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Arcata Community Forest gains 49-acre Forsyth Tract

Arcata Community Forest gains 49-acre Forsyth Tract

City of Arcata press release THE CITY OF ARCATA EXPANDS THE ARCATA COMMUNITY FOREST BY 49 ACRES Arcata, CA, April 19, 2019 – The City of Arcata Environmental Services Department is pleased to announce that the City recently closed escrow on a long sought after 49-acre expansion of the Arcata Community Forest. The acquisition was

Arcata gets $400K for homeless housing and health

City of Arcata press release CITY OF ARCATA AWARDED $400K IN COUNTY HOMELESS EMERGENCY AID PROGRAM FUNDING Arcata, CA, April 19, 2018 – The City of Arcata is excited to announce that the County of Humboldt has recently awarded the City with $400,000 in Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding. The funding awarded will be

Why that Iris field on the Arcata Bottom suddenly turned orange

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Residents of the Arcata Bottom, and those who love its wide-open spaces, were recently surprised to see a huge field off Foster Avenue suddenly turn orange. Some thought it had been sprayed with an orange substance. The parcel, APN 506-141-019-000 at 3125 Foster Avenue, is owned

OysterFest beer choice again riles local brewers

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – When bivalve-enthirstened attendees at the 29th Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival sidle up to the beer taps on Saturday, June 15, they’ll have three choices, all of one brand: SeaQuake Space Sailor IPA, Fogline Pale Ale, or Blonde Ale. SeaQuake, a Crescent City brewery (and pub) has

‘Radiocide’ by James Floss

Mad River Union HUMBOLDTSTATE – This poem was recited before Humboldt State’s University Senate at its Tuesday, April 16 meeting. RADIOCIDE by James Floss Unspeakable violence Occurred yesterday as A culture was snuffed Roots rich it had, a Rhizome Rhapsody, a Convivial confluence Unspeakable harm Was done to our home Voices familiar silenced A culture

KHSU 90.5 FM gutted, silenced

Citing costs, HSU Admin purges most staff, the rest resign; Chico feed takes over; station community livid, organizing; sponsors quit, donors claim fraud, demand refunds; future plans vague, uncertain Public radio station’s airwaves go dead on Sunday as outrage mounts  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The biggest mediaquake to hit Humboldt in

UPDATED: University Senate passes resolution condemning KHSU closure

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – By a 75 percent majority, HSU’s University Senate Tuesday afternoon passed a “sense of the Senate Resolution” rejecting and condemning the administration’s action to eliminate KHSU’s staff and local programming. Seven percent of the senate of the senate opposed the resolution; 18 percent abstained. A draft resolution, which was