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Fire service restoration likely in January 2021

Fire service restoration likely in January 2021

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – Because voters approved Measure F on Election Day, Nov. 3, the Arcata Fire District says it will eventually be able to keep all three of its stations open 24/7. However, the process will take time. “The most important point to reiterate is that the process of reopening the

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.”

Supervisors support Measure F fire tax

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​The county’s Board of Supervisors is supporting the Arcata Fire District’s Measure F property tax, stating that the greater McKinleyville area will be “at risk” without the funding. ​Sponsored by supervisors Steve Madrone and Mike Wilson, a letter supporting the tax measure addressed to the district’s chief, Justin

Arcata Fire’s gear is crumbling, unsafe and costly to keep going

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE\ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District’s aging apparatus are breaking down, with several of them inoperable and out of service. At one point last week, 44 percent of the cash-strapped district’s main firefighting vehicles were out of commission. Some vehicles will remain so until the district finds a way to

Arcata Fire could be down to one station if Measure F fire tax fails

    Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA/McKINLEYVILLE – If voters fail to pass Measure F on Nov. 3, the Arcata Fire District may close the McKinleyville and Downtown Arcata fire stations. Four firefighters would respond to calls from the Mad River Station on Janes Road near Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata.  With the