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Letters to the Editor September 4, 2019: Pardon the slashing rhetoric

Letters to the Editor September 4, 2019: Pardon the slashing rhetoric

To my tire slasher An open letter to the person(s) who slashed a tire on my truck recently while it was parked on Western Avenue in Arcata: Yes, it’s true. My truck has bumper stickers on it. I can see how you might have been driven to a violent rage by the one that says:

Letters: A memorable yak encounter

Happy Yakky trails When I saw the picture in your paper of that yak on the lawn, I had to smile. I know that yak. That yak is a friend of mine. A year or so ago, when I was (a too-long time) homeless, I was inside my wet sleeping bag beside the road on

Letters to the Editor, July 3, 2019

A bungling of fools The Castration of Independence Day. I had to do some shopping at Walmart yesterday and in the process came across some racks which had been set up to contain Walmart’s offerings of “fireworks.” The display was, for me, a horror show. First of all, everything seemed to be midget sized. “Surely

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