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McKinleyville Town Center planning kicked up to county level

McKinleyville Town Center planning kicked up to county level

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – After nearly a year and a half of public meetings about the McKinleyville Town Center, the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted unanimously March 31 to direct the Humboldt County Planning Department to create a draft land use ordinance for the heart of the community. The vote brings to

Bottoms grow project sees pivotal changes overnight

A new project description in a Notice of Public Hearing for the special April 22 Planning Commission meeting on the ALC proposal describes an 8-acre project, far reduced from the original 22.9 acre plan. The newly reformulated project consists of 2.3 acres of outdoor light deprivation cultivation and 5.7 acres in new greenhouses.

Arcata Bottom grow downsized, delayed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Planning Commission consideration of Arcata Land Company’s [ALC] proposed industrial cannabis grow on the Arcata Bottom was delayed last week at the request of the applicant, Lane DeVries.  While DeVries wanted the matter continued from April 1 to the Planco’s April 15 meeting, that agenda is

ACV to BUR service starts in May

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The County of Humboldt Aviation Department and Fly Humboldt today announced that Avelo Airlines will begin service from Humboldt County to the Hollywood Burbank Airport starting May 19, 2021. Said Gregg Foster of FlyHumboldt: “Avelo’s announcement is further evidence of the recovery of the airline industry and, more importantly, the

Emily Sinkhorn is Arcata’s new Environmental Services Director

“I am committed to maintaining the collaborative, long-term view the city has built while while also prioritizing practical projects to address climate change, complex environmental problems and issues of equity that often disproportionately impact the most vulnerable in our community. I also look forward to working with the well respected Environmental Services staff team.”

Humboldt goes orange, opening more businesses

April 6, 2021 – Humboldt County Moves into Orange or ‘Moderate’ Tier Humboldt County has moved into the “Orange” or Moderate tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” meaning many local business sectors can further expand capacity with COVID-19 prevention measures in place. These changes take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April

McKinleyville Town Center visions aligning

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – When McKinleyville residents get together to talk about their vision for the Town Center, perhaps the most remarkable thing is how much they agree with each other.  Not only do most participants have similar ideas for what they want to see for the heart of the community,  but

Pandemic ‘in a different place’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT  – ​Humboldt’s public health officer has told the Board of Supervisors that the county will probably be re-assigned into a lesser COVID-19 risk tier soon. ​In an update to supervisors at their March 23 meeting, Public Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said that “with continued focus on slow reopening”