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Fifth District race too close to call

Fifth District race too close to call

Jack Durham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – With thousands of votes yet to be counted, the results of the race for Fifth District supervisor may not be known for two weeks. The Election Night Final Report shows incumbent Ryan Sundberg trailing challenger Steve Madrone by a mere 33 votes. Madrone received 2,410 votes, or 50.25

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

Trinidad Tidings: Art, music, dinner and continued cell service

The Trinidad School Library and first grade class will hold a Tri-tip Dinner on Friday, May 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinidad School during the first Trinidad Art Night of the season. All of the community is invited to enjoy the meal. Each dinner ticket is $10 and includes Tri-tip, baked potato, baked

A testy kerfuffle over alleged conflict of interest

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A candidate for Fifth District supervisor has publicly accused a planning commissioner of having a conflict of interest, and has asked him to recuse himself from any discussions regarding the development of a commercial cannabis growing ordinance. Candidate Steven Madrone made the accusation against Humboldt County Planning Commissioner

McKMAC will discuss racial issues

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s advisory committee will tackle the issue of discrimination and open up a community dialogue about race relations. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) voted unanimously at its July 26 meeting to place the issue of racism on the agenda for its Aug 30 meeting. That meeting will most

Sundberg’s bowing to bullies is government by anonymous threat

It was refreshing news early in October when Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg announced his appointment of Jen Kalt to the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC). The key to having such a committee be credible and useful is for it to be balanced. It needs a membership made up of liberals, conservatives and moderates. It

Conservatives complain, appointment withdrawn

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Facing a backlash from a small group of conservatives, Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg has withdrawn his appointment of environmentalist Jen Kalt to the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC). Kalt’s appointment to the McKMAC was previously heralded by Sundberg as an effort to bring balance to the McKinleyville

A Look At The Candidates’ Campaign Coffers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Incumbent Supervisor Virginia Bass and district attorney candidate Maggie Fleming have emerged as the county’s most well-funded election candidates, with each having raised over $60,000. Campaign finance forms filed by the March 24 deadline show some candidates pulling hefty fundraising sums and others with modest or self-financed totals.