Tag Archives: McKinleyville

Pony Express Days: Dance, parade and more in McKinleyville

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville celebrates the 51st annual Pony Express Days today, May 29 through Sunday, June 2.  This year’s event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, includes familiar favorites like the Chili Cook-off, Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Festival and the Gymkhana, with a few changes planned.  Returning this year for the

Jury finds McK’viller guilty of attempted murder, other charges

Humboldt County District Attorney News Release District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today, a jury found 34-year-old Erick Allen Battersby guilty of attempted murder, with the special allegation that it was willful, deliberate, and premeditated. He was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and first degree burglary. The case arose from an incident

Commission supports leaving Town Center planning to McKinleyville

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Humboldt County planning commissioners debated aspects of a zoning category that will apply to McKinleyville’s Town Center but agreed to defer to an upcoming community-driven process.  Commissioners also voted to recommend that a new timberland category not be adopted by the Board of Supervisors due to doubts about

Rezoning items headed to county Planco, including McK Town Center

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The most controversial parts of General Plan zoning text changes will be taken up this month by the Humboldt County’s Planning Commission, including changes affecting McKinleyville’s Town Center area.  The commission will review the attention-getting rezoning items at its April 18 meeting. They include the text of a

Supes laud transitional home in McK

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – A McKinleyville-based transitional living facility has been described by county supervisors as a model for other communities to follow and has the potential to expand its residential addiction recovery services.  Sponsored by Fifth District Supervisor Steve Madrone at the Feb. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, a presentation from

County eyes McKinleyville cost tracking for services it provides

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  For many years, McKinleyville residents have considered the prospect of turning their county-controlled community into an incorporated city and an effort to assess the costs of it is in a formative stage. The idea of having the county track its services costs specifically for McKinleyville was discussed at

McKinleyville seeks improved entrances, town trails

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Some McKinleyville residents want to spruce up the town’s main entrances, landscape them, make them safer and create more trail connections.  These and other transportation issues were discussed at the Jan. 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) and will most assuredly be discussed further by

Man arrested for sexual assault Tuesday afternoon in McKinleyville

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office MCKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, Feb. 12 just before 3 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the McKinleyville Shopping Center on the 1500 block of Central Avenue for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred. When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that the 18-year-old female victim

Questions plague McKinleyville incorporation

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – In many ways, the unincorporated community of McKinleyville is like a city, It has nearly 17,000 residents, thousands of homes and a bustling downtown business district. The town’s main thoroughfare, Central Avenue, is the busiest roadway in unincorporated Humboldt County. It has an airport and a business park.

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