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McKinleyville Matters: McMAC to elect officers, discuss roads, planning issues

McKinleyville Matters: McMAC to elect officers, discuss roads, planning issues

The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) meets today, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in the McKinleyville Middle School Conference Center at 2275 Central Ave. in McKinleyville. The county advisory committee will discuss the resignation of John Corbett, who served as the committee’s chair. The committee will elect new officers for the year. The committee will

Trinidad Tidings: Take the challenge and sign up for the big race

The 54th Annual Trinidad to Clam Beach Run Honoring Ford Hess is set for Saturday, Feb. 2. The 8 3/4 mile and three mile events commence at 12:30 p.m. at Westgate and Patrick’s Point Drive just north of Larrupin’ Café while the 5 3/4 mile event starts at 1:30 from the intersection of Main Street

Snowy Plover stages slender comeback

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – The Redwood Coast population of snowy plovers has been growing since 2010, but it remains less than optimal because of constant predation, mainly by ravens. The local population in the tri-county region – Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino – reached 72 breeding adults this past summer from a

Humboldt State plover research a multi-prolonged effort

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA — Veteran Humboldt State University Wildlife Professor Mark Colwell and his graduate students partner with multiple agencies in monitoring nesting snowy plovers along the Northern California Coastline. Anchored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in concert with the Ecological Services Program of the Arcata Fish and Wildlife

Compromise is the key at Clam Beach

Jack Durham Rambling Jack Column A proposal to build a small bridge and reopen Clam Beach to four-wheelers is bound to reignite the debate over vehicle access to McKinleyville’s seaside strand. If the past is any indication, the debate will be dominated by polar opposites – those who don’t want any vehicles on Clam Beach under

Letter: Keep Clam Beach vehicle free

Dear Mr. Sundberg: I was surprised and dismayed to learn that you are encouraging the County Public Works Department to re-open the entrance at Clam Beach for motorized vehicles. At present, Clam Beach is a safe and pleasant place for families, small children, dogs, and horses to wander. Unlike many of our other local beaches

Off-roaders may return to Clam Beach

Jack Durham Mad River Union CLAM BEACH – Since 2010, Clam Beach has been free of four-wheelers thanks to a stubborn, car-swallowing creek that made vehicle access impractical. But vehicles may return to the waveslope if Humboldt County Public Works is able to get a permit from the California Coastal Commission to install a bridge.

Questing for clams at Moonstone Beach

Bryn Robertson Mad River Union MOONSTONE BEACH/MCKINLEYVILLE –It was 7 a.m. at Moonstone Beach and I was already soaked to my haunches in numbing Pacific Ocean water. My partners, equally wet but hawk-eyed and focused, moved across the beach in search of something subterranean. With long-handled shovels they tapped the sand’s surface, scanning for bubbles