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Explosion, fire destroy Bayview Street home

Explosion, fire destroy Bayview Street home

Damage to the home is a total loss and estimated at $234,000 to the structure and $158,000 to its contents. The fire has been deemedunintentional. The home was occupied at the time and both occupants were able to exit the structure, although one occupant sustained minor burn injuries and smoke inhalation.

Arcata Fire Dept. could get training to resolve ‘embedded racial inequities’

The company gave district staff and volunteers relatively low ratings based on a scale of one to five, with one being “absent,” two “emerging,” three “developing,” four “partial mastery” and five “mastery.” On the various race-related topics, the district mostly scored a one or a two.

MRCH rushes COVID vax to hundreds of frontliners

Mad River Community Hospital ARCATA – It has been nothing short of an extraordinary effort of cooperation between Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) and multiple agencies in Humboldt County to administer over 300 vaccines to Hospital Tier 1A staff, with an additional 250-plus vaccines to 13 front line agencies staff to date.  “This has been

Arcata Fire hires consultant to study workforce reorganization

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District is hiring a consultant to conduct a wage and classification study for its workforce as part of a reorganization effort as it gears up to hire more firefighters. On Dec. 8, a hesitant AFD Board of Directors voted 3-2, with directors Randy Mendosa and

Measure F passes, full fire service will be restored

Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – A special property tax to fund the Arcata Fire District was overwhelmingly passed on Election Day, Nov. 3. The second post-election report showed that 12,768 voters, or 75.31 percent, voted in favor of the property tax. Just 4,185 voters, or 24.69 percent, opposed the measure. Measure F needed at least

Generous donations bring home AFD’s much-needed Water Tender 8258

Arcata Fire District ARCATA – Thanks to five incredibly generous and anonymous community members, Arcata Fire District’s Water Tender 8258 returned home from the Sacramento area after receiving much-needed repairs. AFD’s water tender has been out of service due to mechanical issues since late August.   Unfortunately, it was during that time that the district

Randy Mendosa: The tough challenges facing Arcata Fire, and why it needs Measure F

The Arcata Fire District covers 62 square miles, protecting 37,000 people in the five communities of McKinleyville, Manila, Bayside, Jacoby Creek and Arcata. Three years ago, I joined the Fire District Board of Directors. Nicole Johnson and Rene Campbell are the directors representing the people in the areas of North and South McKinleyville. I along

A blight of Measure F falsehoods from a league of extraordinary misleaders

“There is not enough room on this page to address the numerous misleading statements and untruths contained in the argument against Measure F. We are saddened the author has not taken time to learn extremely important facts before taking such a negative position on something as important as the safety of our community.”