Fulkerson done with her run as mayor; now it’s time beach run

Julie Fulkerson’s final night serving as Trinidad’s mayor was at last Wednesday’s City Council meeting. She will remain on the City Council while Dwight Miller takes up the mayor’s gavel and Jack West becomes vice mayor.

TrinidadTidingsExperienced with civic duties by having previously served on both the Arcata City Council and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Julie's professionalism, problem solving ability  and patience have been hallmarks of her tenure since 2012.

New Mayor Dwight Miller has served as vice mayor. His commitment to public service and a spirit of volunteerism are appreciated by the community as well. Jim Baker and David Winnett will continue in their positions so the five council members who have demonstrated  a spirit of cooperation and compromise in public meetings will continue to represent Trinidad in a way residents, and those living outside the city limits too, can respect.

One of Mayor Fulkerson’s last duties was to praise 20-year Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) Chief Tom Marquette and TVFD volunteers Jerry Simone, Dick Kieselhorst, Tom Davies, Brett Gregory, Laura Scott, Ben Hawkins, Bryan Buckman and Mike Morgan for their service.

Jerry Simone composed a fascinating slide show of some of the fire department’s work on fighting the recent frightening Patrick’s Point Drive home fire and other structure fires, responding to emergency medical calls,  vehicle accidents, stranded hikers on dangerous bluffs, wild land fires and service calls. Last year, there were 72 requests for help.  Simone noted the close cooperation with other area fire departments including CalFire, Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department and even Arcata Fire District.  To these resourceful, tireless people, area boundaries are not important – calmly solving problems is.

Trinidad to Clam Beach Run Feb. 6

Marion Strong is director of the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce Trinidad to Clam Beach Run Honoring Ford Hess, set to take place in any weather on Saturday, Feb. 6. Because of the Stagecoach Road road repair at Mill Creek, the normal route for the three- and eight-and-three-quarter-mile runners will be detoured from Stagecoach Road to Anderson Lane to Patrick’s Point Drive and then south along Scenic Drive (if you’re training, watch for deep potholes and heavy rain-damaged areas), down Moonstone Beach, across Little River, ending at Clam Beach near Strawberry Creek.

The three-mile and eight-and-three-quarter-mile races will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Patrick’s Point Drive just north of Larrupin’ Café. The five-and-three-quarter-mile run will commence at 1:30 p.m. from near the Chevron Station and Janis Court off Patrick’s Point Drive.

Email Marion at [email protected] for information about the race. Or go to trinidadtoclambeach.com to register. Phone contact is (707) 677-1610.

Student Art and Craft Competition

Trinidad School and Big Lagoon School and all other area schools are invited to participate in the California Federation of Women’s Clubs Annual Arts and Crafts Competition on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event will be held at Trinidad Town Hall starting at 9:30 a.m. All entries must arrive by 9 a.m. unless prior arrangements have been made.

All ages, kindergarden through 12th grade, are welcome to take part. Any theme or medium may be entered. Multiple entries are permissible. Any artwork that was created in the 2015-2016 school year may be submitted. All art must be original. Items larger than 24 inches by 30 inches, or framed, or entries with glass or ones that have been Photoshopped will not be accepted.

For information or to receive an entry form, email Chairman Dana Hope at [email protected]

Email Patti at [email protected]

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