JPSS-1 satellite will help area firefighters

Roger Eckart Union Space Correspondent EARTH – JPSS-1 launched into the early morning misty gloom over Vandenberg Air Force Base last Saturday morning. Most folks are unaware of ongoing launches by NASA and their various commercial partners and simply accept the improvements in our daily lives. Mission scientists are planning for years in advance. Seeking


Letters to the Editor, Special Disappointment Edition, Nov. 15, 2017

Disappointed that article not published As a long-time subscriber to the Union, I have appreciated its refreshing candor and thoroughness. So I was surprised and extremely disappointed to learn of Paul Mann’s resignation and even more distressed to learn of its cause. I have read Paul’s article/interview with Zera Starchild and I was at the


Humboldt Can Help: Blue Lake brings it home for Puerto Rico

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – We read the news or see it on television and it’s horrific. Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September and 1.2 million people are still without potable water and many without electricity. But talking with former Dell’Arte International students from Puerto Rico about the situation


HSU Women’s Basketball comes up big in home opener

Kenneth McCanless HSU Athletics ARCATA – The Humboldt State women’s basketball team shook off a slow start and finished strong, with a lead that ballooned to 19 in the fourth quarter, as it defended home court against Notre Dame de Namur, 76-63, Wednesday night in Lumberjack Arena. “I thought for the majority of the game


Persistence doubled brings pet owners joy

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – For pet owners, having a vet who is trustworthy, who listens, who is available, and who is kind is the Holy Grail. If you’ve ever looked at the shelves and shelves of client files at a vet’s office, you’ll realize that you are just one of many who


McKinleyville High School’s Homecoming Parade

One of the most spirited parades in Humboldt County is McKinleyville High School’s annual Homecoming Parade. Union photographer Matt Filar was on scene Friday on Central Avenue to capture these images.