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Letters to the Editor January 2, 2018

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

Letter to the Editor: Give the gift of carbon sequestration

Offset your carbon footprint, help Arcata’s forests  Travel is a part of many of our lives as is turning our lights on or washing our clothes. Going to exotic places, hiking the mountains, visiting family and friends in far-flung places or simply going to work. The Arcata Forest Fund was established at the Humboldt Area

Letters to the Editor, December 12, 2018

Scratch ’n’ save Charles Darwin said “he was the greatest scientific traveler who ever lived.”  Thomas Jefferson said “I consider him the most important scientist whom I have met!” These words were spoken about Alexander Von Humboldt.  Just scratch off William McKinley`s name from the pedestal and carve Humboldt’s name on it.  People would then