Supes OK single-story home expansion

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In an effort to meet what’s been described as a market need, Humboldt County is expanding footprint allowances for single-story homes. The appeal of single story homes, particularly for elderly buyers was cited as a motivator for the action, which was taken at the Oct. 3 Board of


Letters to the Editor, Oct. 18, 2017

Taking what little the homeless  have I took two houseless people from Eureka to McKinleyville Kmart and back last week. Why? Because General Relief in Eureka, for which they qualify, gave them vouchers for Kmart (which closed in Eureka three weeks ago). So, to get food and necessities, I was able to transport them for


Getting ‘Gruesome’: Fun, games and losing an eye

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s still a little early for Halloween, but don’t be overly alarmed if you see a woman walking around with open wounds. If you’re looking at Angie Negrete, her injuries are fake. Negrete is the makeup designer for a student production running at Humboldt State’s Studio Theatre this


Supervisors voice support for saving HSU football

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Community rallying in support of Humboldt State University’s football program now includes a resolution from the county’s Board of Supervisors, one of whose members has described athletics as a means of promoting racial diversity. Approved at the Oct. 10 supervisors meeting, the resolution states that HSU is “annually


Companion Animal Foundation: Benji’s cuddle-ready

From the moment Benji greets you with his sparkling emerald eyes and uniquely crooked tail, this adventurous, charming boy is sure to steal your heart. At 4 months old, Benji is well socialized with children and other cats, and gets along marvelously with the puppies in our care. Though he makes friends with everybody, Benji