Tag Archives: Measure O

County General Plan build-out could heighten fire risk

County General Plan build-out could heighten fire risk

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors approved a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, some supervisors questioned whether residential and road expansion impacts have been adequately addressed in the county’s General Plan.  The new fire risks posed by expanding residential densities in timberlands were discussed as supervisors approved an update

Trinidad Tidings: Lions and rentals and lights

“Freedom of the Press, What Does It Mean?” was the topic for the annual Trinidad Lions Club Student Speakers Contest held last week.   Four students from three local high  schools competed before a Trinidad Town Hall audience. Isabelle Ely from North Coast Preparatory Academy (NPA) won the contest in the first of five more

Vote ensures road and public safety funds

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s public safety services and roads will continue their current levels of tax funding, as voting for local and state ballot measures supported them. The locally-advanced Measure O, which continues a half-cent sales tax for public safety services, was approved by voters while the statewide Proposition 6,

Letters to the Editor, October 31, 2018

Civility and more in decline In the last few years, our nation increasingly has drifted away from the civility and ethical foundations that have been distinctive characteristics of our national commitment.   In particular, it seems that our commitment to human rights is declining in the U.S.  The recent example in which the potential economic

Trinidad Tidings: Trinidad has big discussion on crime

County Sheriff Bill Honsal led a “Coffee with the Cops” discussion last week in Trinidad Town Hall. He introduced Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Mathieson and Deputy Patrick del Rosario, the men who spend most of their time in Trinidad addressing Trinidad’s safety needs, and they spoke too. Sheriff Honsal also introduced Neighborhood Watch advocate Ginger Campbell,

McKinleyville may get two roundabouts

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – If funding is available, two roundabouts may be constructed on Central Avenue in McKinleyville, one at Bella Vista Road north of the Six Rivers Brewery, the other at Murray Road near the Renner Petroleum station. Humboldt County Public Works Director Tom Mattson told the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee

McKMAC says yes to Measure O

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted unanimously Aug. 29 in support of Measure O, the half-cent sales tax that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The committee, however, made it clear that it wants the money to be spent on public safety and not siphoned off for

Rambling Jack: Coming to grips with William McKinley

Readers may have noticed some contradictions on these opinion pages over the last two issues. In the Oct. 17 edition, we ran an editorial in favor of keeping the statue of William McKinley and urged voters to support Measure M. The next week, Oct. 24, our editorial called for the removal of the statue, and

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