News articles

Humboldt County, cities join climate pact

Humboldt County, cities join climate pact

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Humboldt’s county government is joining all seven cities in devising a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is also becoming a member of an international group that promotes global sustainability policies.  The county’s Board of Supervisors took several actions to advance the drafting of a Climate Action

Planco mulls Isackson’s Housing Project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s Planning Commission last week took up the proposed Isackson’s Housing Project, a block-long, four-story apartment building sited on Seventh Street between I and J streets downtown.  The project includes 43 one-, two- and three-bedroom rent-restricted apartments plus a manager’s unit totaling over 36,000 square feet plus

County considers ‘high level’ involvement in housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A state-mandated Humboldt County housing plan will consider a new approach to serving the needs of lower-income residents – having the county move from merely zoning for housing to subsidizing and maintaining it.  The question of whether the county should become actively involved in providing for housing is

Arcata Police Log: Tranquility-inducing quinoa tots and popcorn tofu meet their match

• Thursday, May 23 8:03 a.m. Six people sitting in a circle in a Ninth Street alley wouldn’t voluntarily disassemble their stonerhenge soiree-squattery, and a nearby business was concerned that the half-dozen immobile meat pillars might get run over. 10:36 p.m. In nearby Tavern Alley, intake-excrete maneuvers proved worrisome. It seems that four jolly-time funsters

High bacteria levels in Humboldt Bay oysters put OysterFest 2019 in jeopardy – alternate supply secured

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Efforts to save the 2019 Arcata Bay Oyster Festival are furiously underway at Arcata Main Street’s downtown office. All of the oysters harvested in Humboldt Bay since Tuesday must be disposed of due to the recent hot spell, state officials announced at 6 p.m. tonight. That leaves

Arcata Police Log: Turdly minefield inspires groundsman’s ire

• Wednesday, May 15 12:42 a.m. The City Council should try to track down the shadowy slithy tove on a bicycle who busied himself this early morn riding around and checking whether or not business doors on West End Road were properly locked up, and commend him for his public-spirited volunteer efforts. 1:30 p.m. It

Arcata Fire receives an off-road Gator

Arcata Fire District ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – The Arcata Fire District has recently taken delivery of a new John Deere Gator. This all-terrain vehicle will be used to fight fires in areas not accessible by a traditional fire engine such as local forests, beaches and community trail systems. It carries equipment for both fire and rescue.  This new