Tag Archives: Trinidad

Men of the Greatest Generation keep on ‘going along’

Men of the Greatest Generation keep on ‘going along’

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union SEASIDE VILLAGE – In Trinidad, folks tend to meet in front of the post office, waiting for the morning mail. A group of men would often wander into Bill Dimmick’s laundromat next door, The Washery, and drink coffee from the vending machine while waiting. After a while, they moved their

Trinidad Tidings: Commemorations

The significance of Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse; the point of view of this columnist: A Trinidad city councilman strolled down to the Memorial Lighthouse recently to ponder the fate of this inspirational place and to take in the magnificent bay view with its bobbing boats, windy skies and rugged sea stacks, so beautiful to observe and

Funding yo-yo for Trinidad lighthouse preservation

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD — The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce has agreed to provide $5,000 to aid reinforcement of the Memorial Lighthouse, but the Humboldt Lodging Alliance has rejected a request for $15,000 from the Memorial Lighthouse Preservation Committee. Chamber Board Member Peter Cohan notified the Civic Club of the decision right

Pilings may be enough to secure lighthouse

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD – The installation of subterranean eight-foot poles on the south and west sides of the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse might be the answer to stabilizing the structure if shortages of time and funds rule out more extensive and costly alternatives. Notionally, the pilings would be placed at 18-inch intervals to

Panel revisits Trinidad lighthouse options

Paul Mann Mad River Union TRINIDAD – A preservation committee is considering whether it might be possible to stabilize the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse where it is instead of moving it. Nothing has been decided, but driving pilings underneath the erosion-threatened structure might turn out to be the cheaper and preferable alternative, because funding prospects are

Mad River Current for Thursday, Aug. 10: Drizzle, commissioner removed, Hammond Trail Stewards and butt-tat drama

Thunder and drizzle   Boom! It’s a thunderous morning here on the coast, and probably more so in the hills. And there drizzle. This should continue until about 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. By the afternoon, it should be partly sunny.   ‘Do you know who I am?’; Trinidad Council removes commissioner

Mad River Current for Wednesday, Aug. 9: Gloomy weather, pie dispute in Trinidad & a cannabis celebration in Arcata

Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a…. Wait. Hold that happy face for a moment. We have conflicting reports from the National Weather Service regarding this blanket of grayness that we’re under. The seven-day forecast for Arcata says there will be fog before 11 a.m., then clouds and then it will gradually become

Mad River Current for Thursday, July 27: Racism acknowledged, lighthouse to be moved

McKMAC to discuss racism Weirdness abounds. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee wasn’t scheduled to discuss racism last night. Rather, it was scheduled to discuss whether to discuss racism at a future meeting. Committee Chair Ben Shepherd didn’t think that the topic of racism fell under the county advisory committee’s purview, but the public disagreed and

Mad River Current for Wednesday, July 26: McKMAC to discuss racism, town center, hear about McKinleyville crime

To discuss, or not discuss, racism The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee won’t be discussing racism at tonight’s meeting. Instead, it will discuss whether it should discuss racism. The committee meets at 6 p.m. in the Middle School Conference Center at  2285 Central Ave. As detailed in this article, committee member Craig Tucker has been trying to

Obituary: Carla (Petersen) Powell

Carla Gudrun (Petersen) Powell died May 12, 2017. She was the daughter of Johannes and Marie Petersen, born August 16, 1916 on the family farm at Coffee Creek, east of Ferndale. She had three siblings, Aage Petersen, Ellen Calder and Eline (Babe) Townson, all deceased. Carla is survived by Aage’s daughters, Greta Hockaday and Carol

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