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McKMAC tackling housing needs, park and infrastructure improvements and changes in land-use zoning

McKMAC tackling housing needs, park and infrastructure improvements and changes in land-use zoning

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s housing needs, park and infrastructure improvements, and changes in land-use zoning will be discussed at upcoming meetings, the first to be held tonight, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd., McKinleyville. Housing Element The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will gather

Supervisors split on proposed drinking water tax

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A state bill that proposes to tax drinking water has supporters but Humboldt County’s larger water districts and some county supervisors oppose it. Senate Bill 623 aims to improve drinking water systems and quality in what are considered “disadvantaged communities,” mostly through a tax on drinking water. Supervisor

Mercer-Fraser pulls Mad River pot plant plan

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – Heeding concerns about potential contamination of drinking water, the Mercer-Fraser company has withdrawn a cannabis manufacturing project whose approval also included a controversial rezoning. Fifth District Supervisor and Board of Supervisors Chair Ryan Sundberg announced last week that both the project and the rezoning are withdrawn. And in

Water district fights rezone in Glendale

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – Citing potential threats to the drinking water supply of the county’s major cities and several communities, the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will appeal a cannabis manufacturing permit approval. At its Jan. 17 meeting, the district’s Board of Directors voted to file an appeal of  county Planning Commission

McKinleyville shapeshifts toward 2023 with new Strategic Plan

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A five-million-gallon water tank, upgraded sewer lines, salmon-rearing ponds, a community forest, solar arrays and a BMX track are among the projects included in McKinleyville’s updated Strategic Plan. The document, approved by the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors on Jan. 3, charts a course of action

Blue Lake Notes: One crisis averted, prepare for disaster

The cozy town of Blue Lake continues to be a quiet hamlet in Humboldt County, thanks to the quick thinking of the Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department Sunday, Oct. 8. With such high winds, we citizens know that the fire that took place could have been much worse. Thank you Blue Lake Fire Department, Cal

A weepy Manila water rate hearing

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – In September, Manila residents will see their combined sewer and water bills increase by about $7.21 a month. The Manila Community Services District Board of Directors held a protest hearing July 20, but opposition to the rate hike was minimal, with only 38 protests, representing 16 parcels. Manager

District hopes former mill site brings prosperity

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – The harbor district hopes to bring the bay’s working waterfront into a new era with the grand opening of its newly refurbished Redwood Marine Terminal II, located at the site of the old pulp mill out on the Samoa Peninsula. The sprawling industrial facility, located on 72

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