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Arcata water, sewer rates to see big jump over next five years

Arcata water, sewer rates to see big jump over next five years

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council last week renewed the coronavirus state of emergency, and in a letter of appreciation, thanked Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich for her leadership.  “You have shown a steadfast commitment to protecting our community members’ lives and health, and your deep respect and

Eco-Briefs Aug. 15, 2018

BIOBLITZ Join the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and Friends of the Dunes to restore biodiversity at Freshwater Farms Reserve, followed by a smartphone-powered BioBlitz on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A BioBlitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location; in this case, participants will collect citizen science data

City tightens drone regulation at Marsh

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its March 7 meeting, the Arcata City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 1500, formalizing restrictions on drone use at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, City Hall, the Corp Yard and other facilities. Other city parks, including Redwood Park, are not affected by the new ordinance.

Garbage bag full of jewelry en route to landfill saved by HWMA heroes

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Monday, Nov. 27 was Holly Yashi employee Jim Gridley’s birthday. But he wasn’t taking it easy. When Gridley got to work that day, he noticed a black contractor bag of garbage in the shipping department that someone hadn’t taken out. So, diligent worker that he is, Gridley

Frank Klopp: Some history and advice on wastewater treatment

First there were the Native American Indians. They lived on the hill north of Seventh Street and east of the freeway; don’t know what they did for waste disposal. Then came the city founders; they used outhouses and compost privies. The settlement became Arcata and the city elders installed sewer collector lines to Arcata Bay.

Marsh treatment system getting multimillion-dollar overhaul

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – One of Arcata’s most iconic – and important – public works is about to be overhauled, and the city is approaching the project with extreme caution. The Wastewater Treatment Facility at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary has been hailed as revolutionary for incorporating natural processes with

Arcata will protect, accommodate and retreat from rising sea waters

As the climate changes and Arcata Bay waters rise, Arcata faces fateful choices about its future; City Council to make far-reaching, costly decisions that will affect property values, development and shape Arcata well into the future; critical facilities to be protected, then relocated; policies forming up as massive public outreach and education required  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River

MCSD to consider sewer rate hike tonight

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Residents of McKinleyville will likely see significant increases in their sewer bills over the next five years. The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) is proposing to raise rates 20 percent in the 2015/2016 fiscal year and 20 percent the following fiscal year. After that, sewer customers may see