Tag Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2019

Whooosh… (smooch!) So glad to hear that Pete is being well taken care of. He certainly was an Arcata fixture for many years.  Thank you, Amy Erickson. Blow him a kiss from me. Tisa Jewell Westhaven/Trinidad Bohn’s bad remark Recently, I was informed that Supervisor Rex Bohn made a statement at a non-profit fundraiser about

Letters to the Editor, March 27, 2019

Homer’s heart is happy The following is taken from Personal thoughts and recollections: Humboldt State, HOMER P. BALABANIS, Faculty Emeritus: “The development of this program (Nursing Program) in which I took a real personal interest, entailed ‘Blood, sweat, and tears,’’ for it started from nothing except for some basic science courses. For years it was

Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2019

Safety. Yield. Respect. Over my many years and thousands of miles as an avid user of the Arcata Community Forest and related Sunny Brae Forest I have on occasion experienced what is known as a “trail conflict.”  As memory serves, 100 percent of those trail conflicts have been with me as a pedestrian being encountered

Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2019

Why care about zoning? Why care about zoning? Because if you care about how Humboldt County plans for the health of its communities and resource lands, zoning is where the rubber meets the road. Zoning regulates how land is used, specifically locations and densities. The Humboldt County Planning Department’s is now developing new zoning regulations

Letters to the Editor, February 27, 2019

Well, that didn’t happen Mayor Watson and Members of the City Council,  I understand that you will be considering the removal of the McKinley statue at this evening’s City Council meeting.  As I recall, the proponents of removal offered to pay for the cost of removal as part of their arguments in support.  I strongly

Letters to the Editor, February 20, 2019

Charter schools are public schools, by law I am writing to you in response to Daniel Mintz’s Feb. 16 article “School Choice Week Gets Poor Grade.” The article in the Union brought to light some misunderstandings of the differences between private schools and charter public schools that need clarification.  Charter schools are not private schools.

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 6, 2019

KHSU lockout a major unsolved mystery “Arcata is not safe for the public after 10 p.m.” This is not an attribution that can be substantiated; yet, this is the message delivered by the administration of Humboldt State (HSU).  What? The reason given for the lockout of the studio of our community radio station (after 10