Tag Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, September 23, 2020

Misinformation plagues Measure F We desperately need to pass Measure F this Nov. 3 to keep the communities of Arcata, McKinleyville, Bayside, Manila, and Jacoby Creek safe from fire. These days in California, it shouldn’t take much convincing for one to understand the importance of having a well-functioning fire department serving our community. Although coastally

Letters to the Editor, September 9, 2020: Basic responsibilities of citizenship that benefit everyone

The census is crucial – please participate  Besides the presidential election and COVID-19, 2020 is also the 10-year point when our entire nation takes the Census.  Since 1789, the U.S. Constitution has required “enumeration” to determine our representation in Congress. Undercounts especially hurt rural areas.  The Census is how we tell Washington how to allocate

Letters to the Editor, September 2, 2020: Just this once, let’s make an exception and listen to reason

Will the 2020 City Council candidates continue the neglect of Valley West? I have enjoyed reading the biographies of the many candidates running for the three available seats on the Arcata City Council, and I look forward to those that remain.  Many have said that this is a time for change in Arcata, and I

Letters to the Editor, August 26, 2020

Just say no to the fantasy factories  I am responding to two letters in the Aug. 19 edition of the Mad River Union. The first is “Needless harassment” by Trish “The Dish” Riel. At one level, I understand her frustration with getting a traffic citation from an APD officer for a seemingly innocuous offense rather than

Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2020

Fully fund the Arcata Fire Dept. I live in an Arcata county/city border area and a few years ago, before Coffee Creek and Paradise were destroyed — back when our local station was always in operation and the firefighters there were an everyday sight, training, washing the engines, and heroically responding whenever emergencies arose — some

Letters to the Editor, August 12, 2020

What’s in a name In spending time around and within various meeting and committees associated with the Arcata Fire District (AFD) as well as the Arcata Volunteer Firefighters’ Associations (AVFA), I have seen commitment to the services they provide. There is actual pride in being a part of these organizations.  Yes, these are referred to