Mercer-Fraser loses Humboldt Bay Trail lawsuit

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mercer-Fraser Company’s lawsuit against the City of Arcata has failed, with the city prevailing on the merits. Mercer-Fraser, which lost out on the bid for the nearly $5 million Humboldt Bay Trail North project, claimed that the city had bungled the  bidding process on the project. It


Letters to the Editor Oct. 11, 2017

Kudos to Arcata City Council I wish to recognize and thank Arcata City Council members for voting unanimously to authorize Mayor Ornelas to send a letter of support in concept for SB 562, The Healthy California Act, to the bill’s authors, senators Lara and Atkins (Sept. 20  City Council meeting). Arcata joins other California cities


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


Mack’s varsity football season now canceled

Rick Macey Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – There are more games on the schedule but McKinleyille’s 2017 varsity football season is finished. The decision to pull the plug was made this past week. The team struggled with low numbers from the start of the season. With scarcely enough players to field a complete team, a


D Street Neighborhood Center hosts community potluck

Maureen McGarry Special To The Union ARCATA – In the spirit of fellowship and good will, the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods and City of Arcata are hosting the second community-building potluck at the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata at 13th and D streets on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The purpose of