We are a community of many different occupations and ages. Yet we all live harmoniously and look out for each other.
Stop animal insanity This is an open letter to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. I am deeply saddened by the drastic decrease in time a homeless animal is given at the county shelter before being killed. It’s disturbing. Did you know that to give every homeless animal a home, each human must take in…
I’m sure that most of the other people there had a similar lack of knowledge about this issue that I did.
If Measure R does not pass, the district will also be forced to terminate the positions of six firefighters. The national standard for the number of firefighters on an engine is four, the California state standard is three per engine. Due to current funding your district can only staff two firefighters per engine. The termination of six firefighters would decrease its ability to effectively manage your emergencies.
If Measure R fails, your fire district would be forced to close a station. The impact of closing a fire station would mean longer response times for life threatening emergencies that are extremely time sensitive.
It is apparent to anyone in this nation that Donald Trump is a puppet of the last remaining vestiges of the USSR and the old Kremlin, Vladimir Putin and his Oligarchs. Haven’t you noticed that whenever Trump is in real danger of being removed from office, he makes a call and his friend Vlad comes up with a solution. We know he calls Vlad because all his phone calls are monitored and someone always leaks.
In your Dec. 9 issue, you quote Rex Bohn as saying that we haven’t had a bad air day in five years. That’s not true. The American Lung Association gave Humboldt County an F in 24-hour particle pollution in their 2019 State of the Air Report.
Concepts like freedom, independence, security, protection of family, and the American Dream, all embedded in both conservative and progressive values, are realized in a single-payer health care system – a simple, elegant and superbly American proposition.
Tilting at windmills The windmill issue seems to be a dilemma for the local green community. It is agreed that we humans must act quickly and decisively to curb the environmental chaos caused by greenhouse gasses. Why then, when a plan for alternative energy is dropped in our midst do we pause? Think global, act…
As long as Humboldt’s affordable housing crisis exists, short-term solutions need to be implemented. Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) and other local advocates recommend safe parking programs, sanctioned camping areas, and tiny home villages.