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Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2020

Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2020

Fully fund the Arcata Fire Dept. I live in an Arcata county/city border area and a few years ago, before Coffee Creek and Paradise were destroyed — back when our local station was always in operation and the firefighters there were an everyday sight, training, washing the engines, and heroically responding whenever emergencies arose — some

Rambling Jack: A radical scaleback of fire protection will follow if Measure F fails

Firefighters enter burning buildings to save lives and property. They pull hoses through wildfires to save our homes. The respond to medical emergencies and literally save lives.  So how do we support these bona fide heroes of the fire district that serves McKinleyville, Arcata, Manila, Bayside and Jacoby Creek? How do we help the firefighters

Paul Nicholson: The shadowy, fact-averse Humboldt County Taxpayers League

I would like to know something about the people and their qualifications since they are making comments that affect the residents’ lives and property of the Arcata Fire District. In contrast, the League of Women Voters posts their address, phone number and board members and is totally transparent. 

Letters to the Editor, August 12, 2020

What’s in a name In spending time around and within various meeting and committees associated with the Arcata Fire District (AFD) as well as the Arcata Volunteer Firefighters’ Associations (AVFA), I have seen commitment to the services they provide. There is actual pride in being a part of these organizations.  Yes, these are referred to

Mary Burke: All about serving on the McKinleyville Community Services District

Now is the right time to talk about who we want to elect into a leadership role in McKinleyville. There are two four-year seats and one two-year seat up for election at McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) and the opportunity to put your name in the hat is here now and until Aug. 12.  A

Letters to the Editor, August 5, 2020

Have you talked to the boardmembers, the Fire Chief, or looked on their web page for the budget and expenditures? Did you attend one of the six community information meetings held before the vote in March? Have you really tried to see who, what and why they are? Please do the research, get the information needed to help you understand why your fire district needs your support in November on Measure F.

Letter of the Week, July 29, 2020: Everyday coronavirus realities

Coronavirus dangers have put us in a position that restricts our freedoms that we’re accustomed to. The abrupt separation from other people, places, jobs and activities is not fair.  It’s even more unfair for those who get sick and sometimes die. It’s also unfair to thousands of those who lose loved ones, but cannot have

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