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Letters to the Editor, Feb. 6, 2019

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 6, 2019

KHSU lockout a major unsolved mystery “Arcata is not safe for the public after 10 p.m.” This is not an attribution that can be substantiated; yet, this is the message delivered by the administration of Humboldt State (HSU).  What? The reason given for the lockout of the studio of our community radio station (after 10

Letters to the Editor, January 23, 2019: Let change begin with thee, and the sooner the better

Supporting difficult choices “The vibrant diversity of the two previous inaugurations was gone, replaced by what felt like a dispiriting uniformity, the kind of overwhelmingly white and male tableau I’d encountered so many times in my life—especially in the more privileged spaces, the various corridors of power I’d somehow found my way into since leaving

Letters to the Editor, January 16, 2019

Two sides of wetland values The coastal wetland regulations mentioned by Mr. Laird are indeed onerous except it would seem when it comes to coastal dune management.  The filling of protected dune wetlands that follow vegetation removal programs has been happening unregulated and unmonitored for decades.  Ironically, if the plants that have been torn out

Letters to the Editor January 2, 2018

$150K and a task force for the Plaza, crumbs for Valley West According to the Mad River Union, the brand new Arcata Plaza Improvement Task Force has been given $150,000 to “enact whatever solutions on which it may decide.”  Their first public meeting produced a long list of “nuisances” experienced by Plaza users including: drug

Letters to the Editor Dec. 26, 2018

Timely Toys The Arcata Professional Firefighters Local 4981 and the Arcata Fire Protection District would like to thank the community for their support of the annual Toys for Tots toy drive.   This year we have collected more toys than any year previous, thanks to the generous donation from Kmart McKinleyville and the community at

Trinidad Tidings: recognizing veterans and volunteers

‘A Vicarious Trip to Iceland’ Marilyn Tucker will be guest speaker at the Thursday, Jan. 3 Trinidad Civic Club meeting. She’ll present “A Vicarious Trip to Iceland” starting at 11:30 a.m.  Members and guests are invited to come to Club Room, Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. to socialize followed by a 10 a.m. business meeting

Trinidad Tidings: Leadership changes in the seaside village

Trinidad’s last City Council meeting of 2018 last week brought many changes to City leadership. Councilman Steve Ladwig was selected mayor and Councilman Jack West was chosen as mayor pro tempore. Newly sworn-in council members Jim Baker, Dwight Miller and Tom Davies were seated at the Council table.  Trinidad Planning Commissioner John Graves remains in