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Supes warn of Prop. 6 road impacts

Supes warn of Prop. 6 road impacts

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s roads are in increasingly bad shape and county supervisors oppose a ballot measure that would subtract millions of dollars a year from the road improvement budget. At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution opposing Proposition 6, which would repeal the 2017

Paving next week in McKinleyville, Eureka, Willow Creek

Public Works McKINLEYVILLE/EUREKA/WILLOW CREEK – The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working with Sierra Nevada Construction Inc. will be resurfacing County roads in the Eureka, McKinleyville and Willow Creek areas on Oct. 23, 27 and 28. Temporary road closures or restrictions to travel and traffic, including bicycles, will be required between the hours of

The future of Central Avenue?

Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The future of McKinleyville’s Central Avenue got a little clearer on Wednesday, Sept. 24, when county staff presented their latest conceptual designs for improving safety along the busy corridor. The project will be funded through a grant from the California Transportation Safety Board, and will cover the area

Ideas Shared For Central Avenue

Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The busiest street in unincorporated Humboldt County, McKinleyville’s Central Avenue, is going to get a facelift. What that facelift may look like was the subject of a McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee-sponsored community workshop held Monday March 3, held at Azalea Hall. Humboldt County Public Works Director Tom Mattson

Figuring Out The Future of Central Avenue

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Residents are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work on a proposal to make safety improvements to the town’s main thoroughfare. The current phase of the Central Avenue project is to gather information, identify problem spots and get public input. During its first meeting of the year


The gap between the need for road upgrades and funding for them is steadily widening and the county’s director of public works has reported that it will cost almost $1 billion over the next 10 years to bring the county’s road system to good condition. The increasingly daunting battle against road and road-related infrastructure deterioration

Vandals Systematically Sabotage Dam – November 28, 2012

Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor ARCATA COMMUNITY FOREST – Sometime during the first week of November, unknown suspects intentionally plugged the water inlet at the Jolly Giant Dam. Water has risen in the reservoir, though no danger to citizens or property is foreseen. The dam, built in the 1930s by the Union Water Company, once