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Suspect caught after vandalism spree in Old Town Eureka

Suspect caught after vandalism spree in Old Town Eureka

Eureka Police EUREKA – Between 09/11/2018 and 09-13-2018, Officers with the Eureka Police Department have responded to approximately 25 reports of vandalism to vehicles.  A majority of the reported damage to the vehicles was tires being slashed, however some victims also reported paint damage.  None of the victims could provide any suspect descriptions or reason

Sanctuary ordinance’s costs, effects warned

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Several Humboldt County supervisors and county law enforcement officials oppose a sanctuary ordinance initiative, saying the proposed ordinance is unnecessary, will be costly to implement and could hinder crime-fighting efforts. A financial analysis of Measure K, a Sanctuary ordinance for the November election ballot, was discussed by supervisors

McKMAC says yes to Measure O

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted unanimously Aug. 29 in support of Measure O, the half-cent sales tax that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The committee, however, made it clear that it wants the money to be spent on public safety and not siphoned off for

Supes wading into compost

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Department of Environmental Health is seeking a balance between streamlining permitting of composting toilets and continuing to protect public health and the environment. The department asked for and got authorization to revise its Experimental Disposal System Program at the Aug. 21 Board of Supervisors meeting. Since

Matt Knight fired from KHSU over ‘stick it to them’ email

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Matt Knight, host of KHSU’s Alternative Therapy show since February 2000 has been fired from the station. Knight, whose radio name is “Mad Doctor Matt,” is one of the members of the station’s volunteer community who have been unhappy with General Manager Peter Fretwell and Vice President for

Parks & Rec to dicuss e-vehicles on trails

  Mad River Union ARCATA – The popularity  of electric bicycles has surprised some users of the Humboldt Bay Trail North. Along with e-bikes, the onset of electrified “onewheel” skateboards have also signified a change in the overall user experience on the Arcata Marsh-traversing trail. Arcata’s Parks and Recreation Committee will discuss the use of

County’s suicide rate rebounds

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – An annual report to Humboldt County supervisors on suicide rates and prevention shows that last year’s reduction in suicides isn’t a trend, as this year’s rate is tracking to be as high as ever. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and at its Aug. 28 meeting, the

This after-hours restriction thing is already the second-most recent KHSU imbroglio

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The smoldering controversy at Humboldt State University radio station KHSU seemed to be waning late last month, when, in stark contrast to the previous three meetings, the monthly Community Advisory Board (CAB) gathering saw minimal participation. Now though, a new policy regarding worker safety and hours had

McKinleyville grapples with planning issues

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville is wrestling with how it can give residents a voice in land use decisions, while at the same time not creating additional expenses and bureaucracy. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC)  held an in-depth discussion on the topic at its Aug. 29 meeting, with members debating the

Minimal attendance at KHSU’s monthly CAB meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If the Humboldt State University administration’s strategy is to wait out, wear down and scare off the resistance to its policies regarding radio station KHSU, the plan may be working. After three well-attended and often clamorous monthly meetings of the station’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), the fourth,

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