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State moves to protect Mad River

State moves to protect Mad River

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – ​A state agency is reinvigorating efforts to prevent dioxins at a former lumber mill site from reaching the Mad River and the drinking water supply of 88,000 county residents. ​Announced last week by the Humboldt Baykeeper water quality advocacy group, a new round of groundwater and surface

Be part of a big ol’ Bioblitz

SnapShot Hum Coast Bioblitz HUMBOLDT – Calling all nature lovers and beach-goers! Did you know that the Humboldt Coast is extremely diverse and home to thousands of plant and animal species? That’s why we need your eyes and smartphones to help gather observations along the Humboldt Coast from Monday, Aug. 17 to Monday, Augh.31 for

Arcata rebrands as open-air vintage furniture emporium

Ned Schneebly Mad River Union AF ARCATA, April 1 – Seeking to solve two problems in one stroke, the City of Arcata has eliminated William McKinley from its official seal and replaced it with something that more accurately reflects the city’s present status – that of an open-air furniture showroom. With discarded couches, chairs, lamps,

Trinidad Bay remodeled, monetized

Bernice Brouhaha Mad River Union AF TRINIDAD, April 1 – Thousands of tourists and local residents descended on Trinidad last week for the much anticipated opening of Wally’s Wonderful Water World, a massive theme park celebrating the local marine eco-system and all the wonders of the sea. The massive, family friendly complex – complete with

Odiousness optimized with butcher paper brainstorm breakthrough

Tammy Nettleton Mad River Union AF ARCATA, April 1  – Eyeing what worked for any number of other civic groups, Arcata’s lowlifes and lurkabouts have busted out the butcher paper in hopes of better allocating their resources and more efficiently annoying everyone else in town. A historic pact signed last year by a consortium of

Norweigian aquaculture project gets Samoa lease

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union SAMOA – Humboldt County is poised to become a hub for aquaculture, as the Harbor District has approved a lease for a Norway-based company that aims to build a fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula.  The district’s Board of Commissioners approved a 30-year lease with a subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms

County addresses pollution concerns

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union CLAM & MOONSTONE BEACH AREA – County staff has responded to concerns about potential onsite wastewater system impacts to impaired watersheds in the Clam/Moonstone Beach area, saying a mix of public outreach and monitoring will address them. The impacts relate to elevated fecal coliform levels at Luffenholtz Beach, Clam Beach,

Eco-briefs for Oct. 18, 2017

RAMBLE IN THE REDWOODS The North Group Sierra Club invites the public to a hike on Del Norte Redwood State Park’s Last Chance Coastal Trail Saturday, Oct. 21. Carpools meet at 9 a.m. at Ray’s Valley West Shopping Center in Arcata or at 10:30 a.m. at the Damnation Creek trailhead (3.3 miles north of Wilson

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