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Forest committee inspects new parcel, harvest

Forest committee inspects new parcel, harvest

FOREST FORCE Arcata’s citizen-led Forest Management Committee (FMC) hit the trail(s) in recent weeks to give personal scrutiny to a new asset and the aftermath of a recent harvest. First they traveled to the site of this year’s sustainable forest harvest near Redwood Park. About 18 to 20 acres was harvested of about 340,000 board

DTF quickly cracks couch cushion gun safe

Humboldt County Drug Task Force McKINLEYVILLE – On Friday, Nov. 13, special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Arcata Police Department, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, and Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office served a search warrant on a residence in the 1900 block of Elm Avenue in Mckinleyville.  The

Red Alert: COVID surge demotes Humboldt, tightens restrictions

State Reassigns Counties Due to Case Surge; Humboldt Assigned to Red Tier The State of California today moved a number of counties into more restrictive tiers in response to the fastest increase in cases and hospitalizations seen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Humboldt County has been reassigned to the “red” or substantial tier.

Measure F passes, full fire service will be restored

Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – A special property tax to fund the Arcata Fire District was overwhelmingly passed on Election Day, Nov. 3. The second post-election report showed that 12,768 voters, or 75.31 percent, voted in favor of the property tax. Just 4,185 voters, or 24.69 percent, opposed the measure. Measure F needed at least

Arcata open space tax resoundingly approved

Beginning July 1, 2021, the City of Arcata will levy an annual special tax of $37 per parcel to provide about $175,000 of additional funds each year to protect, preserve, maintain and expand Arcata’s parks, trails and natural open space areas. The additional dedicated funds will help leverage state and federal grants, which generally require some demonstrated local interest and participation in funding.

McK CSD gets new leadership

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Greg Orsini, Scott Binder and Joellen Clark-Peterson were elected to the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors on Election Day, Nov. 3.  Orsini and Binder were vying for two four-year seats on the MCSD board, which oversees sewer, water, streetlights, open space maintenance, parks and recreation in the unincorporated