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Bohn says no more power shutoffs in 2020

Bohn says no more power shutoffs in 2020

Supervisor Mike Wilson said county residents were led to believe a “mythology” that power generation could be locally isolated in a so-called energy island. “I think there were many people within PG&E who were just as shocked as we were that the larger bureaucracy just didn’t perform in the way that they thought it would,” he continued.

Terra-Gen wind power project hitting severe turbulence

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​County approval of the wind energy project proposed for Monument Ridge and Bear River Ridge is in deep doubt as public opposition has surged. ​During a Nov. 7 Planning Commission hearing, the seemingly progressive renewable energy project was described as intrusive, destructive, ugly and an expression of corporate

Outside investigators called in as racial strife deepens at Humboldt State’s police department

Mad River Union Note: Following the recent statement of No Confidence signed by most of the officers of the Humboldt State University Police Department, first disclosed in late September, last week saw a fresh revelation in the leadership crisis affecting the department with the disclosure that the university has retained outside investigators to evaluate complaints

Arcata Fire reports more fires, fewer volunteers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HOHUM – ​The Arcata Fire District (AFD) dealt with increased demand for responses last year as its number of volunteers continued to decline, according to a report from the county’s Fire Chiefs Association. The report shows that a trend of decreased volunteer recruitment continued in 2018. The AFD had 11

RV, propane tanks burn at McKinleyville mobile home park

Arcata Fire District EARLY MORNING FIRE IN RESIDENTIAL TRAILER PARK McKinleyville – At approximately 3:54 a.m. this morning, Arcata Fire District responded with three engines and two chief officers to a fire in a travel trailer on the 2300 Block of Central Avenue in McKinleyville. Crews arrived to a fully involvedresidential RV travel trailer with