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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

The State (and someday, the city?) of McKinleyville reviewed

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Incorporation, a town center, a Vista Point park and improved trail patrols were among the topics discussed Jan. 23 during the annual State of McKinleyville meeting. More than 130 people packed Azalea Hall for the event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and featuring a who’s-who of

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,

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

Measure Z renewal would be permanent with voter OK

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Measure Z, Humboldt County’s public safety sales tax, will be up for voter renewal in the November election and if it succeeds, it will remain in effect unless voters choose to end it. At its July 24 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the ballot language for renewal

Arcata, McKinleyville get help from Measure Z

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Arcata, McKinleyville and Trinidad areas are benefitting from Measure Z public safety revenue, which is paying for school resource officers, sheriff’s deputy coverage and a walkway improvement. The board made decisions on funding recommendations from the Measure Z Citizens Advisory Committee at the April 24 supervisors meeting.

5th District rivals face big crowd, many questions

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The two candidates for Fifth District Supervisor squared off during a forum last week in McKinleyville and tackled issues including incorporation, illegal cannabis grows and a controversial highway interchange project proposed in the Trinidad area. More than 160 people filled Azalea Hall April 23 for the forum, sponsored

There’s good news for Mack Town, and plenty of challenges

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – There are plenty of reasons for McKinleyville residents to feel cheery and optimistic about their town’s future. On the flip side, the unincorporated community – along with all of Humboldt County – faces some daunting challenges. All of this was discussed Jan. 17 during the McKinleyville Chamber of

McKinleyville skate park update

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt Skatepark Collective is downsizing its plans for a McKinleyville skate park and may unveil a new design in April. Charlie Caldwell, a volunteer with the organization, told the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors Jan. 3 that his group met with an engineer regarding the

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