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

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

School Choice Week gets poor grade

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Last week was poised to be National School Choice Week in Humboldt County but a proposed Board of Supervisors proclamation on it failed after it was flagged for discussion.  Supervisor Mike Wilson pulled the proclamation from the Jan. 22 board meeting agenda, citing the use of tax funding

Housing planned for Seventh and I streets

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In the 1990s, the parking lot at Seventh and I streets was filled with Fords. Then Isackson Motors closed, and the lot has been empty except for occasional heavy equipment staging, food trucks and parking for the businesses on the parcel’s south side. Now, Danco Group is

Questions plague McKinleyville incorporation

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – In many ways, the unincorporated community of McKinleyville is like a city, It has nearly 17,000 residents, thousands of homes and a bustling downtown business district. The town’s main thoroughfare, Central Avenue, is the busiest roadway in unincorporated Humboldt County. It has an airport and a business park.

Statue removal getting real, and McKinley’s home town is talking to Arcata about taking it

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With key meetings about removal of the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza soon to take place, the cities of Arcata and Canton, Ohio are in talks about transfer of the statue to McKinley’s midwestern home town. Canton is home to the McKinley Presidential Museum and

Burglar takes $7,500 in property from Mack High

  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday,  Feb. 5 at about 9 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a burglary that had occurred overnight at McKinleyville High School. According to the reporting party, sometime between 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, an unknown

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