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Arcata tracking rise in property crime, violence

Arcata tracking rise in property crime, violence

ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Committee took tangible steps last week toward developing civilian police oversight in Arcata. It also heard alarming news of a pronounced year-over-year jump in crime – both violent and property crime cases. With Chair Lettie Dyer absent and Vice Chair Jesse Lopez having resigned, Melissa Lazon was elected to the

Nasty COVID variant arrives in Humboldt

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Even as vaccine-induced optimism grows, Humboldt County’s health officer has said that “we’re not out of the woods yet” with COVID-19, which could spread and sicken people more severely if a newly-detected variant takes hold. ​At an April 28 news conference, Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman followed up

Transportation survey yields findings useful in future planning

Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities HUMBOLDT —The Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities has released the results of a survey of Humboldt County residents about how they get around their communities, and how they feel about the transportation options available to them.  The results show that how people use and perceive the local transportation system depends to

Former Trinidad Councilman arrested for alleged restraining order violation, having firearms

Mad River Union TRINIDAD – Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at the Trinidad Bay Bed & Breakfast this morning, May 4 and arrested former Trinidad City Councilmember Michael Joseph Morgan, 56, for being in possession of firearms, which he is now allowed to have under the terms of a court-issued restraining order

McKinleyville vies for improvement funding

The MCSD would also like to expand Azalea Hall, which is the town’s community center and home to the McKinleyville Senior Center. The MCSD is proposing an expansion on the south side Azalea Hall to provide more space for classes and other activities.

High school in-person learning going smoothly

“Overwhelmingly students who have returned said that they benefited from working in a physical space, and while some felt it was a bit more hectic than usual, and others were worried about some students lying on their health check, students who returned generally said they felt safe and that, at least on campus, precautions were being made,” Arbaugh wrote.