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Letters to the Editor, June 12, 2019

Letters to the Editor, June 12, 2019

Our Roots If corporations are now people, then what of incorporated cities, towns and communities?  Do we not also have the right to assemble, bear arms and freely communicate to whomever tunes in and attends? But our community has been silenced. Our voices and musical choices muted. Our opinions and views unaired.  Now everyone may

Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2019

Rentals running riot Dear Trinidad City Manager,  I wanted make a plea to you to listen to our concerns and make a priority of community safety and quality of life for those who live and work here in Trinidad. Many residents are frustrated and feel their voices are not being heard.  Residents are not making

HARP: 1,300 sign petition opposing Trinidad hotel design

Humboldt Alliance for Responsible Planning [email protected] More than 1,300 Humboldt residents and visitors have signed a petition contesting the design and impact of a proposed five-story, 100-guestroom Hyatt hotel planned for the bluff above Trinidad Bay. Members of HARP — the Humboldt Alliance for Responsible Planning — have raised concerns about the Trinidad Rancheria hotel

Letters to the Editor, May 8, 2019

The city could easily solve homelessness if it wanted to Oh boy, here Arcata goes again.  Given a $400,000 grant to help all the town’s homeless, officials are going to spend it on five one-bedroom modulars, which means five people or couples will get sheltered and housed. Great planning, great reasoning, HA! Take that $400,000

Letters to the Editor, May 1, 2019

Bumbling disregard In the late 1970s, when the puppeteers of California State University Chancellor’s Office (CSUC) held fewer and looser ropes on Humboldt State University, I was a journalism major at HSU. I was on The Lumberjack newspaper, raking muck. I was on KHSU, writing and reading news; playing music; and hosting Talkback, KHSU’s call-in

Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2019: McKinleyville’s new name will be…

KHSU action and acknowledgement My feelings about the disembowelment of KHSU have been articulated eloquently, knowledgeably and passionately by letters that have appeared in the opinion pages of the Mad River Union, the North Coast Journal and the Times-Standard.  I’d like to thank everyone for expressing their dismay, anger and frustration about the decimation of KHSU

Trinidad Tidings: Fishing fleet, council protest crab closure

The Trinidad City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2019-08 “In Support of the Local Dungeness Crab Fishing Industry” at last week’s council meeting.  Most of the 17 commercial crab fishermen and their crews were in attendance to voice dismay at the “abrupt closure of crab fishing” mid-season because of concerns over whales and turtles potentially being