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Today’s Mad River Current: Manila rate hikes, McK brouhaha, Arcata hullabaloo

Manila may raise water/sewer rates MANILA – Residents in Manila may end up paying about $7.21 more on their combined monthly sewer and water bills if the town board approves a rate increase tonight. The Manila Community Services District meets tonight, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., in

Opinion

OPINION: Who decides what happens in McKinleyville?

This question has been coming up a lot lately in McKinleyville. It comes up often at McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee meetings (McKMAC) and it comes up at McKinleyville Organizing Coalition meetings. You can hear the question asked at the coffee shop, the lube place, the gas station. There are as many opinions as there are

Entertainment

The Hum ~ 7/19 ~ Finding the key: Safari Boots

Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing here. I mean that in the grand scope of finding purpose in life, in my work, in getting up in the morning to start another day. It’s something we all face, looking for a key that makes everything make sense. Sometimes you can find that key in a song

Sports

Cold water crawl contributes to critter care

Press release HUMBOLDT BAY – In order to promote safe open water swimming in our Humboldt Bay and  raise awareness and funding, Healing Spirit Animal Wellness Center in Arcata is hosting the fourth annual Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl Sunday, July 23 at Woodley Island Marina to benefit the North Coast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent

Community

Big improvements planned for Arcata Ball Park

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Ball Park may get a facelift, with new bleachers, 400 additional seats, improved walkways, a new entrance and a beer garden. Discussed at the City of Arcata’s Economic Development Committee’s meeting July 6, the plans for the Arcata Ball Park include a complete overhaul of

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The Hum ~ 7/19 ~ Finding the key: Safari Boots

Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing here. I mean that in the grand scope of finding purpose in life, in my work, in getting up in the morning to start another day. It’s something we all face, looking for a key that makes everything make sense. Sometimes you can find that key in a song

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