Tag Archives: Sen. Mike McGuire

Offshore drilling a ‘dangerous proposal’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – An annual state legislative hearing on fisheries focused on fighting the re-emergence of what was described as a dangerous threat – new offshore oil drilling. Alarm over President Donald Trump’s five-year plan to open coastal areas – including California’s – to new offshore oil and gas drilling was

McKinleyville, Arcata statehood considered

STATE OF McKINLEYVILLE Due to greater public interest than initially anticipated, the venue for next week’s State of McKinleyville forum has been changed to Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Panelists include Fifth District Supervisor Ryan

Divided views on opioids – ‘worst drug crisis in American history’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As attendees of an “opioid crisis” town hall meeting called for response to criminal behavior and nuisances stemming from addiction, Senator Mike McGuire announced the imminent development of a $4.8 million local treatment center. Held at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka on November 14, the well-attended community

Mad River Union Morning Report for 7.18.17

Weather We’re in a familiar weather pattern now. It’s foggy and sometimes a little drizzly in the morning, then by afternoon it’s either partly sunny or super sunny. Today will be a little cloudier than usual in the afternoon, but as the week progresses it will see more afternoon sun, with high in Arcata hovering

Massive fee hike for fishermen gets downscaled

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – California’s commercial fishing landing fees are hiked by almost 100 percent in a state budget trailer bill, a sizable increase that’s nevertheless downscaled considerably from what was proposed. North Coast fishermen and legislators rallied against the state’s original proposal for increasing landing or catch fees. An overall increase

Mega fishing fee hikes ripped

Paul Mann Mad River Union NORTH COAST – With North Coast fishing gutted by a doomsday falloff of salmon and crab stocks, state legislators are savaging a Department of Fish and Wildlife proposal to lash fishermen with staggering landing fee hikes of 1,300-13,000 percent. At the “low” end, the 1,300 percent levy would apply to