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Arcata, county look at ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Arcata, county look at ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Freddy Brewster Mad River Union ARCATA – On Monday, May 20 the City of Arcata, along with representatives from the Humboldt County Planning Department, held a public workshop forum to brainstorm ideas to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Arcata. There was one central question posed to the nearly 30 attendants and that was “what

Company rep: Fish farm grades high on ‘environmental scorecard’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A representative of a Norway-based aquaculture company described a land-based fish farm facility planned for Humboldt as one that will emit clean discharge, virtually eliminate the risk of escapes and disease, and won’t use GMOs, antibiotics or hormones.  Humboldt County is poised to become the capital of aquaculture

APD investigating woman’s disappearance

Arcata Police Department The Arcata Police Department is investigating a missing person. Natalie Ruth Thomas’ family contacted APD on May 8, 2019, stating that Natalie was missing. Natalie’s family is concerned for her welfare as she typically contacts them regularly and they have not heard from her since May 12, 2019. Natalie is described as

Updated: H Street incident a DUI

Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata Police are at the scene of an incident in progress in the 900 block of H Street, where two vehicles have collided in the area outside of Don’s Donut Bar. Both vehicles have been removed from the roadway. Any injuries aren’t immediately known. According to APD, an alleged drunk

K9 Baron captures suspect after pursuit

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – While participants in the Kinetic Sculpture Grand Championship were preparing for the start of the race on the Arcata Plaza, a man and woman were racing away from police on State Route 299. They ended the day lodged in the the Pink Palace.   On Saturday, May 25 at 11:55

Hemp on hold again

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A temporary ban on hemp cultivation has been reinstated in Humboldt County after a brief lapse that saw hemp growers flood the agricultural commissioner’s office with applications for state registration.  But those applications are voided by the reinstated ban and the county will proceed with developing regulations for

Manila juvenile arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder

Mad River Union ARCATA/MANILA – Arcata Police arrested a 16-year-old Manila boy on suspicion of murder and attempted murder Monday, May 27 in connection to a shooting that took place the night before in Arcata. Police converged on the family’s home in Manila Monday evening and searched it for several hours. The shooting left one