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Arcata to Canton: The statue’s all yours

Arcata to Canton: The statue’s all yours

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council Wednesday night certified the EIR for the McKinley statue removal project. The council also directed city staff to work with Canton, Ohio to relocate the statue there. Canton was where young William McKinley initially practiced law. The City of Canton has organized a coalition of local

Unsheltered Point-in-Time 2019 count numbers finalized – 1,473 experiencing homelessness

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Unsheltered Point-in-Time count numbers finalized More than 1,470 unsheltered people were counted in Humboldt County during this year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count, according to results from the Jan. 23 count of people experiencing homelessness. This year’s count showed the largest number of unsheltered people in Eureka, followed by

Whither Arcata’s potato?

ARCATA PLAZA – Something so far undiscussed in the public debate over the McKinley statue is its presence in the City of Arcata seal. The seal, popularly known as the “potato,” bears an image of the Plaza with a pre-planter statue in its center. Will this be changed to reflect the new, McKinley-free town square, or

McK Little League, MCSD appear to solve spat

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Over the years, McKinleyville Little League (MLL) and the McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) have had a rocky relationship. They’ve had heated disagreements over the fees charged by the district for use of the Hiller Sports Complex and about whether the fields are properly maintained. But between baseball

Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s all systems go for removal of the McKinley statue from the Plaza, with the project’s paperwork ready to go, at least one serious statue suitor in the wings and the City Council poised to spell out details at their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6

Council to reconsider revised Village housing project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council voted last week to reconsider the revised Village housing project, rejected by default on a tied council vote last August. The project has been redesigned to address one of the principal objections to the previous plan voiced by councilmembers and citizens: Village 2019 includes

Man arrested for sexual assault Tuesday afternoon in McKinleyville

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office MCKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, Feb. 12 just before 3 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the McKinleyville Shopping Center on the 1500 block of Central Avenue for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred. When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that the 18-year-old female victim

County grapples with ‘monumental’ sea rise issues

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Words like “huge” and “monumental” were used by county staff as the Planning Commission was briefed on the potential effects of sea level rise and the challenges of responding to it.  Policy options for avoiding and dealing with the impacts were outlined as the commission held a fourth

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