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Annie/Mary Trail to run along old Arcata & Mad River Railroad Co. line

Annie/Mary Trail to run along old Arcata & Mad River Railroad Co. line

Jack Durham Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – Construction will begin this summer on the first phase of a trail that may eventually connect Arcata to Blue Lake. Phase 1 of the Annie & Mary Trail, which follows portions of the old Arcata & Mad River Railroad Co. line, will extend about a half mile

Humboldt Bay Trail funding appears assured

County of Humboldt  HUMBOLDT – The project to complete the four-mile gap in the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata is on the list of projects recommended for funding through the state’s 2019 Active Transportation Program. The Active Transportation Program is a competitive grant program that funds bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout California. The

In two years, a trail may run along SR255 in Manila

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – A half-mile-long paved trail may be built along State Route 255 in Manila during the summer of 2019. Hank Seemann, deputy director of Humboldt County Public Works, told the board of the Manila Community Services District on Oct. 19 that preliminary designs have been drafted for the trail,

Bay billboards coming down

Humboldt County Association of Governments  HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Association of Governments announced last week that the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reached an agreement with OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to remove 10 billboards along U.S. Highway 101 between Eureka and Arcata by the end of the year. Removal of these billboards will help

Consensus backs Last Chance upgrade

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The Caltrans initiative to shore up the Last Chance Grade complex is drawing momentum from a 20-member “Stakeholder Group” of business, tribal, environmental and county officials. Led by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-2nd District), the organization agrees that a solution is urgently needed and that existing maintenance and repair

State weighs options for Last Chance Grade

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA/CRESCENT CITY – In consultation with the public, state transportation officials are evaluating emergency construction plans that would deal with a potentially catastrophic roadway failure along the Last Chance Grade Complex south of Crescent City. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposals range in price from $320 million to $1.6

Susie Van Kirk and Lucille Vinyard: partners in activism, friends to the end

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Two women who made extraordinary contributions to local culture, history and the environment passed away within a day of each  other last week. Lucille Vinyard passed away Dec. 30; Susie Van Kirk on Dec. 31. Van Kirk and Vinyard had, together and separately, transformed Humboldt’s landscape for

Douglas P. Jackson: A newly completed Caltrans project is measurably, dangerously wrong

  To the distinguished members of the Arcata City Council, Eureka City Council, and Mayor of Eureka, Recognizing your valued time, I am attempting to very briefly inform you of a dangerous, substandard condition along U.S. Highway 101 within both of your city’s jurisdictions. Last summer, Caltrans completed an asphalt pavement resurfacing (overlay) and restriping