January of 2021 the HCDTF

Ebb and flow of COVID vaccines uncertain

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The timing and amounts of initial COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Humboldt County have fulfilled expectations but the county’s health officer has said the scale of future availability is uncertain. ​In an update at the January 5 Board of Supervisors meeting, Dr. Ian Hoffman, the county’s health officer, described

Hemp – banned, but teachable?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Planning Commission is advising prohibition of industrial hemp farming but there’s a notable exception – College of the Redwoods would be able to cultivate hemp for educational and research purposes. ​The viability of industrial hemp in the county’s unincorporated areas came under the commission’s deliberation at

Arcata Police Log: Barefaced COVID deniers engulf retail wage earners in their biohazard blizzard

• Sunday, December 20 3:32 a.m. A bear was reported roaming the roadway near a Trinidad casino. 7:26 a.m. An H Street upstairs-downstairs tenant dispute devolved into someone “jumping on the ceiling.” Wait, what? 5:29 p.m. A friendly, tagless Husky wandered into a Valley West store, its origins and backstory unknown. • Monday, December 9:05

McK CSD to partly pay ridiculous $2K water bill

The MCSD agreed to a 75/25 percent split, with the homeowners paying $483.48 plus $13.20 from their regular bill. The MCSD will absorb the rest of the cost. The MCSD manager has authority to make water leak adjustments up to $750. Adjustments larger than $750 require approval from the board, which voted unanimously Jan. 6 in favor of the adjustment.