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Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council has approved a $48 million city budget deeply impacted by the global crisis. Sheltering in place and business closures have drastically reduced sales, use and bed tax revenue, forcing across-the-board cuts in city departments.  The council assumed the worst about revenues in the year

Week ends with 129 total cases; new COVID-19 dashboard launched

Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center The Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center today launched a data dashboard at to provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 in a format that is easier to access and understand. This new tool will allow residents to visualize and track virus trends, including the number of confirmed cases over time, the

Low Penta finding ends Glendale cannabiz appeal

The district may “make further legal demands” related to the site contamination and clean-up, the letter continues, and “looks forward to reviewing DTSC’s plans to investigate, monitor, and aggressively remediate the source/s of the contamination at the McNamara & Peepe site.”

Should Arcata Fire turn it all over to CalFire?

The first step, Walker said, would be to submit a request for proposal (RFP) to CalFire. This would begin a lengthy process, perhaps 18 months. CalFire would present the district with several options, and then the two entities would negotiate a deal. The arrangement would need to be reviewed by the Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission.

Trinidad Rancheria makes McKinleyville pipeline plea

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – A proposal by the Trinidad Rancheria to connect to McKinleyville’s water system received a mostly chilly reception from the public during a meeting last week of the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) Board of Directors. A majority of more than three dozen written comments submitted to the

Police Chief Brian Ahearn on the city’s budget, reform and APD

Police Officers are noble people who perform life-saving work every day and restore hope in people’s lives when all hope was lost. So when some advocate for dismantling the police or march on their City Hall to abolish policing (how ludicrous is that?) be careful what you wish for.

EPD confiscates trailer duo’s stimulus package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On June 18, 2020, at about 7:20 a.m., detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) served a search warrant on the 1800 block of Allard Avenue in response to complaints of drug activity. A Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office Narcotic K9 assisted in the warrant service. Patricia Joyce