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Trinidad Tidings: Feel the love on Valentine’s Day with music & art

Trinidad Tidings: Feel the love on Valentine’s Day with music & art

Everyone loves Valentine’s Day. Bring your sweetheart, family and friends to “An Elegant Celebration: Landscapes and Songs of Love” on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall.  “Songs of Love: Opera to Elvis” will feature performers David Powell, Alexandra Blouin, Kevin Held and Tim Breed singing favorite love songs. “Landscapes

Trinidad Rancheria pursues seaside hotel

Jack Durham Mad River Union TRINIDAD – The Trinidad Rancheria is planning to construct a 100-room hotel adjacent to the Cher-Ae Heights Casino in the coming year. While many members of the tribe are excited about the oceanside hotel, the revenues it will generate and the addition of as many as 50 new jobs, a

Trinidad Tidings: Progress made on lighthouse permit

The Trinidad City Planning Commission unanimously passed the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Consolidated Coastal Development Permit Aug. 30. It is cause for some elation. However, the grueling California Coastal Commission part is yet to come, possibly not until November when the next San Francisco hearing takes place. A consolidated permit means that the same project application,

‘Help is on the way’ for road repairs

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A long-awaited state law implementing tax and fee increases for improving state highways and local roads goes into effect Nov. 1, one of many legislative developments the county is tracking. At its Oct. 3 meeting, Humboldt’s Board of Supervisors was updated on state and federal legislative actions. Karen

Trinidad Tidings: Busy busy busy in the seaside village

Shirley Laos, of Yurok, Karuk and Chetco descent,  will present “What Are Baskets Made From?” at the Trinidad Museum Sunday, Oct. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Shirley, a member of the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, will present a slideshow on materials used in traditional baskets and also demonstrate how fern,

Tribes want Trinidad Lighthouse moved elsewhere

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Civic Club’s preference for keeping the Memorial Lighthouse in its current location collides head-on with potent and longstanding tribal opposition. Although votaries of the structure consider it a poignant tribute to those lost at sea, Native Americans experience it as a diabolical symbol of settler genocide,

Coast Seafoods poised for final permit approval

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods expects final approval this fall of state and federal certifications of its shellfish harvesting permit through September, 2025. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have the final say, after the California Coastal Commission approved a greatly revised

Sea level rise response requires radical rethinks

Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata is almost an island in a photo taken after heavy winter rain in 1975. Water laps at the edges of U.S. Highway 101 and Samoa Boulevard and connects the Mad River to Humboldt Bay via the Arcata Bottom. The photo is a preview of the city’s future,

Dan Johnson discusses Samoa’s future

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union SAMOA – Twenty eight homes in Samoa will go up for sale in the fall of 2019 as part of the township’s renovation project, led by the Samoa-Pacific Group, and built by Danco. Dan Johnson, owner of Danco (one of Humboldt’s largest construction contractors) and partner in the Samoa-Pacific

Coast Seafoods shelves Humboldt Bay oyster expansion

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods has jettisoned its hard-fought bid to expand oyster and clam cultivation in Humboldt Bay. In a revised proposal, it is offering as well to shrink its existing farming area. The Eureka company is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for a multi-year extension of beds

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