Neighbor Don Nielsen announced that the Bloomfield Neighbors Association had secured the Bloomfield auditorium for Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. to discuss concerns.
As it turns out, up to 1,400 goats would be housed at the site in a large building. The prospect of that many goats on 23 acres adjacent to residential areas raised concerns about noise, smell, traffic and property value impacts, plus questions about disposition of the effluent the animals will generate.
Arcata cheese maker Cypress Grove Chevre has been acquired by Emmi, a $2.6 billion Swiss company 51 percent owned by a cooperative of farmers and dairy operators.
Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor Q STREET – For decades, maybe a hundred years, the sturdy, nondescript building stood straddling Janes Creek, for most of its life playing a role in the Arcata Bottom’s booming dairy industry. Designed as a “storm shed,” the building protected cattle from the weather until they could be herded into…